May 24th, 2011

Adimec introduces speed upgrade to Qs Series cameras to increase frame rates by 1.5x in Camera Link Base configurations

 

Qs-4A60 and Qs-2A120 deliver improved speeds without compromising image quality

 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 24, 2011.  Adimec (http://www.adimec.com/), a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, today introduced the Qs-4A60 and Qs-2A120 cameras. The new CMOSIS CMOS-based cameras are designed to maximize the potential of the Camera Link® Base communication protocol  through the use of a 3 tap configuration, improving throughput by 1.5x over 2 tap implementations, without compromising image output depth.

 

The cameras will be demonstrated at the Image Sensing Show (ISS) June 8-10 in Yokohama, Japan.

 

The four megapixel Qs-4A60 offers frame rates of up to 60 frames per second (fps), and the two megapixel Qs-2A120 delivers up to 114 fps. The two new cameras enable imaging systems to fully utilize the data transmission capability of the Camera Link Base configuration. By using a 3 tap configuration combined with the Look-Up-Table function (LUT), the cameras are able to effectively transmit 10 bit images at 1.5x the speed of a similar 2 tap configuration over one Camera Link cable and without using special cables or frame grabbers.

 

"By improving the quality and reliability of images we enable innovative solutions for metrology and inspection systems. The Qs-4A60 and Qs-2A120 efficiently realize the full potential of existing Camera Link Base architectures and deliver an optimal combination of frame rates, resolution and image quality in a cost effective way" said Marcel Dijkema, strategic product manager at Adimec.

 

Features of Quartz Qs products

The Qs-4A60 and Qs-2A120 deliver and 2048 x 2048 pixels running at 60fps and 2048 x 1088 running at 114 fps, respectively. The actual image acquisition can be done at higher frame speeds using the in-camera burst mode function, allowing the cameras to deliver 90 fps and 170 fps respectively. Both cameras are available in monochrome or color models, and both offer optional Near Infrared (NIR) capabilities to extend the spectral range. Solutions with anti-reflection coatings are supported to maximise the application performance.

 

Both cameras leverage the Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology to deliver image quality comparable to, or in some cases better than, CCD-based cameras, while maintaining CMOS-based sensor technology for improved speed. The cameras also offer a range of quality-enhancing features.  Advanced flat field correction (FFC) capabilities, even in color and with field calibration supported, deliver better image uniformity. The cameras deliver signal-to-noise improvements of up to 12 dB shot noise improvement compared to off-the-shelf CMOS sensor performance. The new cameras also offer an HDR mode for large scene dynamic capture capabilities.

 

Superior accuracy through True Accurate Imaging

 

The entire QUARTZ family of cameras uses the unique Adimec True Accurate Imaging technology as a foundation for superior accuracy. It uses a variety of techniques to derive optimal performance, quality and features out of standard components. The term means literally what it says -- that the cameras are capable of capturing the scene as it is truly there. The cameras do not alter the scene contents due to internal imperfections. This allows the images provided by the camera to enable the best measurement results.

 

About Adimec

Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, medical imaging, and outdoor imaging.  Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras.  Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems.  Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support.

 

Contact Information

Adimec Advanced Image Systems b.v

Tel: +31-40-2353900

Fax: +31-40-2353905

http://www.adimec.com/

Press Contact: M. Raaijmakers ()

 

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