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Dalsa Falcon2

Area Scan Camera

12MP, CMOS shutter, up to 168 fps

The Falcon2 series is Teledyne DALSA’s latest high-performance area camera family, featuring the latest CMOS technology for high speed, high resolution imaging with true global shutter operation, the Falcon2 cameras deliver high quality images of fast-moving objects without smear or distortion.

Teledyne DALSA’s Falcon2 cameras also provide an extensive feature set including programmable exposure time via Camera Link interface or additionally by external hardware signals, and selectable aspect ratios (4:3 and 1:1). Wrapped in a remarkably compact, rugged, thermally efficient body that has been optimized for industrial applications, the Falcon2 cameras deliver outstanding performance and value.

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  • High resolution and frame rate
  • Superior image quality
  • Reduced dark noise levels and improved dark offset
  • Improved sensitivity
  • In-camera image pre-processing (flat field correction)
  • Global shutter imaging to crisply capture moving objects
  • Selectable 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratios while maintaining the same resolution (for 8M and 4M models)
  • Color models available
  • Customizable user settings
  • Rugged and reliable

Global Shutter Imaging


High-speed, smear-free still image capture is the hallmark of Teledyne DALSA’s Falcon cameras. Applications such as traffic management, metrology and robotics inspection all need to image fast-moving objects without smear or distortion. To meet this need, Teledyne DALSA offers true global shutter CMOS and interline transfer CCDs. With both technologies, the sensor has the ability to electronically shutter itself and “stop the action.”

To stop the action, the camera starts and stops exposure of all pixels in an array simultaneously, under electronic control. This
functionality requires specific design features, and not all sensors have them. Full-frame CCDs require mechanical shutters or strobing to achieve this result, introducing more cost and complexity into the vision system. Frame-transfer CCDs may not provide the speed required, or may be difficult to cost-justify due to the extra silicon required for the storage area. Standard rolling-shutter CMOS sensors distort images of moving objects because they only read out one line of their arrays at a time—by the time they read the next line, the object has moved. This distortion is a major obstacle for machine vision applications such as automated sorting or defect inspection—objects that that should be a “pass” are judged as “fail” because the image fed into the pattern-matching algorithms is distorted. For example, instead of valid round holes, the system would see unacceptable ellipses.

But interline CCDs and true global shutter CMOS sensors are ideally suited to imaging fast-moving objects. They capture crisp images without smear or distortion by electronically shuttering all pixels simultaneously even at short exposure times. Teledyne DALSA’s Falcon cameras (Camera Link) and Genie and Genie TS cameras (GigE) both provide true global shuttering.

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Falcon2 Camera Models

NOTE : End of Life (E.O.L.); Lead Time 12 weeks

Model Name Part Number  Sensor Type Color/ Monochrome Resolution Pixel Size Frame Rate Interface Data Sheet
Falcon2 12M FA-80-12M1H-01-R CMOS Mono 4096 x 3072 6 µm 58 fps Camera Link PDF

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