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  • M3-F Focus Module
Mar 2011

VICTOR, N.Y., March 22, 2011 — Imaging Diagnostics Ltd. has integrated New Scale Technologies Inc.’s M3-F focus module into its Camelot USB 2.0 smart cameras to deliver higher performance in the same compact format as fixed-focus models.

The M3-F module is an integrated micromechatronics compact lens motion system incorporating a piezoelectric Squiggle micromotor, a position sensor, a drive integrated circuit and a microprocessor integrated into a 20 × 22 × 16-mm housing, about the size of a fixed lens holder and operating on a 3.3-V battery supply. The custom smart camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and embedded digital signal processing.

The focus module meets the requirement for rapid delivery of a variable-focus camera system with the same package size as the Camelot USB 2.0 fixed-focus smart camera, while adding an autofocus function and maintaining the Camelot system's ability to operate on USB power alone.

Camelot smart cameras are designed for machine builders and mass production devices. They have a high effective frame rate for faster performance, a buffer on the camera for better resolution and a stable frame rate, and an on-camera preprocessor to manage more data. Various interface options ensure stand-alone functionality and compactness. Customized to individual specifications, the cameras lower production costs, improve quality and reduce time to market.

With low power consumption, the focus module is suitable for OEM camera systems. Mounted over the sensor on an OEM board camera, it improves image quality and efficiency in applications such as biometric imaging, machine vision and medical diagnostic systems.

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