User's Manual
CM-030PMCL-RH
1/3” Progressive Scan
Monochrome Remote Head Camera
Document Version: 1.1
CM-030PMCL-RH_Ver.1.1_Sept09
CM-030PMCL-RH
Notice
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warranty for the use of its product and assumes no responsibility for any errors which may
appear or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. JAI Ltd.,
Japan reserves the right to make changes without notice.
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Warranty
For information about the warranty, please contact your factory representative.
Certifications
CE compliance
As defined by the Directive 2004/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, EMC
(Electromagnetic compatibility), JAI Ltd., Japan declares that CM-030PMCL-RH complies with
the following provisions applying to its standards.
EN 61000-6-3 (Generic emission standard part 1)
EN 61000-6-2 (Generic immunity standard part 1)
FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for FCC compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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CM-030PMCL-RH
- Contents 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
General .............................................................................................. 5
Camera nomenclature ............................................................................. 5
Main Features ....................................................................................... 5
Locations and Functions ........................................................................... 6
Pin Assignment ...................................................................................... 7
5.1.
Digital Output Connector for Mini-CL (Camera Link) .......................................... 7
5.2.
Camera Link interface.............................................................................. 7
6.
Functions and Operations ......................................................................... 9
6.1.
Basic functions ...................................................................................... 9
6.1.1.
Digital Video Output (Bit Allocation) ..................................................... 9
6.1.2.
Electronic Shutter .......................................................................... 10
6.1.3.
Continuous operation or triggered operation .......................................... 11
6.1.4.
Rear panel indicator ....................................................................... 11
6.1.5.
Auto-detect LVAL-sync / async. accumulation ........................................ 11
6.1.6.
Vertical Binning ............................................................................. 12
6.2.
Sensor Layout and timing ......................................................................... 13
6.2.1.
CCD Sensor Layout ......................................................................... 13
6.2.2.
Horizontal timing ........................................................................... 14
6.2.3.
Vertical timing .............................................................................. 14
6.2.4.
Partial Scan.................................................................................. 15
6.2.5.
Vertical Binning ............................................................................. 16
6.3.
Operation Modes ................................................................................... 17
6.3.1.
Continuous operation ...................................................................... 17
6.3.2.
Pre-select Trigger Mode ................................................................... 18
6.3.3.
Pulse Width Trigger Mode ................................................................ 20
6.3.4.
EPS with Smear Less trigger mode ....................................................... 21
6.3.5.
Minimum interval of the trigger input on each operation mode .................... 22
6.4.
Mode and function matrix. ....................................................................... 23
7.
Configuring the Camera ..........................................................................24
7.1.
RS-232C control .................................................................................... 24
7.2.
Setting functions ................................................................................... 25
7.2.1.
Bit allocation. BA=0, BA=1 ............................................................... 25
7.2.2.
Partial scan. SC=0 through 4. ............................................................. 25
7.2.3.
Vertical binning. VB=0, VB=1 ............................................................ 25
7.2.4.
Shutter mode. SM=0 and SM=1 ........................................................... 25
7.2.5.
Trigger polarity. TP=0, TP=1. ............................................................ 25
7.2.6.
Gain level. GA=-84 through +336. ....................................................... 25
7.2.7.
Black level. BL=0 through BL=1023. ..................................................... 25
7.3.
Save and Load Functions .......................................................................... 25
7.4.
CM-030PMCL-RH command list ................................................................... 26
8.
Camera Control Tool for CM-030PMCL-RH .....................................................28
8.1.
Camera Control Tool Interface .................................................................. 28
8.1.1.
Camera Control Tool Bar .................................................................. 28
8.2.
The About Window ................................................................................. 28
8.3.
Communication Window .......................................................................... 29
8.4.
Camera Control Window .......................................................................... 30
8.5.
Using the Camera Control Tool .................................................................. 30
9.
External Appearance and Dimensions ..........................................................32
10.
Specifications ......................................................................................33
10.1. Spectral response .................................................................................. 33
10.2. Specification table ................................................................................. 34
11. Appendix ...............................................................................................35
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11.1. Precautions ............................................................................................ 35
11.2. Typical Sensor Characteristics ...................................................................... 35
11.3. Caution when mounting a lens on the camera ................................................. 35
11.4. Caution when mounting the camera .............................................................. 36
11.5. Exportation........................................................................................... 36
11.6. References ............................................................................................. 36
Change History .............................................................................................38
User's Record ...............................................................................................39
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CM-030PMCL-RH
1. General
CM-030PMCL-RH is 17mm diameter Remote Head camera using 330L pixels, monochrome
progressive scan CCD. This camera achieves a high speed frame rate of 120.491frames per
second. The camera head is small, so it suitable for such machine vision applications as
surface mounting, semiconductor inspection, surface inspection etc.
CM-030PMCL employs PoCL (Power on Camera Link) function and the camera operates full
functions by just connecting the cable with a POCL compatible frame grabber.
CM-030PMCL-RH is equipped with partial scan and vertical binning modes. Using these
functions the camera achieves higher frame rates.
The latest version of this manual can be downloaded from: www.jai.com
The latest version of Camera Control Tool for CM-030PMCL-RH can be downloaded from:
www.jai.com
For camera revision history, please contact your local JAI distributor.
