Falcon cameras add color to ease defect detection

Dalsa has announced the addition of the Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color CMOS cameras to its family of Falcon global shutter cameras. Capable of running at 60 frames/s with 4 megapixel resolution, the Falcon 4M60 color is optimized for applications in electronics inspection, semiconductor inspection, and imaging markets.

May 7th, 2009

DALSA has announced the addition of the Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color CMOS cameras to its family of Falcon global shutter cameras. Capable of running at 60 frames/s with 4 megapixel resolution, the Falcon 4M60 color is optimized for machine-vision applications such as electronics inspection, semiconductor inspection, and imaging markets. The implementation of color imaging makes it easier to find defects in these demanding applications. The Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 cameras use DALSA's patented CMOS sensor technology with global shuttering to eliminate imaging issues, such as smearing or time displacement artifacts.
DALSA
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
www.dalsa.com

Posted by C. Settino, www.laserfocusworld.com


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PRESS RELEASE

DALSA Introduces new Falcon 4M60/4M30 Color Cameras;
Ideal for Electronics and other Machine Vision Inspection

Addition of Color to 4 Megapixel CMOS Camera makes it Easier to find Defects


WATERLOO, ONTARIO – May 4th, 2009 - DALSA [TSX: DSA], a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced the addition of the Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color CMOS cameras to its family of Falcon global shutter cameras. Capable of running at 60fps with 4 megapixel resolution, the Falcon 4M60 color is today's choice for leading edge color applications in electronics inspection, semiconductor inspection, and imaging markets. The implementation of color imaging makes it even easier to find defects in these demanding inspection applications.

The Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 cameras use DALSA's patented CMOS sensor technology with global shuttering to eliminate imaging issues, such as smearing or time displacement artifacts, often associated with full frame, frame transfer, or rolling shutter cameras. In addition, features such as individual color gain and offset allow for white balancing of the image and make this camera easy to use. Fully programmable with a Base or Medium Camera Link interface, the cameras incorporate vertical windowing, flat-field correction, exposure control, gain and offset adjustment and excellent antiblooming.

"High-speed image capture without smear or distortion, along with the capability for color imaging will prove to have tremendous value for inspection applications in electronics, semiconductor, and flat panel display. Providing better image quality together with color images ensures more reliable inspection, which leads to fewer product defects," states Mark Butler, Product Manager at DALSA.

Key features include:
Color, 4 megapixel resolution
60fps
Global shutter with exposure control
Flat field correction
Vertical windowing
High speed 10 meter data transmission over Camera Link

The Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color cameras are available immediately. List pricing for the Falcon 4M60 is $5,495 US.

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