A digital camera is used to take a picture in real time and store it in the computer memory as well as display it on the screen. The camera shown in Fig. 2-27 is a solid-state camera featuring a 100 × 100 bit CCD self-scanning charge coupled image array. This unique camera may be used for visible or infrared viewing and for character recognition. It will operate in a vacuum, under water, at high altitude, or in a magnetic environment because no high voltage or magnetic deflection is used. The camera may also be used for ir surveillance with an ir light source. The display may be used with an X-Y oscilloscope or a video processing system like the one shown in Fig. 2-27.
The video processor consists of three boards: an analog-to-digital converter board, a tv sync and DMA board, and a mother board. It is available from Solid State Sales.
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