Unibrain 580 Instruction manual

Unibrain Firewire-800 cameras, Juniper series
Models: 580/780/785/980
User Operation Manual
Version 1.3
January 2011
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operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
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Before You Start
This manual should help you in installation and setting of the camera and we recommend you to carefully follow the
instruction described.
To ensure that your warranty remains valid, read the manual carefully before using the camera.
DO NOT disassemble, modify or repair the camera since there is no user serviceable part inside and may void warranty. For
prevention of fire or electric shock DO NOT remove screws or cover from the camera.
Operation in wet are is NOT recommended and camera SHOULD NOT be exposed to rain or moisture. For prolong life and use
of camera’s CCD, do not point the camera directly to the sun or strong spotlight which may result CCD blooming and
permanent damage. DO NOT operate camera beyond operation temperature range stated and AVOID usage in conditions
exceeding 90% humidity.
DO NOT use unregulated power supply source to prevent camera’s circuit damage.
Use soft materials such as lens tissue or cotton tipped applicator with ethanol for CCD faceplate cleaning ONLY when
necessary and AVOID contact with fingers or any hard object. Do not use solvent, abrasives or detergent in case of cleaning
camera body.
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 1
1.1.
Overview ............................................................................................................................................................ 1
1.2.
Mechanical dimensions ........................................................................................................................................ 2
1.2.1.
Fire-i 580, Fire-i 785...................................................................................................................................... 2
1.2.2.
Fire-i 780...................................................................................................................................................... 2
1.2.3.
Fire-i 980...................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.3.
Camera Interface ................................................................................................................................................ 4
1.3.1.
FireWire-800 Port .......................................................................................................................................... 4
1.3.2.
Trigger Connector Port .................................................................................................................................. 4
1.3.3.
Status LED ................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.4.
Electrical Operating Condition .............................................................................................................................. 5
1.5.
Pixel Data ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
2.
Camera specifications ................................................................................................... 9
2.1.
Black and White Cameras .................................................................................................................................... 9
2.1.1.
Fire-i 980b Specification ................................................................................................................................ 9
2.1.2.
Fire-i 780b Specification .............................................................................................................................. 10
2.1.3.
Fire-i 785b Specification .............................................................................................................................. 11
2.1.4.
Fire-i 580b Specification .............................................................................................................................. 12
2.2.
Color Cameras .................................................................................................................................................. 13
2.2.1.
Fire-i 980c Specification............................................................................................................................... 13
2.2.2.
Fire-i 780c Specification............................................................................................................................... 14
2.2.3.
Fire-i 785c Specification............................................................................................................................... 15
2.2.4.
Fire-i 580c Specification............................................................................................................................... 16
2.3.
Spectral Sensitivity ............................................................................................................................................ 17
2.3.1.
Monochrome cameras ................................................................................................................................. 17
2.3.2.
Color Cameras ............................................................................................................................................ 19
3.
Basic Operation and Features ..................................................................................... 21
3.1.
Brightness ........................................................................................................................................................ 21
3.2.
Auto Exposure Control ...................................................................................................................................... 22
3.3.
Sharpness ........................................................................................................................................................ 23
3.4.
White Balance .................................................................................................................................................. 23
3.5.
Hue ................................................................................................................................................................. 24
3.7.
Saturation ............................................................................................................................................................ 25
3.9.
Gamma ............................................................................................................................................................ 26
3.10.
Shutter............................................................................................................................................................. 27
3.11.
Gain ................................................................................................................................................................. 28
3.12.
Trigger & Strobe ............................................................................................................................................... 28
3.12.1.
Trigger and Strobe Signal Relation ............................................................................................................... 30
3.12.2.
Timing Diagram for External Trigger and Shutter and Strobe ......................................................................... 31
3.12.3.
Trigger & Strobe delay................................................................................................................................. 32
3.12.4.
Trigger Mode 0 ........................................................................................................................................... 32
3.12.5.
Trigger Mode 1 ........................................................................................................................................... 32
3.12.6.
Trigger Mode 2 ........................................................................................................................................... 33
3.12.7.
Trigger Mode 3 ........................................................................................................................................... 33
3.12.8.
Trigger Mode 4 ........................................................................................................................................... 33
3.12.9.
Trigger Mode 5 ........................................................................................................................................... 34
3.12.10. Trigger Mode 15.......................................................................................................................................... 34
3.13.
Strobe Control Register ..................................................................................................................................... 36
3.14.
Trigger Delay Control ........................................................................................................................................ 37
3.14.1.
Strobe Delay / Duration Table ...................................................................................................................... 38
3.15.
Optical Filter Control ......................................................................................................................................... 39
3.16.
Color (Bayer) Patterns Conversion...................................................................................................................... 40
4.
Advanced Features ..................................................................................................... 41
4.1.
Binning Mode ................................................................................................................................................... 41
4.1.1.
Vertical Binning ........................................................................................................................................... 41
4.1.2.
Horizontal Binning ....................................................................................................................................... 41
4.1.3.
Full Binning ................................................................................................................................................ 42
4.2.
Partial Scan ...................................................................................................................................................... 43
4.3.
Pan/Tilt ............................................................................................................................................................ 44
4.4.
One-Shot and Multi-Shot ................................................................................................................................... 44
4.5.
Multi-Camera Auto-sync .................................................................................................................................... 44
4.6.
Memory Channel Save / Load ............................................................................................................................ 45
4.7.
Time Stamp Register ............................................................................................................................................ 46
4.8.
Serial Interface ................................................................................................................................................. 46
4.8.1.
SIO Pass Through Scheme .......................................................................................................................... 46
4.8.2.
SIO Registers.............................................................................................................................................. 47
SIO (RS232) special Commands ................................................................................................................... 49
4.8.3.
4.9.
Frame Save Function......................................................................................................................................... 51
4.10.
LUT (Lookup table) ........................................................................................................................................... 52
4.10.1.
4-step knee lookup table ............................................................................................................................. 52
4.10.2.
User defined lookup table ............................................................................................................................ 52
4.11.
One Pixel Snow Noise Remove ........................................................................................................................... 54
4.12.
PIO Control Register ......................................................................................................................................... 55
5.
5.1.
6.
User Defined FireWire Registers ................................................................................. 56
User Defined FireWire Address .......................................................................................................................... 56
Video Formats and Modes ........................................................................................... 60
6.1.
