Piranha3 16k line scan camera

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Dalsa has introduced the Piranha3 16k CMOS line scan camera. This high-speed model features 16k resolution with a 3.5µm pixel size and a 70kHz line rate for ultra-fast 1,146 Megapixels per second throughput – surpassing both the resolution and the throughput of any previous Dalsa line scan camera.

With Dalsa's CMOS technology providing on-chip ADC (analogue-to-digital conversion) and CDS (correlated double sampling), the Piranha3 16k camera delivers high speed with low noise and high dynamic range. It is ideally suited for the inspection of large area flat-panel displays and printed circuit boards, along with high performance document scanning and other high-throughput applications. The camera has a compact form factor of 150 x 80 x 77mm.

To deliver its full bandwidth, the camera uses the new HSLink1 machine vision connectivity interface pioneered by Dalsa. HSLink takes the key strengths of Camera Link, adds new features and functions, and combines them with scalable bandwidth in 300MB/s steps (from 300 to 6,000MB/s) while using globally available, off-the-shelf components.

The Piranha3 camera is supported by Dalsa's Xcelera-HS PX8 frame grabber, which also uses the HSLink interface to deliver excellent image acquisition bandwidth of 1.8GB/s and host transfer bandwidth of 2GB/s over multiple-lane PCI Express implementations.

All Piranha cameras are supported by Dalsa's Sapera vision software. This core development platform includes more than 400 image processing primitive and industrial strength image analysis tools, such as pattern finding, 1D and 2D barcode and OCR tools for part identification and detection, colour processing tool, separation and measurement applications, blob analysis tool, and inspection metrology tool for real-world dimensional measurements.

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