1-Megapixel CCD Cameras
Jan 2012Point Grey Research Inc.Request Info
Point Grey Research Inc. has unveiled the Grasshopper Express GX-FW series IEEE 1394b (FireWire-b) digital cameras. The series has the same compact housing as the original Grasshopper and offers new features and a new hardware architecture designed to accommodate a variety of high-speed quad-tap image sensors. The first available model, the GX-FW-10K3M-C, uses a monochrome version of the Kodak KAI-01050 1-megapixel 1/2-in. CCD image sensor. The sensor features a broad dynamic range, low smear and a four-output readout architecture that allows the camera to generate 1024 x 1024-pixel images at up to 70 fps. Every Grasshopper Express camera is equipped with a 32-MB frame buffer, a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter, and onboard temperature and power sensors to monitor camera status.