Popular Camera Family Expands By Eight

Basler extends its camera portfolio with eight ace U models with the Global Shutter CMOS sensors IMX287 and IMX273 from Sony’s Pregius line. The cameras offer VGA and 1.6-Megapixel resolutions and deliver up to 520 fps.

 

The IMX273 sensor offers the same image quality, high speeds, and low noise with a pixel size of 3.45 µm as the other sensors of the second Pregius generation (e. g. IMX250 and IMX304). The IMX287 sensor, on the other hand, has twice the pixel size with an edge length of 6.9 µm. This results in an increased saturation capacity and a higher dynamic range with the same sensitivity and low noise.

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Both sensors have the Ultra Short Exposure Time feature, which allows extremely short exposure times of up to 1 µs. This makes them particularly attractive for applications with fast movements, such as in the print sector. The sensitivity of both sensors also extends into the near-infrared range and thus positions them as a good alternative to higher-priced, dedicated NIR sensors in applications where low sensitivity in the NIR range is sufficient, such as electroluminescence inspection or in traffic and security applications.

 

All eight new ace U cameras are available with the proven GigE and USB 3.0 interfaces and include the feature set PGI, the unique combination of 5x5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising and improved sharpness. The GigE models also offer powerful GigE Vision 2.0 features such as PTP. The pylon Camera Software Suite from Basler ensures a fast and simple integration of the ace cameras. The first design-in samples are planned for Q2. Get more details directly from Basler.