March 12, 2013. e2v has launched color versions of its ELiiXA+ line scan cameras. The new color 16k/8k and 8k/4k cameras are based on e2v’s multiline CMOS technology. They provide users with a true color mode, making them suitable for high-resolution document scanning and the inspection of printing, flat panel displays, printed circuit boards, food, pharmaceutical products, and high-quality raw-material surfaces.
The e2v ELiiXA+ camera family incorporates a CMOS pixel architecture that combines high signal to noise ratio per individual pixel with a multiline architecture to boost sensitivity by sequentially integrating the same object line with full exposure control. The family was launched in 2011 with the 16k pixel monochrome camera (for advanced machine vision applications), followed by the 8k/4k pixel monochrome camera in 2012 (broadening the range of applications).
The two new ELiiXA+ colour cameras provide high line rates, up to 95,000 lines per second, and combine high response with a low noise level; this delivers a high signal to noise ratio, even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5-μm pixel size is arranged in four active lines, and a dual line filter configuration allows the cameras to be operated in several modes: true colour mode with 10-µm RGB pixels to provide equivalent color fidelity to 10-µm pixel tri-linear solutions with advanced immunity to web variation, and full definition mode with a unique 16,384 RGB pixel resolution.
The16k/8k-pixel resolution model is available with a CoaXPress interface, while the 8k/4k model is interfaced through Camera Link.
Sebastien Teysseyre, e2v’s marketing manager for industrial cameras, said, “The e2v multiline CMOS technology available in the ELiiXA+ camera family has been quickly adopted by the market because of its unique capability to simultaneously deliver advanced performance combined with high levels of versatility for system integration. Adding these two new color models to the ELiiXA+ family supports the market in the ever increasing need for color imaging, setting new standard for industrial imaging.”
The two new colour cameras will be commercially available from May 2013