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Very small, lightweight industrial FireWire camera - inexpensive 

The Guppy is a very small, lightweight, inexpensive industrial FireWire camera. Guppy cameras are equipped with a large variety of renowned CCD and CMOS sensors by Sony and Micron/Aptina - the versatile Guppy series provides the right camera for almost all kinds of applications.

  • IEEE 1394a (400 Mb/s)
  • CCD and CMOS sensors (1/3, 1/2, 1/2.5), 10 models (VGA to 5 Megapixel)
  • Guppy F-038B/C and F044B/C also available as NIR version (enhanced near infrared light sensitivity)

Guppy F-033F-036F-038F-038 NIR
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 656 x 494752 x 480768 x 492768 x 492
Sensor Sony ICX424Micron/Aptina MT9V022Sony ICX418Sony ICX428
Sensor type CCD ProgressiveCMOS ProgressiveCCD InterlacedCCD Interlaced
Sensor size Type 1/3Type 1/3Type 1/2Type 1/2
Cell size 7.4 µm6 µm8.4 x 9.88.4 x 9.8 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 58 fps64 fps30 fps30 fps
A/D 10 bit10 bit12 bit12 bit
Output
Bit depth 8 bit
Mono modes Mono8
Color modes YUV n/a
Color modes RGB n/a
Raw modes Raw8
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
TTL I/Os 1 input, 3 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <2 W
Mass 50 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
48.2 x 30 x 30 mm incl. connectors
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Guppy F-044F-044 NIRF-046F-080
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 752 x 580752 x 580780 x 5821032 x 778
Sensor Sony ICX419Sony ICX429Sony ICX415Sony ICX204
Sensor type CCD InterlacedCCD InterlacedCCD ProgressiveCCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/2Type 1/2Type 1/2Type 1/3
Cell size 8.6 x 8.3 µm8.6 x 8.38.3 µm4.65 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 25 fps25 fps49 fps30 fps
A/D 12 bit
Output
Bit depth 8 bit
Mono modes Mono8
Color modes YUV n/a
Color modes RGB n/a
Raw modes Raw8
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
TTL I/Os 1 input, 3 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <2 W
Mass 50 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
48.2 x 30 x 30 mm incl. connectors
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Guppy F-146F-503
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 1392 x 10402592 x 1944
Sensor Sony ICX267Aptina MT9P031
Sensor type CCD ProgressiveCMOS Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/2Type 1/2.5
Cell size 4.65 µm2.2 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 17 fps6 fps
A/D 12 bit
Output
Bit depth 8/12 bit
Mono modes Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Color modes YUV n/a
Color modes RGB n/a
Raw modes Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
TTL I/Os 1 input, 3 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <2 W
Mass 50 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
48.2 x 30 x 30 mm incl. connectors
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

  • Programmable LUT
  • Auto gain
  • Auto exposure ( except for Guppy F-036B/C, F-503B/C)
  • Image mirror (only Guppy F-036B/C, F-503B/C)
  • Binning (b/w) (only Guppy F-036B/C, F-503B/C)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range Mode, only Guppy F-036)
  • Only Guppy F-503B/C: Sub-sampling, defect pixel correction, multi-shot, separate AOI for auto features

 

 

With its very compact housing, a Guppy industrial camera fits into the smallest places. Thanks to the diversity of the Guppy models, this industrial FireWire camera fits a large variety of applications.

  • Cost-effective and easy move from analog to digital cameras
  • Applications with space constraints
  • OEM solutions (board level version)
  • Machine vision and inspection
  • Robotics
  • Quality control
  • ITS/Traffic monitoring
  • ... and many more

Application Case Studies:

  • AVT Cameras Inspect Airbag Inflator
    Industrial Inspection: Manufacturer of high-pressure gas chargers uses AVT Guppy cameras for 100% leak control.

  • Underwater Vision
    AVT Sponsored Team from Cornell University Wins 2010 RoboSub Challenge with Guppy equipped Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

  • Eye Robot
    New industrial robot pi4_workerbot sees using digital cameras from Allied Vision Technologies.

  • Drop by Drop Inspection
    JetXpert is a sophisticated drop-in-flight analysis system used by major manufacturersfor of inkjet printers, print heads, and ink.
  • Virtual Prototypes
    Using “Augmented Reality,” auto manufacturers can integrate virtual CAD prototypes into actual modules or vehicles to find and solve assembly problems before production begins. The Unifeye Prototyping System from Metaio with AVT digital cameras makes it possible.

  • Advertising in the Third Dimension
    With the Virtual Stage, advertisors are discovering a new dimension: the floor. This innovative system, using digital image-processing with cameras from Allied Vision Technologies, transmits advertising messages in an original, entertaining and interactive way.

  • Musical Amoebae
    Electronic music instrument Reactable turns images to sounds. The experimental synthesizer was developed by a research team of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (Spain).