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Publication Date: 12/1/2011
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Teledyne Dalsa Intros Fast Res Cameras
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada — Teledyne Dalsa has introduced its new Falcon2 high performance area scan camera series. The new Falcon2 series is comprised of three high-performance models, including the Model 12M, which reportedly delivers the industry's highest resolution in its category.

The new cameras incorporate the company's latest CMOS imaging technology making them especially suitable for more detailed inspection of objects in a shorter amount of time. Typical applications include automated optical inspection (AOI) for electronics manufacturing, semiconductor wafer inspection, flat panel display inspection, as well as solar panel inspection.

The Falcon2 series delivers fast frame rates, excellent image quality, and true global shutter operation. Unique to the machine vision market, the 8M and 12M Falcon2 cameras come with selectable aspect ratio. All three models are mechanically rugged and are thermally stable and thus do not require external heat sinks.

The new cameras come with embedded image processing, including FFC correction and sensor cosmetics enhancement. The 3 models are: Falcon2 4M, delivering 4 Megapixels at 168 frames per second; Falcon2 8M, delivering 8 Megapixels at 90 frames per second; and the Falcon2 12M, delivering 12 Megapixels at 58 frames per second.

The new cameras provide: in-camera image pre-processing (flat field correction, defective pixel concealment); selectable 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same overall resolution (for 8M and 4M models); improved sensitivity; reduced dark noise levels and improved dark offset; global shutter for crisp capture of moving objects; customizable user settings; GenICam compliant and available with Camera Link® interface standard for high bandwidth data transmission.

Color versions of the Falcon2 camera series will be available in January 2012.

Contact: Teledyne Dalsa, 700 Technology Park Drive, Billerica, MA 01821 978-670-2000 fax: 978-670-2010 E-mail: Web:

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