HD Cameras

Feature full HDTV resolution

  • by JAI A/S
  • October 17, 2011
  • HD Cameras
    HD Cameras

Two new 2-megapixel industrial grade CCD cameras, available from JAI, feature full HDTV resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 64 fps. Both the monochrome AM-201CL and the color AB-201CL cameras leverage the high-speed of Kodak’s quad-tap architecture without compromising image quality, thanks to an advanced automatic channel balancing algorithm that continuously adjusts gain and offset of the individual channels to provide seamless results that surpass the typical one-time balancing methods of other multi-tap cameras. The cameras use the quad-tap architecture of the KAI-02150 CCD for rapid image acquisition then combine the four taps into two for monochrome or raw Bayer readout at 64 fps. To simplify integration, the two taps are multiplexed via an 80 MHz data clock to deliver 8-, 10-, or 12-bit output over a single-cable Camera Link base configuration. Alternatively, the AB-201CL color model can also perform in-camera color interpolation, producing 24-bit RGB output at 32 fps that is again delivered via a simple, one-cable Camera Link base configuration. The cameras offer user configurable AOI scanning (partial scanning), multiple binning modes (AM-201CL only), and a variety of acquisition modes that include continuous, single-frame, and multi-frame capture, plus a separate PIV mode. Advanced image pre-processing features range from auto-gain, auto-shutter, and auto-white balancing, to pixel blemish compensation, flat-field compensation, and a 256-point look-up table for gamma customization. The cameras further provide precise sensor alignment, advanced thermal management, a built-in temperature sensor, and rugged construction with extensive shock and vibration testing performed. Measuring 55x55x69 mm, the cameras support C-mount lenses.