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Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-91S6 camera

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Point Grey has released a new addition to its Grasshopper3 camera family. The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-91S6 camera models are based on colour and monochrome versions of Sony ICX814, a 1-inch CCD featuring 3.69µm2 pixels. The camera outputs 3,376 x 2,704 images at 9fps using monochrome, raw or colour interpolated pixel formats.

The ICX814 is Sony's highest resolution CCD to date. This global shutter sensor uses EXview HAD CCD II technology to improve quantum efficiency, reduce smear, and increase sensitivity, including into the near infrared. The sensor is capable of single tap readout for extended shutter, high gain imaging and multi-tap readout to increase the maximum frame rate. The GS3-U3-91S6 camera allows users to toggle between single and dual tap sensor readout and address both imaging conditions.

Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Grasshopper3 uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability. The Grasshopper3 uses an advanced image processing pipeline to enable colour interpolation, look up table, gamma correction and pixel binning.

The GS3-U3-91S6 model is suitable for a wide range of applications, including flat panel inspection, 3D measurement, ophthalmology, flow-scanning cytometry, and fluorescence imaging.