JULY 8--Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY; www.kodak.com/go/imagers) announces its KAI-0330D image sensor. This interline CCD sensor delivers images in a 120-frame/s VGA format. It is a quad-speed (operates at four times the normal video rate of 30 frames/s) progressive-scan sensor that can output a 648 x 484-pixel image in 1/120th s or 8.3 ms. The sensor's resolution and frame-rate characteristics are targeted at machine-vision applications.
By capturing images at 120 Hz, machine-vision applications can achieve increased throughput and inspection efficiency. The sensor also provides asynchronous triggering, electronic shutter, 9-um sq. pixels, 1/2-in. optical format, low noise, low smear, low lag, and anti-blooming circuitry.
"The KAI-0330D, with its quad-speed 120-Hz frame rate, enables camera manufacturers to increase the achievable throughput of their machine-vision systems," says Helen Titus, Kodak worldwide marketing manager, Image Sensor Solutions. "With this new frame rate, Kodak is responding to the needs of our machine-vision customers."