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Teledyne DALSA Linea

Cost effective high speed CMOS line scan camera

  • Fast high performance monochrome line scan camera with enhanced NIR responsivity
  • Single line CMOS sensor from Teledyne DALSA with 3.52 µm and 7.04 µm pixel size
  • Models with up to 16384 pixels
  • Possibility to use multiple ROIs (regions of interest) to reduce data transfer and processing load
  • Trigger to Image Reliability framework to protect from data loss and to improve reliability of the inspection system
  • Special features of the CameraLink HS models:
    • A low trigger jitter of 3.2ns making it perfect for line scan applications with high trigger frequencies
    • 2 GByte/sec data with a single CX4 cable (with long transmission distances and cable flexibility)
  • Special features of the GigE Vision models:
    • TurboDrive and Burst Mode for increased speed and performance
    • Cycling Mode and HDR Imaging for applications with demanding lighting situations
  • Horizontal and vertical binning (2x2)
  • Precise sensor orientation simplifies multi-camera calibration on system level
  • Graphical user interface for easy set-up, controls and implementation of the camera
  • Compact, robust design with light weight
  • Cost effective and thus ideally suited for cost sensitive high-speed imaging applications
  • Enhanced temperature range: 0°C to 65°C

5 Reasons for DALSA Linea

You want to keep system cost and complexity low

With the Cycling Mode provided in the Linea GigE models, up to five different user-controlled configurations can be used. This means that you use a different light source, lighting angle, exposure time, gain, etc. for every line. In this way you get more information from a single pass with a single camera instead of using more expensive sets of multiple cameras or combinations of camera and frame grabber.

Your advantages:

  • You can reduce system cost and complexity.

  • For inspection of glass or plastic sheets you can take images with front and back light in one run and thus see mistakes that would not be visible with only one illumination method.

  • You can get colour information with this monochrome camera by using a RGB illumination (like Metaphase Metabright or Metaphase Exolight).

  • In applications with the need to use visible and NIR light - like when inspecting the aluminium seals of food packs for potential damages and for the printed best before date - the Cycling Mode allows you to perform both inspections in the same run and thus you can reduce inspection time by running just one inspection instead of several inspection processes.

You want to speed up your application

In case you want to use your existing GigE network but need faster line rates than usually achievable with a GigE Vision network, the TurboDrive function of the GigE models will enable you to run line rates of up to 80 kHz which means the standard GigE Vision data rate is increased multiple times.

Your advantage:

  • You can run your application faster while using all the benefits of GigE networks.
You have a high speed application with high requirements on data transfer

The GigE Vision model features the Burst Mode for high speed applications. In this mode, images can be acquired at maximum speed with the data buffered on the main storage of the camera. The buffered data is only transfered during camera idle times e.g. when a conveyor belt moves forward.

Your advantage:

  • You can keep your production speed high and avoid effort and cost for a more complex interface.
You want to run a fast application and avoid major investments in your computer network

With the Multiple ROI feature you can restrict your inspection to the object areas that are relevant. This reduces data transfer and processing load. Consequently the performance requirements on your computer infrastructure are reduced and you get the chance to boost the performance of your system.

Your advantages:

  • You can speed up your inspection.
  • You can continue working with your existing computer infrastructure and thus save cost for investing in network enhancements.
You need a reliable system that tracks data loss

The Trigger to Image Reliability framework controls and monitors the entire image capture process from the trigger through the image capture and transfer to the host memory. This procedure improves the reliability of the inspection system because data loss is clearly tracked.

Your advantage:

  • You can sort out parts that have not been inspected due to shortfalls in the image capture process and thus increase the quality of your inspection.


  • Lens mount: M42 or M72 (8k and 16k), adapter for F- and C-mount available
  • Interface: CameraLinkHS, CameraLink (base, medium or full CameraLink configuration possible) or GigE
  • Compatible with GenICam


  • Single line CMOS line sensor
  • Interface: CameraLink HS, CameraLink base/medium/full or GigE
  • Resolution:
    • CameraLink HS models: 16k pixels
    • CameraLink models: 2k, 4k, 8k and 16k pixels
    • GigE Vision models: 2k and 4k pixels
  • Line rates of up to 80 kHz
  • GenICam or ASCII command compatible interfaces
  • GigE Vision models with programmable GPIOs
  • Common Vision Blox (CVB) compliant and for GigE Vision models CVB CameraSuite included in delivery
  • 100% fill factor
  • 100 times antiblooming
  • Weight: <190 g
  • Data output format: 8 or 12 bit


  • Programmable trigger, signal and synchronisation
  • Set-up of multi-user-coefficients and various flat-field correction values possible
  • Flat-field correction with up to four ROIs
  • Test patterns and diagnostic

Markets and Applications

  • Inspection of wide surfaces
  • Inspection of flat screens / panel displays
  • Inspection of conductor plates
  • Inspection of printed circuit boards
  • Web inspection
  • Postal sorting
  • Inspection of solar cells
  • High performance scanning of documents
  • Applications with high flow rate

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Model Interface Lens mount Pixel size (µm) Horizontal res. Max. line freq. (kHz) Sensor length (mm)
DALSA LINEA LA-CC-04k05B CameraLink M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 4096 48 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-CC-08K05B CameraLink F-mount, M72 7.04 8192 48 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-02K08A CameraLink M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 2048 80 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-04K08A CameraLink M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 4096 80 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-08K08A CameraLink F-mount, M72 7.04 8192 80 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-CM-16K05A CameraLink F-mount, M72 3.52 16384 48 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-GC-02K05B GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 2048 26 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-GC-04K05B GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 4096 13 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-02K08A GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 2048 52 14.4
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-04K08A GigE Vision M42, F-mount, C-mount 7.04 4096 26 28.8
DALSA LINEA LA-GM-08K08A GigE Vision F-mount, M72 7.04 8192 13 57.7
DALSA LINEA LA-HM-16k07A CameraLink HS F-mount, M72 3.52 16384 71 57.7
File Topics Size
CVB TurboDrive 1.0 - Application Note
Application Notes
1.1 MB
CVB TurboDrive Demo
585.0 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 16K CameraLink
Data sheets
336.1 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 16k CLHS Datasheet
Data sheets
544.3 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 2K / 4K GigE
Data sheets
665.6 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 2K/4K
Data sheets
347.3 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 8K CameraLink
Data sheets
352.8 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea 8K GigE Vision
Data sheets
349.7 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea CL Color Manual | 02
5.3 MB
Teledyne DALSA Linea CL Mono Manual | 03
2.1 MB
Teledyne DALSA Linea CLHS Mono Manual | 01
2.3 MB
Teledyne DALSA Linea Color 4k CL Datasheet | 00
Data sheets
543.6 KB
Teledyne DALSA Linea GigE Color Manual | 01
3.7 MB
Teledyne DALSA Linea GigE Mono Manual | 03
8.0 MB
Teledyne DALSA TurboDrive - How does it work (Technology Primer)
Technical Tips
1.1 MB