The new ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. This model is built on a new e2v CMOS sensor to deliver 60 frames per second at full 1600 x 1200 resolution. The combination of resolution, frame rate, global shutter, overall performance, and price is without equal.
Because the Basler ace GigE camera uses the same 29 x 29 mm footprint that has been standard on analog cameras for many years, replacement of analog cameras is easy. Some existing Camera Link cameras and IEEE 1394a or 1394b cameras with this same footprint can also be easily replaced.
Using a Power over Ethernet (“PoE”) configuration, a single cable may be used to apply camera power and to transfer data between this camera and a PC, keeping cable runs to a minimum. An auxiliary connector is provided for terminating the input and output signal – there is one of each. The input may be configured to trigger image acquisition, reset the frame counter, or reset the software trigger count. The output may be configured to indicate acquisition trigger wait, exposure active, flash window, or timer active. Or the output may be controlled via a PC. The auxiliary connector may be used to power the camera if PoE is not available.
The Basler ace provides a full set of features to address a wide range of applications. Pixel data can be output in 8 or 12 bit depth. You may adjust the camera’s black level, gain, area of interest, input debounce, and trigger delay. It features automatic exposure control, manual and automatic white balance, gamma correction, pixel binning, horizontal image mirroring, event reporting, sending of test images, and a programmable lookup table. There are also “chunk” features that include a frame counter, time stamp, trigger input counter, and CRC checksum calculator. Note that not all features may be available when using third-party software.
Because this camera is GigE Vision and GenICam complaint, there are many third party software applications and API’s that are compatible. Basler offers their royalty-free Pylon SDK for 32 and 64 bit Windows and Linux platforms.
|Sensor Resolution:||1600 (h) x 1200 (v) pixels|
|Sensor Size:||9.00 mm (1/1.8")|
|Sensor Model:||e2v EV76C570ABT6|
|Frame Rate (full resolution):||60 frames/second|
|Quantum Efficiency:||47.0 %|
|Dark Noise:||22.0 e-|
|Saturation Capacity:||6.8 ke-|
|Dynamic Range:||49.8 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||38.3 dB|
|Test Method:||EMVA 1288|
|Data Interface:||Ethernet Gig-E Vision|
|RJ-45 8P8C Receptacle (Female)||10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet||Qty 1|
|Hirose 7mm 6 Pin Receptacle HR10A-7R-6PB (Male)||Qty 1|