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DALSA Introduces Falcon 4M60/4M30 Color Cameras

May 5, 2009

The addition of color to 4-megapixel CMOS cameras makes the machine vision technology ideal for electronics and semiconductor inspection applications.

WATERLOO, ON /Marketwire/ -- DALSA Corp., a global leader in machine vision technology, announced the addition of the Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color CMOS cameras to its family of Falcon global shutter cameras. Capable of running at 60 fps, with 4 megapixel resolution, the Falcon 4M60 Color is today's choice for leading-edge color applications in electronics inspection, semiconductor inspection, and imaging markets. The implementation of color imaging makes it even easier to find defects in these demanding inspection applications.

The Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 cameras use DALSA's patented CMOS sensor technology, with global shuttering to eliminate imaging issues, such as smearing or time-displacement artifacts, often associated with full-frame, frame transfer, or rolling shutter cameras. In addition, features such as individual color gain and offset allow for white balancing of the image and make this camera easy to use. Fully programmable with a Base or Medium Camera Link interface, the cameras incorporate vertical windowing, flat-field correction, exposure control, gain and offset adjustment, and excellent antiblooming.

"High-speed image capture without smear or distortion, along with the capability for color imaging, will prove to have tremendous value for inspection applications in electronics, semiconductor, and flat-panel display. Providing better image quality, together with color images, ensures more reliable inspection, which leads to fewer product defects," states Mark Butler, Product Manager at DALSA.

Key features include:

  • Color, 4 megapixel resolution
  • 60 fps
  • Global shutter, with exposure control
  • Flat-field correction
  • Vertical windowing
  • High speed 10-meter data transmission over Camera Link

The Falcon 4M60 and 4M30 Color cameras are available immediately. List pricing for the Falcon 4M60 is $5495.

The Falcon 4M60/4M30 Color Cameras are compatible with DALSA's X64-CL Series and Xcelera-CL Series of frame grabbers.

About DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture, and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now offers vision appliances for factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries, including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging. and general manufacturing.

DALSA Corp. is an international leader in high-performance digital imaging and semiconductors, with approximately 1000 employees worldwide. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors, and mixed-signal CMOS chips.

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