Fire-i 980 ......................................................................................................................................................... 61
6.2.
Fire-i 780 ......................................................................................................................................................... 62
6.3.
Fire-i 785 ......................................................................................................................................................... 63
6.4.
Fire-i 580 ......................................................................................................................................................... 64
7.
7.1.
8.
Trouble Shooting ........................................................................................................ 65
Hardware Related Issues ................................................................................................................................... 65
Technical Support ....................................................................................................... 66
Unibrain Fire-i 580/780/785/980 Operation Manual
1.
Introduction
1.1.
Overview
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Unibrain’s new Fire-i IIDC 1394b camera series opens up a new horizon on digital image processing by providing
more features in a small form factor while maintaining the cost effectiveness and high quality. All models are
comprised of a wide range of sensor resolutions and are equipped with dual Firewire-800 interfaces and a trigger to
suit the needs of every application.
The Firewire-800 Juniper series offers the highest frame rate in each of its resolutions, compared with other
products currently available. The small form factor design has expanded implementation and broadens application
areas by eliminating the limits that currently exist due to size and weight.
A Large selection of cameras is available and additional cameras are scheduled to be added in the future or per special
OEM request. These will consist of various sensor sizes (1/3”, 2/3”) and resolution (VGA, SXGA, QSXGA) both in color
and black and white. The Juniper series consists of the following models.
Type
Black &
White
Color
Model Name
CCD
Resolution
FPS at Max Resolution
Fire-i 980b
2/3”
2448 x 2048
15
Fire-i 780b
2/3”
1388 x 1040
30
Fire-i 785b
1/3”
1288 x964
30
Fire-i 580b
1/3”
656 x 484
86
Fire-i 980c
2/3”
2448 x 2048
15
Fire-i 780c
2/3”
1388 x 1036
30
Fire-i 785c
1/3”
1288 x960
30
Fire-i 580c
1/3”
652 x 484
86
Unique features include a lookup table and external trigger mode 0 ~ 5 plus 15, multi camera auto-sync, ones-hot and
multi-shot, a wide range of shutter speeds (Fire-i 580/780/785 : 1us ~ 3600s, Fire-i 980 : 5us ~ 3600s ), RS232C pass
through via FireWire, Fast format 7 partial scan, and horizontal and vertical binning modes (1x2, 2x2 for B&W). All of
these features provide maximum flexibility for a wide variety of applications.
Software support
All cameras are fully supported from Unibrain’s Fire-i™ drivers and software and embed a Fire-i API™ SDK license.
Latest versions of Fire-i™ software and SDK can be downloaded from our web site:
http://www.unibrain.com/downloads/
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1.2.
Mechanical dimensions
1.2.1.
Fire-i 580, Fire-i 785
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Camera Body Size:
50 (w) x 50 (H) x 40(D) mm
Camera Body Weight: 150 gram
1.2.2.
Fire-i 780
Camera Body Size:
50 (w) x 50 (H) x 40(D) mm
Camera Body Weight: 150 gram
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Fire-i 980
Camera Body Size:
50 (w) x 50 (H) x 49(D) mm
Camera Body Weight:
230 gram
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1.3.
Camera Interface
1.3.1.
FireWire-800 Port
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The industry standard Firewire-800 (IEEE-1394b) port has the following pin assignment. Data and control of the
camera are provided via 1394B and camera power can also be supplied by FireWire bus.
Pin
Signal
1
TPB-
2
TPB+
3
TPA-
4
TPA+
5
TPA R (A GND)
6
TPA-
7
Not connected
8
VP (+8 to +36 VDC)
9
TPB R (B GND)
CAUTION: DO NOT reverse the polarity as it will result in damaging the camera.
1.3.2.
Trigger Connector Port
The External Trigger Connector provides access to multiple I/O and also provides power as a secondary source.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
Power GND
7
GND
2
Ext. Power(+12v)
8
Rx RS232
3
GND
9
Tx RS232
4
Ext. Trigger
10
NC
5
Ext. Trigger GND
11
Strobe
6
NC
12
Strobe Power
.
Note: NC pins must have no connection
1.3.3.
Status LED
LED Status
Isochronous Channel
Packet Transfer
RED
Disable
NO
GREEN
Enable
Flicker
OFF
Enable
NO
Note: When power off, LED is OFF
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1.4.
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Electrical Operating Condition
The cameras feature a photo coupler as below:
Trigger
Parameter
Min
Typical
Max
I
7 mA
10 mA
20 mA
Ri
-
270 Ω
-
Vd
-
1.08 V
-
Rising trigger delay
2.24 us
3.34 us
3.36 us
Falling trigger delay
2.62 us
3.61 us
3.64 us
Strobe
Strobe Power
Strobe falling delay
Strobe rising delay
5V
26.8 us
2.16 us
12 V
7.6 us
2.8 us
24 V
3.6 us
3.4 us
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1.5.
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Pixel Data
Juniper series cameras comply with the IIDC 1394-Based Digital Camera Specification V1.32 where data packets are
transmitted by Firewire interface as isochronous packets. Every video format, mode and frame rate has different video
data format. (Pixel data source: IIDC V1.32 Specification)
Isochronous Data Block Packet Format
0-7
8 - 15
16 - 23
Data Length
tg
24 – 31
channel
tCode
Sy
Header CRC
Video data payload
Data CRC
Where the following fields are defined in the IEEE 1394 standard:
data_length : number of bytes in the data field
tg : (tag field) shall be set to zero
channel : isochronous channel number, as programmed in the iso_channel field of the cam_sta_ctrl register
tCode : (transaction code) shall be set to the isochronous data block packet tCode
sy : (synchronization value) shall be set to 0001h on the first isochronous data block of a frame, and shall be set to
zero on all other isochronous data blocks
Video data payload : shall contain the digital video information, as defined in the following sections
Video data Payload Structure
Pn
:
Pixel number / packet .
K
:
Pn x n (n = 0…..N-1)
(Pn x N = Total pixel number /frame)
<YUV (4: 2: 2) format >
U-(K+0)
Y-(K+0)
V-(K+0)
Y-(K+1)
U-(K+2)
Y-(K+2)
V-(K+2)
Y-(K+3)
U-(K+4)
Y-(K+4)
V-(K+4)
Y-(K+5)
U-(K+Pn-6)
Y-(K+Pn-6)
V-(K+Pn-6)
Y-(K+Pn-5)
U-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-4)
V-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-3)
U-(K+Pn-2)
Y-(K+Pn-2)
V-(K+Pn-2)
Y-(K+Pn-1)
U-(K+0)
Y-(K+0)
Y-(K+1)
V-(K+0)
Y-(K+2)
Y-(K+3)
U-(K+4)
Y-(K+4)
Y-(K+5)
V-(K+4)
V-(K+4)
Y-(K+5)
<YUV (4: 1: 1) format >
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U-(K+Pn-8)
Y-(K+Pn-8)
Y-(K+Pn-7)
V-(K+Pn-8)
Y-(K+Pn-6)
Y-(K+Pn-5)
U-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-3)
V-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-2)
Y-(K+Pn-1)
Y-(K+0)
Y-(K+1)
Y-(K+2)
Y-(K+3)
Y-(K+4)
Y-(K+5)
Y-(K+6)
Y-(K+7)
Y-(K+Pn-8)
Y-(K+Pn-7)
Y-(K+Pn-6)
Y-(K+Pn-5)
Y-(K+Pn-4)
V-(K+Pn-3)
Y-(K+Pn-2)
Y-(K+Pn-1)
<Y(Mono) Format >
<Y(Mono) Format >
High Byte
Low Byte
Y-(K+0)
Y-(K+1)
Y-(K+2)
Y-(K+3)
Y-(K+Pn-4)
Y-(K+Pn-3)
V-(K+Pn-2)
Y-(K+Pn-1)
Data Structure
<Y, R, G, B >
Each component has 8 bit data. The data type is “Unsigned Char”
Highest
Lowest
Signal Level (Decimal)
Data (Hexadecimal)
255
0xFF
254
0xFE
.
.
.
.
1
0x01
0
0x00
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<U, V>
Each component has 8 bit data. The data type is “Straight Binary”
Highest(+)
Lowest
Lowest
Signal Level (Decimal)
Data (Hexadecimal)
127
0xFF
126
0xFE
.
.
.
.
1
0x81
0
0x80
-1
0x7F
.
.
.
.
-127
0x01
-128
0x00
<Y(Mono16)>
Y component has 16 bit data. The data type is “Unsigned Short(big-endian)”
Y
Signal Level (Decimal)
Data (Hexadecimal)
Highest
65535
0xFFFF
65534
0xFFFE
.
.
.
.
1
0x0001
0
0x0000
Lowest
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2.
Camera specifications
2.1.
Black and White Cameras
2.1.1.
Fire-i 980b Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
2/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX625AL)
Effective pixels
5,054,448
Picture Size
2448x2048, 1600x1200, 1280x960,1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
Cell Size(um)
3.45x3.45
pixels 2456(H) x 2058(V)
15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
15 (2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8)
7.5
Real Frame Rate
(2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16)
27
(1220x1020, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 8)
27
(2448x1020, Format 7 mode 1 1x2 binning, mono 8)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
2x2, 1x2
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active Low or High,
Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Shutter, Gain
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface / Transfer Rate
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin) / 800Mbps
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
Manual or Auto / Range : 5 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit B/W
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 49(D) mm/ Approx. 230g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
IIDC 1394-based Digital Camera Specification v1.32
Note: Camera Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Fire-i 780b Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
2/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX285AL)
Effective pixels
1,450,000 pixels 1388(H) x 1040(V)
Picture Size
1388x1040,1280x960,1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
Cell Size(um)
6.45x6.45
30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
30 (1388x1040, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8)
26.5 (1388x1040, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16)
Real Frame Rate
55 (688x516, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 8)
50 (688x516, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 16)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
2x2, 1x2
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 30,15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface / Transfer Rate
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit B/W
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm/ Approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
IIDC 1394-based Digital Camera Specification v1.32
/ 800Mbps
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Fire-i 785b Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
1/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX445AL)
Effective pixels
1.2Mega pixels 1280(H) x 964(V)
Picture Size
1288x964, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480
Cell Size(um)
3.75 x 3.75
30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
30 (1288x964, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8)
26.5 (1288x964, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16)
Real Frame Rate
54 (640x476, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 8)
49 (640x476, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 16)
Lens Mount
C-Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
2x2, 1x2
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 30,15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface / Transfer Rate
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit B/W
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm / Approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
IIDC 1394-based Digital Camera Specification v1.32
/ 800Mbps
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Fire-i 580b Specification
Features
Image Sensor
1/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX424AL)
Effective Pixels
330,000 pixels
Picture Size
656x488, 640x480
Cell Size
7.40x7.40
659(H) x 494(V)
60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
87 (656 x 488, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8)
80 (656 x 488, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16)
Real Frame Rate
161 (324 x 240, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 8)
150
(324 x 240, Format 7 mode 1 2x2 binning, mono 16)
Lens Mount
C-mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
2x2, 1x2
Format 7
Partial Scan (Unit: 4x4)
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 60,30,15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface / Transfer Rate
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit B/W
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm / approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
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Color Cameras
2.2.1.
Fire-i 980c Specification
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Features
Image Sensor Type
2/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX625AQA)
Effective pixels
5,054,448
Picture Size
2448x2048, 1600x1200, 1280x960,1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240
Cell Size(um)
3.45x3.45
pixels 2456(H) x 2058(V)
15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
15 (2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8, RAW 8)
7.5 (2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16, RAW 16)
Real Frame Rate
10 (2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, YUV411)
