Industrial Cameras Focus From Near And Afar

Employing liquid lens control, IDS Imaging Development Systems’ USB 3.1 Gen 1 uEye LE board-level cameras can be focused in milliseconds on different object distances, for millions of cycles, wear-free and without moving parts. This makes them suitable for applications where the working distance changes frequently.


Focus can be readjusted by software, using either the uEye Cockpit user interface or API. This allows users to change the focus even in applications where the lens can no longer be reached manually.

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Currently available are the uEye LE AF ("Active Focus") board-level cameras with the 6.4 MP IMX178 rolling shutter color or mono sensor from Sony or the 18.1 MP AR1820HS rolling shutter color sensor from ON Semiconductor. Models with IMX265 (3.17 MP Global Shutter), IMX290 (2.12 MP Rolling Shutter), and the ON Semiconductor PYTHON 480 (0.49 MP Global Shutter) are in the planning stages.


The cameras are equipped with S-Mount or CS-/C-Mount, a twist-proof USB Type-C connector and a 10-pin

I/O SMD connector for GPIO, trigger and flash. At the same time, they enable IDS-typical "Plug and Play".

USB Power Delivery enables variable power to be supplied for peripheral devices at the I/O port.

For more details on each model, from left to right, checkout datasheets for the UI-3594LE AF Rev.2, the UI-3884LE AF, and the UI-3591LE AF Rev.2.


IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

Obersulm, Germany

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