E2v, a global provider of high-performance imaging solutions, has launched colour versions of its ELiiXA+ line scan cameras.
The new colour 16k/8k and 8k/4k cameras are based on E2v’s multi-line complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. They provide users with a true colour mode, making them suitable for high-resolution document scanning and the inspection of printing, flat-panel displays, printed circuit boards (PCBs), food, pharmaceuticals and high-quality raw material surfaces.
E2v has designed its ELiiXA+ camera family specifically to provide advanced speed, supreme sensitivity and high resolution. This is done by incorporating a CMOS pixel architecture, combining the most advanced signal to noise ratio per individual pixel with multi-line architecture to boost sensitivity by sequentially integrating the same object line with full exposure control. The family was launched in 2011 with the 16k pixel monochrome camera (for advanced machine-vision applications), followed by the 8k/4k pixel monochrome camera in 2012.
The two new ELiiXA+ colour cameras provide high line rates, up to 95,000 lines per second, and combine high response with an extremely low noise level. This delivers a high signal-to-noise ratio, even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5 micrometre (µm) pixel size is arranged in four active lines and a dual line filter configuration allows the cameras to be operated in several modes:
- True colour mode with 10µm red-green-blue (RGB) pixels to provide equivalent colour fidelity to 10µm pixel tri-linear solutions with advanced immunity to web variation.
- Full definition mode with a unique 16,384 RGB pixel resolution.
The16k/8k pixel resolution model is available with a CoaXPress interface, whilst the 8k/4k model is interfaced through CameraLink.
The two new colour cameras will be commercially available from May 2013 and will be demonstrated at the Automation World 2013 show on 13-16 March in Seoul, South Korea and the VisionChina Shanghai 2013 show on 19-21 March in Shanghai, China in E2v partner booths.