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Kodak launches new 16 Megapixel KAI-16000 Interline CCD Sensor

Kodak has launched the KAI-16000 a new 16 Megapixel CCD, which has been specifically designed for manufacturers of cameras serving the machine vision, aerial imaging, and security industries. Top of the Kodak imager line for digital photography applications remains the KAF-39000 image sensor, which features 39 million imaging pixels in a 36 mm x 48 mm imaging area. This CCD image sensor has been selected by Phase One for use in their Phase One P45 digital camera back...

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Kodak launches new 16 Megapixel KAI-16000 Interline CCD Sensor - digital camera and photography newsNew 16 Megapixel KAI-16000 Interline CCD Sensor Offers Unsurpassed Image Quality and High Speed

Eastman Kodak Company continues its leadership position in image sensor technology with the release of the KODAK KAI-16000 Image Sensor, offering the highest resolution interline transfer CCD image sensor available for commercial and industrial markets. Building on Kodak's robust CCD technology, which already includes the highest resolution sensors for the digital photography marketplace, the KAI-16000 is a 35mm optical format 16 megapixel CCD targeted at the industrial, scientific, aerial, and security markets. The sensor allows camera manufacturers to improve system throughput by utilizing a wider field of view while also enhancing image quality.

The KODAK KAI-16000 image sensor is designed for manufacturers of cameras serving the machine vision, aerial imaging, and security industries. KAI-16000 allows these companies to build advanced imaging systems that capture a wider field of view without sacrificing image quality. This wider field of view improves overall system throughput allowing automated optical inspection systems to increase the number of parts inspected per hour. For aerial or security applications, the sensor's high resolution helps ensure that images achieve unsurpassed image quality. Other key features in the KAI-16000 include electronic shutter, progressive scan readout, two 30MHz high-speed outputs allowing for 3 frames per second and a combination of low noise and high sensitivity for excellent dynamic range.

“For industrial, scientific, aerial and security applications, there are two main requirements - image quality and speed - that can impact a company's bottom line,” said Terry Guy, Market Segment Manager, Image Sensor Solutions, Eastman Kodak Company. “The new KODAK KAI-16000 meets both these requirements. It's the highest resolution interline transfer CCD for these markets and offers performance advantages required by our customers. This demonstrates our ability to understand our customers' needs and deliver products that provide them with a competitive edge.”

The KAI-16000 is the latest sensor in Kodak's Interline Transfer family to leverage the same timing and control circuitry already used by other KODAK sensors. As a result, Kodak's customers can integrate this sensor easily into new camera designs ensuring short product development cycles.

The KAI-16000 extends Kodak's position as a leading supplier of high performance image sensors and includes the core technology that drives the most advanced developments in digital imaging applications. A pioneer in image sensors, Kodak develops, manufactures, and markets both CCD and CMOS sensor technology for applications ranging from satellite and medical imaging to digital cameras and machine vision products.
October 25, 2006
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