WOBURN, Mass., May 6, 2011 — Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced the uEye UI-5490HE, the company's first Gigabit Ethernet camera with an optional 90° angled housing for maximum flexibility in tight spaces. It acquires 10-megapixel images with 1.67-µm square pixels at 8 fps and can be integrated into systems for semiconductor inspection, manufacturing quality control, food and beverage inspection, microscopy and medical imaging. Image data from its Aptina ½-in. CMOS sensor is output with up to 12-bit depth per channel, while an internal field-programmable gate array with 64-MB image memory ensures fast and reliable data transfer. Other features include binning and area of interest, which allow operation at 37 fps with 1920 × 1080 resolution. With GigE technology, higher bandwidth and cable lengths up to 100 m can be achieved. Besides the lockable GigE port, the UI-5490HE features four digital input/outputs and an RS-232 interface that can be employed to control external devices. Users can visit the company’s website to download a comprehensive software package consisting of software development kits, interfaces, and tools and drivers. To facilitate integration and allow use of familiar development environments, the company supports the following programming languages: C, C++, C#, Microsoft.NET and Visual Basic. It also provides third-party software interfaces for Cognex Vision Pro, Common Vision Blox, Halcon, LabView and NeuroCheck.