Basler ace GigE cameras employ CMOSIS sensors
Test & Measurement World Staff - July 29, 2012
Basler is starting series production of two ace GigE cameras outfitted with 2-Mpixel and 4-Mpixel CMOS image sensors from CMOSIS, with NIR-optimized variants to follow shortly thereafter. Like their CMOSIS-based ace Camera Link counterparts, the ace GigE models exhibit low noise and high sensitivity and are currently the smallest GigE cameras available with these sensors.
Offered in both monochrome and color versions, the 2-Mpixel acA2000-50 and 4-Mpixel acA2040-25 operate at 50 fps and 25 fps, respectively. Each camera comes in a 29×29×43.5-mm housing and weighs less than 90 grams. They can be used in a broad range of applications, including factory automation and semiconductor production.
The two monochrome models are also available with CMOSIS image sensors that enhance near-infrared sensitivity. Compared to regular monochrome cameras, the NIR-optimized models double QE (quantum efficiency) sensitivity at wavelengths of 900 nm. Providing decisive advantages under poor lighting conditions or at night, the NIR-sensitive cameras are well-suited for surveillance tasks and intelligent traffic systems.
The Basler ace series comprises over 20 different GigE models, with prices starting at $369 (299 €).