2. Camera nomenclature
The standard camera composition consists of:
Camera body
x1
Sensor Protection cap
x1
The camera is available in the following versions:
CM-030PMCL-RH
Where C stands for "Compact" family, M stands for "Monochrome", 30 represents the
resolution "330K pixels", and PMCL for interface with “Power over Mini-CL”
Options:
OP735
OP715
OP724
PD-12U series
Lens f=7.5mm, F=1.6
Lens f=15mm, F=2.0
Lens f=24mm, F=3.1
AC power adaptor
3. Main Features
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φ17mm Remote head system with 1/3 inch Progressive CCD
High frame rate of 120 fps in Continuous mode, Full resolution
659 (h) x 494 (v) active pixels
7.4 µm square pixels
120 frames/second with external trigger and full resolution
Up to 504 frames/second with partial scan of 1/8
193 frames/second with vertical binning
Shutter speed from 32.48μs to 2 sec. using Pulse Width Control
Programmable exposure from 32.48μs to 8.299 ms by 1 LVAL (16.24µs) increments
Pre-select, Pulse width and Pre-select with Smear Less trigger modes
LVAL-synchronous/-asynchronous operation (auto-detect)
PoCL (Power over CL) standard compliant
10 or 8-bit output
Setup by Windows NT/2000/XP via serial communication
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4. Locations and Functions
Serial No.
Z
⑤
②
③
④
FCCseal
①
⑧
POWER
TRIG
/
PoCL
⑨
⑥










CCD sensor
Lens mount
Lock ring
Camera head
Camera cable
12-pin connector
12-pin receptacle
26-pin connector
LED
Mounting holes
Serial No.
Cautionseal
⑦
1/2 inch CCD sensor
Excluding mount M15.5 x 0.5
Is used to fix the focus position
φ17mm Camera Head
2m
Connecting with CCU
Connecting with Camera Head
POCL, Camera Link Interface (Mini-CL) (Note *1)
Indication for power and trigger input
M3 depth 3.5mm for tripod mount plate
*1) Note: When a Camera Link cable is connected to the camera, please do not excessively
tighten screws by using a screw driver. The Camera Link receptacle on the camera
might get damaged. For security, the force to tighten screws should be less than
0.291 Newton meter (Nm). Tightening by hand is sufficient in order to achieve this.
The camera link cable must comply with PoCL standard.
Fig. 1. Locations ( version)
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5. Pin Assignment
5.1. Digital Output Connector for Mini-CL (Camera Link)
Type: 26-pin SDR connector (3M or Honda type) Mini-CL connector
Fig.2. Mini-CL
connector
Pin No
1
13
14
26
7(+),20(-)
8(-),21(+)
10(+),23(-)
9(-),22(+)
6(-),19(+)
4(-),17(+)
3(-),16(+)
2(-),15(+)
5(-),18(+)
I/O
I
I
I
I
I/O
O
I
I
O
O
O
O
O
Name
DC +12V
GND
GND
DC +12V
RXD
TXD
Reserve
Trigger
TxOUT3
TxOUT2
TxOUT1
TxOUT0
TxClk
Note
For # 26 pin
For # 1 pin
Serial Com.
CC1 Ext. Trigger in
Camera Link out
Clock for CL
Important Note for PMCL version
CM-030PMCL-RH camera feature “Safe Power” circuit which is specified by the PoCL standard.
This circuit is used to verify the presence of camera and PoCL cable before the frame grabber
provides power.
5.2.
Camera Link interface
The digital video is available via Camera Link, with 8 or 10-bit pixel depth, using the CL Base
configuration. The digital output signals follow the Camera Link standard using Channel Link
chip sets.
The data bits from the digital video, FVAL, LVAL, DVAL and EEN are multiplexed into the
twisted pairs, which are a part of the Camera Link. Trigger signals and the serial camera
control are transmitted directly through its own pairs.
The 26-pin Mini-CL SDR connector pin assignment follows the Camera Link base configuration.
For a detailed description of the Camera Link standard, please refer to the Camera Link
standard specifications found on www.jai.com.
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Port/Signal 8bitoutput 10bitoutput
Port A0
L2
L0
Port A1
L3
L1
Port A2
L4
L2
Port A3
L5
L3
Port A4
L6
L4
Port A5
L7
L5
Port A6
L8
L6
Port A7
L9
L7
Port B0
NC
L8
Port B1
NC
L9
Port B2
NC
NC
Port B3
NC
NC
Port B4
NC
NC
Port B5
NC
NC
Port B6
NC
NC
Port B7
NC
NC
Port C0
NC
NC
Port C1
NC
NC
Port C2
NC
NC
Port C3
NC
NC
Port C4
NC
NC
Port C5
NC
NC
Port C6
NC
NC
Port C7
NC
NC
LVAL
FVAL
DVAL
EEN
Pin No.
Tx0
Tx1
Tx2
Tx3
Tx4
Tx6
Tx27
Tx5
Tx7
Tx8
Tx9
Tx12
Tx13
Tx14
Tx10
Tx11
Tx15
Tx18
Tx19
Tx20
Tx21
Tx22
Tx16
Tx17
Tx24
Tx25
Tx26
Tx23
(Output Timing)
1 pixel cycle
TxCLK
TxOUT3
A7
A6
EEN
C7
C6
B7
B6
A7
A6
TxOUT2
C3
C2
DVAL
FVAL
LVAL
C5
C4
C3
C2
TxOUT1
B2
B1
C1
C0
B5
B4
B3
B2
B1
TxOUT0
A1
A0
B0
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
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6. Functions and Operations
6.1. Basic functions
The CM-030PMCL-RH camera is 17mm diameter small remote head camera using 330K pixels,
monochrome progressive CCD. The length between a camera head and the CCU is 2m and the
cable is attached on the camera head. The frame rate is as high as 120.491 fps. The interface
to the host PC is via digital Mini Camera Link (Mini-CL) with POCL capability. The output video
is either 8 or 10 bits.
The camera has 2/3, 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 partial scanning and vertical binning for faster frame
rates.
There are 3 trigger modes in addition to continuous operation. The Pre-Select, Pulse Width
control and Pre-select with Smear Less are available with a unique automatic LVAL sync or
async selection function.
Below the functions are described in detail.
