Optoelectronics

Blackfly S family meets complex imaging requirements

8th August 2016
Daisy Stapley-Bunten

 

The release of Blackfly S, a family of USB3 Vision and GigE Vision cameras designed to meet complex imaging requirements, enhance system automation, improve time to market and deliver more reliable solutions has been announced by Point Grey Research.

The compact size, comprehensive feature set, high frame rate and industry-leading sensors and interfaces of Blackfly S make it suitable for a variety of applications such as display or PCB inspection, microscopy, robotics, 3D scanning, intelligent traffic systems and many more. Meanwhile, Point Grey’s extensive simulation and testing of Blackfly S ensures optimal reliability.

Alongside the Blackfly S, Point Grey also released its GenICam3 based Spinnaker SDK. Together these products will allow customers to create products faster and take advantage of emerging technologies to develop new applications.

The first two Blackfly S models shipping feature a 29mm ‘ice cube’ case and a USB 3.0 interface:

  • the 5 MP Blackfly S BFS-U3-51S5 model uses the Sony Pregius IMX250 global shutter CMOS sensor, featuring 2448x2048 image resolution at 75fps
  • the 1.3MP Blackfly S BFS-U3-13Y3 model uses the ON Semi PYTHON 1300 global shutter CMOS sensor, featuring 1280x1024 image resolution at 175fps

Additional Blackfly S models with both USB 3.0 and GigE interfaces will be introduced later this year, including 9 and 12MP resolution Sony Pregius sensors, low read noise Sony Starvis sensors and Point Grey’s highest resolution camera to date with a 20MP Sony sensor.

“By leveraging the latest global shutter CMOS technology with on-camera processing such as flexible auto exposure and color transformation, Blackfly S offers customers the high quality images they need,” says Michael Gibbons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. “Top-quality images and high frame rates in a very compact form factor enable our customers to deliver superior performance and accuracy in 3D scanning, industrial inspection, medical imaging, robot navigation, autonomous driving, and many others.”

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