POINT GREY MEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES CAMERAS

To ensure correct diagnosis and good decision making, doctors and engineers require very high performance benchmarks on medical imaging applications and devices.  The process of bringing such devices to market is both time consuming and costly.  Thus it is important that device components, such as cameras, remain available for many years to come.  Point Grey’s combination of strict manufacturing processes and roadmap planning ensure high quality, utmost reliability, and long product lifecycles.

The field of life sciences is often faced with identifying and solving new problems.  Researchers become pioneers as they work towards better understanding the world around us.  Point Grey cameras are especially useful in this challenge by providing the flexibility and adaptability needed to address new possibilities.  Compared to high end scientific cameras, Point Grey cameras allow researchers to develop their solutions at a much lower cost.

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Case Study Vision-Guided Surgery using the Bumblebee2
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Grasshopper®3 (USB 3.0)  **New Models**

The high performance Grasshopper3 camera combines highly sensitive CCD technology with the fast and easy-to-use USB 3.0 interface at a highly competitive price point. This enables a wide range of USB 3.0-enabled desktop, laptop, and embedded computers where other digital interfaces, such as Camera Link, are not an option.  Its FPGA and frame buffer-based architecture provides optimal reliability, a rich set of features, and a full image processing pipeline including color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality.

The Grasshopper3 is ideal for bioscience applications such as  flow-scanning cytometry, and fluorescence imaging.  



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Sensor: Sony 1/1.8”, 2/3”, 1” CCD, CMOS and CMOSIS 1" CMOS
Resolution: From 1.4 MP to 9.1 MP
Frame Rate: 9 FPS to 162 FPS
Dimensions: 44 x 29 x 58 mm
Interface: USB 3.0 interface with screw locks for camera control, data, and power
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Grasshopper®3  (GigE)  ** New Models **
The Grasshopper3 GigE POE camera line combines large format, high resolution, CCD and CMOS sensors, with the flexible capabilities of GigE Vision and Power over Ethernet for optimal imaging performance and long cable length. It is ideal for a wide variety of demanding applications including flat panel inspection, 3D measurement, ophthalmology, life sciences and intelligent traffic systems. 

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Sensor: Sony 1/1.2”, 1” CCD and CMOS
Resolution: 2.3 MP to 9.1 MP
Frame Rate: 9 FPS to 46 FPS
Dimensions: 44 x 29 x 58 mm
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet interface with screw locks for camera control, data, and power; Power over Ethernet.
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Blackfly® (USB 3.0) arrow ** New Models **
The Blackfly USB3 Vision camera line combines the throughput of USB 3.0, highly sensitive sensors, industry-leading affordability, and a host of unique features for uncompromising value. The ultra-compact Blackfly camera weighs just 36 grams, measures 29 x 29 x 30mm, uses 2 watts of power, and comes with a 3-year warranty. 
 
Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality.


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Sensor: 1/3”, CCD 
Resolution: 0.3 to 1.3 Megapixels
Frame Rate: 30 FPS to 84 FPS
Dimensions: 29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Interface: USB 3.0 interface with screw locks for camera control, data, and power.
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Blackfly® (GigE) arrow ** New Models **
The Blackfly camera line combines Power over Ethernet, highly sensitive sensors, industry-leading affordability and a host of unique features for uncompromising value. Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The Blackfly camera weighs just 36 grams, measures 29x29x30mm and uses 2 watts of power. GigE
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Sensor: 1/3”, 1/1.8”, 1/2.8"; CCD and CMOS
Resolution: 0.3 to 5.0 Megapixels
Frame Rate: 13 FPS to 90 FPS
Dimensions: 29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet interface with screw locks for camera control and data; Power over Ethernet
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The Bumblebee2 is the next generation Bumblebee stereo vision camera. It provides a balance between 3D data quality, processing speed, size and price. Developed as a drop-in replacement for the original Bumblebee camera, the Bumblebee2 also features increased the frame rate and a GPIO connector for external trigger and strobe functionality.

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Bumblebee 2
Sensor: Two Sony 1/3" progressive scan CCDs, Color/BW
Resolution and FPS : 640x480 at 48FPS or 1024x768 at 20FPS
Lenses: 2.5mm (100° HFOV), 3.8mm (65° HFOV), 6mm (43° HFOV) focal lengths
Calibration: Pre-calibrated to within 0.1 pixel RMS error*
General Purpose IO: GPIO pins for external trigger / strobe
*Based on a stereo resolution of 640x480 and is valid for all camera models. Calibration accuracy will vary from camera to camera.
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The Bumblebee XB3 is a 3-sensor multi-baseline IEEE-1394b (800Mb/s) stereo camera designed for improved flexibility and accuracy. It features 1.3 mega-pixel sensors and has two baselines available for stereo processing. The extended baseline and high resolution provide more precision at longer ranges, while the narrow baseline improves close range matching and minimum-range limitations.