6.1.1. Digital Video Output (Bit Allocation)
The 10-bit digital output is set 890 LSB as 100% video level when CCD output is 200mV.
The white clip level is set at 1023 LSB when CCD output is 230mV.
CCD out
Black
200mV
230mV↑
Analogue level
Setup 3.6%, 25mV
700mV
800mV
Digital Out( 10 bits )
32LSB
890LSB
1023LSB
Fig.3. Digital Output Bit Allocation ( 10 Bits output )
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6.1.2. Electronic Shutter
CM-0303PMCL-RH allows selecting shutter speed in two ways; preset shutter (10 fixed steps)
and programmable exposure (in 511 line period, LVAL, increments).
Preset Shutter
The following shutter speeds can be selected by command SH=0 through SH=9.
OFF (1/120), 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000, 1/15000, 1/30000
seconds
Programmable Exposure (PE)
The exposure time can be programmed in 16.24µs (LVAL period) increments. The range is
from 2 LVAL to 511 LVAL.
Minimum exposure time 2L
16.24 µs x 2(L) = 32.48 µs
Maximum exposure time 511L
16.24 µs x 511 (L) ≈ 8.299 ms
In binning mode:
Minimum Exposure time 2L
20.069 µs x 2(L) = 40.138 µs
Maximum exposure time 257L
20.069 µs x 257 (L) ≈ 5.158 ms
Preset shutter time for each output mode
The preset shutter value is converted to the programmable value (PE) inside the camera.
Accordingly, there is a slight difference between the preset shutter value and the actual
exposure time. Please refer the following table.
Preset
Shutter
Value[s]
Off(1/120)
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
1/4000
1/8000
1/10000
1/15000
1/30000
Exposure
lines
[Line]
511
246
123
62
31
15
8
6
4
2
Actual exposure
FULL (µs)
8299
3995
1998
1007
503
244
130
97.4
65
32.5
VBinning(µs)
5158
4937
2468
1244
622
301
161
120
80.3
40.1
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6.1.3. Continuous operation or triggered operation
The camera can operate in continuous operation applications not requiring asynchronous
external trigger. The camera will operate at its maximum frame rate, 120.491
frames/seconds in this mode.
For applications that require an external trigger, the camera can accept an external trigger
input via the Camera Link interface. The camera can operate with up to 120 frames/second in
triggered operation as well.
6.1.4. Rear panel indicator
The rear panel mounted LED provides
the following information:
POWER / TRIG
 Amber:
Power connected - initiating
 Steady green:
Camera is operating in Continuous mode
 Flashing green:
The camera is receiving external trigger
POCL
Fig.4. Rear panel
6.1.5. Auto-detect LVAL-sync / async. accumulation
This function replaces the manual setting found in older JAI cameras. Whether accumulation
is synchronous or a-synchronous in relationship to LVAL depends on the timing of the trigger
input.
When trigger is received while FVAL is high (during readout), the camera works in LVAL
synchronous mode, preventing reset feed trough in the video signal. There is a maximum
jitter of one LVAL period from issuing a trigger and accumulation start.
If trigger is received when FVAL is low, the cameras works in LVAL-asynchronous mode (no
delay) mode.
This applies to both pre-select (PS) trigger mode and pulse width trigger (PW) modes.
Ext. trigger
(1)
(2)
(3)
FVAL
(1) In this period camera executes trigger at next LVAL (prevents feed-through noise)
(2) Avoid trigger at FVAL transition (+/- 1 LVAL period), as the function may randomly switch
between "next LVAL" and "immediate".
(3) In this period camera executes trigger immediately (no delay)
Fig. 5. Auto-detect LVAL sync /a-sync accumulation
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6.1.6. Vertical Binning
Binning mode (Command VB) is a function where the signal charge from 2 adjacent (vertical)
pixels are added together and read out as one pixel. Binning results in half vertical resolution
and higher frame rate. By adding 2 pixels together, the sensitivity is doubled. The charge
accumulated in 2 adjacent lines is added together in the horizontal CCD register. This is done
by providing two pulses to the vertical CCD register for each line readout. Vertical binning
cannot be used together with the Partial scan.
Pixel
H
Xsg1
Vertical CCD Register
Normal full scanning
H
2 line Vertical Binning
Video
Out
Reset
Horizontal CCD Register
S/H
Fig. 6. Vertical Binning
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6.2. Sensor Layout and timing
6.2.1. CCD Sensor Layout
The CCD sensor layout with respect to pixels and lines used in the timing and video full frame
read out is shown below.
692
7
2
Read Out
( Vertical)
OB
Effective Video Output
511
504
494
659 x 494
Pixel ( 1,1)
Optical Black
88
942 clock
1
2
659
31
OB
OB
Read Out ( Horizontal)
Fig. 7 CCD sensor layout
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249
OB
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6.2.2. Horizontal timing
The LVAL period is shown for continuous mode.
FULL FRAME READ OUT /
PARTIAL
READ OUT
1LVAL 942ck =16.24us
LVAL
1ck= 17.24ns
693ck
DATA OUT
249ck
Valid data
3ck
2ck
659ck
OB
31ck
673ck
269ck
DVAL
Fig. 8 Horizontal timing
6.2.3. Vertical timing
The FVAL period for continuous mode full scan is shown.
Fig. 9. Vertical timing for full scan
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6.2.4. Partial Scan
Partial scan allows higher frame rate by reading out a smaller center portion of the image.
This is particularly useful when inspecting objects that do not fill the whole height of the
image.
Fast-dump period
Normal scan period
Fast-dump period
Full scan
Partial scan
Vertical Timing
The below diagram and table provide vertical timing information for the fixed partial scan
settings 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 and 2/3
PARTIAL
FRAME READ OUT
LVAL
FVAL
DVAL
3L
DATA
1L
Valid data
CCD Exposure
EEN
A
B
C
Values for vertical timing in partial scan continuous mode.