7.5 (2448x2048, Format 7 mode 0, YUV422)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
Not supported
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active Low or High,
Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Shutter, Gain
U/B V/R, Hue/G, AWB
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface / Transfer Rate
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin) / 800Mbps
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
Manual or Auto / Range : 5 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 49(D) mm/ approx. 230g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
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Fire-i 780c Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
2/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX285AQ)
Effective pixels
1,450,000 pixels 1392(H) x 1040(V)
Picture Size
1388x1036,1280x960,1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240
Cell Size(um)
6.45x6.45
30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
30 (1388x1036, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8, RAW 8)
26.5 (1388x1036, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16, RAW 16)
Real Frame Rate
30
(1388x1036, Format 7 mode 0, YUV411)
26.5
(1388x1036, Format 7 mode 0, YUV422)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
Not supported
Format7
Partial Scan (Unit: 4x4)
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 30,15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
U/B V/R, Hue/G, AWB
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Transfer Rate
800Mbps
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm / approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
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Fire-i 785c Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
1/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX445AQ)
Effective pixels
1,250,000 pixels 1296(H) x 966(V)
Picture Size
1288x960, 1280x960, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480, 320x240
Cell Size(um)
3.75 x 3.75
30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
30 (1288x960, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8, RAW 8)
27.5 (1288x960, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16, RAW 16)
Real Frame Rate
30 (1288x960, Format 7 mode 0, YUV411)
27.5 (1288x960, Format 7 mode 0, YUV422)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
Not supported
Format7
Partial Scan (Unit: 4x4)
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
U/B V/R, Hue/G, AWB
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Transfer Rate
800Mbps
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm / approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
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Fire-i 580c Specification
Features
Image Sensor Type
1/3-inch Interline CCD (ICX424AQ)
Effective pixels
330,000 pixels
Picture Size
652 x 484, 640 x 480, 320x240
Cell Size(um)
7.40x7.40
659(H) x 494(V)
60, 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75, 1.875
88 (652x484, Format 7 mode 0, mono 8, RAW 8)
80 (652x484, Format 7 mode 0, mono 16, RAW 16)
Real Frame Rate
87 (652x484, Format 7 mode 0, YUV411)
80 (652x484, Format 7 mode 0, YUV422)
Lens Mount
C Mount
Scanning System
Progressive System
Binning
Not supported
Format7
Partial Scan (Unit: 4x4)
Trigger
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Mode
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Source
External Trigger or Software Trigger
Strobe
Active High, Support Normal Mode or Trigger Mode
Multi-camera auto sync
-144 us ~ +144 us at 60,30,15,7.5 frame rate
Memory Save/Load
16 Channels (0:factory, 1~4:feature, 5~15:mode/feature)
One-shot/Multi-shot
65535 Shots
Control Functions
Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma, Auto-Exposure, Auto-Shutter, Pan/Tilt
U/B V/R, Hue/G, AWB
SIO(RS-232)
IIDC v1.32 version : Pass through or custom command
Digital Interface
IEEE1394B 2 port(9pin)
Transfer Rate
800Mbps
Gain
0 ~ 18 dB Manual or Auto
Shutter Speed
1 usec ~ 3600 sec
Data Depth
12 bit
S/N Ratio
56dB or better
Supply Voltage & Power
8 VDC ~ 30 VDC
External Dimension / Weight
50(W) x 50(H) x 40(D) mm / approx. 150g
Operation Temp.
-5°C to 45°C
Storage Temp
-20°C to 65°C
Camera Specification
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Spectral Sensitivity
Excludes lens and light source characteristics.
2.3.1.
Monochrome cameras
Spectral sensitivity for Fire-i 980b
Spectral Sensitivity for Fire-i 780b
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Spectral Sensitivity for Fire-i 785b
Spectral Sensitivity for
Fire-i 580b
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Color Cameras
Spectral sensitivity of Fire-i 980c
Spectral Sensitivity for
Fire-i 780c
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Spectral Sensitivity for
Fire-i 785c
Spectral Sensitivity for
Fire-i 580c
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Basic Operation and Features
The Unibrain cameras employ progressive scan CCD sensor which provides features according to each model. Basic
functions and features are similar while each camera of its range would have their specific function support. The
cameras- fully support the IIDC V1.32 specification such as registers, video format, mode of operation and control.
3.1.
Brightness
Brightness of the camera can be controlled by changing the black level in the camera. The user can inquire the settings
of the camera and control using the status control register. Adjust the brightness if the appropriate gradation cannot be
obtained due to blurring of black portion of the image. The parameters of Brightness are changed inside the camera. For
brightness, its parameters are shifted by the black level.
4095
0
4095
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
500h
BRIGHTN
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
ESS_INQ
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2]
Reserved
One_Push_Inq
[3]
One push auto mode (Controlled automatically by
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
Capability of reading the value of this feature
On/OFF_Inq
[5]
Capability of switching this feature ON and OFF
Auto_Inq
[6]
Auto Mode (Controlled automatically by camera)
Manual_Inq
[7]
Manual Mode (Controlled by user)
camera only once)
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value for this feature control
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value for this feature control
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Status Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
800h
BRIGHTNESS
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
Abs_Control
[1]
0:N/A
1:Available
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in Value field
1: Control with value in Absolute value
CSR if this bit =1, value in Value filed is ignored
One_Push
[2..4]
[5]
Reserved
Write ‘1’: begin to work(Self cleared after operation)
Read : Value=’1’ in operation
Value =’0’ not in operation
If A_M_Mode=1, this bit is ignored
On/OFF
[6]
Write : ON or OFF this feature
Read : read a status
0: OFF,
1:ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
A_M_Mode
[7]
Write : Set the mode
Read : Read a current mode
0: Manual,
3.2.
1:Auto
-
[8..19]
Reserved
Value
[20..31]
Minimum value for this feature control
Auto Exposure Control
The automatic shutter/gain mode is based on a feedback loop which calculates the average pixel luminance. Then the
average is compared with the exposure reference value, adjusting shutter and gain accordingly.
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
504h
AUTO_EXP
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
OSURE_INQ
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2]
Reserved
One_Push_Inq
[3]
One push auto mode(Controlled automatically by
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
Capability of reading the value of this feature
On/Off_Inq
[5]
Capability of switching this feature On and OFF
Auto_Inq
[6]
Auto mode (Controlled automatically by camera)
Manual_Inq
[7]
camera only once)
Manual mode(Controlled by user)
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value for this feature control
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value for this feature control
Status Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
804h
AUTO_EXP
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
Abs_Control
[1]
OSURE
0:N/A 1:Available
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in the Value field
1: Control with value in the Absolute value CSR
If this bit = 1, value in the Value field is ignored.
One_Push
[2..4]
[5]
Reserved
Write ‘1’ :begin to work (Self cleared after
operation)
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Read: Value=’1’ in operation Value=’0’ not in
operation
If A_M_Mode =1, this bit is ignored
ON_OFF
[6]
Write: ON or OFF this feature,
Read: read a status
0:OFF, 1:ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
A_M_Mode
[7]
Write: set the mode,
Read: read a current mode
0: Manual,
1:Auto
-
[8..19]
Reserved
Value
[20..31]
Value : Write the value in Auto mode, this filed is
ignored.
If “ReadOut” capability is not available, read value
Has no meaning
3.3.
Sharpness
This feature controls sharpness by enhancing the edges of image. By applying this feature the edge of the images is
sharpened against the ambient noise, which makes it more visible. The user can control the desirable level to obtain
the best result. If you do not prefer such signal manipulation, you may switch it OFF or set its value to ‘10’ (a value
of ’10’ equals turning OFF Sharpness).
For sharpness control inquiry and status register, follow the same definition as “BRIGHTNESS”.
3.4.
White Balance
Color models have the white balance feature which can be controlled automatically or manually, U/R (Red/Green) and
V/B (Green/Blue) alter the degree to which Red and Blue CCD component pixels are weighed to form composite pixels.
In manual mode you can adjust the white balance by altering the Blue and Red Value. One push white balance option
can be used for a non-interactive calibration in addition. Currently automatic white balance features are not supported.
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
50Ch
WHITE_BAL
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
_INQ
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2]
Reserved
[3]
One push auto mode(Controlled automatically by
One_Push_Inq
camera only once)
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
Capability of reading the value of this feature
On/Off_Inq
[5]
Capability of switching this feature On and OFF
Auto_Inq
[6]
Auto mode(Controlled automatically by camera)
Manual_Inq
[7]
Manual mode(Controlled by user)
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value for this feature control
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value for this feature control
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Status Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
80Ch
WHITE_BAL
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature. 0:N/A 1:Available
ANCE
Abs_Control
[1]
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in the Value field
1: Control with value in the Absolute value CSR
If this bit = 1, value in the Value field is ignored.
One_Push
[2..4]
[5]
Reserved
Write
‘1’
:begin
to
work(Self
cleared
after
operation)
Read: Value=’1’ in operation
Value=’0’ not in operation
If A_M_Mode =1, this bit is ignored
ON_OFF
[6]
Write: ON or OFF this feature,
Read: read a status
0:OFF, 1:ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
A_M_Mode
[7]
Write: set the mode,
Read: read a current mode
0: Manual, 1:Auto
-
[8..19]
U Value / B_Value.
Write the value in AUTO mode, this field is
ignored.
If “ReadOut” capability is not available,, read
value has no mean
Value
[20..31]
V Value / R_Value
Write the value in AUTO mode, this field is
ignored.
If”ReadOut” capability is not available, read value
has no meaning
3.5.
Hue
Color models support Hue control which changes the color phase of the picture by adjusting the Green gain.
use this feature when white balance correction adjusting Red and Blue value does not give satisfying result.
You may
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Saturation
The saturation register at offset 814h allows the intensity of the colors to be changed in the range of 0 ~ 255.
For Saturation control inquiry and status register, follow the same definition as “BRIGHTNESS”
Value 0
•
Value 128
Value 255
Operation
U’ = U * saturation/128
V’ = V * saturation/128
(U’, V’ =After applying the Saturation on the original image - U, V = Original color U and V)
•
Absolute values (%) = saturation* 100/128(%)
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Gamma
Gamma control defines the function between incoming light level and output picture level. Factory default setting for
Gamma is set to 1.0. Gamma value is adjustable in the range of 0.45 ~ 1.65 as per the table below. For Gamma
control inquiry and status register, follow the same definition as “BRIGHTNESS”
4095
4000
3500
3000
Gamma=0.45(0)
2500
Gamma=1.0.(10)
2000
1500
Gamma=1.65(4)
1000
500
0
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
4095
4000
Gamma Range Table
Gamma
Value
Gamma
0
1
2
3
4
0.45
0.65
1.0
1.45
1.65
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Shutter
Shutter is defined as the integration time of the incoming light where both the Manual and Auto Shutter are supported.
