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Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division has introduced the XCL-U100 - a compact, lightweight addition to its range of high-resolution industry-standard Camera Link equipped camera modules. The XCL-U100 features a selectable PoCL and measures 29 x 29 x 30mm.

Designed for machine vision applications, the device's PoCL capability allows for flexibility of customer configuration. Units can be powered using PoCL or by a separate 12V DC supply. Using the PoCL function, the compact cameras can be installed in physically small spaces such as inside robotic arms and semiconductor pick-and-place machines.

Weighing 55g (2oz), the module provides high quality, 2 Megapixel (1600 x 1200) images at up to 15fps. Using 1/1.8 type 12-bit CCD, progressive scan and interline transfer technology, it is ideal for production quality applications such as precision inspection, item recognition and detailed object measurement.

The XCL-U100 is C mount design and offers both normal and external shutter operation, with a variable shutter speed of 0.0001 and 0.0002 seconds. The camera module also comes equipped with a 0 to +18dB gain control and has a 4.4 x 4.4m cell size.


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