Sony's new line up of 1394.b cameras, with a number of resolutions and frame rates to choose from, has made selecting the right camera for machine vision applications easy. The new XCD-U100 incorporates a 1/3-type progressive Scan CCD and achieves up to 15 fps at UXGA Resolution. By utilizing the IEEE1394.b Interface that supports the IIDC protocol, users can transfer images to a host PC at speeds of up to 800 Mb/s. Moreover, because multiple cameras can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration, users can enjoy the benefits of simplified operation in a multi-camera system. The XCD-U100 is ideal for industrial machine-vision applications such as object recognition, inspection, measurement, alignment and more.