WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 5, 2011 — The Piranha HS (high sensitivity) near-infrared 8k line-scan camera manufactured by Teledyne Dalsa has enhanced quantum efficiency and features time delay and integration (TDI) technology. The camera is designed to meet the requirements of low-light applications such as solar cell inspection, printed circuit board and electronics inspection, large web applications, and food and drug inspection. The TDI technology enables multiple exposures for orders of magnitude increases in sensitivity in the near-infrared while maintaining low-noise performance for high-speed applications. The camera provides a cost-effective solution for imaging in wavelengths from 700 to 1050 nm. It uses selectable TDI stages, up to a maximum of 256, and has an area mode of operation for ease of alignment. It can be programmed with up to four user sets of coefficients and provides mirroring control, forward/reverse control and flat field correction. Other features include bidirectional operation that reduces cost by simplifying the inspection process, 100× antiblooming, a Camera Link interface, and 320-megapixel-per-second throughput and a 34.3-kHz line rate that enable fast inspection times and high productivity. The TDI stages provide good electroluminescence at 1000 nm, and the camera produces images with 8192 × 256 TDI pixel resolution.