Color camera uses dual-line sensors

JANUARY 5, 2009--The Spyder3 Color camera is based on the Spyder3 monochrome models using dual-line sensor technology.

JANUARY 5, 2009--The Spyder3 Color camera is based on the Spyder3 monochrome models using dual-line sensor technology. The first array contains red and blue pixels, while the second array contains green pixels only. The camera offers data output options including RGB, RG/BG, or G only to meet requirements in various imaging applications. The two adjacent linear arrays have no spacing in between, eliminating spatial artifacts and resulting in high color quality, especially when capturing images of rotating or freefall objects. Other features include flat-field correction, automatic white balance- and pre-calibration with common light sources (such as white LEDs). Cameras are available in 2k and 4k resolutions with a 14 x 14-μm or 10 x 10-μm pixel size. It offers both Camera Link and GigE interfaces.
DALSA
Waterloo, ON, Canada
www.dalsa.com

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PRESS RELEASE

DALSA Introduces Spyder3 Color Camera based on Dual Line Scan Technology

Dual line scan provides ease-of-use and affordability for color imaging

Spyder3 Color to be showcased at VISION 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov 4-6, 2008

WATERLOO, ONTARIO - October 29, 2008 - DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA), a global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to introduce the Spyder3 Color camera to provide high color fidelity, ease of use, and affordable solutions for the fast growing color imaging market. The Spyder3 Color camera is based on DALSA's successful Spyder3 monochrome models using dual line sensor technology. The Spyder3 Color camera will be demonstrated at VISION 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany at the DALSA stand in Hall 4, Booth D 51

The Spyder3 Color camera is well-suited for food, drug, cotton, textile, wood, and tile inspection, recycle sorting, and other general machine vision applications. Combining DALSA's patented dual line scan architecture and high quality pigment color filters, the Spyder3 Color provides excellent color quality, reliability and affordability. The first array contains Red (R) and Blue (B) pixels, while the second array contains Green (G) pixels only. The camera offers various data output options, including RGB, RG/BG, or G only, to meet different requirements in a wide range of imaging applications. The two adjacent linear arrays have no spacing in between. This eliminates spatial artifacts and results in high color quality, especially when capturing images of rotating or freefall objects. Useful camera features include: flat field correction, automatic white balance and pre-calibration with common light sources (such as white LEDs).

"With the introduction of the Spyder3 Color, DALSA now offers color line scan cameras that address the full price/performance spectrum. Cost-sensitive applications can rely on the Spyder3 Color, while the Trilinear Piranha Color is available for applications requiring higher speeds. With the Spyder3 Color's innovative dual line design, our customers are able to capture excellent color images with outstanding noise performance and flexibility while meeting their targets on system costs." said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager at DALSA.

DALSA's Spyder3 Color offers 2k and 4k resolutions with a 14x14um or 10x10 um pixel size. It offers both Camera Link and GigE interfaces.

Key features and benefits include:
-High resolution (2k/14um and 4k/10um pixels resolution)
-High throughput (80 Mpixels/s throughput, max 18kHz line rate)
-RGB, RG/BG, or G only color formats
-Choice of interface (initially a CameraLink interface, with GigE to follow soon)
-Easy to use
-Cost-effective

For more product information about the Spyder3 Color product family, visit the Spyder3 Color product page.

About DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now offers Vision Appliances for factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components; electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA." The Company has its corporate offices in Waterloo, ON and over 1000 employees worldwide.

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