AREA
FVAL Low
(L)
A
(L)
2/3
3
14
1/2
3
19
1/4
3
27
1/8
3
31
B (L)
Start line
End line
328
83
410
246
123
368
122
185
306
60
215
274
C
(L)
Total line
(L)
frame rate
(L)
11
356
172.95
16
284
216.80
24
176
349.83
28
124
504.72
Fig. 10. Vertical timing for partial scanning
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Horizontal Timing
The horizontal timing is the same the full scanning.
FULL FRAME READ OUT /
PARTIAL
READ OUT
1LVAL 942ck =16.24us
LVAL
1ck= 17.24ns
693ck
DATA OUT
249ck
Valid data
3ck
2ck
659ck
OB
31ck
673ck
269ck
DVAL
Fig. 11. Horizontal timing for partial scanning
6.2.5. Vertical Binning
Vertical binning combines charge from two adjacent lines, reducing the vertical resolution to
half and at the same time increasing frame rate and sensitivity. By activating this function,
the frame rate is increased to 193.9 fps.
Important Note
Vertical Binning cannot be used together with the Partial Scan mode.
Horizontal Timing
Fig.12. Horizontal Timing for Vertical Binning
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Vertical timing
Fig.13. Vertical Timing for Vertical Binning
6.3. Operation Modes
This camera can operate in 4 primary modes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
TR=0
TR=1
TR=2
TR=3
Continuous Mode
Pre-select Mode
Pulse Width Mode
EPS with Smear less Mode
Pre-selected exposure.
Pre-selected exposure.
Pulse width controlled exposure.
Pre-selected exposure.
6.3.1. Continuous operation
For applications not requiring asynchronous external trigger, but should run in continuous
operation, this mode is used.
For timing details, refer to fig. 8 through fig. 13.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Trigger mode to “Continuous”.
Scanning
V Binning
Shutter mode pre-set or programmable
Shutter speed
SH=0 to 9
Programmable exp.
Other functions and settings
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TR=0
SC=0 through 4
VB=0 or 1
SM=0 or 1
PE=2 to 511
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6.3.2. Pre-select Trigger Mode
An external trigger pulse initiates the capture, and the exposure time (accumulation time) is
defined by the SH or PE commands.
The resulting video signal will start to be read out after the selected shutter time.
For timing details, refer to fig. 8 through fig. 13 and fig. 14 & 15.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Trigger mode to “Edge pre-select”
Scanning
V Binning
Shutter mode to pre-set or programmable
SM=0 or 1
Shutter speed
SH=0 to 9
Programmable exp.
Other functions and settings
Ext. trigger. Camera Link or 12-pin Hirose
Input:
TR=1
SC=0 to 4
VB=0 or 1
PE=2 to 511
TI=0, TI=1
Important notes on using this mode
1. The minimum trigger interval >1 LVAL.
2. Depending on the timing of the leading edge of the trigger pulse in relationship to
FVAL, accumulation will be synchronous or a-synchronous in relationship to LVAL. See
chapter 6.1.5 for details.
LVAL_sync timing
LVAL SYNC
TRIG
2L(min)
LVAL
1L~2L
CCD Expsoure
EEN
Exposure
FVAL
In case the trigger pulse is input during FVAL being HIGH,
FULL:6L (97.44us)
Vbinni ng:4L(80.28us)
LVAL sync accumulation is initiated.
Fig. 14. Pre-select trigger mode. LVAL synchronized.
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LVAL_async timing
LVAL ASYNC
3μ s± 1μ s
TRIG
2L(min)
CCD Exposure
EEN
Exposure
FVAL
In case the trigger pulse is input during FVAL being LOW,
FULL: 6L ~ 7.1L(97.44us~115.30us) LVAL async accumulation is initiated.
Vbinnin g:4L~ 5.2L (80.28us~104.36us)
Fig.15. Pre-select trigger mode. LVAL asynchronous
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6.3.3. Pulse Width Trigger Mode
In this mode the accumulation time is equal the trigger pulse width. Here it is possible to
have long time exposure. The maximum recommended time is <240 frames ( 2 seconds).
For timing details, refer to fig. 8 through fig. 13 and fig. 16 & 17.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Pulse width control”.
Partial scan
Vertical binning
Other functions and settings
Ext. trigger. Camera Link or 12-pin Hirose
TR=2
SC=0 to 4
VB= 0 or 1
TI=0, TI=1
Important notes on using this mode
1. The minimum trigger interval > 1 LVAL
2. Depending on the timing of the leading edge of the trigger pulse in relationship to
FVAL, accumulation will be synchronous or a-synchronous in relationship to LVAL. See
chapter 6.1.5. for details.
LVAL_sync timing
LVAL SYNC
TRIG Raising prohibited
TRIG
2L(min)
LVAL
CCD Exposure
1L
1L( max)
Exposure
EEN
FVAL
In case the trigger pulse is input during FVAL being HIGH,
LVAL sync accumulation is initiated.
FULL: 6L ~ 7.1L(97.44us ~ 115.3us)
Vbinnig:4L ~ 5.2L(80.28us ~ 104.36us)
Fig. 16. Pulse width trigger mode. LVAL synchronized.
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LVAL_async timing
LVAL ASYNC
3μ s± 1μ s
2L(min)
TRIG
1L
CCD Exposure
EEN
Exposure
FVAL
In case the trigger pulse is input during FVAL being LOW,
LVAL async accumulation is initiated.
FULL: 6L~ 7.1L(97.44us ~ 115.3us)
Vbinnig:4L~ 5.2L(80.28us ~ 104.36us)
Fig.17. Pulse Width trigger mode. LVAL asynchronous
6.3.4. EPS with Smear Less trigger mode
In this mode, a fast dump of accumulated charges is activated after the trigger pulse is input.
