MAY 16--PerkinElmer Optoelectronics (Fremont, CA;www.perkinelmer.com), a provider of integrated platforms for biomedical and industrial applications, is releasing two additional cameras in its YD5000 family of color linescan cameras. These cameras are designed for scientific and industrial applications that require high-speed color imaging, such as for food and produce inspection, textile and printing inspection, document scanning, plastics sorting, paper recycling, and motion picture film imaging.
With data-output speeds of 90 MHz (30 MHz per color) and pixel resolutions of 1024, 2048, 4096, and 6144, the YD5000-series offers the Camera Link interface and employs tri-linear CCD imaging technology. The problem associated with this trilinear technique is the complex task of synchronizing the different color channel outputs. The YD5000's patent-pending internal memory system removes this burden from the user and places the synchronizing function inside the camera, allowing the user to supply a simple software command to the camera.