SOURCE: Pixim, Inc.

December 19, 2006 09:40 ET

Pixim Orca Chipset Enables Cohu Electronics' New Family of Box and Dome Day/Night Wide Dynamic Range Surveillance Cameras

Cohu Electronics, Leader in CCTV Surveillance, Ensures State-of-the-Art Offerings by Introducing Pixim-Enabled 1000 Series High Resolution Security Cameras

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 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.

Frost & Sullivan recently named Pixim, Inc. as the recipient of the 2006 Technology Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award in the field of video surveillance technology in recognition of its development of the Orca chipset.

Customers shipping Pixim chipsets in their security camera products include: Baxall, CIEFFE, Dallmeier electronic, Dallmeier components, EverFocus, Tyco Fire & Security, GE Security, General Solutions, Honeywell, Ikegami, JVC, Pelco, Siemens, Sunell, D-Max, GSP, Verint, Cohu Electronics, ChipER, deView, Eagle Technology, ioimage, Lumenera, Pacific Communications, Nuvation, VTC, Videor Technical, Smartvue, DVTel, Mosaic, Intellicam Digital Security, LJD Digital Security, and Electronics Line USA.

For additional information on the Cohu 1000 Series visit

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. For more information or to purchase Pixim's products, visit our website: or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA, (650) 605-1107.

About Cohu

Cohu Electronics is a U.S. manufacturer of high performance CCTV cameras and site solutions for video imaging. Cohu creates products that solve customer's unique requirements, from board-level electronic design to integrated systems engineering, delivering high performance solutions. For more information visit or call Cohu's headquarters in San Diego, CA, (858) 277 6700.

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim, Inc.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Gloria Reiss
    For Pixim, Inc.
    Tel: 831-471-0100
    Mobile: 831-234-6100
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    Ronn Rohe
    Cohu Inc., Electronics Division
    Tel: 858-277-6700 ext. 260
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