New Scale Technologies’ (Victor, NY) M3 focus modules have been designed into the next-generation AWARE cameras, the ground-breaking gigapixel cameras developed at Duke University. New Scale’s tiny piezoelectric motion modules further improve the image quality by providing automated micrometer-scale lens adjustments in each of the hundreds of sub-cameras that make up an AWARE camera system. Features include:

  • Hundreds of 14-megapixel microcameras grouped around a spherical lens with 30 mm semi-diameter.
  • A cross section less than 6 X 10 mm.
  • A stroke of 2.5 mm.
  • A resolution of 0.5 micrometers.
  • Integrated SQUIGGLE piezoelectric motor, ASIC motor driver, magnetic position sensor, and microprocessor with closed-loop motion firmware.
  • A spherical arrangement and close spacing of the image sensors.

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