The last question, is Arduino a best fit for this project?
he commercially available ones are incredibly expensive.
Arduino to receive data from the CCD Image processor
QuoteArduino to receive data from the CCD Image processorIt only has 2K of memory for everything so nowhere to put the image data.Does it have to be CCD? Is it for an very low light level system like an astronomical application?
An update on the CCD sensor and processor if anyone is interested: I found a recent blog post of someone attempting to make a UV light detector/measurement device spectrometer using a linear CCD sensor, I actually checked out this sensor before but I thought the distributors in U.S aren't selling them anymore. The sensor specification is good for this project and the author said its under $20, no idea what is the source of the CCD sensor. Here is the link to the post: http://quantalume.com/wp/?p=197Just ordered some free sample CCD Analog Front Ends from Texas Instruments to test out, PART # LM98725. Unit price are under $20 but for a big order. Now gotta make the board base on the block diagram and spec sheets. The "Solution Block Diagram" Helped me tremendously in getting to know the parts I need and there are a whole lot or other example solutions, sounded like a troll myself but hey, we don't have to get every part from TI . Here is the link if people are interested: http://www.ti.com/solution/camera_surveillance_analogI'll post the finished board pics once I got the sensor and the front ends, man I need a bigger bread board. Fingers crossed
My data throughput need should be 1000 scans * 8 bits * 1024 pixels / second, that's 1000 KB/s or 8.192 Kbits/s, if my calculation is correct.
QuoteMy data throughput need should be 1000 scans * 8 bits * 1024 pixels / second, that's 1000 KB/s or 8.192 Kbits/s, if my calculation is correct.Well I get 1000 lines by 1024 pixels, being 1.024 M pixels per second. You have to send out the stuff on the serial port so that is 10 bits per byte. Assuming a pixel is 8 bits that gives you a data rate of 10.24 M baud, a bit much I think for a serial port running on a 16MHz processor.
What is the relationship between Baud and the processor clock frequency?
QuoteWhat is the relationship between Baud and the processor clock frequency?There is no fixed relationship, which is why a 2.4GHz desktop can talk to a 16MHz Arduino at 9600 bits per second without difficulty.
Just wanna know if there is a formula of some sort in determining a serial port's capabilities
You could use a gameboy camera,