ELECTRIM EDC-2000 SERIES PCI BUS COMPUTER CAMERAS Electrim PCI bus computer cameras are compact, digitally controlled/ digital output television-like image acquisition systems designed and built in the United States specifically for computer use. An Electrim camera can be an inexpensive alternative to a video camera attached to a frame-grabber board. The result is a cost effective way to put image data into a computer. The cameras operate under computer control, and have features not available from conventional cameras. For example, Electrim cameras provide software control of CCD (charge coupled device) clock signals. Custom software and hardware design is available. No additional equipment is required other than a PC and a lens (or other optics). All Electrim cameras use full-frame or frame transfer CCD detectors. FEATURES: - Up to 10 bits per pixel gray scale (1024 levels), or more with signal averaging or color images - Data rate of 1.5-6 megapixels per second per camera head - Multiple camera heads per interface card (optional EDC-2000N and EDC-2000E) - Sub-array scanning with software control (EDC-2000N) - Interfaces directly to PCI bus (interface card is included) - All power is derived from the computer bus, no external power is required - Software control of anti-blooming - Fixed pixels (direct correspondence between pixels and memory data) - Pixels have 85-100% fill factor - High quantum efficiency (up to 75 percent) and low noise (down to 20 e– r.m.s.) - Spectral range from 0.4 microns to 1.1 microns (for monochrome cameras) APPLICATIONS: • Science • Factory Automation • Security and Surveillance • Microscopy • Industrial Inspection • Inspection • Machine Vision • Quality Assurance • Education • Biomedical • Pattern Recognition • Astronomy Providing low cost imaging solutions for science and technology SPECIFICATIONS: Camera Model EDC-2000 EDC-2000S EDC-2000N EDC-2000E Image Size (Sensing area) 2.64×2.64 mm 8.00×8.00 mm 4.84×3.67 mm 4.84×3.67 mm Spatial Resolution 192(H)×165(V) 1000(H)×1000(V) 652(H)×494(V) 652(H)×494(V) Pixel Well Size 13.75×16 µ 8.0×8.0 µ 7.4×7.4 µ 7.4×7.4 µ Pixel Well Capacity (saturation signal) 100,000 e- 32,000 e- 30,000 e- 30,000 e- 90 e- 40 e- 20 e- 20 e- Peak Quantum Efficiency 60% @0.73µ 60% @0.55µ 75% @0.65µ N/A Sensor Type¹ TI™ TC211 monochrome TI TC281 monochrome TI TC237B monochrome TI TC236P color <1 msec to >5 sec <1 msec to >5 sec <1 msec to >5sec <1 msec to >5sec R.M.S. Readout Noise (electrons/pixel) Exposure Time (S/W controlled) 1. Sensor data sheets are available from the Texas Instruments website, http://www.ti.com All of the EDC-2000 series cameras feature software control of parameters including gain, bias (offset), exposure time, and anti-blooming. Camera system power is derived from the computer PCI bus. No external power is required. All timing and video signals as well as power are carried on a single multiconductor cable which connects the camera head (or heads) to the computer. The computer controls exposure time and allows for a wide range of light levels. Multiple frame acquisition (signal averaging) can be used for lower light level (higher S/N) imaging and thus provides a dynamic range greater than 10 bits per pixel. Multiple camera heads may be attached to a single EDC-2000 series interface card, depending on model. For the EDC-2000N or EDC-2000E two camera heads may be used to acquire two monochrome or two color images simultaneously. Please consult with Electrim Corporation before ordering systems with multiple camera heads. Other custom configurations are possible. The EDC-2000 series camera architecture supports up to four parallel 8-bit image acquisition channels or three 10-bit image acquisition channels. In addition, custom modifications to the EDC-2000 series cameras—and to all Electrim camera products—are available both to O.E.M. customers and to individual end users. Examples of custom solutions include: hardware pixel binning, miniature camera head design, long cables, external signal connections. Please enquire how we may meet your needs. All Electrim Camera Spacial Resolution Price 192×165 $900 EDC-2000S 1000×1000 $1950 EDC-2000N 652×494 $1390 EDC-2000E 652×494 $1490 Camera Model EDC-2000 Systems consist of: • Camera Head(s) • Interface Card • Cable • Software • Owner’s Manual • 1 Year Warranty SOFTWARE: The software furnished with EDC-2000 series Camera Model EDC-2000 EDC-2000S EDC-2000N EDC-2000E cameras provides x x x Windows 95/98/ME image acquisition and display, and contains Windows NT/2000 x x x¹ x¹ features (varying with DOS x x x camera model) such as anti-blooming, false Linux x color display, histogram 1. Windows NT/2000 support is hardware revision dependent, please consult Electrim based contrast enhancement, asynchronous triggering, flatfielding (pixel gain correction), and sub-array scanning. Not all models are supported on all platforms. Please see the above table for operating system compatibility. Consult with Electrim for most current compatibility information. One or more operating system specific Software Development Kits (SDK’s) are provided with the cameras, depending on model. These SDK’s include DLL functions or linkable routines for setting camera parameters, and acquiring and displaying camera images. Sample programs with C source code and documentation are provided. Support for additional operating systems, such as QNX, may be available on a custom basis. The EDC-2000 series SDK’s are provided on a royalty-free basis. There are no “per-unit” licensing fees or other charges. ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE PACKAGES: EDC-2000E Photoshop® Plug-in: Electrim provides an Adobe Photoshop Plug-in which acquires images under Adobe Photoshop or compatible applications. This plug-in allows users to apply any of Photoshop's many features of image analysis, processing, printing, saving, or format conversion on the acquired images. A possibly unique feature of this plug-in is the allowance for both live and still imaging within Photoshop. The EDC-2000E Photoshop Plug-in is priced at $65. LabVIEW® Drivers: Electrim also provides software for acquiring images from an Electrim camera and displaying images in both live and still mode within a National Instruments LabVIEW environment. The LabVIEW software, including DLL and Sample C program for Windows 95/98 (EDC-2000, EDC-2000N, EDC-2000E), or for Windows NT (EDC-2000S), is priced at $195 for any one specific camera. Customized Software and Hardware Design: Electrim can often provide changes in software, linkable routines, and hardware design to meet customers' specifications at reasonable cost. Please contact us regarding your requirements. Updates of standard software supplied with cameras are available on request at no charge. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Electrim EDC-2000 series cameras require a Pentium III or higher CPU and a free PCI slot. Models EDC-2000 and EDC-2000E require DOS or Windows 95/98. The model EDC-2000N requires DOS, Windows 95/98, or Linux. For the model EDC-2000S, Windows NT is required. A video display supporting true color (16 million colors) is strongly recommended, though not required. DIMENSIONS: C-RING MO UNT CAMERA BODY EDC-2000 size/weight: EDC-2000N/E/S size/weight: LENS (OPTIONAL) FRONT VIEW REAR VIEW SPACER Width 1.95 in. 2.50 in. Height 1.95 in. 2.25 in. Depth 1.20 in. 1.35 in. Weight (w/o lens) 4 oz. 7 oz. Lens mount: C or CS (CCTV Standard) Cable length: 10 ft. supplied (longer cables can be used) Electrim Corporation 356 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540, USA Voice: (800)683 5546 or (609)683 5546 Fax: (609)683 5882 firstname.lastname@example.org http://electrim.com Ordering information: Units may be purchased directly from Electrim. New Jersey residents add 6% sales tax. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice (04/05/2002).