Allied Vision showcased latest CMOS camera solutions
Allied Vision has exhibited at Automate 2017 in Chicago. Several Mako and Manta CMOS models, using the latest IMX CMOS sensors from Sony, have been highlighted during the show.
Sony Pregius Technology
Over the last two years, Sony’s IMX CMOS sensors utilizing its Pregius technology have become increasingly popular. Pregius is Sony’s global shutter pixel technology providing low-noise and high speeds for active pixel-type CMOS image sensors. Furthermore, these global shutter CMOS sensors offer high saturation capacity and extraordinary dynamic range. This gives Sony’s IMX CMOS sensors image quality that rivals and, in some cases, surpasses CCD sensor image quality. Many of Sony’s latest CMOS sensor offerings have been integrated in Allied Vision’s popular Mako and Manta camera families.
Mako CMOS Cameras: Small Camera, Big Imaging Capabilities
Allied Vision’s Mako is a low-cost camera with a compact form factor (60.5 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm) that provides excellent image quality for industrial applications. The most recent CMOS models, Mako G-319 and Mako G-507, use Sony’s IMX265 and IMX264 CMOS sensors, respectively. The Mako G-319 offers a resolution of 3.2 Megapixels at 37.5 frames per second (fps). The Mako G-507 provides 5.1 Megapixels of resolution at 23.7 fps. Both models are Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) Vision compliant and come with Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard. The Mako can be used in applications such as quality control, logistics, and robotics.
Manta CMOS Cameras: Superior Imaging and Flexibility Combined
Manta is Allied Vision’s versatile digital machine vision GigE camera. Options such as PoE variants, near-infrared sensitive models, and alternative housings including board-level configurations make the Manta great for complex applications.
The latest Manta CMOS models are equipped with Sony Pregius IMX sensors:
Manta G-319: integrates the IMX265 CMOS sensor, providing a resolution of 3.2 Megapixels at 37.6 fps
Manta G-507: uses the IMX264 CMOS sensor, delivering a resolution of 5.1 Megapixels at 23.7 fps
Manta G-895: equipped with the IMX267 CMOS sensor, offering a resolution of 8.9 Megapixels at 13.4 fps
Manta G-1236: fitted with the IMX304 CMOS sensor, providing a resolution of 12.4 Megapixels at 9.7 fps
All Manta models offer advanced camera control features, such as Trigger over Ethernet (ToE) which can be used to trigger the camera via the Ethernet port. This simplifies system integration as one cable can be used to power and trigger the cameras. With a host of image optimization and camera control features, these Manta CMOS models are great for applications such as sports analytics, life sciences, and outdoor imaging with dynamic lighting conditions.