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Teledyne Dalsa has released its Falcon2 high performance area scan camera series. The Falcon2 series is comprised of three high performance models, including the 12M model, which delivers 12 Megapixels at 58fps. The other two models are the 4M, delivering 4 Megapixels at 168fps, and the 8M, delivering 8 Megapixels at 90fps.

The camera incorporates the company's latest CMOS imaging technology making them ideal for more detailed inspection of objects in a shorter amount of time. Typical applications include automated optical inspection (AOI) for electronics manufacturing, semiconductor wafer inspection, flat panel display inspection, as well as solar panel inspection.

The Falcon2 series delivers fast frame rates, excellent image quality, and true global shutter operation. The 8M and 12M Falcon2 cameras are supplied with selectable aspect ratio. All three models are mechanically rugged and are thermally stable and thus do not require external heat sinks. The cameras come with embedded image processing, including FFC correction and sensor cosmetics enhancement.

Key features and benefits of the series includes: in camera image pre-processing (flat field correction, defective pixel concealment); selectable 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same overall resolution (for 8M and 4M models); high sensitivity; reduced dark noise levels and improved dark offset; global shutter for crisp capture of moving objects; customisable user settings; and GenICam compliant and available with Camera Link interface standard for high bandwidth data transmission.

The Falcon2 8M camera model will be available in October 2011 and monochrome 4M and 12M models will follow in November 2011. Colour versions will be available in January 2012.


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