Teledyne DALSA adds Camera Link Interface to Piranha3 16k CMOS Camera

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Piranha3™ 16k CMOS line scan camera


WATERLOO, Ontario - September 22, 2011 - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, announced today a Camera Link® version of its industry-leading Piranha3™ 16k CMOS line scan camera, allowing it to interface with the Camera Link standard serial communication protocol designed for point-to-point automated vision applications. The Piranha3 high-speed model features 16k resolution with a 3.5 micrometer pixel size and a 40 kHz line rate for ultra-fast 680 Mpixels/s data rate.

With Teledyne DALSA's CMOS technology providing on-chip ADC (Analog to Digital Conversion) and CDS (Correlated Double Sampling), the Piranha3 16k camera delivers unprecedented speed with low noise and high dynamic range. It is ideally suited for the inspection of large area flat-panel displays and printed circuit boards, along with high performance document scanning and other high throughput web applications.

"The Piranha3 16k meets customers' demands for higher resolutions and speeds," said Teledyne DALSA Senior Product Manager Xing-Fei He. "Our customers now have the option of Piranha3 16k cameras with either an HSLink or Camera Link interface depending on their needs."

Key Features and Benefits
■ High resolution,16,384 pixels with 3.5 x 3.5 micrometer pixel size

■ Teledyne DALSA's own CMOS image sensor technology

■ High speed, 40 kHz line rate for 680 MPixels/s throughput

■ On-chip CDS and ADC

■ Camera configuration parameters that are all software controllable, including flat field correction, exposure control, and gain and offset control

■ More detail with fewer cameras in a multi-camera system for measurable cost savings

■ Delivers Teledyne DALSA's lowest price per pixel system solution

Software Advantage
All Piranha cameras are supported by Teledyne DALSA's Sapera™ Vision Software. This core development platform includes over 400 image processing primitive and industrial strength image analysis tools such as pattern finding, 1D and 2D barcode and OCR tools for part identification and detection, color processing tool, separation and measurement applications, blob analysis tool and inspection metrology tool for real-world dimensional measurements.

Camera Details & Availability
The Piranha3 16k Camera Link camera will be available in October 2011. For more detailed product information, please visit the Piranha3 camera page on the Teledyne DALSA website or contact your regional sales representative.

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