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

1394b camera with Sony ICX285 sensor – 30 fps

The Pike F-145B/C is equipped with one of the finest sensors, Sony's EXview HAD CCD ICX285. Furthermore, various real-time pre-processing functions enhance its exceptional image quality. At full resolution, it runs 30 fps. Higher frame rates can be reached by a smaller AOI, binning (b/w), or sub-sampling.

  • Sony ICX285
  • 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

Also available: Pike F-145B/C (-15fps) version - lower framerate, enhanced image quality

Pike F-145
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 1388 x 1038
Sensor Sony ICX285
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 2/3
Cell size 6.45 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 30 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 - 32 dB
  • Exposure
    • Auto/manual
    • Exposure time: 39 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  

The well-engineered sensor Sony ICX285 in combination with the diverse image pre-processing functions and the modular design of the Pike F-145B/C result in a  camera with an exceptional high performance. It is the perfect choice for sophisticated applications, especially with low light.

The Pike F-145B/C is especially suited for:

  • Applications which require the highest image quality even with low light
  • OEM applications (modular concept)
  • Motion studies
  • 3D recordings of still and moving objects
  • Science and research
  • Healthcare and sports 
  • Multimedia and entertainment
  • ITS (Intelligent traffic solutions)
  • Long cable lengths, 400 meters and more (fiber version)

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