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PixeLINK for Microscopy Applications
PixeLINK® will work with you to choose and integrate the optimal USB 3.0 camera for your microscopy project. Ideal for use
in any laboratory setting, PixeLINK® cameras let you capture high-quality images with your existing microscope equipment.
Our microscopy cameras and associated software are designed to offer consistent, high-quality image acquisition and
performance.
PixeLINK® µScope software offers professional image analyses and features the latest in acquisition, analysis and reporting
functionality. Some of these features include: Auto & Semi-Auto Calibration, Line Profiling, Image Processing, Image Stitching
to create a mosaic of the “Big Picture”, 3D Visualization, Auto Trace, Reflected light subtraction and Measurement and
Annotation.
Our drivers and software for your host computer enable advanced camera functionality.
CAMERA FEATURES
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Gain
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Spot White Balance
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Pixel Addressing
Gamma
Saturation
Color Temperature
Time Lapse Capture
Image Flip
Image Rotate
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Adjustable ROI
Capture Full Resolution
Pixel Format
Manual, Auto & Continuous Auto Exp.
Saturation (Color Cameras only)
Frame Rate Control
CMOS USB 3.0 - M SERIES
1.0 to 15.0 Megapixel
The all new PixeLINK® M series USB 3.0 CMOS cameras have been designed to provide quality and versatility with its smaller
form factor. The M series cameras are available in full color at 1.3 MP to 15.0 MP resolutions and are Ideal for use in any
laboratory setting. Our microscopy cameras are designed to offer consistent, high-quality image acquisition and performance.
Some suitable Microscopy applications include:
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Petrology
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Metrology
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Orthopantomography
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Parts Inspection
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Histology
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Elastography
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Live Cell Imaging
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Palynology
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Projectional radiography
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Pathology
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Microbiology
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Fluoroscopy
Camera
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Resolution
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Lens
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Shutter
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1280 x 1024
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4.8 µm
7.87 mm
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53 dB
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M2
1920 x 1200
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4.8 µm
10.87 mm
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53 dB
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M4
2048 x 2048
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5.5 µm
15.93 mm
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60 dB
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M5
2592 x 2048
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15.86 mm
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M15
4608 x 3288
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1.4 µm
7.87 mm
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65.3 dB
Rolling
ORDERING NOTES:
ORDERING GUIDE
µScope Standard
µScope Professional
M1C-SE
M1C-PRO
M2C-SE
M2C-PRO
M4C-SE
M4C-PRO
M5C-SE
M5C-PRO
M15C-SE
M15C-PRO
M1M-SE
M1M-PRO
M2M-SE
M2M-PRO
M4M-SE
M4M-PRO
M5M-SE
M5M-PRO
PART NUMBER REFERENCE
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Select Camera MP - 1,2,4,5 or 15
Select C for Color or M for Mono
Select SE for µScope Standard or PRO for µScope Professional
All M series kits include the following:
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2 Meter USB 3.0 Cable
µScope Software Installation CD
µScope Software Security Dongle
Simple Installation Instructions
Common Microscopy Applications
Digital microscopy cameras have a broad range of uses and the illustrations below only provide a small sample of the
available deployments for PixeLINK® microscopy cameras. Our goal is to successfully integrate a PixeLINK® camera into your
microscopy project – no matter the application.
Common PixeLINK® microscopy camera applications include:
Brightfield
Petrology
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M15
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M1
D.I.C.
Pathology
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M4
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M2
Phase Contrast
Histology
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M4
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M5
PCB and Semicon
Live Cell Imaging
Suggested Camera:
M5
Suggested Camera:
M2
MICROSCOPY SOFTWARE Features
PixeLINK® µScope Standard Software offers a highly productive, professional image capture tool for microscopy.
PixeLINK® µScope Pro Software is available for users requiring a more advanced toolset for their microscopy application. This feature rich
application includes tools such as z-axis extended focus imaging, shading correction and reflected light subtraction.
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Live Measurement and Overlay Settings: perform measurements on the live preview image, using the crosshair
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Software Features
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PixeLINK APIcontrol
Time lapse capture and movie file production - crosshair on live preview
Save in multiple image file formats - jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, bmp, gif, pcx, tga, mpg, mpeg, avi, mov, img, rpt, txt...
