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Line Scan Camera

line scan camera

Monochrome 512 to 4096 pixel line scan | Color line scan
High Speed & Resolution 2048 to 8196-pixel line scan


About line-scan cameras

We offer high-speed, high-performance line cameras with resolutions of: 512, 1024, 2048, 4096,6144, 8192 and 12000 pixels. Both monochrome and mono-line color versions are available. These are true 12 bit cameras with additional settings for 10 and 8 bits. Cameras are made for a wide range of industrial applications and feature data rates up to 160 mega pixels per second, and line rates up to 110 Klines per second.

Other features include: LVDS interface or CameraLink® interface, built-in anti-blooming exposure control functions, no lag effect sensor technology, multi-camera synchronization, flat-field correction and contrast expansion. 

line scan cameraThe system designer can utilize numerous programmable settings to implement the camera in many configurations: integration time, gain, offset, trigger mode, calibration (FFC and contrast expansion), and output format.

Two tap and four-tap cameras provide a full range of speeds.  Our cameras are typically embedded as integrated parts in our customers' products. Our cameras are compatible with most standard CameraLink(r) frame grabbers.

Common application is camera industrial inspection, a machine vision camera, or for high speed postal sorting / web inspection.


Mechanical tolerances should not be overlooked

Our exacting mechanical tolerances regarding sensor positioning, with reference to the external mechanical camera mount provisions, are a key feature which is often under-utilized by the designer.

We accomplish this by using a special ceramic package, thereby mounting the center of the first pixel on the die to the tolerances of this package.

By taking advantage of this precision you can simplify your system calibration and reduce your manufacturing time by eliminating processes normally needed for camera alignment.

Your mounting design need not be over complicated in an effort to compensate for a camera using lower mechanical precision.

All sides of the cameras' front are usable for precision mounting, since the sensor in the ceramic package is referenced to these mounting holes.

 


Color Line Scan Cameras

This a good camera industrial inspection applications

Our mono-line color line camera is a low cost easy to implement color line scan solution. This high performance camera has a 12-bit output with a data rate of 60 mega pixels per second (setting available for 8 or 10-bit output).

Other comparable solutions require either 3 separate sensors and a prism, which is costly, or 3 lines of sensors on a single chip, which causes problems with pixel and line registration. The mono line solution only needs color space correction and color reconstruction, which is easier and more cost effective.

Mono-line color uses one 4096 pixel, 2 tap sensor with RGB filters deposited directly on the sensor alternating red, green and blue pixels arranged as:

Mono-Line color = 1 sensor line with three colors

 

Pixel pitch is 10µm, and width is 7µm.

Pixel height depends on color: Red is 20µm, Green is 12.6µm and Blue is 11.7µm.

4096 physical pixels can output this information as 1365 colored pixels with a pitch of 30 µm or 4094 colored pixels by interpolation with a pitch of 10 µm:

 

 

Response curve with BG38 filter


512 to 4096 Pixel Line Scan Camera

High speed machine vision cameraThese are high performance 12-bit output cameras with data rates of 60 mega pixels per second (settings available for 8 or 10-bit output).

These use high sensitivity and signal to noise sensors, which require less light than other line scan cameras at high speed.

The "No Lag" sensor technology increases your contrast, even at high line rates. Recognizing transitions in 1 or 2 pixels is possible which in many cases replaces the need for expensive TDI cameras.

 Line-scan data sheets

Available in resolutions from 512 to 4k and two pixels sizes*, our camera is one of the smallest and lightest available today. Your power supply needs are simplified since this camera only needs a single input voltage and accepts an enhanced input range of 12 to 24VDC.

Available Pixel sizes and Resolutions
Resolution pixels 512 1024 2048 4096
10  µm square pixels No Yes Yes Yes
14  µm square pixels Yes Yes Yes No
Maximum line rate kHz 98 57 29 15
Anti blooming x 150

 

With 100% aperture, the camera is more sensitive yet has incorporated anti-blooming for 150 times saturation in extreme lighting environments. The camera is available with embedded flat-field correction (FFC) algorithms and contrast expansion. Gain and offset are fully programmable for each output channel from 0 dB to 40 dB in steps of 0.05 dB.

The camera can be set in free fun mode or can use an external trigger and can be configured for multi camera synchronization. Common application is camera industrial inspection, a machine vision camera, document scanning, web inspection, semiconductor inspection or for high speed postal sorting.

Note these important radiometric performances showing high sensitivity and signal to noise ratio:

Pixel size Sensitivity at minimum gain RMS noise at minimum gain
14µm SEE  = 31 nJ/cm² NEE  = 14 pJ/cm²
10µm SEE  = 82 nJ/cm² NEE  = 37 pJ/cm²
Signal / noise ratio at minimum gain: 67.4 dB
Adjustable gain: 0 to 40dB steps 0.047 dB

Camera mounts are available for all standard lens options.


High Speed and Resolution 2048 to 8196 Pixel Line Scan Camera

These are high performance, and high speed 10-bit output cameras with data rates of 160 mega pixels per second (setting available for 8-bit output).

The "No Lag" sensor technology increases your contrast, even at high line rates. Recognizing transitions in 1 or 2 pixels is possible which in many cases replaces the need for expensive TDI CCD cameras.

 Line-scan data sheets

Available in resolutions of 2048, 6144 and 8192 pixels, our camera is one of the smallest and lightest available today. Your power supply needs are simplified since this camera only needs a single input voltage and accepts an enhanced input range of 12 to 24VDC.

Available Pixel sizes and Resolutions
Resolution pixels 2048 6144 8192
7 µm square pixels No Yes Yes
14 µm square pixels Yes No No
Maximum line rate kHz 52 25 19
Anti blooming x 100

 

With 100% aperture, the camera is more sensitive yet has incorporated anti-blooming for 100 times saturation in extreme lighting environments. The camera is available with embedded flat-field correction (FFC) algorithms and contrast expansion. Gain and offset are fully programmable for each output channel from 0 dB to 30 dB by steps of 0.035 dB. Common application is camera industrial inspection, a machine vision camera, document scanning, web inspection, semiconductor inspection or for high speed postal sorting.

This line scan camera can be set in free fun mode or can use an external trigger and can be configured for multi camera synchronization.

Note these important radiometric performances showing high sensitivity and signal to noise ratio.

Pixel size Sensitivity at minimum gain RMS noise .2 LSB on 10-bits
14µm SEE  = 38 nJ/cm² NEE  = 50 pJ/cm²
7µm SEE  = 60 nJ/cm² NEE  = 75 pJ/cm²
Signal / noise ratio: 58 dB
Adjustable gain: 0 to 30 dB steps 0.035 dB

 

Lens mounting for 2k to 8k resolution cameras.

Optical Mounting Options
Resolution F Mount T2 Mount M72 x 0.75 Mount
2048 Yes Yes No
6144 Yes Yes No
8096 No No Yes

 

Current version of this linescan camera is available in CamerLink® interface only. Gig E or Gigbit Ethernet camera versions will be available as future option

 

 
   

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