1. Description
  2. Specifications
  3. Smart features
  4. Applications

4 Megapixel camera with Truesense KAI-4022 type 1.2 sensor – high resolution, low noise

The Pike F-421B/C is equipped with a Truesense HAD CCD sensor type 1.2.
The reason for this large sensor format is the goal to achieve high resolution images with low noise. The sensor has a wide pixel pitch of 7.4 μm.
At full resolution, the camera runs up to 16 fps. Higher frame rates can be reached by a smaller AOI, binning (b/w), or sub-sampling.

  • Truesense KAI-4022
  • Trigger
    • Programmable, trigger level control, single trigger, bulk trigger, programmable trigger delay
  • Options
    • 1394b connectors: daisy chain copper or copper and GOF
    • Various IR cut/pass filters
    • F/M39-Mount
    • Hirose power: out
    • Angled head
    • White medical housing
Pike F-421
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 2048 x 2048
Sensor Truesense KAI-4022
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1.2
Cell size 7.4 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 16 fps
A/D 14 bit
On-board FIFO 64 MB
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 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 technical drawing (C-Mount)

  • Programmable LUT, white balance, hue, saturation
  • Debayering
  • Gain
    • Auto/manual
    • Manual gain control: 0 - 22 dB
  • Exposure
    • Auto/manual
    • Exposure time: 70 µs - 67 s
  • 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
  • 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  

Equipped with a large sensor format (type 1.2), the Pike F-421B/C is the perfect fit for low-light applications. It is distinguished by high-resolution images and an extraordinary image quality with very low noise. The smart pre-processing features of the Pike even enhance the image quality. This Pike camera is especially suited for:

  • Applications which require the highest image quality even with low light
  • OEM applications (modular concept)
  • Microscopy
  • Science and research
  • ITS (Intelligent traffic solutions)
  • Long cable lengths, 400 meters and more (fiber version)