The shutter range varies from 1us ~ 3600sec. For Shutter control inquiry and status register, follow the same definition
as “BRIGHTNESS”
Shutter Speed Value & Range
1394 Shutter Value (Y)
Shutter Speed Time : T
Increment Step
Exposure Time
Range
1~500
1us
T= Y us
1us ~ 500us
501~1000
10us
T= (Y-500)*10+500 us
510us ~ 5500us
1001~1705
100us
T= (Y-1000)*100+5500 us
5.6ms ~ 76ms
1706 ~ 2399
1ms
T= (Y-1705)+76 ms
77ms ~ 770ms
2400~2902
10ms
T= (Y-2399)*10+770 ms
780ms ~ 5800ms
2903~3304
100ms
T= (Y-2902)*100+5800 ms
5.9s ~ 46s
3305~3508
1s
T= (Y-3304)*1000+46000 ms
47s ~ 250s
3509~3843
10s
T= (Y-3508)*10 + 250 s
260s ~ 3600s
Shutter Speed Example
Example Shutter Speed Table
1394 Shutter
Exposure Time
1394 Shutter
Exposure Time
1394 Shutter
Exposure Time
1
1us
1729
100ms
3378
2 min
10
10us
1829
200ms
3438
3 min
100
100us
2129
500ms
3513
5 min
500
500us
2422
1s
3525
7min
550
1ms
2522
2s
3543
10 min
650
2ms
2822
5s
3603
20 min
950
5ms
2944
10s
3663
30 min
1045
10ms
3044
20s
3723
40 min
1145
20ms
3318
60s
3783
50 min
1445
50ms
3323
65s
3843
60 min
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Gain
Gain refers to the amount of the CCD output signal amplification where gain and shutter have similar effect on the
image.
Manual and Automatic gain mode are supported and manual adjustment is possible for the following range.
For Gain control inquiry and status register, follow the same definition as “BRIGHTNESS”
3.12.
Camera Type
Step Range
Range in dB
Increment Length
Monochrome Camera
0 ~ 511
0 ~ 18
approx.
0.0358 dB/step
Color Camera
0 ~ 511
0 ~ 18
approx.
0.0358 dB/step
Trigger & Strobe
The cameras support external trigger by receiving input through the external trigger port. The falling edge and rising
edge can be detected as trigger according to the modes it supports as per the following table. A software trigger can
also be used that issues a trigger signal via a software command. Software trigger is supported in modes 0 and 15.
Edge
Rising Edge or Falling Edge
Fire-i 580/785/780
Mode
Trigger
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15
Method
Optocoupler (Photo-coupler)
Source
External or Software Trigger
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
530h
TRIGGER
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
Description
_INQ
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2..3]
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
Reserved
Capability of reading the value of this feature
On/Off_Inq
[5]
Capability of switching this feature On and OFF
Polarity_Inq
[6]
Capability of changing polarity of trigger input
[7..15]
Reserved
Trigger_Mode0_Inq
[16]
Presence of Trigger Mode0
Trigger_Mode1_Inq
[17]
Presence of Trigger Mode1
Trigger_Mode2_Inq
[18]
Presence of Trigger Mode2
Trigger_Mode3_Inq
[19]
Presence of Trigger Mode3
[20..31]
Reserved
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Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
830h
TRIGGER
Presence_Inq
0
Abs_Control
[1]
_MODE
Description
Presence of this feature
0:N/A 1:Available
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in the Value field
1: Control with value in the Absolute value CSR
If this bit = 1, value in the Value field is
ignored.
-
[2..5]
ON_OFF
[6]
Reserved
Write:
ON or OFF this feature
Read:
read a status
0: OFF,
1: ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
Trigger_Polarity
[7]
If Polarity_Inq is “1”, Write to change polarity of
the trigger input
Read to get polarity of trigger
input
If Polarity_Inq is “0”, Read only. (0: Low active
input, 1: High active input)
[8..11]
Trigger_Mode
Parameter
Reserved
[12..15]
Trigger mode.(Trigger_Mode_0-15)
[16..19]
Reserved
[20..31]
Parameter for trigger function, if required.
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3.12.2. Timing Diagram for External Trigger and Shutter and Strobe
This diagram shows the necessary time related to each signal for External trigger and Shutter and Strobe.
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3.12.3. Trigger & Strobe delay
For Fire-i 580/785/780/980, the strobe signal starting point is almost the same as the exposure starting point.
3.12.4. Trigger Mode 0
Camera starts integration of the incoming light from external trigger input falling edge.
in the "Shutter" register.
Integration time is described
No parameter is needed. A Trigger delay is applied to mode 0 for H/W trigger.
The Trigger
in mode 0 is supported by both H/W trigger and S/W trigger.
3.12.5. Trigger Mode 1
Camera starts integration of the incoming light from external trigger input falling edge.
the low state time of the external trigger input.
No parameter is needed.
Integration time is equal to
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3.12.6. Trigger Mode 2
Camera starts integration of incoming light from first external trigger input falling edge.
external trigger input falling edge, integration will be stopped.
At the N-th (parameter)
A Parameter is required and shall be two or more.
(N
>= 2)
3.12.7. Trigger Mode 3
Not supported in Format 7
This is an internal trigger mode.
Camera will issue a trigger internally and cycle time is N times (parameter) of the
cycle time of the fastest frame rate.
The Integration time of incoming light is described in the “Shutter” register. A
Parameter is required and shall be one or more (N>=1)
3.12.8. Trigger Mode 4
This mode is “multiple shutter preset mode”.
The Camera starts integration of incoming light from the first external
trigger input falling edge and exposes incoming light at shutter time.
external trigger input falling edge and then finishes integration.
A Parameter is required and shall be one or more. (N >= 1)
It repeats this sequence the N-th (parameter)
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3.12.9. Trigger Mode 5
This mode is “multiple shutter pulse width mode”.
The Camera starts integration of the incoming light from the first
external trigger input falling edge and exposes incoming light until the trigger is inactive. It repeats this sequence for
the N-th (parameter) external trigger input falling edge and then finish integration.
be one or more.
A Parameter is required and shall
(N >= 1)
3.12.10. Trigger Mode 15
Users can capture as many images as they want with one external trigger signal.
This mode is called ‘One-trigger
Multi-frames’. For this mode 15, the value of the shutter time should be fixed. The mode 15 is supported by both H/W
trigger and S/W trigger.
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Strobe Control Register
Base Address: 0xF2F23000h
Address
000h
004h
.
.
0FCh
100h
Name
Strobe_CTRL_Inq
Field
Bit
Strobe_0_Inq
[0]
Presence of strobe 0 signal
Strobe_1_Inq
[1]
Presence of strobe 1 signal
Strobe_2_Inq
[2]
Presence of strobe 2 signal
Strobe_3_Inq
[3]
Presence of strobe 3 signal
-
[4..31]
Strobe_0_Inq
Presence_Inq
[0]
-
[1..3]
On/Off_Inq
Polarity_Inq
110h
.
.
1FCh
200h
Reserved
Reserved
ReadOut_Inq
104h
Description
[4]
[5]
[6]
Presence of this function
Reserved
Capability of reading the value of this
feature
Capability of switching this function ON
and OFF
Capability of changing polarity of the
signal
-
[7]
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value of this function control
Reserved
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value of this function control
Strobe_1_Inq
Same definition to Strobe_0_Inq
Strobe_2_Inq
Same definition to Strobe_1_Inq
Strobe_3_Inq
Same definition to Strobe_2_Inq
Reserved
Strobe_0_Cnt
Presence_Inq
[0]
-
[1..5]
ON_OFF
[6]
Presence of this function
0:N/A
1: Available
Reserved
Write : ON or OFF this function
Read: read a status
0: OFF,
1: ON
if this bit=0, other fields will be read only
Select signal polarity
If Polarity_Inq is “1” Write to change
Signal Polarity
[7]
polarity of the strobe output
If Polarity_Inq is “0”
active output,
Delay_Value
[8..19]
Duration_Value
[20..31]
Read to get
polarity of the strobe output
Read only ( 0: lowa
1: High active output)
Delay after start of exposure until the
strobe signal asserts
Duration of the strobe signal
A value 0 means dessert at the end of
exposure function if required.
204h
Strobe_1_Cnt
Same definition to Strobe_0_Inq
208h
Strobe_2_Cnt
Same definition to Strobe_1_Inq
20Ch
210h
.
.
2FFh
Strobe_3_Cnt
Same definition to Strobe_2_Inq
Reserved
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Trigger Delay Control
Based on external triggers users can delay image acquisition by the trigger delay control feature. Fire-i camera series
support the IIDC V1.32 specification for trigger delay control as per the following tables.
Trigger Delay Table
Mode
Trigger delay Time : T
Value range
All Cameras
0 ~ 4000
DelayTime
Range
T = Yus
0 usec ~ 4000 usec
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
534h
TRIGGER_DLY_INQ
Presence_Inq
[0]
Description
Presence of this feature
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2]
Reserved
One_Push_Inq
[3]
One push auto mode (Controlled
automatically by camera only once)
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
On/OFF_Inq
[5]
Auto_Inq
[6]
Manual_Inq
[7]
Capability of reading the value of this
feature
Capability of switching this feature ON and
OFF
Auto Mode (Controlled automatically by
camera)
Manual Mode (Controlled by user)
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value for this feature control
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value for this feature control
Status Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
834h
TRIGGER_DELAY
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
Abs_Control
[1]
0:N/A
1:Available
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in Value field
1: Control with value in Absolute value
CSR if this bit =1, value in Value filed is
ignored
On/OFF
[2..5]
[6]
Reserved
Write : ON or OFF this feature
Read : read a status
0: OFF,
1:ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
Value
[7..19]
[20..31]
Reserved
Minimum value for this feature control
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3.14.1. Strobe Delay / Duration Table
The table shows the strobe index by increment step through the strobe delay time and the strobe duration time. The
Increment Step is different according to strobe index.
Strobe Delay Table
Strobe Index(Y)
Strobe Delay Time : T
Increment Step
0
1
Delay Time
Range
0us
0us
1us
1us
2
2us
2us
3~250
T=Y us
3us~250us
251~3900
T=Y us
251us~3900us
1us
Strobe Duration Table
Strobe Index(Y)
Increment Step
0
1
Strobe Duration Time : T
Duration Time
Range
N.A
N.A
N.A
N.A
N.A
N.A
2
1us
2us
2us
3~250
1us
T=Y us
3us~250us
251~489
250us
T=(Y-250)*250us+250us
500us~60ms
Delay Index(Y)
Strobe Delay Time
Duration Index (Y)
Strobe Duration Time
0
0us
0
N.A
1
1us
1
N.A
2
2us
2
2us
10
10us
10
10us
100
100us
100
100us
200
200us
250
250us
300
300us
253
1ms
500
500us
257
2ms
800
800us
269
5ms
1000
1000us
289
10ms
2000
2000us
329
20ms
3000
3000us
449
50ms
3900
3900us
489
60ms
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Optical Filter Control
Optical Filter control allow user to change the optical filter of the camera lens function. You can change the Bayer
patterns by moving the starting position which to output pixel data by one position up, down, right or left. (Only for
color models)
Inquiry Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
58Ch
OPTICAL_FILTER_I
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
NQ
Abs_Control_Inq
[1]
Capability of control with absolute value
-
[2]
Reserved
[3]
One push auto mode (Controlled
One_Push_Inq
automatically by camera only once)
ReadOut_Inq
[4]
Capability of reading the value of this
feature
On/OFF_Inq
[5]
Capability of switching this feature ON and
OFF
Auto_Inq
[6]
Auto Mode (Controlled automatically by
camera)
Manual_Inq
[7]
Manual Mode (Controlled by user)
Min_Value
[8..19]
Minimum value for this feature control
Max_Value
[20..31]
Maximum value for this feature control
Status Control Register
Address
Name
Field
Bit
Description
88Ch
OPTICAL_FILTER
Presence_Inq
[0]
Presence of this feature
0:N/A
Abs_Control
[1]
1:Available
Absolute value control
0: Control with value in Value field
1: Control with value in Absolute value
CSR if this bit =1, value in Value filed is
ignored
On/OFF
[2..5]
[6]
Reserved
Write : ON or OFF this feature
Read : read a status
0: OFF,
1:ON
If this bit=0, other fields will be read only.
Value
[7..19]
[20..31]
Reserved
Minimum value for this feature control
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Color (Bayer) Patterns Conversion
Color sensors capture images through an optical low pass filter which is coated over the individual pixels in Bayer
mosaic layout. Imaged data are transferred by passing color processing which can save bandwidth gaining higher
frame rate and flexibility of applying different Bayer Pattern on the PC side.
Obtained Images can be processed in either of the following 4 different conversion algorithm can on the PC side.1
Modes
Color(Bayer)
Mode 0
GB/RG
Mode 1
BG/GR
Mode 2
RG/GB
Mode 3
GR/BG
G
B
G
B
G
B
R
G
R
G
R
G
R
G
R
G
R
G
G
B
G
B
G
B
G
B
G
B
G
B
R
G
R
G
R
G
Pattern
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Advanced Features
4.1.
Binning Mode
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Binning is defined as reading neighboring pixel from the CCD and combining them to create one pixel value. Binning
has an advantage in the following situations as well as in various applications.
Relative binning mode per camera
model is described in each camera specification.

