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Atmel CMOS cameras tailored for industrial machine-vision apps

Posted: 08 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:atmel? atmos? cmos camera? atmos 2m30? atmos 2m60?

Atmel Corp. introduced a new member of the ATMOS area scan CMOS camera family dedicated for industrial machine-vision applications. The additional members ATMOS 2M30 and ATMOS 2M60 are fast CMOS area scan cameras able to work in 8-, 10- or 12 bits that promise an excellent dynamic range.

The ATMOS 2M30 and 2M60 are composed of a 2.5 million pixels CMOS sensor featuring high sensitivity and high quality even at maximal speed. The region of interest (ROI) allows the end-user to implement infinite resolutions and to increase frame rate such as: 48fps full resolution at 2.5Mpixels, 60fps at 2Mpixels and 160fps in VGA format (640 x 480 pixels) for the 2M60 model (half-speed for the 2M30). IN addition, the ATMOS 2M30 and ATMOS 2M60 cameras comprises an electronic shutter and camera link interface suitable for those wanting to upgrade from analog to digital modes while offering cost effective solutions.

The two ATMOS cameras are delivered in a 44mm? section design with a C-mount adapter, said to be the smallest in the market. The performance, versatility and adaptability of the compact mechanical body give OEM and integrators an optimum solution to space saving in systems, added Atmel. It also allows an implementation into multiple configurations. The camera can be uploaded remotely.

The press release further said that the ATMOS 2M30 and 2M60 provide an easy to use, user friendly Camera Link configuration interface with advanced function features such as contrast expansion, Fixed Pattern Noise correction (FPN) and Look Up Table (LUT). The ATMOS features five banks of settings: one for factory settings (read only), three for user settings (write/read) and one additional setting that can be locked by the system manufacturer once the system is calibrated. With the CommCam software, the end-user gains easy access to all of the cameras' features such as gain, offset tuning and synchronization mode.

Both the ATMOS 2M30 and 2M60 cameras are presently at sample stage and will enter production phase in April 2006. Pricing starts at $2,500 and $3,000 for a quantity of 100 pieces, respectively.

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