Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced TECHSPEC® MercuryTL™ Liquid Lens Telecentric Lenses. These integrated lenses utilize the unique features of telecentric lenses, such as eliminating parallax (or perspective) error and combine them with a liquid lens, which electronically controls the focus. The liquid lens is used to focus the telecentric lens, changing its curvature. TECHSPEC® MercuryTL™ Liquid Lens Telecentric Lenses are available in four models, with primary magnifications (PMAG) of 0.15X, 0.25X, 0.37X and 0.75X. The RoHS compliant, C-Mount telecentric lenses feature a maximum camera sensor format of ½" and an aperture of f/10.
Midwave Infrared (MWIR) Camera Core
Sierra-Olympic Technologies (Hood River, OR) has introduced the Ventus 275, a midwave-infrared, 640 x 512 x 15 µm imaging engine with an f/5.5, 19 - 275 mm continuous zoom (CZ) optic. The compact, lightweight (approx. 1153g) MWIR thermal camera core is specially designed for OEM integrators of surveillance system enclosures and other imaging gimbals. The Ventus 275 features include an indium antimonide (InSb) focal plane array and a finely-tuned athermalized and parfocal zoom lens with a 28.4 - 2° horizontal field of view (HFOV). Multiple output interfaces include analog NTSC/PAL video, H.264/MJPEG IP video, and 14-bit Camera Link digital video.
Time of Flight Camera
LUCID Vision Lab's (Richmond, BC, Canada) Helios ToF 3D camera has four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes and integrates Sony's new DepthSense™ IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor with high NIR sensitivity, 10um pixel size and high modulation contrast ratio. The camera can produce depth data at 60 frames per second with 640x480 resolution over a PoE Gigabit Ethernet interface. It is compliant with the GigE Vision and GeniCam 3D standard for ease of integration using LUCID’s Arena SDK or third-party machine vision software.
Intraocular Lens Sorting Workstation
OptiSpheric® IOL PRO 2 from TRIOPTICS (Wedel, Germany) is a fully automated test system designed and optimized for use in the production of intraocular lenses (IOL). It measures all optical parameters in compliance with the ISO 11979 standard. Whereas the IOL measurement is fully automated, the sorting of the lenses is carried out manually. To facilitate this manual step, TRIOPTICS recently introduced its Workstation IOL. The Workstation IOL’s main feature is a display that indicates for each lens if the quality inspection has been passed. After the measurement process, the test results are automatically transmitted to the customer’s database and to the display.
Single-Chip 1080p LCOS Microdisplay
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced the OP02220 — the industry’s first 1080p liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) microdisplay with integrated driver functions and memory. The OP02220 has a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is built with our 4.5-micron pixel technology, allowing the microdisplay to have a 0.39-inch diagonal display size. With the integrated driver design, power consumption is significantly lower when compared with two-chip solutions, which extends battery life. This microdisplay is ideal for wearable AR applications and is also suitable for the general-projection and pico-projector markets.
50 Megapixel CCD Image Sensor
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) is enabling more efficient inspection of smartphone displays with the introduction of a new 50-megapixel (MP) resolution charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor. The KAI-50140 is designed in a 2.18 to 1 aspect ratio to match the format of modern smartphones, reducing the number of image captures required to inspect a full display. The 4.5 µm Interline Transfer CCD pixel used in the KAI-50140 provides high resolution with a true electronic (global) shutter while preserving critical imaging performance. The new device supports frame rates up to 4 fps through the use of flexible 1, 2, or 4 output readout architecture.
iX Cameras (Woburn, MA and Rochford, UK) has announced the addition of two new high-speed video cameras: models i-SPEED 510 and i-SPEED 513. These compact high-performance cameras boast an environmentally sealed body and innovative internal cooling system, and custom CMOS image sensor. Key features include: full 1080p HD resolution up to 4,980 fps (Model 510) and 6,382 fps (Model 513); 10 GPixels/second throughput (Model 510), 13 GPixels/second throughput (Model 513); up to 144GB of internal video RAM for long duration recordings or multiple buffers; up to 8TB internal SSD; up to 2TB external SSD for fast data transfer and large storage capacity; and maximum memory up to 144 GB; and maximum frame rate 500,000 fps.
Matrox® Imaging (Montreal, Quebec) today announces the new Matrox 4Sight EV6, the latest installment to the vision controller lineup. An enhancement of its immediate predecessor, the Matrox 4Sight GPm, the Matrox 4Sight EV6 integrates a seventh-generation Intel® Core™ processor to power ever-more demanding multi-camera applications. Powered by an embedded mobile-class processor, the Matrox 4Sight EV6 also features four Gigabit Ethernet and four SuperSpeed USB ports, allowing for multiple connections to the full range of available GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras. These Gigabit Ethernet ports support power-over-Ethernet (PoE).