Imperx - Industrial Cameras

The C4080 12 megapixel camera incorporates the On Semiconductor KAC-12040 CMOS image sensor with a native resolution of 4000 x 3000 in a 4/3” optical format delivering up to 67 frames per second. It supports Camera Link®, PoCL, or the USB3 Vision™ (U3V) interface. Wide dynamic range technology coupled with extremely robust blooming suppression provide clean imagery in even the most severe uncontrolled lighting applications.

The Imperx Cheetah series is the first high performance CMOS product line intended not only for machine vision, but also for surveillance, reconnaissance, aerospace, and intelligent traffic systems. These cameras have very fast frame rates, high resolution, low noise, wide dynamic range, and excellent near-infrared sensitivity. They have an extremely flexible architecture so one camera can do multiple jobs (for example, a low resolution video camera and a high resolution still camera).

Unique Features Include:

  • Smart Wide Dynamic Range. Advanced technology monitors each pixel’s exposure independently and sets it to one of three user-selectable values based on the intensity of the source at the pixel.
  • Multi-Frame Capture & Switching. Allows you to configure two independent acquisition frames, each with its own resolution, exposure, gain, dynamic range, and decimation. You can mix and match the frames programmatically or by external trigger to extend your capture options and capabilities. For example, you could set Frame A to capture high resolution detail and Frame B for low resolution contextual information.


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  • FeatureSpecification
    Resolution4000 x 3000 (12 MP)
    SensorKAC-12040, color or monochrome
    Sensor Format4/3” optical format
    Pixel Size4.7 x 4.7 microns
    Frame Rate67 fps (CL), 29 fps (U3V)
    Digitization10 or 12 bit
    ShutterGlobal shutter (GS), rolling shutter (RS)
    Dynamic Range73 dB (RS), 56 dB (GS)
    AEC/AGCOptions available
    Exposure ControlOff, internal, external
    Regions of Interest (ROI)1 ROI
    Dual Video2 independent acquisition frames: Frame A and Frame B
    Frame A/B settingsIndependent control of each frame: resolution, gain, offset, pixel averaging, sub-sampling, AOI and WDR
    External Inputs/Outputs2 IN (OPTO, LVTTL) / 2 OUT (OPTO, TTL)
    Dimensions72.0 mm x 72.0 mm x 34.3 mm
    Weight385 g (CL), 370 g (U3V)
    Power12V DC (5V to 30V), 0.35A
    Environmental-40°C to +85°C Operating, - 50°C to +90°C Storage
    MTBF>323,000 hours @ 40°C (Telcordia SR-332 Method 1)
    • Ultra-low fixed pattern noise
    • Exceptional blooming suppression
    • Extended Dynamic Range (WDR), 100dB (typ) GS, up to 3 knee points, piecewise linear
    • Dual Video Capability
    • Seamless switching between frames - manual, auto, or triggered
    • Selectable trigger sources
    • Sub-sampling, pixel averaging
    • Region of Interest
    • Analog and digital gain controls
  • User Manual and Application Notes are available on the product download page.
  • To create your own custom Cheetah ordering code, simply choose one element from each column.
    InterfaceCamera NumberSensor TypeEnvironmentalLens Mount
    CLF – Camera Link Full
    USB3 Vision (U3V)
    CXP – CoaXPress®
    C4080M – Monochrome
    C – Color
    R – Ruggedized (Standard)F-Mount (Default)
    EF Canon

    For additional features including filter options, contact IMPERX: +1-561-989-0006 or [email protected]
  • Software updates are available on the product download page.
  • Power Supply
    PS12V04A – Power Supply w/1 input and 1 output

    CBL-PWIO01: Cable Power; Hirose 12p (F) to loose end; 2m – Camera Power Hirose Connection

    IMPERX manufacturers a full line of industrial CMOS cameras for machine vision, imaging, broadcasting, aerial imaging, and traffic / transportation cameras. See our full line of Camera Link© and CoaXPress CMOS Cameras.