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The Next Generation of Digital Camera Technology


Product Update

The Next Generation of Digital Camera Technology

by Rich Handley

May 2002

Digital cameras often have more in common with automatic pointand-shoot cameras than with professional single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs); most have auto-focus and can adjust for brightness, shutter speed and aperture automatically. The main difference, of course, is that the "film" of a digital camera is a removable media-storage device (floppy disk, Flash memory card, etc.), which a user simply replaces each time it fills up.

Thanks to this difference, photo development is not an issue with digital cameras, as users can download them directly to a computer and find them ready for re-use immediately. Digital cameras are versatile enough to perform almost every task that conventional cameras perform— and quite a few the conventional cameras cannot, as the following selection of digital cameras and related products demonstrates...

AVIIVA AVIIVA C2 color linescan camera, made by ATMEL.

First up from ATMEL (Grenoble,France) is the AVIIVA C2 color linescancamera. Based on a 4096 pixels linear array with color filters, the camera outputs 1365 RGB patterns or 4096 interpolated color pixels, either in serial or parallel mode at programmable data rates up to 60 MHz. The camera has a compact housing, is available for Camera Link or LVDS, and can run in 8 or 12 bits. AVIIVA C2 is suitable for machine vision applications requesting low-cost color capture.—e.g., print, packaging inspection or part sorting.

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BCAM Basler’s BCAM 1394 driver for digital cameras.

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