The new ace series of GigE Vision cameras offer fantastic value for very challenging applications (e.g. microscopy, medical technology, transport technology). This model contains a PYTHON 300 CMOS sensor from ON Semiconductor. The 1/4" sensor contains 640 x 480 pixels, and delivers up to 376 frames per second, at full resolution, all in a compact 42 x 29 x 29 mm housing.
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 optically isolated input and output signals – 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. This camera also has one TTL line that may be configured either as an input or an output. 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, 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:||640 (h) x 480 (v) pixels|
|Sensor Size:||3.84 mm|
|Sensor Model:||ON Semi Python 300|
|Frame Rate (full resolution):||376 frames/second|
|Quantum Efficiency:||54.0 %|
|Dark Noise:||11.0 e-|
|Saturation Capacity:||7.7 ke-|
|Dynamic Range:||57.0 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||39.0 dB|
|Test Method:||EMVA 1288 for Mono|
|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|
Max. Frame Rate is 376 fps (with fast sensor readout) or 282 fps (with normal sensor readout). Image quality may decrease when using fast sensor readout.