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The USB Webcam is a true plug and play UVC device. The PhidgetSBC will automatically recognize the Web Cam when it is plugged in and will create a port for it. The software driver is included in the PhidgetSBC.
The Webcam is a simple camera with an integrated microphone and you can manually adjust the focus from 3cm to infinity. This webcam will automatically adjust white balance and exposure as needed.
Warning: This device is not compatible with the 1073 - PhidgetSBC3.
(This webcam supports both MJPEG and YUYV, but is unable to use MJPEG over USB 2.0. Since the SBC3 uses USB 2.0, it is forced to use YUYV, which still works, but only at low resolutions or low framerate.)
Warning: This device is only partly compatible with the Phidget SBC4.
Again, the SBC4 is forced to use YUYV, which still works, but is very CPU intensive at higher resolutions and framerates. Using this webcam with the SBC4 at 25 frames per second will use up about %60 of the CPU.
|Camera Resolution Max||640x480|
|Video Format||24-bit True Color|
|Frame Rate Max||30 fps|
|Manual Adjustable Focus||3 cm to Infinity|
|I/O Communication Protocol||USB 1.1|
|Current Consumption Max||58 mA|
|Connector Type||USB Type-A (Male)|
|Canadian HS Export Code||8473.30.00|
|American HTS Import Code||8473.30.51.00|
|Country of Origin||CN (China)|
The USB Webcam configuration is built in the SBC configuration interface under the Webcam tab and is documented in the 1072 User Guide. For more information on the USB webcam, visit the USB Webcam Primer.
You can look at the following program which shows how to manipulate a USB webcam:
Be aware that different cameras implement different set of capabilities. Some of the functions described in the program, such as "pan and tilt" for example, are not implemented in the 3402.