The new ace series of USB3 Vision cameras offer fantastic value. This model is built on an Aptina progressive scan 1/3.7 size CMOS sensor offering 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It delivers up to 25 frames per second at full resolution. And this USB3 camera is even smaller than Basler's GigE models.
With USB3 Vision, a single cable is 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 signals – there is a total of four.
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, 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.
Note that this camera has a rolling shutter. It must be carefully coordinated with strobed lighting when used to image items that are in motion.
Because this camera is USB3 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:||1920 (h) x 1080 (v) pixels|
|Sensor Size:||7.13 mm|
|Sensor Model:||Aptina MT9P031|
|Frame Rate (full resolution):||25 frames/second|
|Quantum Efficiency:||56.0 %|
|Dark Noise:||6.4 e-|
|Saturation Capacity:||6.7 ke-|
|Dynamic Range:||60.3 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||38.3 dB|
|Test Method:||EMVA 1288|
|USB Micro-B Receptacle (Male)||USB 3.0 Only (5 Gbps)||Qty 1|
|Hirose 7mm 6 Pin Receptacle HR10A-7R-6PB (Male)||Qty 1|
Effective sensor size is 1/3.7, for a diagonal of 4.84 mm. CS-mount is also available.