RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada, May 29, 2012 — Point Grey Research Inc. has announced the addition of 6-megapixel models to its Grasshopper Express IEEE 1394b (FireWire-b) digital camera series. The new Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6 uses the Sony ICX694 to deliver high resolution and sensitivity in a compact and low-cost package.
The ICX694 applies EXview HAD technology to high-resolution multitap image sensors. Known for high quantum efficiency, reduced smear and increased near-infrared sensitivity, ICX694 is a full 1-in. CCD that features 4.54-μm square pixels and produces 2736 × 2192-pixel images at a rate of 11 fps.
Every Grasshopper Express camera is equipped with a tripod mounting bracket and onboard temperature and power sensors to monitor camera status. The FlyCapture software development kit library provides a common control interface for all of the company’s cameras under Windows and Linux.
The 800 Mb/s of bandwidth delivers low-latency, deterministic image transfer without CPU loading. Applications include machine vision, bioscience, traffic and geographic information systems.
The Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6M-C (monochrome) and GX-FW-60S6C-C (color) models for imaging of fast-moving objects offer high sensitivity, short exposure times that eliminate motion blur, and post capture gain. With their high infrared response, they allow users to detect features and defects at higher wavelengths.
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