Tau Cameras Link Expansion Board Details
The Tau Camera is powered through the mini-USB connector with a nominal draw of 180mA at 5VDC for both the camera and the accessory. There is a peak startup draw of 500mA. The camera uses serial communication at either 57600 or 921600 Baud by creating a virtual COM Port on your computer for USB communications. The Baud Rate is selected using auto-Baud and the camera will communicate at the first Baud Rate in which it receives a command until it is powered off.
The Camera Link XP accessory provides access to Tau digital data only. Portions of the base Camera Link specifications are not met:
- Camera control, external frame sync, and power are not supported via the Camera Link connector (the XP accessory does furnish a mini-USB port for power and communication)
- Camera control via Camera Link can be enabled via a simple modification. Contact FLIR Customer Support for details.
- Info on enabling external frame sync can be found in the Cores Knowledge Base.
- For more information about Camera Link for Tau visit the Cores Knowledge Base.
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