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Basler Ace acA640-100gc

658 x 492 Color CCD GigE Camera

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Color Camera
100 (or optional 120) full frames per second
Compact 42 x 29 x 29 mm housing
Power over Ethernet (PoE) support


The ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. This model is built on a Sony progressive scan color CCD to deliver 658 x 492 pixel resolution. It delivers up to 100 frames per second (or optional 120 frames per second) at full resolution.

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 compliant, 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.


Lens Mount: C-Mount


Sensor Resolution: 659 (h) x 494 (v) pixels
Sensor Size: 4.61 mm
Sensor Model: Sony ICX618AQA
Chroma: Color Bayer
Shutter Type: Global
Frame Rate (full resolution): 100.0 frames/second
Dark Noise: 11.5 e-
Saturation Capacity: 16.6 ke-
Dynamic Range: 63.1 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 42.2 dB
Test Method: EMVA 1288
Data Interface: Ethernet Gig-E Vision

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