This is a high speed megapixel digital videocamera system, based on a CMOS imager with global electronic shutter. Videocamera has a high-speed, scalable, integrated FPGA (Altera Arria GX) and controller which enables connection to PCI-Express x4 framegrabber via Camera Link interface (Full configuration). High speed videocamera captures images with 1280 x 1024 resolution at 500 frames per second. Windowing allows to achieve reduced resolutions at higher rates. Image sequences are captured and transfered via Camera Link interface to a framegrabber and then to computer memory. Multiple cameras can be installed on a single computer and synchronized to provide simultaneous multiple views of a motion event. High speed camera and computer with 4 Gb RAM could have image storage up to 2,500 full size frames at full speed (more for partial scanned images).
High speed video camera is available in either monochrome or color. The camera's CMOS sensor provides faster frame rates at reduced resolutions (up to 2000 fps at 624 x 480, 10000 fps at 240 x 180). The full-frame electronic shutter provides simultaneous exposure of the entire pixel array with exposure times ranging from 2 µs. The basic imaging program, included with the high speed videocamera provides camera controls including exposure, frame rate, region of interest, the abilty to capture and display image sequences and individual image save or print.
High speed video image sensor
High speed CMOS image sensor has resolution 1280 x 1024 (1.3 megapixel) and capable of 500 frames per second operation. Its global electronic shutter allows simultaneous exposure of the entire pixel array. Available in color or monochrome, the sensor has on-chip 10-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The chip's master clock rate is 315 MHz at approximately 500 fps, providing compatibility with many off-the-shelf interface components. The sensor has twelve 10-bit serial LVDS outputs. Its open architecture design provides access to internal operations. ADC timing and pixel-read control are integrated on-chip. The sensor dissipates less than 1350 mW; it operates on a 2.5 V supply. Pixel size is 14 microns square.
Scientific applications for high speed imaging
Industrial applications for high speed videocamera