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New Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ CCD Camera Family Provides Easy Interface Transition
|By Business Wire
|August 5, 2014 05:28 PM EDT
Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative,
high-performance digital cameras, today announced the introduction of
the Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ camera family, an extension to the
existing compact and low-cost Blackfly GigE Vision® PoE
Blackfly USB3 Vision Camera Line (Photo: Business Wire)
The first available Blackfly BFLY-U3-13S2 models are based on color and
monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3" EXview HAD global
shutter CCD featuring 3.75 micron square pixels and capable of 1288 x
964 resolution at 30 FPS. This combination of sensor format, resolution
and frame rate have resulted in widespread adoption of this sensor in a
variety of applications including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and
semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate
The Blackfly measures just 29x29x30 mm in size and offers a host of
unique features, including temperature, power, and status monitoring; a
powerful image processing pipeline for color interpolation, look up
table, and gamma; a 16 MByte frame buffer for retransmitting images; and
USB3 Vision support. Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Blackfly
uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based
architecture for optimal performance and reliability, and comes with a
“With the introduction of the compact and low-cost Blackfly USB3 Vision
camera line, we provide an easy interface transition to customers,” says
Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey.
“FireWire users will benefit from the widespread availability of USB 3.0
on today’s PCs and laptops without having to install additional
interface cards, while USB 2.0 users will achieve higher bandwidth and
improved reliability. And analog camera users will be motivated by
Blackfly’s compact form factor and sensor options to make the move to
The BFLY-U3-13S2M is list priced at $395/€299 and is available to order
now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store
(for North American, EU and Australian customers). Further Blackfly USB3
Vision models ranging from VGA to 5.0 MP are planned to be released
About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer
of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life
science, traffic, and surveillance applications. We offer a unique and
comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0
and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of
use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997
and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software
and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey
to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to
market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts,
including the world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the
smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point
Grey currently employs over 170 people and has international offices in
Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network
of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.
New Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ CCD Camera Family
Provides Easy Interface Transition
Point Grey announced the introduction of the Blackfly® USB3
Vision™ camera family, an extension to the existing compact and low-cost
Blackfly GigE Vision™ PoE product line. The first available Blackfly
BFLY-U3-13S2 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the
popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3" EXview HAD global shutter CCD featuring 3.75
micron square pixels and capable of 1288 x 964 resolution at 30 FPS.
This combination of sensor format, resolution and frame rate have
resulted in a widespread adoption of this sensor in a variety of
applications including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and
semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate
recognition. The compact and low-cost Blackfly USB3 Vision camera line
provides an easy interface transition from FireWire and USB 2.0 over to
USB 3.0 or from analog to digital.
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