Basler has announced the release of the “boost series”, a new portfolio of additional CXP-12 camera models, two new multi-channel CXP-12 interface cards, and a variety of matching components. The company says it’s “significantly expanding its presence” in the CoaXPress 2.0 market with its new series.
The boost camera is now available with two ports and the Sony Pregius S sensors IMX530, IMX531 and IMX532, with resolutions up to 24 MP and frame rates up to 150 fps. The cameras can be combined with the new two- and four-channel interface cards. Components such as C- and F-mount lenses, coaxial cables and evaluation kits for a simplified test and integration phase complete the CXP-12 overall package.
The interface cards together with the boost cameras form an integrated unit, controlled by the pylon Camera Software Suite as a single SDK. This allows computer vision systems to be put into operation as multi-camera setups via plug-and-play functionality for applications such as those in the semiconductor and solar industries, display (FPD), print and food inspection, and medical technology.
The portfolio now increases to 16 boost CXP-12 area scan cameras, with global shutter CMOS sensors from Sony and ON Semiconductor, resolutions up to 45 MP for monochrome and colour applications, and three Interface Cards with one, two and four channels.
The camera and interface card combinations are scalable according to the CoaXPress 2.0 standard to achieve high resolutions and frame rates for high-speed applications. Basler state that these systems have “low latencies and cost-effective” long cables with integrated power supply (PoCXP – single-cable solution) that are also suitable for drag chains. The interface cards already have set image pre-processing functions, which reduces the CPU load of the host computer.
Basler says that with its “many years of experience in the CoaXPress field”, it offers a “carefully selected, tested and compatible portfolio” of hardware and software that allows users to “easily select and integrate to build a future-oriented and efficient computer vision system according to their specific requirements”. Existing system architectures based on older CoaXPress or Camera Link interfaces can be updated to the latest technology.
You can find more information about Basler and its new boost series portfolio of CXP-12 camera products on its website.
Stay up to date with the most recent automation, computer vision, machine vision and robotics news on MVPro. Read the best stories every Friday with our newsletter.