10 May 2011
Adimec has introduced the latest member of its Cmosis-based Quartz series, the Q-4A150. The 4 Megapixel camera combines the performance benefits of CMOS technology with Adimec True Accurate Imaging quality, while reducing overall systems cost. It is designed for inspection and metrology applications that require cost-effective high frame rates without loss of measurement accuracy.
The Q-4A150 has a sustained frame rate of 157fps using an 8-tap Camera Link frame grabber, and reaches 180fps in burst acquisition mode. This allows 10-tap frame rates in Camera Link 8-tap configurations, eliminating the cost and implementation issues of moving to a new configuration.
The buffered pipeline architecture provides the flexibility to optimise on speed, field of view, and image quality. The Q-4A150 still offers a range of processing features, such as flat field correction (FFC), shot noise improvement and many other Adimec image corrections.
The flat field correction has advanced capabilities for better image uniformity, like colour support, in-field-calibration and multiple stored FFC sets for multiple lens system calibrations. The added shot noise reduction delivers a camera improvement of up to 12dB compared to the CMOS image sensor performance. The camera also offers an HDR mode (90dB) for large scene dynamic capture capabilities. All image processing is done in real time to enable high measurement accuracy without impacting the frame rate.
The Q-4A150 camera is available in monochrome or colour models, and offers optional near infrared (NIR) capabilities. Solutions with anti-reflection coatings are supported to maximise the application accuracy.