Camera Leverages 60 FPS Output for High-Speed Industrial Vision Applications


The CS8550DiF monochrome video camera from Toshiba Teli America, Inc. provides 60 Frame-Per-Second (FPS) double-speed, non-compressed VGA (640x480) output, qualifying it for high-speed applications such as machine vision, barcode reading, semiconductor inspection, and gauging.

“By combining state-of-the-art technologies in design and electronics, the new CS8550DiF delivers performance improvements while at the same time providing a significant price advantage,” notes Doug Freck, President/CEO, Toshiba Teli America, Inc. “It is targeted at the quality-sensitive OEM and for analog camera replacement markets.”

Based on a high-quality 1/3" progressive scan CCD with a square grid array, this monochrome camera offers plug-and-play ease with its Firewire IEEE1394 interface (400Mbps) that allows full control by a PC without a framegrabber. The camera works in a wide range of lighting conditions all the way down to 4.0 Lux, with functions like backlight compensation and electronic shutter helping to compensate for bright lighting sources.

The camera’s mechanically robust construction is suited for harsh environments, while its compact dimensions (49mm x 35mm x 98mm) permit installation in constricted spaces. Other key features include random trigger shutter for capturing images at any given timing cued by an external signal, and compatibility with standard C-mount lenses.

About Toshiba Teli Corporation
Toshiba Teli America, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Toshiba Teli Corporation, a world-leading manufacturer of CCD and CMOS cameras. Toshiba Teli Corporation has 500 employees and has a primary operation in Hino-City, Tokyo, and sales offices in Tokyo, Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo. In addition to cameras, Toshiba Teli Corporation manufacturers a wide range of equipment, including surveillance camera systems including DVR recorders, LCD inspection equipment, multi-value image measurement and manufacturing equipment, and RF amplifiers.


• Image Sensor: 1/3 Type CCD All Pixel Sensor • Scanning System: Progressive Scan • Total Pixels: 692(H) x 504(V) • Active Pixels: 640(H) x 480(V) • Pixel Size: 7.4(H) x 7.4(V) micron m • Frame Rates: 60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 FPS • Minimum Illumination: 4 lx • Subject Ilumination: 400lx (F5.6) • Gamma: 1.0 FIxed • Power Supply: DC+8V to DC+20V (via IEEE 1394 cable) • Power Consumption: 3.2W (at +12V) • Interface: Firewire IEEE 1394a-2000 • Transfer Speed: 400Mbps • Protocol: Conforms to 1394 Digital Camera Spec. v. 1.3 Input Signal • Shutter Trigger: VL= 0 to 0.5V (100kΩ), VH = 2 to 5 V(100kΩ) • Grabbing Timing: Rising/Falling Edge Detection Selectable • Pulse Width: Min 2 µs, Max 1 s • Electronic Shutter: OFF to 1/20,000 (8 step, selectable) • Random Trigger1/60 to 1/20000 (9 step, selectable) • Gain Adjustment±6dB (90 steps) • Lens Mount: C-Mount • Operating Temperature: -5°C to 45°C, Humidity 30 to 90% • Dimensions: 49(W) x 35(H) x 98(D) mm • Weight: 170 g
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