Inputs/Outputs Tutorial

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 25, 2012

While may cameras have Input/Output (I/O) ports, few are actually used and most designers do not even consider them. However, a good understanding of their flexibility can save hundreds of dollars on complex designs. In this note, we explain camera I/O and how it can be used to expand camera function.

Ways to Use I/0

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