Alacron, Inc., makers of high performance frame grabbers and accelerated frame grabber subsystems for more than 25 years, has announced with affiliate company FastVision, LLC their newest product, the FastCamera 300 (FC 300) high speed digital camera, built around the latest low noise, high speed CMOS Sensor.
“These newest FastVision cameras now offer one of the lowest noise CMOS sensor designs in the world,” says Dr. Joseph Sgro, CEO of Alacron, Inc. and FastVision, LLC. “Our new FC 300 camera reflects many advantages of this new sensor including low cost and high speed of 3.2 megapixels running at 180 frames per second.”
In an article in the September 2012 edition of VSD Magazine, Sgro explained that the FC 300 camera complements Alacron’s new back-side imager (BSI) camera, also announced today, that features delta doping (DD) and anti-reflective (AR) coating.
“Our technology development effort over the past several years with Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) Microdevices Laboratory incorporates JPL’s patented delta doping process on the sensor in the FC 300,” Sgro adds. “This combination of JPL’s DD and AR process and the extremely quiet CMOS sensor produces 100 percent fill factor and allows selection of the sensor’s sensitivity to specific wave length, ranging from deep ultraviolet (DUV) to near infrared (NIR).”
Launched by Dr. Sgro in 1985, Alacron is known internationally for its innovative product designs and high quality manufacturing. Its product family of frame grabbers, high speed visual imaging cameras and related subsystems, analytical tools, along with customized hardware, software and integration middleware are deployed worldwide. Alacron’s digital imaging products are used by engineers in many fields, including aerospace, medicine, manufacturing, and defense. All Alacron customers benefit from the highest quality products that also boast the kind of performance and durability required by robotic, surveillance, and other machine vision applications.
Alacron’s sister company, FastVision, was launched in 2002 with a focus on research and development for, and production of very high speed smart cameras and recording systems.
“Dr. Sgro’s background and on-going interest in neurology and advanced mathematics, gives him a unique insight into R&D and manufacturer of products that address real world demands for integrated design and the need for highest quality products,” said Paul Stanton, head engineer at Alacron. “Dr. Sgro’s choice of the next generation CMOS high speed, low noise sensor for the FC 300, along with JPL’s DD and AR processes, provide users with a unique camera which has real advantages in crucial global markets such as medical, military and manufacturing, wherever robotics and machine vision is important.”