The high performance Guppy camera range from Allied Vision
represents an ideal solution for newcomers to digital imaging due to its
modularity and the excellent value for money it offers.
All the products offer an IEEE-1394a interface (FireWire) and are particularly
well suited to applications with severe space constraints because of the
extremely compact design (the cameras are also available in board versions on
The various version offers camera variants with different, highly sensitive
sensors. They are available with both progressive scan and interlaced CCDs
with different resolutions (VGA, SVGA or XGA) covering an enormous range of
potential applications and ensuring outstanding image quality. The two
interlaced versions (EIA, CCIR resp. PAL, NTSC) make the switch from analogue
to digital imaging even more attractive. Another Guppy version features a 1/3"
CMOS sensor with global shutter.
The functionality of the Guppy range includes an external asynchronous trigger
input which permits an immediate exposure start without any significant
latency plus a large number of "smart features" that can be extremely useful
for imaging applications.
One major benefit of this camera series is its flexibility. The separation of
the image sensor from the main board allows easy customisation and special OEM
versions on request.