Then, the exposure starts at 64 L after the trigger leading edge.
The exposure time is determined by the presser shutter speed, either presser or
programmable.
Thus, as the fast dump is made, this mode functions as the smear less mode which eliminates
the smear on the upper part of the image.
Important notes on using this mode
When the shutter setting is either PE=511 or OFF, EEN is kept as HIGH.
TRIG
CCD Exposure
1.0231 ms
(63L)
EEN
FVAL
DVAL
FULL: 6L ~7.1L(97.44us ~ 115.30us)
Vbinni ng:4L ~5.2L(80.27us ~ 104.35us)
Fig. 18. EPS with Smear Less
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6.3.5.
Minimum interval of the trigger input on each operation mode
Mode
Continuous
Pre-select
Pulse width
EPS(Smear less)
Read out mode
Full
2/3 Partial
1/2 Partial
1/4 Partial
1/8 Partial
V. Binning
Full
2/3 Partial
1/2 Partial
1/4 Partial
1/8 Partial
V. Binning
Full
2/3 Partial
1/2 Partial
1/4 Partial
1/8 Partial
V. Binning
Full
2/3 Partial
1/2 Partial
1/4 Partial
1/8 Partial
V. Binning
Line(Trigger minimum
interval)*
511
356
284
176
122
257
513
359
287
179
125
259
513
359
287
179
125
259
578
423
351
243
189
324
*1) The minimum interval for trigger modes shows in case of LVAL sync mode. For LVAL sync
mode, the accumulation time should be added.
*2) In order to maintain the minimum interval on the partial scan, it is necessary so that the
exposure time should not exceed the lines for the continuous mode. When the exposure is
set at longer than that of the continuous mode, the interval becomes longer than the
described by figures (Exposure time – Lines of the continuous).
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6.4. Mode and function matrix.
The following table shows which functions will work in the different modes for CM-030PMCLRH.
Shutter
Func.
Trigger Mode
Partial
scan
Pre-select
Programmable
V Binning
Accumulation
LVAL sync/async
Cont.
TR=0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
EPS
TR=1
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto
PWC
TR=2
-
-
Yes
Yes
Auto
EPS w/ Smearless
TR=3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Async only
Fig. 19. Mode and function matrix.
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7. Configuring the Camera
7.1. RS-232C control
Any configuration of the CM-030PMCL-RH camera is done via the serial communication in the
Camera Link connector. The camera can be set up from a PC running terminal emulator
software, or using JAI's camera control software.
Below is the description of the ASCII based short command protocol.
Communication setting
Baud Rate
Data Length
Start Bit
Stop Bit
Parity
Xon/Xoff Control
9600 bps
8 bit
1 bit
1 bit
None
None
TXD
CAMERA RXD
GND
RS 232C cable
1 CD
4 DTR
6 DSR
2 RXD
3 TXD
5 GND
7 RTS
8 CTS
9 CI
9 pin
D-con
PC COM
PORT
Protocol
Transmit setting to camera:
NN=Parameter<CR><LF> (NN is any kind of command. Capital or small
letters.)
The camera answers:
COMPLETE<CR><LF>
To have all communication visible on the emulator screen, start with:
EB=1<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
COMPLETE<CR><LF>
Transmit request command to camera:
NN?<CR><LF> (NN is any kind of command.)
The camera answers:
NN=Parameter<CR><LF>
Transmit the following to have the camera actual setting:
ST?<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
A complete list of the current settings
Transmit the following to have a command list:
HP?<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
A list with all commands and possible settings
Invalid parameters send to camera: (99 is an invalid parameter)
SH=99<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
02 Bad Parameters!!<CR><LF>
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To see firmware number:
VN?<CR><LF>
To see camera ID: The manufacturing lot number is shown.
ID?<CR><LF>
7.2. Setting functions
7.2.1. Bit allocation. BA=0, BA=1
This command sets the output for either 8-bit or 10-bit.
7.2.2. Partial scan. SC=0 through 4.
The CCD scanning format can be selected between full or partial scanning. With partial
scanning only the vertical central part of the CCD sensor is read out with a higher frame rate.
The partial scan is done by a fast dump read out of the lines in the vertical CCD register down
to the top of the partial image. This central part of the image is read out with normal speed.
The lines below the partial image are read out and dumped with a high speed.
7.2.3. Vertical binning. VB=0, VB=1
The CM-030PMCL-RH has only vertical binning mode. With V binning the pixel charge from 2
adjacent lines are added together in the horizontal CCD register. It is done by double pulses
to the vertical CCD register.
Note: Vertical Binning cannot be used together with the Partial scanning.
7.2.4. Shutter mode. SM=0 and SM=1
With SM=0 this function selects the shutter from the 10fixed steps (SH=0 through SH=9).
With SM=1 from programmable in 550 steps (PE=2 through PE=551).
7.2.5. Trigger polarity. TP=0, TP=1.
The active trigger polarity is low as default (TP=0). It can be invert it to active high (TP=1).
7.2.6. Gain level. GA=-84 through +336.
GA=0 is 0dB gain, which is normal working point. The range is from -3 dB to +12 dB.
7.2.7. Black level. BL=0 through BL=1023.
Black level (or set-up level) will set the video level for black. Factory setting is 32 LSB for
10bit or 8 LSB for 8bit.
7.3. Save and Load Functions
The following commands are used to store and load camera settings in the camera EEPROM.
Load settings. LD
This command will load previous stored settings to the camera. 3 user settings can be stored
in the camera EEPROM. 1 factory setting is also stored in the camera. The settings stored in
the last used user area are used as default settings at power up.
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Save Settings. SA
This command will store the actual camera settings to 1 of the 3 user area in the camera
EEPROM.
