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Two 16MP Additions to Lynx Camera Line

Photonics.com
Nov 2006
Imperx Inc.Request Info
 
BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 2, 2006 -- Digital camera and frame-grabber maker Imperx Inc. announced two new members of its Lynx digital camera line, the IPX-16M3-G and the IPX-16M3-L. Both cameras offer fully programmable resolution, frame rate and exposure control, allowing users to tailor the camera's operation to the application's needs.

A 16-MP Kodak KAI-16000 interline-transfer CCD sensor allows each camera to deliver up to 4872 x 3248-pixel resolution. High-speed data clocks allow full-resolution images to transfer at rates up to 3 fps using dual output. In area-of-interest (AOI) mode, the output frame rates can reach as high as 29 fps for the 16M3-L and 16M3-G.

Imperx16MP.jpgThe 16M3-L offers a standard RS-232 port for control and the base CameraLink interface for the image data. The 16M3-G offers a Gigabit Ethernet connection for both control and data, allowing network-controlled installations using IP (Internet protocol).

Software support for the 16M3-G includes Windows and Linux drivers, development kits for C++ and Visual Basic, and support for a variety of instrument control packages, including LabView, MIL, Image Pro, Halcon and Video Savant. Software tools for data acquisition and display, camera configuration, and triggering waveform generation are built in.

The cameras are available in either monochrome or color configurations, offering 8-, 10-, or 12-bit pixel data under software configuration control. The user can also control the image output, resolution, frame rate, analog or digital sensor gain and offset, and image AOI using an intuitive graphical user interface or simple ASCII commands. In addition, the cameras provide built-in gamma correction or can allow users to define their own look-up tables.

Electronic shutter control in the Lynx series offers features such as pre-exposure and double exposure and speeds as fast as 1/12000 of a second. The shutters can be triggered under software control or use external trigger signals in addition to providing programmed exposure times. Automatic iris control is optionally available.

Mechanically, the camera base fits into a 78 x 78 mm area, offering an F-mount lens base and a 43.3 mm image diagonal. The cameras can be left near-IR sensitive or have special filters installed as an option. An open-frame format is also optionally available.

Like others in the Lynx family, the 16M3-G and 16M3-L cameras offer a variety of built-in user-friendly functions. An on-board 32-bit RISC image processor and a two million-gate FPGA provide dynamic black-level compensation and transfer function correction, horizontal and vertical binning, and utilities for defective pixel correction and flat field correction, and custom firmware options. The processor software, FPGA firmware, flat field correction, look-up tables, defective pixel map are all field-upgradeable ensuring that investments LYNX-series cameras yield long-life installations.

For more information, visit: www.imperx.com; e-mail: info@imperx.com

Imperx Inc.
6421 Congress Ave.
Suite 204
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Toll free: (866) 849-1662
Phone: (561) 989-0006
Fax: (561) 989-0045



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GLOSSARY
camera
A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
digital
Denoting the use of binary notation; i.e., the representation of data by bits (1 or 0).
pixel
Contraction of "picture element." A small element of a scene, often the smallest resolvable area, in which an average brightness value is determined and used to represent that portion of the scene. Pixels are arranged in a rectangular array to form a complete image.
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