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High-resolution CCD camera family with a PC host
Author(s): Chris A. Raanes; Les Bottenberg
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Paper Abstract

EG&G Reticon and Adaptive Optics Associates have developed a family of high resolution CCD cameras with a PC/AT host to fulfill imaging applications from medical science to industrial inspection. The MC4000 family of CCD cameras encompasses resolutions of 512 X 512, 1024 X 1024, and 2048 X 2048 pixels. All three of these high performance cameras interface to the SB4000, PC/AT controller, which serves as a frame buffer with up to 64 MBytes of storage, as well as providing all the required control, and setup parameters while the camera head is remotely located at distances of up to 100 ft. All of the MC4000 high resolution cameras employ MPP clocking to achieve high dynamic range without cooling the CCD sensor. The use of this low power clocking technique, surface mount components, electronic shutter and clever packaging have allowed Reticon to deliver the MC4000 cameras in convenient, rugged small housings. The MC4000 family provides users with a total imaging solution from leading edge sensors and electronics in ruggedized housings, to cables, power supplies, and a PC/AT frame buffer and controller card. All the components are designed to function together as a turn-key, self-contained system, or individual components can become part of a user's larger system. The MC4000 CCD camera family makes high resolution, electronic imaging an accessible tool for a wide range of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1901, Cameras, Scanners, and Image Acquisition Systems, (20 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144792
Show Author Affiliations
Chris A. Raanes, EG&G Reticon (United States)
Les Bottenberg, EG&G Reticon (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1901:
Cameras, Scanners, and Image Acquisition Systems
Helen Marz; Robert L. Nielsen, Editor(s)

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