Line Scan Camera has FPGA for offset and gain correction.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 2,048 x 1 pixels running at 18 K lines/sec, CCD-based LightWise LW-PE-2048-1394 is targeted toward machine vision, automated assembly, metrology, and industrial bar code. It includes external opto-isolated programmable I/O for trigger/strobe functions. FPGA algorithms, in conjunction with onboard dual 8-bit DAC, perform automatic offset correction and semiautomatic gain corrections. Up to 400 K gate equivalents and memory is available for custom hardware.

Original Press Release:

LW-PE-2048-1394 CCD based Line Scan Camera added to the LightWise Family by the Imaging Solutions Group and Alrad Instruments

Rochester, NY, USA & Newbury, Berkshire, UK -The Imaging Solutions Group (ISG) announces the availability of a new 1394 Line Scan Camera. The ISG LightWise LW-PE-2048-1394 has 2048x1 pixels running at 18K lines per second. ISG makes the lowest cost line scan cameras in the world. This camera is targeted towards machine vision, automated assembly, metrology and Industrial Bar Code. The camera has external opto-isolated programmable input/output's for trigger/strobe functions.

Offset and Gain Correction:
The Offset and Gain correction task will be performed by the FPGA on the Controller board. The FPGA algorithms in conjunction with an on-board dual 8-bit DAC perform automatic offset correction and semiautomatic gain corrections. These functions can be selected and activated by the provided ISG Graphical User Interface (GUI) software.

Customizable via FPGA's On-Board:
The On-Board FPGA allows for easy integration of custom algorithms and signal processing. Up to 400K gate equivalents and memory is available for custom hardware. This provides the user the opportunity to offload high speed imaging functions from the host computer.

Applications include:
High Speed High Resolution Scanning Contact Imaging
Automated Inspection Systems Bar Code reading
Machine Vision Systems Encoding and Positioning

Ian Alderton of Alrad Instruments, states "This new line scan camera offers the best image quality in the industry in a Low-Cost, Small-Size form factor for OEM customers." Based on Perkin Elmer Super Sensitive CCD. Immediate delivery. 585-388-5220 and +44 1635 30345

The Imaging Solutions Group is designing and manufacturing solutions that target the OEM Vision market.

About Imaging Solutions Group of New York, Inc.:
Imaging Solutions Group, a privately held NY Company, is the leader in the design and manufacture of high-resolution intelligent machine vision and custom designed cameras. With over 19 years of video design experience, the Imaging Solutions Group product design team has accumulated an impressive array of intellectual property that they use to rapidly develop new products. Imaging Solutions Group is located in the Rochester, NY suburb of Fairport, NY. For more information call Kerry Van Iseghem at (585) 388-5220 ( or visit our website at for data sheets, sample images and pricing.

About Alrad
Alrad is a provider of high quality scientific equipment to industry and research. The year 2007 is our 37th year of business. We are based in Newbury in Berkshire in the south of England. Through our two trading divisions, Alrad Imaging and Alrad Electronics , we offer thousands of product items from the world's leading manufacturers. We also provide installation, demonstration, and product support services. The heavy emphasis we place on customer service is recognised by ISO9000 certification through Lloyds. +44 1635 30345 Ian Alderton, (

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