JAI's high-speed 5-megapixel industrial camera - the Spark Series SP-5000 - is now available in models with USB3 Vision or GigE Vision interfaces. This is in addition to the original Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link models introduced late last year and the CoaXPress models introduced last month. The new models enable users to leverage two of the industry's most popular "grabber-less" technologies for direct connection to PCs or other image processing hardware.
For USB3 Vision users, the SP-5000M-USB (monochrome) and SP-5000C-USB (color) use a high-speed USB 3.0 interface to provide 5-megapixel images at up to 62 frames per second for 8-bit monochrome or raw Bayer configurations. The GigE Vision models - SP-5000M-GE2 and SP-5000C-GE2 - feature two standard RJ45 ports and utilize GigE Vision's Link Aggregate Group (LAG) method to deliver image information at up to two gigabits per second. These cameras output the full 5-megapixel resolution at up to 44 frames per second.
All four of the new cameras derive their high performance from a unique 2560 x 2048 pixel CMOS imager available exclusively from JAI. In addition to 8-bit output at 62 or 44 fps, respectively, the cameras provide 10-bit output at up to 50 fps (USB3) or 29 fps (GigE). The GigE Vision color model also features a built-in, user-selectable color interpolation function that can provide 24-bit RGB output, as well as YUV 411, YUV 422, or YUV 444 color formats. Frame rates for these modes range from 29 fps to 14.6 fps.