JAI's Go Series provides a remarkable combination of high resolution, fast frame rate, small size, low weight, and optics flexibility, all at a very affordable entry-level price.
The GO-5000-PMCL is built around the same 5-megapixel CMOS imager featured in the company’s high performance Spark SP-5000 cameras, but offers a smaller form factor (29 mm x 29 mm x 41.5 mm, excluding lens mount) and weighs only 46 grams – one of the lightest cameras available at this resolution.Despite its small stature, the GO-5000 delivers full 5-megapixel output (2560 x 2048 pixels) at up to 107 frames per second over a two-channel, Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link interface. More importantly, the camera's combination of 5 micron square pixels and versatile ROI capabilities, enables it to be easily configured to meet a wide range of customer requirements for resolution, speed, and optical formats.
For example, by creating a centered 1920 x 1080 ROI, users can configure the GO-5000 to provide high-speed 1080p HD video that fits completely within the optical format of a 2/3” C-mount lens. This is in contrast to CMOS cameras with 5.5 micron pixels which generate 1080p image sizes that are slightly larger than the standard 2/3” optical circle, thus requiring more expensive 1” image optics to ensure that vignetting will not occur.
Other ROI possibilities include configuring the GO-5000 to operate as a VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 1/4” optics at a frame rate of nearly 450 fps. Or, users can apply 2x2 binning to the GO-5000M-PMCL monochrome camera to create a camera with 1.3-megapixel output and the high sensitivity and signal-to-noise characteristics that come from what is effectively an array of 10 micron square pixels. 4x4 binning is also supported.
Two models are available. The GO-5000M-PMCL is a monochrome camera, while the GO-5000C-PMCL provides raw Bayer output for host-based interpolation.
Like the original Spark SP-5000, the GO-5000’s imager features a combination of analog and digital gain controls to reduce the amount of quantized noise in low-light images compared to conventional CMOS cameras. On the color model, an on-chip 4-channel analog gain function is utilized to allow individual adjustment of R, G1, G2, and B information for better white balancing with reduced noise.
Also included is JAI’s Auto Level Control (ALC) that combines auto gain, and auto shutter capabilities in an integrated function to let users optimize their auto exposure control for lowest noise, fastest shutter, or other priorities.
The dual Mini Camera Link interface can be configured to support different data rate requirements using Base, Medium or Full configurations. Power is supplied through one of the two Mini Camera Link connectors. An optional model is available with a separate 4-pin external power (EP) connector. To order, specify GO-5000M-PMCL-EP or GO-5000C-PMCL-EP.
With their small size and light weight, GO-5000-PMCL cameras are ideal for applications which require repetitive camera movement, and are well suited for use on robotics/unmanned vehicles or in applications that require mounting in tight spaces.
Uses C-mount lenses.
Dimensions (HxWxL): 29 x 29 x 41.5 mm (excluding lens mount)
AccessoriesMP-43 tripod mounting plate
*HDR mode is only available in GO-5000M-PMCL (Monochrome version).
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