New Genie Nano Camera Link CMOS Cameras Can Give Your Existing Set-up a Performance Boost

New Genie Nano Camera Link CMOS Cameras Can Give Your Existing Set-up a Performance BoostFeaturing the latest high-performance CMOS sensors from Sony and On-Semi, the Genie Nano-CL (Camera Link) series of compact area scan CMOS cameras allows you to leverage your existing set-up to achieve higher frame rates, higher resolution, and overall higher performance and quality.

With an un-matched feature set and usability in a wide range of operating temperature, the Nano-CL 2450 CMOS camera leverages the capabilities of the Camera Link Deca Mode standard to enable enhanced bandwidth beyond the limits of the Camera Link interface specification. In full Deca mode, the configuration increases the video bandwidth up to 80-bits, which can transfer data at 6.8 gigabits per second.

The Nano-CL series requires a frame-grabber to acquire images. The great news is you can use your existing Dalsa frame-grabber, or any third-party frame-grabber you’re thinking of purchasing for your system upgrade. Because the Genie Nano-CL is GenCP compliant, its features can be accessed using software that supports the GenCP protocol. Dalsa offers two versions of its SDK: The first version (Sapera LT) is a free image acquisition and control software development toolkit (SDK) for Teledyne DALSA’S 2D/3D cameras and frame grabbers. The second is (Sapera Processing) which is at the heart of Sapera Vision Software delivering a suite of image processing and analysis functions.

Ideal for a wide variety of industrial applications, Dalsa’ Genie Nano-CL available models offer:

  • Color and Monochrome
  • Resolutions ranging from 5 MP to 25 MP
  • Pixel Sizes 3.45 µm to 4.5 µm 
  • Frame rates up to 141 fps
  • Higher frame rates achieved in partial scan mode
  • Global Shutter with exposure control
  • Multi-ROI feature
  • Wide temperature range
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) or 10-30 VDC
  • GenCP compliant for 3rd-party plug-and-play compatibility

Typical vision applications include:

  • Semiconductor wafer inspection (surface and bump inspection)
  • Electronics manufacturing (3D solder paste inspection; package and bump inspection; AOI (automated optical inspection))
  • Solar Panel inspection
  • Aerial imaging
  • General machine vision
  • Intelligent Traffic Systems

Dalsa has announced that a new model based on the Sony IMX250 is in production – the Genie Nano-CL 2450. This new monochrome model uses Camera Link Deca Mode 8-bit-10Tap Firmware. It delivers 2464 x 2056 (5.1M pixels) resolution and a maximum framerate output of 141 fps.

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