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Sony miniature FireWire camera

9 Mar 2011

The ultra-compact and lightweight monochrome Sony XCD-MV6 measures just 19?mm (3/4 inch) in depth and weighs only 37?grams, yet produces high quality images.

The progressive scan XCD-MV6 features a 1/3"-type global shutter CMOS sensor operating at a frame rate of 60?fps at wide VGA resolution and conforms to the IIDC 1.32 protocol, taking full advantage of IEEE1394 data transmission capabilities with speeds of 800?Mbps or 1.6?Gbps. Partial scanning allows higher frame rates to be achieved on smaller AOIs.

The XCD-MV6 has a low power consumption yet offers a rich array of features. Digital signal processing capabilities include functions for correction for pixel defects, fixed pattern noise and shading produced by lenses and light sources, thus ensuring the high image quality required for machine vision use. A temporary image storage function allows up to 100 image frames (independent of bit length) to be stored for later transmission. A memory channel allows storage of up to 15 sets of camera settings such as gain and shutter. The new camera also features a Broadcast Delivery Function for use in a multiple camera application. This allows the camera settings for all the cameras connected to the same bus to be changed at the same time.

Sony

Köln, Germany

Sony utilises its vast knowledge and experience of imaging technology to produce a range of highly versatile camera products for the industrial market. Sony - one of the pioneers of industrial imaging - supplies both components and finished products suitable for a wide variety of applications.