Adimec's QUARTZ Qs Camera Link cameras capture up to 170 frames/s

June 28, 2011
The first CMOS-based cameras in Adimec's QUARTZ Qs Series, Qs-2A80 and Qs-4A40, deliver 2048 × 1088 pixels at 76 frames/s and 2048 × 2048 pixels at 40 frames/s, respectively.

The firstCMOS-based cameras in the QUARTZ Qs Series, Qs-2A80 and Qs-4A40, deliver 2048 × 1088 pixels at 76 frames/s and 2048 × 2048 pixels at 40 frames/s, respectively. In burst mode, the cameras achieve 170 frames/s and 90 frames/s, respectively. Qs cameras are available in Camera Link Base configurations. Multiple flat-field correction sets are supported and stored in the camera and can be field-calibrated by onboard calibration. HDR mode captures large scenes dynamically. Both cameras are available in monochrome or color, and offer optional near-infrared (NIR) capabilities.
Adimec Advanced Image Systems
Eindhoven, the Netherlands

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Adimec releases fastest Camera Link Base cameras with the new QUARTZ Qs series

Qs-4A40 and a Qs-2A80 cameras deliver performance of up to 170 fps with CCD-comparable quality through Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology

Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Adimec, a specialist in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, introduced its new QUARTZ Qs Series, initially featuring the Qs-4A40 and Qs-2A80 cameras. Both cameras leverage the Adimec True Accurate Imaging technique to deliver image quality comparable to, or in some cases better than, CCD-based cameras, using CMOS-based sensor technology for improved speed. The cameras can deliver up to 170 frames per second (fps) performance (in 2 megapixel version; 90 fps in 4 megapixel version) with no sacrifices in image quality.

Based on the Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology, the cameras offer a range of quality-enhancing features. Advanced flat field correction (FFC) capabilities, even in color and with field calibration supported, deliver better image uniformity. The cameras deliver signal-to-noise improvements of up to 12 dB shot noise improvement compared to off-the-shelf CMOS sensor performance. The new cameras also offer an HDR mode for large scene dynamic capture capabilities.

All members of the QUARTZ Qs series are available with Camera Link base and deliver a new level of acquisition speed and quality in Camera Link base system architectures in the 2 and 4 megapixel resolution domain.

“These new small footprint, high-performance cameras address an important need in machine vision applications that require quality images at higher speeds in cost-effective infrastructure solutions. We have taken key characteristics of our popular OPAL series, such as Camera Link base support and small form factor, and applied them to the CMOS-performance advantages of our higher-end QUARTZ series with these two new products. The result is an absolute optimized imaging performance now available in just a simple Camera Link base environment. This offers a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario for system developers who need CMOS speed performance and accuracy typically only available with CCD,” said Marcel Dijkema, strategic product manager at Adimec.

Features of Quartz Qs products
The Qs-2A80 and Qs-4A40 deliver 2048 x 1088 running at 76 fps and 2048 x 2048 running at 40fps, respectively. In burst mode, the cameras deliver 170 fps and 90 fps respectively, a 2x improvement over any other Camera Link base camera. The buffering capability in the cameras also eliminates the need for more costly infrastructure when operating at high speeds and provides the freedom to optimise on Field Of View, Speed and Shot Noise performance (up to 12 dB improvement). Multiple FFC sets are supported and stored in the camera and can be field calibrated by the onboard calibration routine. This opens up new possibilities to derive exactly the image needed under various conditions with just a single camera.

Both the Qs-4A40 and Qs-2A80 cameras are available in monochrome or color models, and both offer optional near infrared (NIR) capabilities. Solutions with anti-reflection coatings are supported to maximise the application performance.

Superior Accuracy through True Accurate Imaging
The entire QUARTZ family of cameras uses the unique Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology as a foundation for superior accuracy. It uses a variety of techniques to derive optimal performance, quality and features out of standard components. The term means literally what it says -- that the cameras are capable of capturing the scene as it is truly there. The cameras do not alter the scene contents due to internal imperfections. This allows the images provided by the camera to enable the best measurement results.

About Adimec
Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, medical imaging, and outdoor imaging. Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support.

SOURCE:Adimec Advanced Image Systems b.v

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