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Milestone Piranhas with HS Link

14 Mar 2011

Teledyne DALSA has introduced two high performance line cameras, the models Piranha HS 12k and the Piranha3 16k, both of which operate on the basis of the HS-Link interface.

With the Piranha HS 12k, Teledyne DALSA combine their exceptional TDI line camera technology with the high performance of the HS Link. Over 1 GBytes/s can be transmitted via a single cable using this interface. The Piranha HS 12k offers the user a resolution of 12,000 pixels with a pixel size of 5.2 x 5.2 µm and a maximal line rate of 90 kHz. With 256 TDI stages, the camera achieves a maximum sensitivity of 300 DN/nj/cm² at 0 dB. At these values the Piranha HS 12k sets new standards for line cameras and indeed adds a new dimension to applications with poor illumination.

The recently introduced Piranha3 16k line camera is also based on the company's own CMOS sensor technology. This high-speed model offers a resolution of 16,000 image points with 3,5 µm square pixels and a line rate of 70 kHz. In terms of resolution and data throughput this Piranha model surpasses all existing DALSA line cameras: 1,146 MPixels per second is a new record which even goes beyond the scope of CameraLink. This is why Teledyne DALSA also utilises the HS-Link interface for the Piranha3 16k.

On the basis of the company's own CMOS technology with Analog-Digital- Conversion on the camera chip (ADC, Analog to Digital Conversion) and the so- called CDS (Correlated Double Sampling), the Piranha3 16k achieves unprecedented speed with low noise and a high dynamic range. Its performance is ideally suited for applications with high requirements for data rates, such as the inspection of large flat panel displays or PCBs.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

The Canadian company Teledyne DALSA Inc., a subsidiary of the US-based Teledyne Technologies Inc., offers an enormous range of machine vision components for digital image processing. In addition to its line-scan camera products, DALSA´s range includes high-end technologies such as TDI (Time Delay Integration) line-scan cameras, colour line-scan cameras, multi-tap cameras, high-speed cameras, area scan and high-resolution cameras. Their product range also covers PCI frame grabbers, embedded processing systems and software tools, in addition to the IPD range of compact systems that are ideally suited to a wide variety of different tasks in the fields of industrial quality assurance, completeness inspection and fault monitoring.

Teledyne DALSA Piranha HS - High performance line scan cameras with TDI technology
  • High performance line scan cameras from Teledyne DALSA
  • Linear sensor resolutions from 2048 up to 12000 pixels
  • TDI sensor technology
  • Increased sensitivity due to selectable integration stages
Teledyne DALSA Piranha3 - High performance CameraLink Line Scan Cameras
  • Ultra-high performance line scan cameras from Teledyne DALSA
  • Resolutions up to 16,000 pixels
  • For applications requiring high speeds and high line rates