Overlay - crosshair, grid mask, image, marker, time stamp
Image- mode change, clone, crop, resize, rotate
Multiple ROI. shapes & copy, paste, crop ROI
Grayscale, RGB, HSB, YUV
Image sequence control
Zoom control - 100% to 1600% and fit to window options
Annotation - line, arrow, polyline, spline, rectangle, ellipse, text
Image editing: undo, redo, copy, paste, paste new, delete, delete all, annotate, image information
Image processing - manual brightness, contrast, gamma, background subtraction, histogram, clone, crop,
roi, resize, rotate, split, image mode change, grayscale, rgb, hsb, yuv pseudo color view
Multiple window configuration options
Manual measurement tools - 3-point circle functionality, n-point circle measurement functionality,
parallel line distance measurement, perpendicular distance measurement
and object distance measurement. In addition, zoom-in window
Export to excel® - images with measurement, calibration, annotations, measurement data, statistics, and chart
Report generator - create, insert images and OLE objects
Auto and semi auto calibration
Manual calibration
Measurement parameters - area, max length, line length, center x and y, angle
Measurement data
Profile - straight line, polyline, parallel line, select and change
Line profiling - single, multiple, parallel and polyline commands provide gray/red/green/blue intensity
values for specific lines within an image. the profile data of each pixel on
the line can be exported to Microsoft® Excel
Omage stitching
Z-axis extended focus imaging with displacement compensation
3d visualization to clearly view complex structures
Auto trace using automatic edge detection
Fluorescent image composition
Fast and perfect focus enhancement
Shading correction
Reflected light subtraction
PixeLINK μScope Features
Live Measurement and Overlay Settings - Users can perform measurements on the live preview image, using the crosshair or
grid masks to center and count. The grid masks include calibration data. Calibration marker (scale bar) can be placed on the live
preview image. The marker (scale bar) can also be burned on each captured image automatically. Any standard file format
image can be chosen to see it above live preview image.
Calibration (Auto, Manual) - All measurements start with an accurate calibration. Auto, Semi-Auto calibration functions allow
the software to calculate the pixels-per-unit value automatically. Only setting the unit for the calibration scale and the distance
between the scale marks is needed. This feature greatly improves the accuracy and repetition of measurements. Manual
calibrations are easily added and saved for recall from a drop down menu. All calibrations can be saved as files, which let the
calibration be retrieved by simply opening the saved files later. Calibration can be protected by password option. Two password
options, one in calibration menu itself and the other in camera resolution option, protect calibration by unexpected change. A
scale bar can be permanently added to each image. Scale bar properties for color, size and text are simple to optimize for any
image background.
Time Lapse Capture and Movie File Production & Import into Power Point - Software features a Time Lapse Capture function
that supports TIF, BMP and JPG file formats. The Time Lapse Capture function also includes an Auto Save feature by
yyyy/mm/dd/hour/minute/second. You can save video movie recordings in AVI, MPG, MPEG, and MOV formats.
Export Into Excel® - with one mouse click - A single mouse click exports the original image with measurement, calibration,
annotation overlay, measurement data, statistics, and chart.
Manual Measurement Tools - Including Various Perpendicular Distance - Software's versatile manual measurement features
include tools for measuring lengths, areas, and angles and can even auto detect an object's outline and then make specified
measurements. The software is equipped with a wide choice of powerful measurement tools including 3-point circle
functionality, Npoint circle measurement functionality, parallel line distance measurement, perpendicular distance
measurement and object distance measurement. In addition, a zoom-in window can be used to determine the accurate
measuring point of an object. Once you've measured a specimen you can easily export all of the images, measurement data and
statistics to an Excel® file. With PixeLINK μScope, comprehensive statistics and data are just one effortless mouse click away.
Line Profiling - Single, multiple, parallel and polyline commands provide Gray/Red/Green/Blue intensity values for specific lines
within an image. The profile data of each pixel on the line can be exported to Microsoft® Excel.
Image Processing - Manual Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Background Subtraction, Histogram, Clone, Crop, ROI, Resize, Rotate,
Split, Image Mode Change, Grayscale, RGB, HSB, YUV Pseudo Color view, Full range of enhancement and morphology filters 8bit
and 16bit per channel.
Manual Measurements - Point Count, Straight Line, Circle by radius, Circle by N points, Circle by diameter, Circle by 3 points,
rectangle, polygon, polyline, splice lines from a common point, auto trace, angle parallel lines, perpendicular width,
perpendicular from common line, angle between 2 lines, distance, perpendicular distance.
Annotation - Line, arrow, polyline, spline, rectangle, ellipse, text.
Region of Interest- ROI with unique add/subtract capability - Rectangle, arbitrary rectangle, circle, arbitrary ellipse, polyline,
spline, magic wand ROI itself can be saved to work with other images. The saved ROI can be placed on the exact same location
of other images.
View and Zoom Image - Manual zoom In-Out, User Defined, Fit to Window, 1600% Zoom in Window for Accurate Edge Detect,
sizeable context Window to view all open Images
Image Editing - Undo, Redo, Copy, Paste, Paste New, Delete, Delete All, Annotate, Image Information.
