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Teledyne DALSA Linea

Cost-effective high performance line scan camera

Based on the most advanced CMOS line scan technology, the Teledyne DALSA Linea series offers a selection of line scan cameras with 2k, 4k, 8k or 16k resolution and models in monochrome and colour. The sensors, developed for high speed scanning, support a selection of interfaces, from GigE Vision and GigE Vision over NBASE-T (5 Gb/s) to CameraLink and CameraLink HS, in order to achieve line rates of up to 80 kHz.

The Linea is a compact, lightweight and robust camera with many attractive features, including cycling mode, fully fledged flat-field correction, multiple ROI, smart triggers through programmable GPIO, multiple user configuration sets and TurboDrive on the GigE Vision models to speed up the line frequency.

The GenICam compliant Linea is easy to set-up and integrate with either Teledyne DALSA Sapera, Common Vision Blox or any other GenICam compliant software.

Reasons to choose the Teledyne DALSA Linea

Flexible bandwidth limit with burst mode

With the burst mode, the line rate can be increased beyond the GigE Vision bandwidth limitation. By combining the high data acquisition rate in the on-board image buffer and comprehen­sive cycling modes and readout control, applications with fast burst acquisition can be realised. In this mode, images can be acquired at maximum line rate of the sensor with the data buffered on the main storage of the camera. The buffered data is only transferred during camera idle times e.g. when a conveyor belt moves forward.

Speed increase with TurboDrive

The TurboDrive feature allows an increase of the frame rate while loss-less data compression and transmission via Gigabit Ethernet extend the capability of the data throughput (typically 115 MB/s) achievable with GigE Vision systems. Still all the benefits of GigE networks - like mass market components and protocols and Ethernet technology for fast and inexpensive communication for distances of up to 100 m - can be used. Engineers can therefore use proven technology, keeping design and support easy, while there's a lot of potential to increase the speed of the application.

Multiple AOI feature

The Linea supports up to 4 areas of interest within the image. Less image data lowers the bandwidth required, which results in an increased frame rate. As the host software does not need to extract the regions of interest anymore, data processing on the host becomes faster.

Several camera configurations at once with cycling mode

Cycling mode implements a method to use various different user-controlled configurations. This means that you can work with different light sources, lighting angles, exposure times, gains etc. for every line. This way, a single pass with a single camera delivers a high amount of information which is comparable to that of multiple cameras or combinations of camera and frame grabber. With this feature, costly and complex hardware solutions can be avoided, since e.g. multiple illumination variants of the same object increase failure detection and production security. It can also reduce inspection time in cases where various illumination set-ups are mandatory to inspect one object.

Reliable data loss protection

With the trigger-to-image reliability (T2IR) framework, the image capture process is controlled and monitored end-to-end from the trigger to the transfer to the host memory. This way data loss is clearly tracked and the reliability of the overall inspection process is improved.


  • Sensor: single or dual line CMOS line sensor, monochrome and colour
  • Resolution: 16k (CL-HS), 2/4/8/16k (CL), 2/4k (GEV)
  • Line rate: up to 80 kHz
  • Bit depth: 8 or 12 bit
  • Features: TurboDrive, burst mode, cycling mode, HDR imaging, programmable GPIOs, flat-field correction, binning (2x2), sub-pixel and parallax spatial corrections
  • Lens mount: C-mount, M42, M72-mount or F-mount lens adapters
  • I/O: programmable trigger, signal and synchronisation
  • Interface: CameraLink HS, CameraLink Base, Medium and Full or GigE Vision (1 Gb/s and NBASE-T with 5 Gb/s)
  • Power supply: 5 V to 24 V
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C up to 65 °C

Markets and Applications

  • 100% quality print inspection tasks
  • High resolution surface and web inspection applications
  • Maximum precision Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions in semiconductor quality insurance
  • High-speed document scanning
  • High performance colour sorting systems with the bilinear Linea colour models

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Model Interface Lens mount Sensor type Pixel size (µm) Horizontal res. (Px) Max. line freq. (kHz) Sensor length (mm)
DALSA LINEA LA-CC-04k05B CameraLink M42, F-mount CMOS 7.04 4096 48 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-CC-08K05B CameraLink F-mount, M72 CMOS 7.04 8192 48 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-02K08A CameraLink M42, F-mount, C-mount CMOS 7.04 2048 80 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-04K08A CameraLink M42, F-mount CMOS 7.04 4096 80 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-08K08A CameraLink F-mount, M72 CMOS 7.04 8192 80 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-16K05A CameraLink F-mount, M72 CMOS 3.52 16384 48 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-GC-02K05B GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount CMOS 7.04 2048 26 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-GC-04K05B GigE Vision M42, F-mount CMOS 7.04 4096 13 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-02K08A GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount CMOS 7.04 2048 52 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-04K08A GigE Vision M42, F-mount CMOS 7.04 4096 26 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-08K08A GigE Vision F-mount, M72 CMOS 7.04 8192 13 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-HM-16k07A CameraLink HS F-mount, M72 CMOS 3.52 16384 71 57.7