EEPROM Area. EA
If received, the camera will return the last used user area number.
7.4. CM-030PMCL-RH command list
Command Name
Format
Parameter
Remarks
A - General settings and utility commands.
EB=[Param.]<CR><LF>
EB?<CR><LF>
0=Echo off
1=Echo on
1
Echo Back
2
Camera Status
Request
ST?<CR><LF>
Actual setting
3
Online Help
Request
HP?<CR><LF>
Command list
4
Firmware
Version
VN?<CR><LF>
3 digits
(e.g.) 100 =
Version 1.00
5
Camera ID
Request
ID?<CR><LF>
max 10
characters
6
Model Name
Request
MD?<CR><LF>
max 11
characters
UD=[Param.]<CR><LF>
UD?<CR><LF>
User can save
and load free
text.(11 or less
characters)
7
User ID
Off at power up
B – Shutter
1
Shutter Mode
SM=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SM?<CR><LF>
0=Preset Shutter
1=Programmable exposure
0=Off, 1=1/250, 2=1/500,
3=1/1000, 4=1/2000,
5=1/4000, 6=1/8000,
7=1/10000, 8=1/15000,
9=1/30000
2
Preset Shutter
SH=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SH?<CR><LF>
3
Programmable
Exposure
PE=[Param.]<CR><LF>
PE?<CR><LF>
2 to 511
C - Trigger mode
1
Trigger Mode
0=Normal (Continuous)
1=EPS(Edge pre select)
2=PWC(Pulse width
control)
TR=[Param.]<CR><LF>
TR?<CR><LF>
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Available when
SM=0.
Available when
SM=1.
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Command Name
Format
Parameter
Remarks
3=EPS with Smear Less
2
Trigger Polarity
TP=[Param.]<CR><LF>
TP?<CR><LF>
0=Active Low
1=Active High
3
Trigger Input
TI=[Param.]<CR><LF>
TI? <CR><LF>
0=Camera Link
BA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
BA?<CR><LF>
0=10bit
1=8bit
D -Image Format
1
Bit Allocation
2
Scan Format
SC=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SC? <CR><LF>
0=Full Frame
1=2/3 Partial
2=1/2 Partial
3=1/4 Partial
4=1/8 Partial
3
V-Binning
VB=[Param.]<CR><LF>
VB?<CR><LF>
0=OFF
1=On
Only for CM030PMCL-RH
E - Gain, Black and signal settings
1
Gain Level
GA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
GA?<CR><LF>
-84 to 336
2
Black Level
BL=[Param.]<CR><LF>
BL?<CR><LF>
0 to 1023
F - Saving and loading data in EEPROM
1
2
Load Setttings
(from Camera
EEPROM)
Save Settings
(to Camera
EEPROM)
0=Factory area
1=User 1 area
2=User 2 area
3=User 3 area
LD=[Param.]<CR><LF>
1=User 1 area
2=User 2 area
3=User 3 area
Note : parameter 0 is not
allowed
SA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
0=Factory area
1=User 1 area
2=User 2 area
3=User 3 area
EEPROM Current
3
EA?<CR><LF>
Area No Request.
NOTE: Do not try to use commands not shown in this list.
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Latest used DATA
AREA becomes
default at next
power up.
The camera
returns the latest
used DATA AREA.
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8. Camera Control Tool for CM-030PMCL-RH
The Camera Control Tool for Windows 2000/XP can be downloaded from www.jai.com.
The control tool contains a camera control program and a developer's kit for integrating the
control tool in your own software. For the integrator and experienced user, the Camera
Control Toll is much more than a program with a window interface. It also provides an easy
and efficient ActiveX interface built for MS Windows 2000/XP. The OCX interface has the
ability to connect to the camera using the serial interface of the PC by reading and writing
properties for the camera. This integration requires simple programming skills within Visual
Basic, Visual C++ or similar languages in a Microsoft Windows environment.
8.1. Camera Control Tool Interface
The Camera Control Tool Software is based on a main Tool Bar and a number of associated Tool
Windows. Each button in the Tool Bar pops up a separate Tool Window when pressed. The layout
of the program can be adjusted by arranging the windows the way it is preferred. The program
will store this information and recreate this layout, when the program is restarted. All Camera
Control Tools have a Communication Window and an About Window. The other window(s) contains
camera control commands.
8.1.1. Camera Control Tool Bar
This is a Camera Control Tool Bar and when the button of each widow, each control GUI can
be initiated.
About Window
Communication Window
Camera Control
Window
8.2. The About Window
The about window contains a picture of
the camera and information about the
version of the program, Internet
connection to JAI A/S and access to the
help documents.
The drop-down box labelled "Help File"
will list all files which have the
extension .pdf and that are found in
the program (default) folder.
It is possible to download updated
operation manuals from the jai website: http://www.jai.com
An updated manual can be saved in the folder address mentioned above and it will
automatically be included in the list of help files.
At the bottom of the windows (all windows but the Communication Window is a colored bar.
The bar is green when the Camera Control Tool is connected to a camera and the camera is
turned on.
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The bar is red when the Camera Control Tool is not connected to a camera or when the
camera is turned off.
8.3. Communication Window
The Communication Window is used to
connect the Camera Control Tool with
the JAI camera.
Camera Link communication:
Select “Camera Link “at the pull-down
box for Category. Port Name shows DLL
file names (or frame grabber names) for
all Camera Link frame grabbers that are
installed in the pc. This is done by using
a DLL file called "clserial.dll" to upload
all frame grabber DLLs that are found in
the pc.
Just select the option for the frame
grabber that is installed in the pc.
Auto search
Click the auto button to search for a
camera on communication port 1 to 16. The camera control program automatically sends
camera request on every communication port. The user is prompted to use a communication
port if a camera answers the request.