Save Options & Supported Image File Formats - TXT File Format, image and measurement data together in Proprietary .img File
Format for future editing and data collection. - jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, bmp, gif, pcx, tga, mpg, mpeg, avi, mov, img, rpt, txt and etc.
Window View - Split Horizontal, Split Vertical, Cascade, Tile Horizontal, Tile Vertical, Arrange icons, Dynamic User Interface (UI),
Classic, Modern.
Time Lapse Sequence Control - Play Forward, Backward, Making Movie File (mpg, avi, mov) with Still Images, Split Single Image
from Sequence File.
Z-Axis Extended Focus Imaging (EFI), with displacement compensation for stereo Microscopes - Samples with curves or of
varying heights are difficult to bring into focus under highly magnified conditions. And more a stereomicroscope takes images
with tilting due to its own structural characteristics. Thus, each image is out of its supposed position when you move microscope
to the Z-axis getting the right focus. Our displacement compensation function allows you to rearrange these images
automatically and manually. Software can combine a stack of images sequentially captured at different levels of focus and
combine them into a single in-focus image. You can count on our software not to leave any trace of the composites.
3D Visualization - Clearly view complex structures: A Three-dimensional picture can be created from any image. The 3-D
presentation is based upon intensity values of the image and can be displayed as a normal or wire frame image. Z axis
information can easily be adjusted to optimize the 3-D effect. To better visualize an image in 3-D, software offers full 360
degrees of rotation on X-Y-Z axis. A 3D image can then saved in JPG, TIF or BMP format.
Image Stitching - Create a mosaic of the “Big Picture”: With our software, you can create auto and manual composites of
continuously captured images in order to minimize the reduction in the field-of-view that typically comes with increased
magnification. Combined images are automatically corrected for brightness without leaving any stitching mark.
Live Image Comparison - For fast inspection and size verification: For QA testing or quick go/no-go inspections any stored image
can be used as a reference image onto which the live preview image is projected.
Combine Image Planes - Fluorescence Imaging: Merge and pseudo color monochrome images into a single RGB composite.
Auto Trace - Using an automatic edge detection algorithm, our software will perform an auto trace measurement function
around a closed object. This function greatly increases accuracy and saves time when making measurements of complex shapes.
Shading Correction - The edge parts of captured image by low magnification have background shading frequently, which can be
removed by the shading correction function. The color of the original image remains the same though. A standard image is
acquired from a blank space on the slide glass, or from an out of focus image in a metallurgical specimen. Such a standard image
is used to correct the background shading of all other captured images.
Report Generator - Create Report, Insert Image, Data and other OLE Objects.
Perfect Focus Enhancement - µScope Professional implements a perfect function of focus compensation irrespective of the
status of lights and specimen.
Live focus enhancement (Live extending focal depth) - By Live focus enhancement (Live extending focal depth), users can do
Focus enhancement (Extending focal depth) on live preview window without capturing any image. So user can move stage on
many different target locations while doing Focus enhancement on Live Image. Live measurement can be done on the same
preview window also.
Reflected Light Subtraction - µScope Professional creates clear, evenly illuminated images by removing the bright saturated light
from a highly reflective sample.
History and Mission
PIXELINK®
About PixeLINK®
PixeLINK® is a global provider of industrial cameras for the machine vision and life sciences markets. Since 1992, PixeLINK® has
designed, manufactured and supported the hardware and software requirements of machine vision, OEM and microscopy
customers around the world. Offering unmatched customer support and service, PixeLINK® designs and manufactures reliable
industrial cameras and microscope cameras for any machine vision project or microscopy application.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, PixeLINK® combines reliable industrial camera hardware with industry-leading software to offer
unmatched off-the-shelf, OEM and custom industrial imaging solutions to customers.
Our Mission & Vision
We believe that the integration of industrial imaging products into new and existing environments should be a quick and painless
endeavour. Our vision is to provide customers with the best machine vision camera and microscopy camera imaging hardware,
software and expertise possible to help them achieve their business goals.
At PixeLINK®, we make sure to understand “the big picture” when helping clients select the best industrial digital camera for
their application. We help customers select, optimize, and integrate the machine vision camera or microscope camera that best
meets their imaging requirements in a timely, cost-effective manner to reduce costs and improve profitability.
PixeLINK® - Canada
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 410
Ottawa, Ontario
K1J 1A3
Tel: 613.247.1211
Fax: 613.247.2001
To see the full detailed line of PixeLINK® cameras or to speak to us about your unique requirements, please visit us at:
WWW.PIXELINK.COM
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