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Lenses offer options

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Three varifocal lenses incorporate aspheric technology to correct aberrations. YV5X2.7R4B is a wide-angle (2.7 to 13.5 mm) varifocal length lens with an aperture of f/1.3 and 100° angle of view at 2.7 mm. YV2.7X2.9LA is 36.7 mm long, with a minimum aperture of f/0.95, focal length range of 2.9 to 8 mm, and angle of view of 93° at 2.9 mm. YV10X5B features a focal range of 5 to 50 mm and an f/1.3 aperture.
Wayne, NJ, USA

Camera gets smarter

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SBC50 is a 60 × 60 × 15-mm smart camera featuring a Sony 1/5-in. progressive-scan sensor with 640 × 480 pixels, an Analog Devices DSP, 8 Mbytes of DRAM, and 2 Mbytes of flash ROM. The SBC50 comes with C-mount, CS-mount, or 12-mm lens mounts and includes scan image capture, instant triggering, binning, full-frame integration, programmable gain and offset, electronic shutter, vertical resets and restarts, and 9 to 12-V power requirement.
Vision Components
Burlington, MA, USA

CMOS camera uses Camera Link

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CSB1100CL is a monochrome Camera Link camera with a 1.3-Mpixel CMOS sensor. The camera is 54 × 40 × 59 mm and weighs 200 g. It supports a standard shutter and random trigger shutter in which the start point and exposure time can be controlled by an external asynchronous trigger signal. Frame rate at full resolution is 22.9 frames/s and at VGA resolution is 83 frames/s. Dual slope integration mode optimizes image contrast.
Tokyo Electronic Industry
Tokyo, Japan

Illuminators deliver light

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Model 21 fiberoptic illuminators are 150-W, CE-marked halogen devices that deliver cool light in either ac- or dc-regulated configurations. Infrared and color filters are available for the illuminators, which incorporate an aluminum-extruded housing. Nonslip fiber couplings prevent slippage or twisting. The Model 21DC delivers light output stable to ±0.1%; a 9-pin DIN connector on the rear panel supports remote on/off and intensity control using a 0–5-Vdc analog supply.
Salem, NH, USA

Camera gives high resolution

QICAM digital camera has a progressive-scan interline CCD sensor with 1.4 million (1392 × 1040) pixels in a 12-bit digital output, with a frame rate of 10 frames/s at full resolution. Available in monochrome or color modules, the QICAM has an exposure control from 12 µs to 17.9 min. It is supplied in a 1/2-in. or C-mount optical format, with electronic shutter and FireWire interface. A software-development kit is available.
Burnaby, BC, Canada

VMEbus increases power

BAB 760 PowerPC board with expansion facilities uses PMC modules. It can be configured with a PowerPC 750 FX or GX processor and supports OS-9 and VxWorks real-time operating systems, ElinOS, and embedded Linux. The board requires one VMEbus slot and has a double Eurocard format. It uses a Marvell Discovery I chipset and PCI architecture with 32-bit FPGA-based VME interface and comes in a rugged 19-in. form factor.
American ELTEC
Las Vegas, NV, USA

On-board memory speeds camera

Pco1200 hs 10-bit CMOS camera system features up to 2 Gbytes of memory in the camera head, providing image recording up to 1 Gbyte/s. The 1.3-Mpixel sensor captures 625 frames/s at 1280 × 1024 pixels and 1330 frames/s at 640 × 480 pixels. The system is available with FireWire, Camera Link, USB 2.0, or Ethernet interfaces and features exposure times from 1 µs to 100 ms. A double-shot sequence captures two full-resolution frames with a 100-ns interframe time.
The Cooke Corporation
Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Cameras offer options

MARLIN series of FireWire cameras provides square pixels in configurations of 656 × 494, 780 × 582, 1032 × 778, 1280 × 1024, and 1392 × 1040. These progressive-scan cameras have a 10-bit A/D converter and 8-bit output; frame rates of 10, 20, 25, 53, and 74 frames/s; and manual gain and a manual shutter. A single six-pole cable can integrate several cameras at 400 Mbits/s. Features also include an on-board programmable look-up table, color conversion, shading correction, and on-board frame memory.
Allied Vision Technologies
Stadtroda, Germany

Vision system adds functions

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NI CVS-1455 compact vision system integrates FireWire cameras without the need for separate processing units. The 4 × 5 × 2.5-in. package contains 128 Mbytes of nonvolatile on-board Flash memory and ..features 29 digital I/O lines. Applications can be developed with either NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection or NI LabVIEW. The NI CVS-1455 supports cameras with up to 2000 × 2000 pixels operating at up to 100 frames/s.
National Instruments
Austin, TX, USA

Camera scans fast

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A400k series 4-Mpixel CMOS cameras capture images at up to 48 frames/s (2350 × 1720 pixels), with faster frame ..rates possible when an area-of-interest (AOI) function is used. AOI and exposure settings can be changed by an automated sequencer function using a serial port. The A400k outputs data through a Camera Link interface in Base or Medium configuration at 8- or 10-bit depth. Features include shading correction, flash window indicator, and troubleshooting tools.
Ahrensburg, Germany

Sensor freezes frames

MT9V403 VGA format, 200 frames/s progressive-scan CMOS sensor contains shutter node active-pixel technology, which includes a freeze-frame electronic shutter with 98.5% efficiency and exposure times of 20 µs to 1.3 s with a 66-MHz clock. The 1/2-in. 659 × 494 active-pixel array format contains 9.9 × 9.9 µm pixels. The scanning mode can be programmed as either progressive or interlaced. Supply voltage is +3.3 V, and power consumption is <100 mW at 200 frames/s.
Boise, ID, USA

Camera tracks movement

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Jade and Emerald LR Series of cameras for infrared tracking, surveillance, and signature analysis incorporate InSb focal-plane-array sensors and 14-bit digital ..electronics. The motorized 25-, 80-, and 320-mm focal length optics in the LR Series are switchable and can provide detection or recognition capabilities at 5 to 25 km. Operating with the company's ALTAIR software, the cameras provide 14-bit data to display infrared imagery and radiometrically calibrated data.
CEDIP Infrared Systems
Croissy-Beaubourg, France

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