This button is only used for RS-232 communication.
Off/On-line mode
The Camera Control Tool Application can run Offline (without a camera attached)
and all functions are fully functional in offline mode.
Off line mode is indicated in The Communication Window, where a status field
with graphic and text indicates the on/off-line status.
Changing the selected communication port (from the communication window)
changes the online/off-line status. If a camera is found on the selected communication port
the application runs online otherwise offline.
Changing the settings in the application will automatically update the camera settings when
the application is online.
If the application looses connection with the camera it will automatically go to offline mode
and it is indicated in the communication window.
Synchronize program and camera
The Camera Control software has the ability to synchronize either the camera
or the program. Click Synchronize camera to write all settings from the
program to the camera or click the Synchronize program to load all settings
from the camera to the program.
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Files
When clicking the Write to File or Read from File button, the user is prompted for a file using
a standard file dialog. New files are created if they do not already exist.
Files for camera settings have the extension cam. Information about the communication port
is not stored in the files. All settings are automatically sent to the camera when a file has
been loaded (if the camera is online).
Factory and User Settings
Use the Store button to store the current camera settings into the user settings area in
EEPROM. Current camera settings are not saved when the camera is turned off. To save
current camera settings you have to save them on the available user areas.
Use the Load button to restore previously saved camera settings from either the Factory or
the User EEPROM area.
Write All Camera Data to File.
Click the “Write Camera Data” button to save all camera settings into a
text file. The information that can be saved is:
Model Name, Camera ID, User ID, Firmware Version, Current Settings,
Factory Settings and the available User Areas.
The file is formatted as shown in the picture below:
EEPROM Current Area
Click the „Get Area‟ button to read the power up settings area number.
8.4. Camera Control Window
The Camera Control Window contains the
fundamental camera setting functions.
It is possible to set the shutter mode,
Trigger mode, image format, scan format,
gain control and black setting.
8.5. Using the Camera Control Tool
Here is some practical information about the Camera Control Tool:
1. The Camera Control Tool bar is always on top of other windows.
2. When you minimize the Camera Control Tool bar all open windows will close.
3. It is possible to work with the Camera Control Tool when the camera is online and
when the camera is offline.
4. The newer JAI cameras always start up with the last used user area (but for some old
models it will start up with the last saved user area.)
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5. The Camera Control Tool saves the last used settings (not the user area), which don‟t
have to be the same as for the last saved user area.
6. The setup file ‟CameraName.ini‟ stores all information about camera settings. When
the program is started the last settings for the program are loaded from the
file ‟CameraName.ini‟
7. When you turn on the camera and the Camera Control Tool, it is possible that the
Camera Control Tool does not show the actual camera settings (see 4. and 5.).
a. To obtain the camera settings click “Synchronize Program”.
b. To send the settings saved in the Camera Control Tool (last used settings) to
the camera click “Synchronize Camera”.
c. To see which area the camera has started up in click “Get Area”.
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5.1±0.2 ( 0.2±0.008)
Z
(0.67)
Serial No.
X
Ø16.5
(0.65)
(in glass t=0.75)
Ø17 -00.1
9. External Appearance and Dimensions
Y M15.5 x 0.5 3
(0.12)
16.5
(0.65)
21.5
11 13.5 14
(0.85) (0.43)
(0.53)(0.55)
60
(2.36)
26
(1.02)
FCCseal
3-M3depth3.5
(depth0.14)
5
(0.2)
58
(2.28)
44
(1.73)
66
(2.60)
5
(0.2)
PoCL
14.5
(0.57)
50
(1.97)
6-M3depth3.5
(depth0.14)
SerialNo.
26
(1.02)
5
(0.2)
13
(0.51)
Cautionseal
29
(1.14)
POWER/TRIG
Outside Dimensions tolerance : ± 0.3mm
(
) in inches
Fig. 20. Outline.
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10. Specifications
10.1. Spectral response
Fig. 21. Spectral response for CM-030PMCL-RH/PMCL
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10.2. Specification table
Specifications
CM-030PMCL-RH
Scanning system
Progressive scan
120.491 frames/sec. Progressive
(511 lines/frame)
58 MHz
Frame rate full frame
Pixel clock
61.571 kHz
(942 pixel clock/line)
Line frequency
CCD sensor
Sensing area
Cell size
Active pixels
Pixels in video output. Full
2/3 partial
1/2 partial
1/4 partial
1/8 partial
Vertical Binning
Sensitivity on sensor (minimum)
S/N ratio
Digital Video output
Gain
Gamma
Synchronization
Trigger input.
EEN output
Trigger modes
Accumulation
Preset Shutter speed
Programmable exposure
Pulse width control
Readout modes
Control interface
Functions controlled by RS 232C
Operating temperature
Humidity
Storage temp/humidity
Vibration
Shock
Regulatory
Power
Lens mount
Dimensions
Weight
1/3” Monochrome ICX424ALB
6.4 (h) x 4.8 (v) mm
4.65 (h) x 4.65(v) m
659 (h) x 494 (v)
659 (h) x 494 (v) 120.491 fps. H = 61.571 kHz
659 (h) x 328 (v) 172.95 fps
H= 61.571 kHz
659 (h) x 246 (v) 216.80 fps.
H = 61.571 kHz
659 (h) x 122 (v) 349.83 fps.
H = 61.571 kHz
659 (h) x 60 (v)
504.72 fps.
H = 61.571 kHz
1/2 Binning 659(h) x 247(v) 193.88 fps
(Note: Binning and Partial scan can not be used at the same time)
0.3 Lux (Max. gain, Shutter OFF, 50% video)
More than 50 dB (0dB gain)
8 or 10 bit in Camera Link
Manual -3 to +12 dB
1.0
Int. X-tal.
