electrim edc-2000 series pci bus computer cameras

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:
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Science
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Factory Automation
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Security and Surveillance
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Microscopy
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Industrial Inspection
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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:
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Camera Head(s)
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Interface Card
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Cable
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Software
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Owner’s Manual
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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
info@electrim.com
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).