Pixim Chipset to Be Used in Select Cohu Cameras

Mountain View, Calif. — December 2006 - Pixim, Incorporated announced its patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) technology has been integrated into Cohu Inc's newest offering, the 1000 Series High Resolution Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) surveillance cameras.

The Cohu 1000 Series includes six configurations of high performance color box and dome cameras, with day/night and 12VDC/24VAC options in both indoor and outdoor housings, targeted for such applications as general security and surveillance, high vandalism areas and high contrast light environments.

Cohu's 1000 Series takes full advantage of Pixim's DPS technology to deliver smear-less pictures coupled with excellent image quality and color accuracy for effective 24/7 image capture. DPS technology converts light to a digital signal directly at the point of capture in the image sensor, enabling each pixel to have independent, optimized exposure times to deliver the highest image quality.

"Pixim's Orca chipset provides Cohu's 1000 Camera Series the ability to deliver positive subject identification in challenging lighting conditions, day or night," states Brian Leedy, President & General Manager of Cohu Electronics, Inc. "The Pixim-enabled 1000 Series underscores Cohu's continued commitment to deliver best products and services in the practical application of CCTV technology to surveillance and process monitoring."

Pixim chipsets combine impressive and powerful features that include excellent low light performance (0.5 lux in color, 0.1 lux in black and white), wide dynamic range (120dB max), a progressive scan imager with global shutter that minimizes motion artifacts, and high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) even at high temperature.