Via Camera Link
4 V from 75  source
Pre-Select , Pulse Width and EPS with Smearless
LVAL synchronous or asynchronous automatic selection
OFF(1/120) , 9 fixed steps 1/250 to 1/30,000 second
2 L to 511 L (32.48 s to 8.299 ms)
2 L to 240 frames ( 32.48µs to 2 seconds )
Full, Partial scan.(2/3, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8) V Binning
Camera Link serial
Shutter, Trigger, Scanning, Read out, Polarity, Black level, Gain,
-5C to +45C
20 – 90% non-condensing
-25C to +60C/20% to 90% non-condensing
10G (20Hz to 200Hz, XYZ)
70G
CE (EN61000-6-2 and EN61000-6-3), FCC part 15 class B, RoHS, WEEE
12V DC  10%. <0.3A ( Normal Operation )
φ17mm Exclusive mount
Head φ17 x 46mm ( φ x D ) with 2m cable
CCU 44 x 29 x 66 mm (H x W x D)
Head with 2m cable 120g, CCU 120g
Note: Above specifications are subject to change without notice
Note: Approximately 30 minutes pre heat required in order to meet specifications.
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11. Appendix
11.1. Precautions
Personnel not trained in dealing with similar electronic devices should not service this camera.
The camera contains components sensitive to electrostatic discharge. The handling of these
devices should follow the requirements of electrostatic sensitive components.
Do not attempt to disassemble this camera.
Do not expose this camera to rain or moisture.
Do not face this camera towards the sun, extreme bright light or light reflecting objects,
including laser sources.
When this camera is not in use, put the supplied lens cap on the lens mount.
Handle this camera with the maximum care.
Operate this camera only from the type of power source indicated on the camera.
Remove power from the camera during any modification work, such as changes of jumper and
switch settings.
11.2. Typical Sensor Characteristics
The following effects may be observed on the video monitor screen. They do not indicate any
fault of the camera, but do associate with typical sensor characteristics.
V. Aliasing
When the camera captures stripes, straight lines or similar sharp patterns, jagged image on
the monitor may appear.
Blemishes
All cameras are shipped without visible image sensor blemishes.
Over time some pixel defects can occur. This does not have a practical effect on the
operation of the camera. These will show up as white spots (blemishes).
Exposure to cosmic rays can cause blemishes to appear on the image sensor. Please take care
to avoid exposure to cosmic rays during transportation and storage.
It is recommended using sea shipment instead of air flight in order to limit the influence of
cosmic rays to camera.
Pixel defects/blemishes also may emerge due to prolonged operation at elevated ambient
temperature, due to high gain setting or during long time exposure. It is therefore
recommended to operate the camera within its specifications.
Patterned Noise
When the sensor captures a dark object at high temperature or is used for long time
integration, fixed pattern noise may appear in the image.
11.3. Caution when mounting a lens on the camera
When mounting a lens on the camera dusts particles in the air may settle on the surface of
the lens or the image sensor of the camera. It is therefore important to keep the protective
caps on the lens and on the camera until the lens is mounted. Point the lens mount of the
camera downward to prevent dust particles from landing on the optical surfaces of the
camera. This work should be done in a dust free environment. Do not touch any of the optical
surfaces of the camera or the lens.
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11.4. Caution when mounting the camera
When you mount the camera on your system, please make sure to use screws of the
recommended length described in the following drawing. Longer screws may cause
serious damage to the PCB inside the camera.
Camera chassis
3.5mm ± 0.2mm
Fixing plate
If you mount the tripod mounting plate, please use the provided screws.
Camera chassis
3.5mm ± 0.2mm
Tripod mount
11.5. Exportation
When exporting this product, please follow the export regulation of your own country.
11.6. References
1. This manual for CM-030PMCL-RH can be downloaded from www.jai.com
2. Datasheet for CM-030PMCL-RH can be downloaded from www.jai.com
3. Camera control software can be downloaded from www.jai.com
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4. Index
A
L
asynchronous, 4, 11, 17, 19, 33
Lens mount, 33
LVAL synchronous, 11, 33
B
O
Bayer mosaic color, 4
Binning mode, 12
Bit Allocation, 9, 26
Black Level, 26
Blemishes, 34
OCX, 27
P
Partial Scan, 15
Partial scanning, 9, 15, 16, 24
Pixels in video output, 33
PoCL, 4, 6
Power over Mini-CL, 4
Pre-select Trigger Mode, 18
Preset Shutter, 10, 25, 33
programmable exposure, 10
Programmable exposure, 4, 25, 33
Programmable Exposure, 10
Progressive scan, 4
Pulse Width, 4, 9, 17, 20, 21, 33
C
Camera Control Tool, 4, 27, 28, 29, 30
Camera Link, 5, 6, 9, 11, 18, 20, 23, 25, 28, 33
CCD sensor, 5, 13, 24, 33, 35
Continuous operation, 4, 9, 11, 17
D
Digital Output, 6, 9
E
R
EPS with Smear Less trigger mode, 21
external trigger, 11, 17, 18
External trigger, 4
rear panel mounted LED, 11
reset feed trough, 11
S
G
Scanning format, 24
Spectral response, 32
Synchronization, 33
Gain, 24, 26, 33
Gamma, 33
H
T
Hirose, 18, 20, 25
Trigger input, 5, 11
Trigger polarity, 24
I
V
indicator, 11
Vertical Binning, 12, 16, 17
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Change History
Month/Year
Sept 2008
Sept 2009
Revision
1.0
1.1
Changes
New release
Change the depth in chassis for screws from 4mm to 3.5mm and
add caution
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User's Record
Camera type:
CM-030PMCL-RH
Revision:
……………..
Serial No.
……………..
Firmware version.
……………..
For camera revision history, please contact your local JAI distributor.
User's Mode Settings.
User's Modifications.
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