Compact Smart Camera S50 Series


Belonging to the wide range of Tattile’s products dedicated to Machine Vision, S50 is a Smart Camera designed for applications in the most diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, Track&Trace. It is equipped with powerful Image Processing architecture, with a Single Core processor and an FPGA of 28 K elements.
Completely “in-house”: designed, developed and manufactured by Tattile; S50 is characterized by highly sophisticated technology contained in a product of extremely limited dimensions.


S50 is a Smart Camera, technologically advanced, solid and compact, designed to meet the main requirements of machine vision.
Smart Camera S50 is mainly a “All in One” product: in the camera body there is a CPU that processes data, captures images, performs the check-ups required by the application, and sends the results to the user’s machine. S50 is equipped with powerful Image Processing architecture, with a Single Core processor and an FPGA of 28 K elements.
Smart camera S50 is available with a CMOS sensor on VGA resolution; the unique combination of sensor and process architecture allows this product to obtain a high FPS, in the amount of 120 fps. The acquisition speed can be further increased by partializing the acquisition, therefore reducing the size of the image (windowing).
The camera is equipped with a series of communication interfaces:

  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet port.
  • 1 RS232 / RS485 serial port.
  • 2 digital inputs.
  • 2 digital outputs.
  • 2 Strobe outputs.

All communication interfaces are handled by FPGA, in order to ensure “real time” management. The contained FPGA manages directly acquisition and pre-processing, to reduce CPU workload. CPU will be exclusively dedicated to the image analysis. S50 features Linux, the open operating system, therefore the customer can create the application using Tattile’s software or other manufacturers’ compatible software libraries.
Smart Camera has a storage capacity of up to 32 Giga, thanks to its SD card.
The IP67 enclosure rating allows its installation in strict and difficult environments, such as in the presence of dust, dirt and water.


Key points

  • Best Performance: Single Core Cortex-A9 processor and Xilinx Artix7 28 Kle FPGA
  • VGA global shutter CMOS image sensor
  • Internal FPGA for image acquisition and preprocessing
  • Compact size: only 45x45x41 mm
  • IP-67 Rated enclosure 
  • Complete interface and communication capabilities: Gigabit Ethernet, digital I/O, RS232/485 serial ports
  • Open system with Linux O.S.




The S50 Smart Camera features a Single Core Cortex-A9 800MHz CPU and a Xilinx Artix 28K Logic Cells FPGA working closely together.

Thanks to Tattile’s technology based on FPGA, this smart camera can guarantee the real-time execution of critical functions such as image capture, image pre-processing, and I/O.


Smart solution

With a VGA resolution and a speed of 120 frames per second, S50 Smart Camera is suitable for all vision system application. 
The frame rate of the camera can be further increased thanks to the windowing features: capturing only a portion of the sensor allows higher frame rates for smallest regions of interest.



The image acquisition and image preprocessing are performed by dedicated FPGA in real time.


Open System.

Thanks to the use of Linux O.S., it is possible to develop Vision Application with Tattile software or third parties  library / software


Interface and Communication

The integration of the S50 Smart Camera is made easy by the full-featured set of interfaces available: Gigabit Ethernet, RS232, RS485, 2 inputs, 2 outputs, and 2 strobe outputs.



IP-67rated housing of S50 Smart Camera allow to be installed even in harsh environment.


Compact size

Thanks to its compact form, it can be easily integrate into any machine and production line.




Resolution640x480 pixel
Frame Rate120 fps
Sensor type1/3” CMOS
Sensor modelCMV300
CPUSingle Core ARM Cortex-A9 800MHz
System RAM512 Mb
Flash MemorySecure Digital 8 GB (up to 32 GB)
FPGAXilinx Artix-7 28K LEs
FPGA – CPU InterfaceHigh Speed Amba bus internal to chip
Lighting direct channel2 channels
Integrated IlluminationOptional removable
Strobe output2
Digital input2
Digital output2 PNP
LANGigabit Ethernet
Serial portRS232-RS485
Internal protectionIP67
Operating systemLinux
Power supply24 VDC


Pro/ENGINEER - F01616

Part Number

F01623 S50 Smart Camera 640×480 Mono  
F01624 S50 Smart Camera 640×480 Color