Polarization camera

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Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision, announced production of the new Polarization camera to its industry-leading Piranha™ family. First announced in Q2 2017, the Piranha4 Polarization camera is now in full production with improved performance. Polarization imaging significantly enhances detection capability in many demanding applications and represents a powerful new addition to system designers’ machine vision toolboxes.

The Piranha4-2k Polarization camera uses Teledyne DALSA’s advanced quadlinear CMOS image sensor with nanowire micro-polarizer filters. It captures multiple native polarization state data without any interpolation. With a maximum line rate of 70 kHz, the camera outputs independent images of 0°(s), 90° (p), and 135° polarization states as well as an unfiltered channel. “P4 Polarization brings vision technology to the next level for many industrial applications.  It detects material properties such as birefringence, stress, film, composition, and grading etc. that are not detectable using conventional imaging” said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager.

Teledyne Dalsa has also introduced two new models in its high-value, versatile high speed Genie Nano Camera Series. Spearheaded by the latest IMX273 sensors from the Sony Pregius CMOS family, these new Genie Nanos are designed around 1/3” CMOS image sensors that replace Sony’s soon-to-be discontinued CCD sensors. The new models are offered in 1.6 MP (1456 x 1088) resolution with a GigE Vision interface in either color or monochrome.

The Nano 1.6 MP models will be followed by two new additional 1/3” VGA Nano models to replace the ICX424 CCD-based cameras in Q4 2017. The new cameras are drop-in replacements for the original CCD-based models, at the same low cost but with a frame rate almost seven times faster —up to 160 fps in 1.6 MP and up to 400 fps in VGA.

The IMX273-based models feature a full frame electronic global shutter and a 3.45 µm pixel. Customers can expect high image quality, high resolution, and high-speed performance without distortion, and even faster throughput with Teledyne’s award-winning TurboDrive technology.
The Genie Nano series take full advantage of the Sapera™ LT Software Development Kit (SDK) and our Linux GigE-V Framework for embedded vision systems as well as our field proven Trigger-to-Image-Reliability™ framework for full system-level monitoring, control, and diagnostics from image capture through transfer to host memory.