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HIGH-SPEED AND VIDEO—RATE CAMERAS
by Rich Handley
From Dalsa, a Canadian-based digital imaging solutions company, check out Piranha2, a small-footprint line-scan camera capable of a 160 MHz data rate and resolutions of 1k, 2k, 4k, 6k, and 8k in two- or four-output models. All deliver 8 or 10 bits of data with CDs and programmable flat-field correction at 40 MHz per tap, cabling easily with the CameraLink high-speed interface standard. Built for PCB inspection and multi-camera vision applications, the Piranha2 is also well-suited for such demanding applications as parcel and postal sortingy.
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Jenoptik L.O.S., headquartered in Germany, manufactures the C14
digital camera, the latest member of its ProgRes family.
Designed with microscopy and macro-photography in mind,
the C14 sports FireWire for data and power transmission
at a rate of 400 Mbits/second, crucial for fast live images.
OHCI-compliance allows for "plug-and-play" of
one camera into several computers in the lab, both Macintosh
and Windows-based. A "small sister" unit, the
C12, is also available, both generating 3.15 Mpx with one
or two exposures and a CCD that doesn't need cooling.
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camera supplier Integrated Vision Products has produced
a camera for high-speed 3D machine vision, able to acquire
more than10,000 high-quality 3D profiles per second. The
IVP Ranger provides In-Line 3D applications for OEMs and
vision integrators in the semiconductor, electronics, wood,
and food industries, among others. Designed to replace or
complement traditional 2D inspection, the camera acquires
3D images and sends the coordinate data via an ultra-fast
twisted pair link to a Windows PC.
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