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Grasshopper Express GX-FW-28S5

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Point Grey has added a 2.8 megapixel model to its Grasshopper Express IEEE 1394b (FireWire-b) digital cameras series.

The Grasshopper Express GX-FW-28S5 camera models are based on colour and monochrome versions of the fast and sensitive Sony ICX674, a 2/3-inch CCD featuring 4.54µm square pixels and capable of sending 1,932 x 1,452 images at 26fps. The ICX674 sensor supports high definition (HD) 1,080p30 imaging and uses Sony’s EXview HAD CCD II technology to improve quantum efficiency, reduce smear and increase sensitivity, including into the near infrared.

Every Grasshopper Express camera is equipped with a 32MB frame buffer, 14-bit analogue-to-digital converter, and on-board temperature and power sensors to monitor camera status. Also included with every camera is the FlyCapture SDK, a full software library that provides a common control interface for all Point Grey cameras under both Windows and Linux.

The 800Mb/s FireWire-b interface allows fast image transfer and is well-suited to building low latency, highly deterministic, multiple camera networks. The model is ideal for applications in biophotonics, medical, astronomy, traffic surveillance, factory automation and machine vision.

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