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Teledyne DALSA Icon: The integrated platform

11 May 2012

Teledyne DALSA has introduced its new series of user programmable Icon cameras for embedded machine vision applications. This camera series combines Teledyne DALSA’s expertise in sensors, cameras and imaging with off-the-shelf development tools and libraries.

The new Icon series uses high-quality sensors with high sensitivity and supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels in both colour and monochrome. A major strength of the new Icon cameras is that it provides an open platform for developing applications using either the embedded Sapera Vision SDK from Teledyne DALSA image processing libraries or third party software. Experienced users can create applications using Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows CE embedded applications for the Icon series camera. The Sapera Embedded Vision SDK provides a suite of integrated image capture and processing libraries and contains a set of optimised image processing functions such as tools for reading bar codes, OCR recognition, blob analysis right up to contour and geometry search and calibration functions.

In order to efficiently process images and to analyse data swiftly, the Icon series uses a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and C64x + DSP processor running Microsoft Windows CE advanced real-time operating system. These features combined with their low power consumption and compact design makes the Teledyne DALSA Icon series the ideal processing platform for integrated imaging.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.