Lumenera Corp. (Ottawa, ON, Canada) has introduced the Lw290, a USB 2.0 digital camera based on the company’s 1080P HD sensor. The 16:9 HD format, 2.0-megapixel CMOS sensor provides 20 frames per second at full 1920×1080 resolution. Higher frame rates are available at lower resolution, with full sub-window control and live focusing modes. The camera offers dynamic range of >60dB and blooming for image detail. No framegrabber is required. It provides plug-and-play integration with any DirectShow application.

On-board processing provides image quality and sensitivity. The camera is available in board-level and enclosed versions, and is offered with color and monochrome capability. It is supported by the Lumenera Software Developer’s Kit, with an application programming interface compatible with C++ and Visual Basic. The Lw290 is suitable for applications in industrial, machine vision, military, and medical imaging.