Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a specialist in digital image-sensing technology, introduced two new and improved models in its Shad-o-Box HS X-ray detector product line.
The new Shad-o-Box 512 HS and Shad-o-Box 1024 HS feature active areas of 10.4 centimetres (cm) × 6.9cm (768 × 512 pixels) and 10.4cm × 13.9cm (768 × 1024 pixels), respectively. Both models use a 135 micrometre (µm) pixel size. The Shad-o-Box HS product line uses Teledyne DALSA’s complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image-sensing technology, which enables the delivery of low-dose X-ray images and high image quality.
The Shad-o-Box HS family of digital X-ray cameras offers users an X-ray imaging detector with a Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interface. The cameras in this product line are capable of frame rates up to 30 frames per second (fps) and communicate via a standard Category 5e (Cat5e) data cable over distances up to 100 metres (m). The detectors are available for industrial inspection, as well as biomedical and scientific imaging applications, with different scintillator (i.e., luminescence) options covering both the low (10 kilovolts, kV, to 50kV) and extended (up to 225kV) energy ranges.
The camera interface allows access to features such as adjusting the frame rate, single and multiple frame acquisitions and control of advanced timing modes. Each camera ships with the ShadoCam Imaging application and CamExpert software, which provide tools for communicating with the camera and acquiring images. Other features include: large active area of up to 10cm × 15cm; 4-5 line pairs per millimetre (lp/mm) resolution; fast, real-time image transfer via GigE interface; 14-bit digitisation of images; and software development kits (SDKs), drivers and programming support.
Shad-o-Box HS cameras contain a large-area, high-resolution CMOS detector with an active pixel array, available in three standard size options of approximately 3×4, 4×6 and 5×5 inches. The cameras are currently available with either a 135µm or 100µm pixel size with additional options planned for future models. All detectors are capable of real-time, full-resolution imaging at frame rates of 30fps or more.