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Insights February 2015

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February, 2015   
Point Grey Blackfly GigE with Sharp CCD 5.0MP Vision Revolution Drives Down the Cost of Autonomous Vehicles
Grasshopper3 with 1.4MP ICX825 CCD
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New Blackfly GigE Features 5.0 MP CCD from Sharp New Blackfly GigE Features 5.0 MP CCD from Sharp

The latest Blackfly BFLY-PGE-50H5 camera models are based on the Sharp RJ32S4AA0DT (mono) and RJ32S3AA0DT (color) sensors, a 2/3" global shutter CCD. This camera model is capable of streaming 2448 x 2048 resolution images at 7.5 FPS. Sharp's new CCD technology provides highly improved sensitivity and image quality compared with conventional CCDs.

New 2.0 MP Blackly USB3 Vision with Sony ICX274 New 2.0 MP Blackly USB3 Vision with Sony ICX274

The new Blackfly BFLY-U3-20S4 camera models are based on color and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX274, a 1/1.8" global shutter CCD sensor capable of streaming 1624 x 1224 resolution images at 15 FPS. The ICX274 offers great imaging performance and is ideal for industrial application such as surface inspection and non-contact alignment.
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ICX825: Sony's Next Generation of the ICX285. Pre-order now ICX825: Sony's Next Generation of the ICX285. Pre-order now!

The upcoming Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 features the Sony ICX825 EXview HAD CCD II which offers the same optical format, large pixel size, high saturation capacity, and dynamic range as the ICX285, but improves upon both the imaging performance and frame rate while maintaining a similar price point. Contact Sales to pre-order the new Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5.

2.8 MP Chameleon3 with Sony ICX818 CCD – Coming in Q2 2015 2.8 MP Chameleon3 with Sony ICX818 CCD – Coming in Q2 2015

The upcoming Chameleon3 CM3-U3-28S4 camera models are based on color and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX818, a 1/1.8" global shutter CCD sensor capable of streaming 1928 x 1448 resolution images at 13 FPS. This sensor is based on Sony’s EXview HAD CCD II design with its excellent quantum efficiency and improved NIR sensitivity.
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Revolutionary Autonomous Vehicle Uses a Flea3 USB3 Camera 
Revolutionary Autonomous Vehicle Uses Flea3 USB3 Cameras

Fully autonomous vehicles are expensive to manufacture. This is mainly due to the complexity and cost of the active safety and driving hardware which normally includes a plethora of detection methods. A small Hungarian team at AdasWorks has managed to reduce this cost by implementing a system that relies solely on a single front facing Flea3 USB3 camera and an inexpensive application processor running the company’s image processing software. Read more...
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Tech App Note: Saving Images at High Bandwidth Tech App Note: Saving Images at High Bandwidth

This Technical Application Note looks at the challenges of saving images at high rates and offers methods to solve the issues. Solutions and sample systems are provided based on the a Grasshopper3 USB 3.0 cameras streaming at 373 MB/s.
     
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Vision China Shanghai Vision China Shanghai- (Mar 17-19, 2015, Shanghai, China) Point Grey will exhibiting at Vision China Shanghai with LUSTER LightTech, our Chinese distributor in Shanghai, China.

Automation World Korea Automation World (AIMEX) - (Mar 18-20, 2015 Seoul, Korea) Point Grey will be attending Automation World (AIMEX) with Cylod, our Korean distributor in Seoul, Korea.

Automate 2015 Automate - (Mar 23-26, 2015 Chicago, USA) Point Grey will be exhibiting at Automate in Chicago, IL in booth#545.
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