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Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-41C6

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Point Grey has added 4.1 megapixel global shutter CMOS models to its Grasshopper3 family of USB 3.0 cameras.

The Grasshopper3 digital camera line now offers a total of 10 different monochrome and colour models. They are designed to address a wide variety of machine vision and life science applications, including 3D scanning, electronics assembly inspection, microscopy, and ophthalmology.

The new Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-41C6 models are based on colour and monochrome versions of the fast and sensitive Cmosis CMV4000, a 1-inch CMOS sensor featuring 5.5µm square pixels and 2,048 x 2,048 pixel resolution.

The Grasshopper3 uses Point Grey's USB 3.0 link layer IP – implemented in an FPGA – together with a 128MB frame buffer to ensure every image captured is delivered to the PC. Every model measures 44 x 29 x 58mm and offers a rich set of features, including a full image processing pipeline that supports colour interpolation, look-up table, and gamma correction; robust, opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; pixel binning and region of interest modes; and user configuration sets for custom default settings. USB3 Vision-compliant firmware will be available for Grasshopper3 models by the end of Q4 2013.