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PRESS RELEASE: Teledyne DALSA Announces Falcon2 Cameras for High Resolution and Speed

WATERLOO, Ontario - October 12, 2011 - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced its new Falcon2 high performance area scan camera series. The new Falcon2 series is comprised of three high performance models, including the 12M model, which delivers the industry's highest resolution in its category. The Falcon2 incorporates the company's latest CMOS imaging technology making these cameras ideal for more detailed inspection of objects in a shorter amount of time. Typical applications include automated optical inspection (AOI) for electronics manufacturing, semiconductor wafer inspection, flat panel display inspection, as well as solar panel inspection.

The Falcon2 series delivers fast frame rates, excellent image quality, and true global shutter operation. Unique to the machine vision market, our 8M and 12M Falcon2 cameras come with selectable aspect ratio. All three models are mechanically rugged and are thermally stable and thus do not require external heat sinks. The Falcon2 cameras come with embedded image processing, including FFC correction and sensor cosmetics enhancement. The Falcon2 series includes:

  • Falcon2 4M, delivering 4 Megapixels at 168 frames per second,
  • Falcon2 8M, delivering 8 Megapixels at 90 frames per second, and the
  • Falcon2 12M, delivering 12 Megapixels at 58 frames per second.

"Our Falcon cameras are known for producing high quality images of fast-moving objects without smear or distortion," said Behnam Rashidian, Senior Product Manager at Teledyne DALSA. "With the new Falcon2 series, Teledyne DALSA has delivered even greater resolution and speed while improving image quality as well."

Key Features and Benefits

  • In camera image pre-processing (flat field correction, defective pixel concealment)
  • Selectable 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same overall resolution (for 8M and 4M models)
  • Improved sensitivity
  • Reduced dark noise levels and improved dark offset
  • Global shutter imaging to crisply capture moving objects
  • Customizable user settings
  • GenICam compliant and available with Camera Link® interface standard for high bandwidth data transmission

Camera Details & Availability

The Falcon2 8M monochrome camera model will be available in October 2011 and the Falcon2 4M and 12M monochrome camera models will be available in November 2011. Color versions of the Falcon2 camera will be available in January 2012. For more detailed product information, visit the Falcon2 camera page on the Teledyne DALSA website or contact your regional sales representative. For a downloadable image of the camera, please visit Teledyne DALSA's online media kit. To view a video on the Falcon2 camera series, click here, or visit www.teledynedalsa.com/falcon2.

The Falcon2 cameras will be featured at the following tradeshows:

Vision China 2011 - Beijing, China: October 26-28, 2011
Vision 2011 - Stuttgart, Germany: November 8-10, 2011
Engimach - Ahmedabad, India: November 23-27, 2011
ITE Japan 2011 - Yokohama, Japan: December 7-9, 2011

About Teledyne DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services
Teledyne DALSA is a world leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing. For more information, please visit www.teledynedalsa.com/mv.

About Teledyne DALSA, Inc.
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing MEMS products and services. For more information, please visit

www.teledynedalsa.com .


All trademarks are registered by their respective companies.

Teledyne DALSA reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.


Media Contacts:

Maria Doyle
Red Javelin Communications
Tel: +1-781-964-3536
email: [email protected]

Heather Neale
Teledyne DALSA
Tel: +1-514-333-1301 ext. 227
email: [email protected]

Sales Contacts:

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Published 2011-10-12

Machine vision cameras ideal for electronics, semiconductor and flat panel display inspection


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