Low Light Operation: Combining neighboring pixels increases the area of the unit pixel receiving light and
may obtain a brighter picture in low light conditions with a possible noise reduction.

High Frame Rate Operation: Vertical Binning accelerates the speed of the CCD data transfer rate by
combining multiple vertical line per single horizontal line of the CCD; resulting in a significant gain in frame
rate
4.1.1.
Vertical Binning
Vertical binning combines neighboring CCD pixels vertically into a single pixel; increasing the light sensitivity of the
camera.
Since a CCD acquires data horizontally, multiple lines are acquired in the case of vertical binning which
results in a significant speed gain.
Thus the vertical resolution is reduced.
Due to the increased CCD area per pixel,
over exposure may occur which may require adjustment.
1x2 Vertical Binning
Example
4.1.2.
Horizontal Binning
Horizontal binning combines neighboring CCD pixel horizontally into a single pixel; increasing the light sensitivity of the
camera.
However due to the nature of CCD transferring each horizontal line at a time, there is no speed gain in
horizontal binning.
binning.
Light sensitivity increase may occur, due to the increased CCD area per pixel, similar to vertical
The horizontal resolution is reduced.
2x1 Horizontal Binning
Example
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Full Binning
Full binning mode can be obtained by combining both vertical and horizontal binning.
combined; followed by a vertical conjunction of these pixels.
case of 2 x 2 ( Horizontal x Vertical ) binning.
First horizontal pixels are
This would increase light sensitivity by a factor of 4 in
However as described above, only vertical binning would result in a
speed gain while horizontal binning gives no speed gain.
Thus the speed gain result is similar to vertical binning.
Resolution in this mode would be reduced both horizontally and vertically..
2x2 Full Binning
Example
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Partial Scan
Cameras provide a certain resolution which is dictated by the image sensor.
to the user.
Often, a certain region may be of interest
Partial scan mode provides the function to capture a certain region of interest (ROI) which can provide an
advantage in data transfer speed, resulting in a faster operation.
occur only if vertical resolution decreases.
described in the IIDC1.32 specification.
As described in binning mode, the speed gain would
Partial Scan is only supported in Format 7 by setting the following registers
Unit size of the partial scan is described in the camera specification, which
the user must consider in setting the increment configuration.
IMAGE_POSITION & IMAGE_SIZE register
0-7
8 – 15
Left = Hposunit * n1
Top = Vposunit * m1
Width = Hunit * n2
16 – 23
Left
0-7
24 - 31
Top
8 – 15
16 – 23
Width
24 - 31
Height
Height = Vunit * m2
Left + Width < = Hmax
Initial Values
System Dependant
Top + Height < = Vmax
Read Values
Last Update Value
(n1,n2, m1, m2 are integer)
Write Effect
Stored
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Pan/Tilt
Pan/Tilt is a function used to move a camera up and down or left and right. However unlike the mechanical Pan /Tilt
which is carried out by physically moving the camera up and down, this functions by using a smaller video mode than
the CCD’s effective pixels and moving the image up and down.
can specify by the Pan/Tilt command.
This results in a reduced resolution, which the user
Pan/Tilt range and values depend on the characteristic of each CCD used in the
camera respectively as per the following tables.
Note that at Format 7 mode, the pan/tilt value must be set at non-
format 7 mode before operation.
4.4.
One-Shot and Multi-Shot
This camera supports One-Shot and Multi-Shot features.
The camera should be in ISO disabled mode before the
execution of these commands, and if the camera is in ISO enabled mode, these commands are ignored.
One-Shot is used to grab only one frame.
Multi-Shot is used to grab 1~65,535 frames.
Caution : One-Shot and Multi-Shots are not supported in trigger mode
One-Shot
Multi-Shot
Address
F0F0061CH
Address
F0F0061CH
Data
80000000h
Data
4000nnnnh
nnnn is the number of output frames which can be any number between 0001h ~ FFFFh.(1~ 65,535)
Priority of the command execution is as follows.
Continuous > One-Shot > Multi-Shot
When a command with higher priority is being executed; the command with lower priority will be ignored
4.5.
Multi-Camera Auto-sync
Not supported in 3.75 fps
In applications incorporating multi camera, there is often a need to synchronize the cameras. Multi-Camera Auto
Synchronization is supported utilizing the FireWire bus time cycle register which is connected on the same FireWire bus.
A maximum of 3 cameras can be auto synchronized.
The video mode of the camera must be set within the limit of a single FireWire bus bandwidth of 400Mbps. Also the
maximum shutter value must be set as per the table below not exceeding the FireWire bus cycle time. Jitter may occur
due to CPU operation timing. In the auto-sync mode, the shutter time and the fps should be set as follows
FPS
Fire-i 580
Fire-i 785/780
Fire-i 980
Max Shutter
Max Shutter
Max Shutter
Value
Time
Value
Time
60
1110
16.5ms
-
-
30
1270
32.5ms
-
-
15
1605
66 ms
1605
66ms
7.5
1760
131ms
1761
132ms
3.75
1893
264ms
1895
266ms
Value
Time
1605
66ms
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To utilize Auto-sync, please set Bit 31 to Auto-sync Enable, and then check the Bit 27 to verify whether it is ready.
Please refer to the details in the following table.
Auto-Sync Mode control register
Bit 31 : auto sync enable
0xF2F10018
Read/Write
Bit 30 : SIO enable mode (0 : custom mode, 1 : IIDC v1.32)
Bit 27 : auto sync complete (read only. 1: ready, 0: not yet auto-sync)
4.6.
Memory Channel Save / Load
The settings of the camera features (Shutter, gain, etc.) and video modes can be stored in a non-volatile memory. The
camera supports 16 memory channels as per the table below to conveniently save and load different features as well
as video modes. Channel 0 is the factory default (preset) and Channels 1 ~ 4 can be used for saving camera
configuration. Channels 5 ~ 15 are used for resolution, mode and frame rate plus saving other features.
Address
Name
Bit
618h
Memory_Save
[0]
Description
Saves the current setting
[1..31]
Reserved
Address
Name
Bit
Description
620h
Mem_Save_Ch
[0]
Factory Default Setting Cannot overwrite
[1..4]
Write Channel for Memory Save for Channel 1 ~ 4
( Only for Features )
[5..15]
Write Channel for Memory Save for Channel 5 ~ 15
(For Features, Format and Mode Save)
Address
Name
Bit
Description
624h
Cur_Save_Ch
[0]
Read and Load Factory Default Setting
[1..4]
Read and Load Memory Channel 1 ~ 4
[5..15]
Read and Load Load Memory Channel 5 ~ 15
User Defined FireWire Register Control
The values saved in the channel are users define; and can be made the default values at power-on.
The channels
from 1 to 15 are to be set in the power-on default mode.
Address
0xF2F1011C
Description( bit : msb*)
Power on default memory channel
Bit 0 ~ Bit 3 : power on initial memory channel
Example: Channel 5 is to be set the default mode at power-on.
add F2F1011C read - 50000000 write
Read/Write
Read/Write
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Time Stamp Register
The Time stamp register may be inquired from the fireWire bus. CYCLE_TIME register can be configured as shown in
the table below. You may also get the same value from the user defined, but we recommend using this.
Address
Description( bit : msb*)
0xF0000200
CYCLE_TIME
0 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
SECONDS COUNT
Bit Numbe r
4.8.
Read/Write
CYCLE COUNT
Bit Nam e
Function
CYCLE OFFSET
DIR
Description
0-6
SECONDS COUNT
Seconds Coun t
R/W
1 Hz c ycle timer counte r
7 - 19
CYCLE COUNT
Cycle Coun t
R/W
8,000 Hz c ycle timer counte r
20 - 31
CYCLE OFFSET
Cycle O ffset
R/W
24.576 MHz c ycle timer counte r
Read
Serial Interface
Fire-i industrial cameras are equipped with SIO (Serial input/output) feature described in the IIDC 1.32 specification.
By using the serial interface, users can execute commands by writing data in a specific address in the FireWire address
range. SIO can be further used as a RS232 interface which supports pass through and custom commands.
4.8.1.
SIO Pass Through Scheme
SIO(RS232) Pass Through
User Target System
Camera
FIREWIRE
Cable
RS232C
System
Controller
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SIO Registers
Base address: F2F22000h, default baud rate is 57600
Address
Name
Field
Bit
000h
Serial_Mode_Reg
Baud Rate
[0..7]
Description
Baud Rate Setting
Write : Set baud rate
Read : Get current baud rate
0: 300 bps
1: 600 bps
2: 1200 bps
3: 2400 bps
4: 4800 bps
5: 9600 bps
6: 19200 bps
7: 38400 bps
8: 57600 bps
9: 115200bps
10: 230400bps Other value reserved.
Char_Length
[8..15]
Character length setting
Write: Set data length(must not be 0)
Read : Get data length
7: 7 bits
8: 8 bits
Other values reserved.
Parity-
[16..17]
Parity setting
Write : Set Parity
Read : Get current parity
0: None
Stop_bit
[18..19]
1 : Odd
2 : Even
Stop bits
Write : Set stop bit
Read : Get current stop bit
0: 1
1: 1.5
2: 2.
-
[20..23]
Reserved
Buffer_Size_Inq
[24..31]
Buffer Size (Read Only)
This field indicates the maximum size of
receive/transmit data buffer.
If this value=1, Buffer_Status_Control,
SIO_Data_Register Char1-3 should be
ignored
004h
Serial_Control_Reg
RE
[0]
Receive enable
Read : Current status
Write : 0 : Disable
TE
[1]
1: Enable
Transmit enable
Read : Current status
Write : 0 : Disable
Serial_Status_Reg
-
[2..7]
TDRD
[8]
1: Enable
Reserved
Transmit data buffer ready
Read only
0 : Not ready
1: Ready
-
[9]
Reserved
RDRD
[10]
Receive data buffer ready
Read only
0 : Not ready
1: Ready
-
[11]
Reserved
ORER
[12]
Receive buffer over run error
Read : Current status
Write : 0: Clear flag
FER
[13]
1: Ignored
Receive data framing error
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Read : Current status
Write : 0: Clear flag
PER
[14]
1: Ignored
Receive data parity error
Read : Current status
Write : 0: Clear flag
008h
Receive_Buffer_Sta
-
[15]
RBUF_ST
[0..8]
tus_Control
1: Ignored
Reserved
SIO receive buffer status
Read :
Valid data size of current receive buffer
Write : Ignored
RBUF_CNT
[8..15]
SIO receive buffer control
Read : Remain data size for read
Write : Set input data size
00Ch
Transmit_Buffer_St
-
[16..31]
TBUF_ST
[0..7]
atus_Control
Reserved
SIO ouput buffer status
Read :
Available data space of transmit buffer
Write : Ignored
TBUF_CNT
[8..15]
SIO output buffer control
Read : Written data size to buffer
Write : Set output data size for transmit
-
[16..31]
010h
Reserved
Reserved
..
0FFh
100h
SIO_Data_Register
Char_0
[0..7]
Chracter_0
Read : Read character from receive buffer
Padding data, if data is not available
Write : Character to transmit buffer
padding data if data is invalid
Char_1
[8..15]
Chracter_1
Read : Read character from receive buffer
+1 Padding data, if data is not available
Write : Character to transmit buffer +1
padding data if data is invalid
Char_2
[8..15]
Chracter_2
Read : Read character from receive buffer
+2 Padding data, if data is not available
Write : Character to transmit buffer +2
padding data if data is invalid
Char_3
[16..31]
Chracter_3
Read : Read character from receive buffer
+3 Padding data, if data is not available
Write : Character to transmit buffer +3
padding data if data is invalid
104h
SIO_Data_Register
..
_Alias
1FFh
[0..31]
Alias SIO_Data_Register area for block
transfer
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SIO (RS232) special Commands
SIO (RS232) special commands are non IIDC compliant and are specific mode for the Fire- cameras.
Auto-Sync Mode control register
0xF2F10018
Bit 31 : auto sync enable
Bit 30 : SIO enable mode (0 : custom mode, 1 : IIDC v1.32)
Read/Write
Bit 27 : auto sync complete (read only. 1: ready, 0: not yet auto-sync)
Before using these commands serial communication parameters must be set at Serial_Mode_Reg (F2F22000h)

