COMPACT HIGH-SPEED CAMERA
Dec 2003Point Grey Research Inc.Request Info
The Flea, a camera featuring a 12-bit A/D converter, proprietary FlyCapture image acquisition software, a tripod mounting adapter and an IEEE-1394 interface card and cable, has been released by Point Grey Research Inc. Measuring 30 X 31 X 29 mm and weighing ~45 g, it is suitable for high-speed assembly inspection and robot control applications. A 1/3-in. Sony CCD sensor operates at 60 fps in the 640 X 480-resolution model, and at 30 fps in the 1024 X 768-resolution model. The camera has a built-in serial port for control of the local devices. The Flea supports networking of multiple cameras, automatic intercamera synchronization, general-purpose I/O pins, extended shutter times and in-field firmware upgrades. Signal-to-noise ratio is better than 50 dB, and power consumption is <2 W. The system operates on Windows 2000 and XP.