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Eight New Basler ace U Cameras with Sony Pregius Sensors

Eight New Basler ace U Cameras with Sony Pregius Sensors

We are expanding the portfolio of our most successful camera series, ace, by adding eight new models with the Global Shutter CMOS sensors IMX287 and IMX273 from Sony's Pregius series. With resolutions of VGA and 1.6 megapixels at up to 520 frames per second, the eight new cameras extend the ace U product line in the range of lower resolutions.

The IMX273 sensor offers the same outstanding image quality, high speeds and low noise with a pixel size of 3.45 µm already known from other sensors of the second Pregius generation (e. g. IMX250 and IMX304). The IMX287 sensor, on the other hand, has twice the pixel size with an edge length of 6.9 µm. This results in an increased saturation capacity and a higher dynamic range with the same sensitivity and also low noise.

The sensitivity of both sensors extends into the near-infrared range and thus positions them as a good alternative to higher-priced, dedicated NIR sensors in applications where low sensitivity in the NIR range is sufficient, such as electroluminescence inspection or in traffic and security applications.

With their features, the eight new ace U models are also excellently suited as upgrades for older CCD cameras with low resolutions. For example, the CMOS sensor IMX287 is a very good replacement for the CCD sensor ICX618. Thanks to the similar pixel format at the same resolution, a smooth transition is possible. Due to its significantly better sensor characteristics at a similar price level, the IMX287 offers users additional optimization potential for the entire image processing chain.

All eight new ace U cameras are available with the proven GigE and USB 3.0 interfaces and include the feature set PGI, the unique combination of 5x5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising and improved sharpness. The GigE models also offer powerful GigE Vision 2.0 features such as PTP. With the help of our pylon Camera Software Suite, the ace cameras can be integrated quickly and easily.

For the following camera models design-in samples are available from 04/2018 onwards:

Camera model Resolution (H x V) Frame Rate Mono/ Color Interface Sensor
acA720-290gm 720 px x 540 px 293 fps Mono GigE IMX287
acA720-290gc 720 px x 540 px 293 fps Color GigE IMX287
acA1440-73gm 1440 px x 1080 px 73 fps Mono GigE IMX273
acA1440-73gc 1440 px x 1080 px 73 fps Color GigE IMX273

Further design-in samples are planned for 05/2018:

Camera model Resolution (H x V) Frame Rate Mono/ Color Interface Sensor
acA720-520um 720 px x 540 px 520 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX287
acA720-520uc 720 px x 540 px 520 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX287
acA1440-220um 1440 px x 1080 px 220 fps Mono USB 3.0 IMX273
acA1440-220uc 1440 px x 1080 px 220 fps Color USB 3.0 IMX273

For details on the new ace models or more information, please contact our Sales team or your regional Basler distribution partner.

Didn’t see quite what you need? Discover other models of the ace U line and learn all about the individual ace product lines on our website. Be sure also to have a look at our entire ace portfolio with more than 130 models.