Baud Rate
Stop Bit
Parity
Flow Control
57600 bps(default)
1 bit
None
Non
Command format : [STX] [Command] [Data] [ETX]
[STX]
: Command start character : ‘S’
Command] : Command length is 2byte. See next page command table.

[Data]
: Data length is varied with each command. Data format is hexadecimal: ‘0’~’9’, ‘A’~’F’.
[ETX]
: Command end character : ‘Z’
Return value
‘G’
: Command complete acknowledge.
“Gdd..d” : “dd..d” is return data and hexadecimal character.
‘U’
: Undefined command.

Valid Character : ‘0’~’9’, ‘A’~’F’, ‘S’,’Z’
Invalid character is received is discarded.

example) Gain setting command with 0x200 value.
All of “SA0200Z”, “S A0 200 Z”, “SA0 200Z”,
“SA0200Z”.
“S A0200 Z”, and “SKA0V200Z” are parsed to
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SIO(RS232) Commands

STX
Command
S
A0
Data
Length
ETX
Return
Function
Value
Gain control
3Bytes
Z
(0x000 ~ 0x30F(BW Model) or 2D3(Color Model))
G
(see gain mapping graph)
Ex) SA0200Z : Gain index value 512 (18dB)
S
A1
3Bytes
Z
G
Shutter speed control
(0x001 ~ 0xCFB) (see shutter speed table)
Set/Clear auto shutter speed and auto gain
Bit 0 : Auto gain
S
A2
1Bytes
Z
G
Bit 1 : Auto shutter speed
Ex) SA21Z : set auto gain and clear auto shutter speed
SA23Z : set auto gain and auto shutter speed
SA20Z : clear auto gain and auto shutter speed
S
A3
2Bytes
Z
G
Auto exposure control (0x00~0x64)
S
A4
1Bytes
Z
G
Gamma control (0x0~0x19) (see gamma table)
S
A5
3Bytes
Z
G
Brightness control (0x000~0x800)
S
A6
3Bytes
Z
G
Sharpness control (0x000~0x3F8)
S
A7
1Bytes
Z
G
ISO control
S
A8
1Bytes
Z
G
Trigger control
1: ISO enable,
0 : disable
1: trigger enable,
0 : trigger disable
Read feature control value
Return value order
‘G’[Gain] [Shutter] [Set/Clear auto gain and shutter] [Auto
Exposure] [Gamma] [Brightness] [Sharpness] [ISO] [Trigger]
S
AF
0Bytes
Z
‘G’+18
Byte
Ex) At Command SAFZ, if return value is G001200132F20020101,
Gain : 0x001
Shutter speed : 0x200
Set auto gain/Clear auto shutter speed : 0x1
Auto exposure : 0x32
Sharpness : 0x201
S
B0
16Bytes
Z
G
Gamma : 0xF
ISO : 0x0
Brightness : 0x200
Trigger : 0x1
RS232 synchronization : RS232 buffer cleared
in camera.
Write access of 1394 address
S
B1
8Bytes
Z
G
Format : SB1 [address(8 byte)] [data(8byte)] Z
Ex) SB1F2F1010012345678Z :
write 0x12345678 data at 0xF2F10100 address
Read access of 1394 address
S
B2
0Bytes
Z
‘G’+8
Format : SB2 [address(8byte)] Z
Byte
Ex) If command is SB2F2F10100Z and return value is
G12345678, Read value of address 0xF2F10100 is 0x12345678.
Return to default feature value
S
B3
3Bytes
Z
G
Return control feature : gain, shutter speed, auto exposure,
brightness, sharpness, gamma, auto shutter speed, auto gain
S
Undefined
Command
Any Byte
Z
U
Undefined command
Return Value is ‘U’ character.
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Frame Save Function
The Fire-i camera series cameras can save frames in the memory.
The user can instruct the camera to stop
integrating when the maximum number of frames, that can be stored in the memory, has been reached.
The number of frames that can be saved in memory depends on resolution, mode and it is different for each model.
See the table below for more details.
Fire-i 580/785/780/980
of maximum save frames : address 0xF2F10128, bit 16 ~ bit 23 read value
Resolution
Mode 800
Mode 1600/Y422
320 x 240
127 frames
127 frames
640 x 480
63 frames
31 frames
800 x 600
63 frames
31 frames
1024 x 768
31 frames
15 frames
1280 x 960
15 frames
7 frames
1600 x 1200
15 frames
7 frames
2448 x 2048
3 frames
1 frames
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LUT (Lookup table)
The Fire-i industrial cameras support a LUT (2008 production models or newer), which is providing users with an
image with the user’s defined dynamic range. Through the LUT, users can process the images from saturation to dark.
The LUT can be used optionally with Brightness, Sharpness and Gamma. However, the applied sequence is that the
LUT is applied prior to features like Brightness, Sharpness and Gamma.
(Priority: LUT > Brightness and Sharpness and Gamma)
4.10.1. 4-step knee lookup table
The users can set the 4 points for the images, called the knee, and apply them to LUT.
4.10.2. User defined lookup table
The users can set defined points (data file) for the images and apply them to the LUT.
procedure is as follows. LUT index is N (o~15).
User’s defined LUT running
The total index number of user’s defined LUT is 16, but only one user
defined LUT is used at a time.
Priority: User’s defined LUT > 4 point LUT > Features (Brightness, Sharpness, Gamma)
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The user defined LUT save procedure is as follows:
1.
Check the save ready bit (bit1) status of the LUT save control register (0xF2F10140).
If bit 1 is 0, wait.
2.
Write 1 at the LUT buffer address init bit (bit7) of the LUT save control register (0xF2F10140): 0xF2F10140
(<= 0x01000000).
3.
Then write 4096 LUT data at the LUT data register (0xF2F10144).
4.
Finally, write save command (bit0), LUT index (N: bit8~bit11) at the LUT save control register (0xF2F10140):
0xF2F10140 (<= 0x80N00000).
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One Pixel Snow Noise Remove
With this function, it is possible to average the value of snow noise pixel by using the neighboring pixels values. The
formula used is:
If ((Pi-Pi-1) > Threshold*16) and ((Pi-Pi+1) > (Threshold*16)), Pi is bad pixel. The purpose of the
function is to increase the average pixels values for the whole image and be automatically displayed and the images
can be compensated by over up to 50%. The register address and values for this function are:
Address
Description (bit 0: msb)
Read/Write
One Pixel Snow Noise Remove
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 ~ Bit 5 : reserved
0xF2F20150
Bit 6 : on/off
Write only
Bit 7~Bit23 : reserved
Bit 24~Bit31 : Threshold Value (T) :
If
Pixel difference value > Threshold Value, then replace near pixel average
Value
Before Snow noise image
After Snow noise removal
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PIO Control Register
Short for Programmed Input/Output, PIO provides a set of IO ports which can be configured by the defined address.
The PIO control register by 1394 address, for strobe and trigger signal, is as follows.
Address
0xF2F21000
0xF2F21004
0xF2F21008
Description (bit 0: msb)
PIO output register
Bit 30 :
Strobe GPIO output
PIO input register
Bit 31 : trigger GPIO input
PIO GPIO enable register.
Bit 30 : Strobe pin GPIO selector (1: GPIO, 0: strobe)
Read/Write
Write only
Read only
Read/Write
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User Defined FireWire Registers
User defined registers are features undefined in the IIDC specification which Fire-i cameras are capable of.
User can utilize extended features of these specific firewire registers for application.
5.1.