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Sensor: Three Sony 1/3" progressive scan CCDs, Color/BW
Resolution and FPS : 1280x960 at 15FPS
Lenses: 3.8mm (70° HFOV) or 6mm (50° HFOV) focal length
Calibration: Pre-calibrated to within 0.1 pixel RMS error
General Purpose IO: GPIO pins for external trigger / strobe
*Based on a stereo resolution of 640x480 and is valid for all camera models. Calibration accuracy will vary from camera to camera.
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Flea3 IEEE 1394b Flea3 GigE Flea3 USB3.0
The Flea3 FL3-FW line of IEEE 1394b cameras offers a total of eight monochrome and color CCD models, ranging from VGA to 2 megapixel. The Flea3 FL3-GE line of the world’s smallest GigE cameras offers a total of four monochrome and color CCD models, ranging from VGA to 5.0 megapixel. The Flea3 FL3-U3 line of the world’s smallest and fastest USB 3.0 cameras offers a low-cost, high-speed, CMOS image sensors, ranging from 1.3 to 8.8 megapixel.
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The Grasshopper Express camera series features a completely new hardware platform designed to accommodate a wide range of high speed Kodak and Sony image sensors. The Grasshopper Express is housed in the same compact metal case as the original Grasshopper. The camera also comes complete with a variety of new features, including enhanced opto-isolated GPIO, new hardware trigger modes, and improved imaging performance.

Firewire IEEE-1394b Grasshopper2
Sensor: Kodak KAI-01050 1/2” CCD Mono, Sony ICX674 2/3”CCD Mono/Color, Sony ICX694 1" Mono/Color CCD
Resolution: 1.0, 2.8, 6.0 Megapixels
Frame Rate: 70 FPS (GX-FW-10K3M), 26 FPS (GX-FW-28S5M/C), 11 FPS (GX-FW-60S6M/C)
Dimensions: 44 x 29 x 58 mm
Interface: IEEE 1394b 800 Mbit/s interface with screw locks
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The Gazelle series of Camera Link cameras delivers an unsurpassed combination of size, speed, and price. The Gazelle is based on the same compact form factor as the popular Grasshopper camera and is designed to accommodate a large selection of high resolution, high frame rate image sensors. The Camera Link Base, Full (640 MByte/s) configurations allows the CMOS image sensors from CMOSIS to run at 2 MP at 280 FPS and 4 MP at 150 FPS.
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Gazelle CMOS Camera Link
Sensor: CMOSIS 2/3" and 1" CMOS Mono sensors
Resolution: 2.0, 4.0 Megapixels
Frame Rate: 280FPS (GZL-CL-22C5), 150FPS (GZL-CL-41C6)
Dimensions: 44 x 29 x 59.5 mm
Interface: Camera Link Base, Full (640 MByte/s)
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Grasshopper2 IEEE 1394b Grasshopper2 GigE
The fully redesigned Grasshopper2 camera series is the next generation version of the high performance Grasshopper and offers users a FireWire (1394b) and GigE Vision digital interface. The Grasshopper2 uses the same form factor as the existing Grasshopper and a selection of the same image sensors, and adds several new features, including enhanced opto-isolated general purpose I/O and improved imaging performance.
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The very affordable Chameleon features a unique combination of a small, lightweight form factor, USB 2.0 interface, and a Sony ICX445 EXview HAD CCD image sensor. The extreme high sensitivity of Sony's Exview technology allows for fast shutter speeds in any light condition. USB 2.0

 
Sensor: Sony 1.3MP 1/3" ICX445 EXview HAD CCD
Resolution and Frame Rate: 1296x964 at 18 FPS
Digital Interface: USB 2.0 5-pin Mini-B interface
Dimensions: 25.5 mm x 41 mm x 44 mm
General Purpose I/O: 7-pin connector for trigger and strobe
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Firefly MV USB 2.0 Firefly MV IEEE 1394a
The small and affordable Firefly MV line offers 11 different combinations of CMOS image sensor (0.3 and 1.3 MP), form factor (board-level and housed) and interface (FireWire and USB 2.0) that are designed to address a wide variety of applications in industrial and non-industrial imaging.
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