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High-speed variable-scan CCD camera for machine vision and direct computer interface
Author(s): Brian C. Doody; William D. Washkurak; P. Tom Jenkins; Mike Miethig; S. J. Hood; N. Daryl Prince
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Paper Abstract

As machine vision systems become more complex they may use several different types of cameras within one system. This paper discusses a recent development at DALSA to provide the three main sensor technologies (line scan, area scan, TDI scan) within one camera family by using a modular approach to the design. The camera family provides the same mechanical and electrical interface for all three sensor types. This reduces the complexity of integrating various camera types into one system. The new camera uses a custom designed application specific integrated circuit to perform the various logical control required by the three sensor technologies. The camera system has a compatible internal bus for simple communication interface between modular functions. An example of one module which will be discussed is an internal digitizing circuit which provides 8 bits of digital video at 16 MHz within the basic camera unit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2249, Automated 3D and 2D Vision, (23 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.196070
Show Author Affiliations
Brian C. Doody, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
William D. Washkurak, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
P. Tom Jenkins, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
Mike Miethig, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
S. J. Hood, DALSA Inc. (Canada)
N. Daryl Prince, DALSA Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2249:
Automated 3D and 2D Vision
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Donald W. Braggins; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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