JAI: Two New 8-Megapixel CameraLink Cameras
26 Jul 2011
The monochrome camera AM-800CL and its counter part with colour sensor AB- 800CL use the 4-channel KAI-8050 sensor from Kodak, which provides a full resolution of 3296 x 2472 pixels at a frame rate of 17frames/s in monochrome or Bayer format.
Data Output via CameraLink Interface
Data output is via a digital standard CameraLink 8-, 10 or 12-bit interface. In addition, the AB-800CL includes internal colour interpolation and also enables 24-bit RGB output at a frame rate of 8.5 frames/s
With the introduction of these cameras, JAI is strengthening its position as the leading manufacturer of multi-megapixel CCD industrial cameras. The 8-megapixel models increase the number of JAI cameras with resolutions between 2 and 16 megapixels to more than 20 models.
Quick Image Acquisition
Both cameras use Kodak's quad-tap architecture for quick image acquisition. They combine the four taps in two output channels for monochrome and Bayer scans or, in the case of interpolation in the camera in a single output channel. Internal channel balancing options ensure a uniform image.
The cameras enable a reduction of the number of lines (partial scan), multiple binning (AM-800CL only) and a large number of acquisition modes, such as continuous mode, single- or multi-acquisition. Extensive image pre-processing functions include auto gain, auto shutter and automatic white balancing, pixel error and flat-field corrections and a 256-point look-up table for gamma control.
Megapixel Models for the Industry
Like other high-resolution JAI cameras, the new 8-megapixel models have many specific features that ensure reliable performance in an industrial environment. They include precise sensor balancing as well as sophisticated thermal management and an integrated temperature sensor. The robust cameras are subjected to hard shock and vibration tests, in order to guarantee their reliability under rough conditions.
C-Mount or F-Mount
Both cameras can be ordered with C-Mount or F-Mount lens connection. Their dimensions are 55mm in width and 55mm in height. The C-Mount housings are 68mm in length, while the F-Mount housings, owing to the longer support dimension, are 98mm in length.