User Defined FireWire Address
Address
0xF2F10000
Description( bit : msb*)
Read/Write
A/D bit resolution
Bit 28~Bit31 : A/D bit resolution
Please refer to IIDC v1.32 data depth register (address: 0xF0F00630)
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
15
4
3
8
11
10
9
8
7
6
12 Bit A/D
Resolution
Discard
Mono 8 /Raw RGB 8bit
5
2
1
0
7
0
4
11
8
7
8
7
10
9
8
7
6
5
Read only
4
Mono 16 /Raw RGB 16bit
15
Null data
0xF2F10004
11
10
9
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Auto shutter-speed maximum/minimum value register.(32bit)
At auto shutter mode, shutter speed value is checked between auto shutterspeed
maximum value and
minimum value
0
15
Auto Shutter-Speed Maximum Value
0xF2F10008
0
16
31
Read/Write
Auto Shutter-Speed Minimum Value
Auto gain maximum/minimum value register.*(32bit)
At auto gain mode, gain value is checked between auto gain maximum value
and minimum value.
0
15
Auto Gain Maximum Value
0xF2F10018
Mode control register
16
31
Read/Write
Auto Gain Minimum Value
Read/Write
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Bit 31 : auto sync enable
Bit 30 : SIO enable mode (0 : custom mode, 1 : IIDC v1.32)
Bit 27 : auto sync complete (read only. 1: ready, 0: not yet auto-sync)
0xF2F1001C
1394 time stamp register(msb:bit0)
0 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
SECONDS COUNT
Bit Numbe r
CYCLE COUNT
Bit Nam e
Function
CYCLE OFFSET
DIR
Description
0-6
SECONDS COUNT
Seconds Coun t
R/W
1 Hz c ycle timer counte r
7 - 19
CYCLE COUNT
Cycle Coun t
R/W
8,000 Hz c ycle timer counte r
20 - 31
CYCLE OFFSET
Cycle O ffset
R/W
24.576 MHz c ycle timer counte r
Read only
We recommend using native CYCLE_TIME register in Chap. 5.7.
0xF2F10110
0xF2F10114
Trigger noise filter register (External trigger only)
Bit 22~Bit 31 : trigger masking range (M, unit : usec, range:0~999)
Read/Write
Multi-cut exposure & interval time control (for Mode 14)
Bit 16 ~ 31 : exposure time (E)
Read/Write
Bit 0 ~ 15 : exposure time interval (P)
0xF2F10118
0xF2F1011C
0xF2F10200
Local ISO_EN control register for one-shot/multi-shot
Bit 31 : iso_enable ( 1: enable. 0: disable)
Power on default memory channel
Bit 0 ~ Bit 3 : power on initial memory channel
Read/Write
Camera version register
Bit 16~Bit 31 : camera version
Read only
(ex: If reading value: 0x00003000, camera version is 3.000)
0xF2F10120
0xF2F10124
Bright Level for Iris Control Application
Bit 24 ~ Bit 31 : Bright Level for Image Capture
Test Pattern
Read only
Read/Write
Bit 0 : Vertical Grey Bar
Bit 1: Bias Grey Bar
Address
Description ( bit 0 : MSB)
Read/Write
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Defer Image control (Frame save)
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 6 : defer image On/Off control
( 1: image hold mode, 0 : normal real time mode)
Bit 7 : send image command :
0xF2F10128
If bit 6 is on status, this bit is send image command from camera to PC.
Bit 16 ~ Bit 23 : Queue size inquiry : Must check whenever format or mode is
Read/Write
changed (read only)
Bit 24 ~ Bit 31 : At read operation, this value is the number of remained
image at queue.
At write operation, this value is the number of sending images by bit 7 send
image command
4 step knee LUT run control register
LUT knee 1st point register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 : LUT regeneration command (self cleared)
0xF2F1012C
Bit 2~Bit4 : reserved
Bit 5 : enable brightness, sharpness, gamma feature with knee function
Read only
Bit 6 : On/Off
Bit 7 : reserved
Bit 8~Bit 19 : X coordination of 1st knee point
Bit 20~Bit31 : Y coordination of 1st knee point
LUT knee 2nd point register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 : LUT regeneration command (self cleared)
0xF2F10130
Bit 2~Bit5 : reserved
Bit 6 : reserved
Read/Write
Bit 7 : reserved
Bit 8~Bit 19 : X coordination of 2nd knee point
Bit 20~Bit31 : Y coordination of 2nd knee point
LUT knee 3rd point register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 : LUT regeneration command (self cleared)
0xF2F10134
Bit 2~Bit5 : reserved
Bit 6 : reserved
Read/Write
Bit 7 : reserved
Bit 8~Bit 19 : X coordination of 3rd knee point
Bit 20~Bit31 : Y coordination of 3rd knee point
LUT knee 4th point register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 : LUT regeneration command (self cleared)
0xF2F10138
Bit 2~Bit5 : reserved
Bit 6 : reserved
Read/Write
Bit 7 : reserved
Bit 8~Bit 19 : X coordination of 4th knee point
Bit 20~Bit31 : Y coordination of 4th knee point
User defined LUT run control register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
0xF2F1013C
Bit 1 ~ Bit 4 : reserved
Bit 5 : enable brightness, sharpness, gamma feature with user defined LUT
function
Bit 6 : On/Off
Read/Write
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Bit 7 ~ Bit 11 : reserved
Bit 12 ~ Bit 15 : run LUT index
Bit 16 ~ Bit 31 : reserved
LUT save control register
Bit 0 : save command
0xF2F10140
Bit 1 : save ready status( read only)
Read/Write
Bit 2 ~ Bit 6 : reserved
Bit 7 : set LUT write buffer address to 0
Bit 8
~ Bit 11 : save LUT index
Bit 12 ~ Bit 31 : reserved
LUT data register (block write command)
Save the first data at low word, then second data at high word
0xF2F10144
Bit 0 ~ Bit 3 : reserved
Bit 4
Write Only
~ Bit 15 : the second data
Bit 16 ~ Bit 19 : reserved
Bit 20 ~ Bit 31 : the first data
User defined AE X-axis value
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 ~ Bit4 : reserved
Bit 5 : Make Command
0xF2F10160
Bit 6 : On/Off
(1: current setting value, 0: current image size)
Bit 7 : reserved
Read/Write
Bit 8 ~ Bit 19 : DAC or AE X-axis start position at current display image
(AE_SX)
Bit 20 ~ Bit 31 : DAC or AE X-axis width at current display image
(AE_WX >= 4)
User defined AE Y-axis value
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 ~ Bit 4 : reserved
Bit 5 : Make Command
0xF2F10164
Bit 6 : On/Off
(1: current setting value, 0: current image size)
Bit 7 : reserved
Read/Write
Bit 8 ~ Bit 19 : DAC or AE Y-axis start position at current display image
(AE_SY)
Bit 20 ~ Bit 31 : DAC or AE Y-axis width at current display image
(AE_WY >= 4)
Snow noise remove threshold register
Bit 0 : presence inquiry (read only)
Bit 1 ~ Bit 5 : reserved
Bit 6 : on/off
Bit 7 : grid noise filter enable
mode f or mono800 at color camera (0:disable, 1:
enable)
Bit 8~Bit23 : reserved
Bit 24~Bit31 : Threshold Value (T) :
0xF2F10150
If
Pixel difference value > Threshold Value, the pixel is replaced with near pixel
average value
0
7 8
11
(MSB)
(LSB)
Threshold Value (T)
0
Pixel compared threshold value bit map
Read/Write
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Video Formats and Modes
IIDC specification defines several video formats. An overview of those formats is:

Format 0: Video formats up to VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Format 1: Video formats for SVGA (800 x 600) and XGA (1024x768) resolution.

