USB3 Vision Camera with CCD Sensors - Grasshopper3
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The Grasshopper3 camera line combines large format, high resolution, CCD and CMOS sensors, with the throughput capabilities of USB 3.0 for maximum performance.  It is ideal for a wide variety of demanding applications including flat panel inspection, 3D measurement, ophthalmology, flow-scanning cytometry, and fluorescence imaging. 

It's FPGA and frame buffer-based architecture provides optimal reliability, a rich set of features, and a full image processing pipeline including color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The Grasshopper3 offers a powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective alternative to Camera Link and dual GigE LAG solutions.

Sensor Technology
Learn more about Sony Exmor Global Shutter CMOS used in the IMX174 
Learn more about Sony EXview HAD CCD II used in the ICX674, ICX694, and ICX687

 
MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
GS3-U3-14S5C-C**
GS3-U3-14S5M-C**
Color
Mono
1.4 MP
  • Sony ICX285 CCD, 2/3", 6.45 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1394 x 1036 at 30 FPS
GS3-U3-23S6C-C
GS3-U3-23S6M-C
Color
Mono
2.3 MP
  • Sony IMX174 CMOS, 1/1.2", 5.86 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1920 x 1200 at 162 FPS
GS3-U3-28S4C-C
GS3-U3-28S4M-C
Color
Mono
2.8 MP
  • Sony ICX687 CCD, 1/1.8", 3.69 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1928 x 1448 at 26 FPS
GS3-U3-28S5C-C
GS3-U3-28S5M-C
Color
Mono
2.8 MP
  • Sony ICX674 CCD, 2/3", 4.54 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1920 x 1440 at 26 FPS
GS3-U3-41C6C-C
GS3-U3-41C6M-C
Color
Mono
4.1 MP
  • CMOSIS CMV4000-3E5, 1", 5.5 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 2048 x 2048 at 90 FPS*
GS3-U3-41C6NIR-C
NIR
4.1 MP
  • CMOSIS CMV4000-3E12, 1", 5.5 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 2048 x 2048 at 90 FPS*
GS3-U3-50S5C-C
GS3-U3-50S5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  • Sony ICX625 CCD, 2/3", 3.45 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 2448 x 2048 at 15 FPS
GS3-U3-60S6C-C
GS3-U3-60S6M-C
Color
Mono
6.0 MP
  • Sony ICX694 CCD, 1", 4.54 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 2736 x 2192 at 13 FPS
GS3-U3-91S6C-C
GS3-U3-91S6M-C
Color
Mono
9.1 MP
  • Sony ICX814 CCD, 1", 3.69 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 3376 x 2704 at 9 FPS

* Specific hardware required: Achieving Maximum Frame Rate with GS3-U3
** Available Q2 2014

Imaging Performance
(EMVA 1288)
See the Imaging Performance Specification, which includes quantum efficiency, saturation capacity (full well depth), read noise, dark current, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio. 
A/D Converter 14-bit (10-bit GS3-U3-23S6, GS3-U3-41C6)
Video Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Mono8, Mono12, Mono16 (all models) RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV444, Raw8, Raw12, Raw16 (color models)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, hue, saturation, and sharpness
Shutter Global shutter; Automatic/manual/one-push/extended shutter modes
Up to 32 seconds (GS3-U3-28S5, GS3-U3-60S6, GS3-U3-91S6); up to 30 seconds (GS3-U3-28S4); up to 4 seconds (GS3-U3-41C6); up to 3.2 seconds (GS3-U3-23S6); up to 2 seconds (GS3-U3-50S5)
Gain Automatic/manual/one-push modes
0 dB to 18 dB GS3-U3-23S6; 0 dB to 24 dB GS3-U3-28S4/GS3-U3-28S5; 0 to 10.1 dB GS3-U3-41C6; -6.51 dB to 24 dB GS3-U3-50S5; -6.158 to 24 dB GS3-U3-60S6; -9 to 24 dB GS3-U3-91S6

Gamma 0.50 to 4.00, programmable lookup table
White Balance Automatic/manual/one-push modes
High Dynamic Range Cycle 4 gain and exposure presets (CCD models only)
Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
Digital Interface USB 3.0 interface with screw locks for camera control, data, and power
Transfer Rates 5 Gbit/s
GPIO 8-pin Hirose HR25 GPIO connector for power, trigger, strobe, PWM, and serial I/O, 1 opto-isolated input, 1 opto-isolated output, 2 bi-directional I/O pins
External Trigger Modes Standard, bulb, overlapped, and multi shot trigger modes
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Image Buffer 128 MB frame buffer
Memory Channels 2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 2 MB non-volatile memory
Dimensions 44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Mass 90 grams (without optics or tripod mounting bracket)
Power Consumption 5-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB 3.0 interface, maximum 4.5 W
Camera Control Via FlyCapture SDK or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount C-mount
Temperature Operating: 0° to 50°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows, Linux (32- or 64-bit)
Warranty 3 years


Accessories

ACC-01-0011   Tripod Mount Adapter
ACC-01-1200   Generic USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 x1 2 Port Card
U3-PCIE2-2P01 Point Grey USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 x1 Card, Fresco Logic chipset, 2-port
U3-PCIE2-2P01X Point Grey USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0 x1 Host Adapter Card 2 Port w/ Internal Head Connector Support
ACC-01-2300 3-meter USB 3.0 Cable, Type-A to Micro-B (Locking)
ACC-01-2301 5-meter USB 3.0 Cable, Type-A to Micro-B (Locking)
ACC-01-2302 5.0 meter, Type-A to Micro-B, Locking USB 3.0 Cable, High performance, Extended Temp
ACC-01-3000 1.0-meter, Circular 8-pin pre-wired GPIO Hirose Connector
ACC-01-3005 4.5-meter, Circular 8-pin pre-wired GPIO Hirose Connector
ACC-01-3006   8-pin Circular Hirose HR25 GPIO Connector
ACC-01-6000   4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Screw Locks and External Power Adapter
ACC-01-9009 12V 1.5A Wall-Mount Power Supply, Plug Adapters, HR25 GPIO Wiring Harness
LENS-30S6-250C   Spacecom VF25095M Lens

  
  

 

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Point Grey Video: Sony EXview Explained Sony CMOS sensor with Global Shutter (IMX174, 1080p, 162fps)