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Publication Date: 08/1/2007
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Dalsa Intros Fast Line Scan Camera
Line-scan camera.
Waterloo, ON, Canada — Dalsa Corporation has introduced its Spyder 3 CL line scan camera with Camera Link interface. According to the company, the Spyder 3 surpasses its predecessor, the Spyder 2 with three times more responsivity and twice the speed, without impacting noise levels. The camera's responsivity is particularly important in low lighting situations. At its core, is the company's latest dual line scan sensor technology which achieves unprecedented responsivity and throughput of 80 Mega pixels per second.

The Spyder 3 CL reportedly offers significantly higher responsivity enabling OEM users to capture high quality images, even in low light conditions. Dual line scan technology offers a clear

price/performance benefit.

The camera can be used for many applications including glass edge inspection, general purpose web inspection, postal sorting, industrial metrology, pick-and-place applications and medical and scientific imaging. It can accelerate applications with better image quality and higher throughput, boosting quality and efficiency. The camera's high responsivity to light enables precise inspection, even without optimal lighting, reducing both lighting and overall system costs.

The camera's broadband responsivity is up to 408 DN/(nJ/cm{SP2}) enabling low-light applications. It provides up to 68kHz line rate for high speed and high productivity, and its link configuration provides for easy integration into existing systems.

It can operate at high or low speeds (40 or 80 megapixels per second throughput), to suit varying application requirements. And it is fully programmable, offering precise control over key performance variables such as gain and offset.

The camera is available immediately for 1k and 2k resolutions. For those OEMs migrating from the Spyder or Spyder 2, the new product does not require a new optics design because pixel size and fill factor remain unchanged. The camera is also available with GigE interface, so OEMs can now take full advantage of this unique camera with either a GigE or Camera Link interface.

For more information, contact: Dalsa Coreco, 605 McMurray Rd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 2E9 519-886-6000 fax: 519-886-8025 E-mail: Web:

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