April, 19, 2013 - PHOTONFOCUS AG - Lachen, Switzerland

CMOS image sensors offer users the flexibility to arbitrarily configure Regions of Interest (ROI) in order to meet the specific requirements of their application.  Configuring an ROI of one or two lines to produce a monochrome or color line scan output is one of the more popular implementations amongst Photonfocus machine vision customers.  In addition to allowing the customer to arbitrarily position the line(s), they also benefit from a less expensive solution than a standard line scan camera.

Following numerous customer requests, Photonfocus has produced a new line of unique CMOS line scan cameras designed to specifically support a broader machine vision customer base.  Based on the popular CMOSIS 2MPix CMOS image sensor which features high speeds and superior low light sensitivity, the new Photonfocus      MV1-L2048(I/C) line scan camera series consists of 6 camera models in either monochrome, color or enhanced NIR sensitivity and a choice of the Camera Link Base MV1-L2048(I/C)-160-CL-10 or GigE Vision MV1-L2048(I/C)-96-G2-10 models.

Photonfocus' superior image formatting and line buffering design produces impressive line rates of 27.3kHz for single line monochrome Camera Link, 25.4kHz for dual line color Camera Link and 20.4kHz for GigE models.  These rival line rates only found in line scan cameras with a Camera Link Full interface.

The new Photonfocus Line Scan Camera Series is available for immediate delivery.  Systematic Vision is available to discuss your requirements, choose the right camera model and quickly help you benefit from using this product in your application.

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AuthorWilliam Carson
CategoriesCAMERAS

Photonfocus has recently upgraded the MV1-D2048x1088-3D03-760-G2-8 laser triangulation camera product through updates to firmware and software. This backwards compatible Release 2.0 introduces a number of new features and significant improvements.

The most noticeable improvement is the increase of the scan rate to 10,000 light sections per second and an improved line scan mode. The line scan function has been enhanced by adding independent settings for gain and offset, which are no longer dependent on the laser triangulation settings or require additional FPN correction leading to better quality 2D images.
   
The trigger interface has been expanded through new functions to support system implementation and test images have been added for the detection of failures in 3D machine vision applications rounds out the new firmware release. The new firmware release is accompanied by a more expansive and improved PF3D software suite. The most important update in version V2.34 is the addition of several new data viewing options such as integrated zoom and the display of pixel and sub-pixel information.  In addition, Dual peak mode of the 3D03 has been implemented and is supported by all camera features and users have real-time access to the status information of the camera.

In order to simplify the implementation, calibration, spatial transformation and analysis of the 3D03 camera measured data into your application, Photonfocus offers the camera bundled with Aqsense Sal3D and 3D Express software.

If you would like to test the new release of the 3D camera in your application we can offer an evaluation camera to test these new features.  Our 3D camera products are also available as OEM modules or board level cameras. On demand we can also offer to you customer specific features.

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AuthorWilliam Carson
CategoriesCAMERAS