Format 2: Video Formats for SXGA or higher resolutions ( 1280 x 960 and 1600 x 1200 )

Format 6: Still Images

Format 7: Scalable images sized ( User defined size and position )
Format 0 / Format 1 / Format 2
In these formats, the frame rates are pre-defined for each video mode as per the IIDC specification.
There are several defined modes for each format where a mode specifies the size and color information of the pixels.
By reading the inquiry register of the camera, the user may determine which frame rates are supported by the camera.
Please refer to the IIDC specification for the details.
Format 7
Format 0, 1, & 2 were defined at the early stage of the design and development of digital industrial cameras; where
cameras supported these common VESA compliant resolutions.
Because the user required a flexible and definable
format; camera manufacturers utilized the user definable Format 7 to meet this demand.
Format 7 is extremely
flexible and allows the user to define the width, height, position and pixel format of the video data where separate sets
of control registers exists for each Format 7 mode.
The NILE Series supports Format 7 Mode 0, 1, 2 with the following base address:
Format 7 Mode 0 : F1F00000h
Format 7 Mode 1 : F1F00100h
Format 7 Mode 0 : F1F00200h
Offset
Name
Description
000h
MAX_IMAGE_SIZE_INQ
Maximum Horizontal / Vertical pixel number
004h
UNIT_SIZE_INQ
Horizontal and Vertical unit pixel number
008h
IMAGE_POSITION
Left / Top position of requested image region (pixel)
00Ch
IMAGE_SIZE
Width / Height of the requested image region (pixel)
010h
COLOR_CODING_ID
Color coding ID from COLOR_CODING_INQ register
014h
COLOR_CODEING_INQ
Inquiry register for color information setting
034h
PIXEL_NUMBER_INQ
Pixel number per frame
038h
TOTAL_BYTE_HI_INQ
Higher quadlet of total bytes of image data per frame
03Ch
TOTAL_BYTE_LO_INQ
Lower quadlet of total bytes of image data per frame
040h
PACKET_PARA_INQ
Unit (Minimum) bytes per packet Multiple by 4
044h
BYTE_PER_PACKET
Maximum bytes per packet Multiple by UnitBytePerPacket
Packet size, Recommended bytes per packet. If this value is
zero, shall ignore this field.
Please refer to the IIDC specification for the details.
NOTE: In Format 7 Mode, frame rates may vary which may depend on Size, Color, bytes per packet, shutter and
system performance.
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According to different models of the Fire-i camera series supported video format, modes and frame rate are different.
Notes: Color Models outputs Raw Bayer Pattern which is converted by software.
: Unsupported Mode as per IIDC 1.32 Specification
6.1.
Fire-i 980
Format
0
1
2
Mode
Resolution
60fps
30fps
15fps
7.5fps
3.75fps
1.875fps
0
160 x 120
YUV 444
1
320 x 240
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
2
640 x 480
YUV 411
O
O
O
O
3
640 x 480
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
4
640 x 480
RGB
5
640 x 480
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
6
640 x 480
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
0
800 x 600
YUV 422
O
O
O
1
800 x 600
RGB 8
2
800 x 600
Mono 8
O
O
3
1024 x 768
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
4
1024 x 768
RGB 8
5
1024 x 768
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
6
800 x 600
Mono 16
O
O
O
7
1024 x 768
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
0
1280 x 960
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
1
1280 x 960
RGB 8
2
1280 x 960
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
3
1600 x 1200
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
4
1600 x 1200
RGB 8
5
1600 x 1200
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
6
1280 x 960
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
7
1600 x 1200
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
2448 x 2048
15 fps(mono 8)
2448 x 2048
15 fps(mono 8, RAW 8)
1220 x 1020
27 fps
2x2 binning, mono 8
1220 x 1020
27 fps
2x2 binning, mono 16
2448 x 1020
27 fps
1x2 binning, mono 8
0
7
1
2
-
/
7.5 fps (mono 16) for B&W Model
/
7.5 fps (YUV422, RAW 16) for Color Model
for B&W Model
for B&W Model
for B&W Model
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15 fps
1x2 binning, mono 16
for B&W Model
Fire-i 780
Format
0
1
2
Mode
Resolution
60fps
30fps
15fps
7.5fps
3.75fps
0
160 x 120
YUV 444
1
320 x 240
YUV 422
2
640 x 480
YUV 411
O
O
O
3
640 x 480
YUV 422
O
O
O
4
640 x 480
RGB
5
640 x 480
Mono 8
O
O
O
6
640 x 480
Mono 16
O
O
O
0
800 x 600
YUV 422
O
O
O
1
800 x 600
RGB 8
2
800 x 600
Mono 8
3
1024 x 768
YUV 422
4
1024 x 768
RGB 8
5
1024 x 768
Mono 8
6
800 x 600
7
O
1.875fps
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
Mono 16
O
O
O
1024 x 768
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
0
1280 x 960
YUV 422
O
O
O
1
1280 x 960
RGB 8
2
1280 x 960
Mono 8
O
O
O
3
1600 x 1200
YUV 422
4
1600 x 1200
RGB 8
5
1600 x 1200
Mono 8
6
1280 x 960
Mono 16
O
O
O
7
1600 x 1200
Mono 16
1388 x 1040
30.2 fps(mono 8)
1388 x 1036
30.3 fps(mono 8, RAW 8)
688 x 516
54.9 fps
2x2 binning, mono 8
688 x 516
49.9 fps
1x2 binning, mono 16
0
7
1
O
O
O
/
O
21.9fps (mono 16) for B&W Model
/
22fps (mono 16, RAW 16) for Color Model
for B&W Model
for B&W Model
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Fire-i 785
Format
0
1
2
Mode
Resolution
60fps
30fps
15fps
7.5fps
3.75fps
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
1.875fps
0
160 x 120
YUV 444
1
320 x 240
YUV 422
2
640 x 480
YUV 411
3
640 x 480
YUV 422
4
640 x 480
RGB
5
640 x 480
Mono 8
6
640 x 480
Mono 16
0
800 x 600
YUV 422
1
800 x 600
RGB 8
2
800 x 600
Mono 8
O
O
3
1024 x 768
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
4
1024 x 768
RGB 8
5
1024 x 768
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
6
800 x 600
Mono 16
O
O
O
7
1024 x 768
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
0
1280 x 960
YUV 422
O
O
O
1
1280 x 960
RGB 8
2
1280 x 960
Mono 8
O
O
O
3
1600 x 1200
YUV 422
4
1600 x 1200
RGB 8
5
1600 x 1200
Mono 8
6
1280 x 960
Mono 16
O
O
O
7
1600 x 1200
Mono 16
1288 x 964
30.3 fps(mono 8) / 25.4 fps(mono 16) for B&W Model
1288 x 960
30.3 fps(mono 8, RAW 8) / 25.5 fps (mono 16, RAW 16) for Color Model
640 x 476
54.4 fps
640 x 476
49 fps
0
7
1
O
-
O
O
O
2x2 binning, mono 8
for B&W Model
1x2 binning, mono 16
for B&W Model
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Fire-i 580
Format
0
Mode
Resolution
60fps
30fps
15fps
7.5fps
3.75fps
1.875fps
0
160 x 120
YUV 444
1
320 x 240
YUV 422
2
640 x 480
YUV 411
O
O
O
O
3
640 x 480
YUV 422
O
O
O
O
4
640 x 480
RGB
5
640 x 480
Mono 8
O
O
O
O
6
640 x 480
Mono 16
O
O
O
O
656 x 484
87.1 fps(mono 8) / 79.9 fps (mono 16) for B&W Model
652 x484
88.3 fps(mono 8, RAW 8) / 80.6 fps(mono16, RAW 16) for Color Model
324 x 240
161.2 fps
2x2 binning, mono 8
324 x 240
150.5 fps
1x2 binning, mono 16
0
7
1
O
for B&W Model
for B&W Model
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Trouble Shooting
FireWire based camera are operated in connection with system where user may encounter problems as they operate.
These problems may orient either from the camera side or the system side that the camera is being used. We
recommend reading the manual carefully beginning from the installation to features in concern. Also some system may
not have enough power to operate these cameras especially for high resolution and frame rate we recommend the
system should be Pentium 4 or higher with 512 MB of System memory and Graphic Accelerator with 32 MB or more of
video memory. When using Windows, due to high graphic requirements and DirectX support, we recommend using at
least Nvidia or ATI graphics controllers.
7.1.
Hardware Related Issues
Camera is not recognized in the device manager

Please check whether the LED in the back of the camera is ON. If LED is tuned OFF, please check camera
connection. Please check the cable connection on both the camera and the PC. The LED status, when plugging in
the camera is supposed to be normal when the LED light changes from an Orange light to a Red light.

If you haven’t installed the camera driver yet, please refer to the software installation and install the drivers and
software provided.

Please reconnect the camera by plugging out the FireWire cable and plugging in the cable connected on the
camera.
LED is OFF while power is provided either by FireWire or external power.

Please check the supplied voltage and ensure the supplied power is compliant to the operation manual.

Please check the firewire card and cable(s).
Camera Power
As described in this manual the power of the camera is provided either by the FireWire cable or the external power
through 12 Pin Trigger Port. Please be careful when using external power input through the trigger port and refrain
from using power over +30V DC. In normal condition we recommend using +12V DC. Also please check the operation
manual for the power connection pin assign for external power input to avoid damaging the camera.
No Image or Black Image Displayed
Check the “Status LED” if it appears Green. If Not, camera is not Isochronous enabled which means not transmitting
any image and is in an idle stage.
Check whether the lens is properly mounted and open the iris it to the maximum level.
Check feature values such as shutter speed, gain and exposure. Also check whether the camera is in trigger mode.
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Technical Support
We ensure the conformity of our product to be reliable and free from defects during manufacturing by testing all the
cameras before release. However unexpected problems and technical issues may come up due to the complexity of the
product. In case you require technical support contact the agent near you or you may contact us directly with the
following information.
Web information, specifications, FAQs: http://www.unibrain.com/
Technical support email: support@unibrain.com
Sales inquiries: sales@unibrain.com
Telephone Numbers:
Europe/Asia: +30210-6640600
USA/Canada/South America: +1-925-866-3000
In case of RMA, you must first contact us or your local reseller in order to obtain the RMA Number before sending the
product to us. The returns contact email address is: rma@unibrain.com