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Fast camera, high frame rates  – 1394b – powerful features

The Pike is a fast IEEE 1394b camera for demanding applications (e.g. industrial and medical imaging). Numerous pre-processing functions produce an outstanding image quality. Pike cameras operate with very high frame rates.

Pike cameras include extraordinary image pre-processing functions like the High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio).

Pike cameras are available both with two copper ports (for daisy-chaining) and with copper/GOF (glass optical fiber) ports.

  • Sony and Truesense CCD sensors (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 1.2, 35 mm)
  • 8 models (VGA to 16 Megapixel)
  • Options
    • 1394b connectors: daisy chain copper or copper and GOF
    • Various IR cut/pass filters
    • F/M39-Mount (F-032 only: CS/M12-Mount)
    • Pike F-1100/F-1600: M42/M58-Mount
    • Hirose power: out
    • Angled head
    • White medical housing
    • Sensor variants: Taped cover glass w/o microlenses, fixed quartz cover glass w/o microlenses available for some models

Pike F-032F-100F-145F-210
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 640 x 4801000 x 10001388 x 10381920 x 1080
Sensor Truesense KAI-0340Truesense KAI-1020Sony ICX285Truesense KAI-2093
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/3Type 2/3Type 2/3Type 1
Cell size 7.4 µm7.4 µm6.45 µm7.4 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 208 fps60 fps30 fps31 fps
A/D 14 bit
On-board FIFO 64 MB
Output
Bit depth 8-14 bit bit8-14 bit8-14 bit8-14 bit
Mono modes Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Color modes YUV YUV411, YUV422
Color modes RGB RGB8
Raw modes Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
Opto-coupled I/Os 2 inputs, 4 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) 4 W
Mass 250 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
96.8 x 44 x 44 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Pike F-421F-505F-1100F-1600
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 2048 x 20482452 x 20544008 x 26724872 x 3248
Sensor Truesense KAI-4022Sony ICX625Truesense KAI-11002Truesense KAI-16000
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1.2Type 2/3Type 35 mmType 35 mm
Cell size 7.4 µm3.45 µm9 µm7.4 µm
Lens mount CCFF
Max frame rate at full resolution 16 fps15 fps5 fps3 fps
A/D 14 bit
On-board FIFO 64 MB64 MB256 MB256 MB
Output
Bit depth 8-14 bit
Mono modes Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Color modes YUV YUV411, YUV422
Color modes RGB RGB8
Raw modes Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
Opto-coupled I/Os 2 inputs, 4 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) 4 W
Mass 250 g250 g380 g380 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
96.8 x 44 x 44 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens96.8 x 44 x 44 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens142.8 x 59 x 59 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens142.8 x 59 x 59 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Pike 1394b cameras include a rich variety of image pre-processing functions:

  • Programmable LUT, white balance, hue, saturation
  • Debayering
  • Auto gain, auto exposure
  • Color correction
  • Shading correction
  • High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio)
  • Smear reduction
  • Sub-sampling, 2x – 8x binning (b/w)
  • Separate AOI for auto features (speed increase possible)
  • Sequence mode (changes the image settings on the fly)
  • Image mirror
  • Deferred image transport
  • SIS (secure image signature, time stamp for trigger, frame count etc.)
  • Storable user settings

Pike cameras are an ideal choice for for all applications which require a fast camera (IEEE 1394b) with very high frame rates and an outstanding image quality.

Their flexible design (AVT modular concept) offers many opportunities for customization. The GOF (glass optical fiber) versions allow for cable lengths of 400 meters or even more - without any additional repeaters.

Pike cameras are especially suited for:

  • Applications which require high frame rates and outstanding image quality
  • OEM applications (modular concept)
  • Sports, motion studies
  • 3D recordings of still and moving objects
  • 3D-scanning
  • Science and research
  • Healthcare, Medical imaging
  • Multimedia and entertainment
  • ITS (Intelligent traffic solutions)
  • Long cable lengths, 400 meters and more (fiber version)

Application Case Studies:

  • Full Scale Testing
    Fatigue test of CF-18 aircraft at NRC Aerospace (National Research Council of Canada).

  • Every Nook and Cranny
    The Mephisto Extreme 3D-Scanner from 3DDynamics relies on AVT Pike digital cameras to scan objects, humans, animals or plants with the highest possible precision in three dimensions.

  • Perfect Swing
    With two Pike digital cameras from Allied Vision Technologies, “Swing & See” helps recreational golfers to practice their swing like professionals do.

  • AVT Pike Makes Foosball Robot Nearly Unbeatable
    Automated table soccer game designed by Cologne University of Applied Science.