A PixeLINK® Digital-Microscopy Camera Solutions USB 3.0 16A 17A Pix eLI N K D IGI TA L 19A 20A Pix eLI N K D IGI TA 17A PixeLINK DIGITAL 18A 19A SEE, CAPTURE, MEASURE 20A PixeLINK D ® 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 Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Exposure Time Ÿ Gain Ÿ Frame Rate Ÿ Spot White Balance Manual & Auto White Balance (Color only) Ÿ Ÿ Pixel Addressing Gamma Saturation Color Temperature Time Lapse Capture Image Flip Image Rotate Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ 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: Ÿ Petrology Ÿ Metrology Ÿ Orthopantomography Ÿ Parts Inspection Ÿ Histology Ÿ Elastography Ÿ Live Cell Imaging Ÿ Palynology Ÿ Projectional radiography Ÿ Pathology Ÿ Microbiology Ÿ Fluoroscopy Camera Model Resolution Mega-Pixel FPS @ Full ROI Lens Format Pixel Pitch Sensor diagonal Bit Depth Dynamic Range Shutter Type M1 1280 x 1024 1.3 150 1/2" 4.8 µm 7.87 mm 8 or 10 53 dB Global M2 1920 x 1200 2.3 93 2/3" 4.8 µm 10.87 mm 8 or 10 53 dB Global M4 2048 x 2048 4.2 90 1" 5.5 µm 15.93 mm 8 or 10 60 dB Global M5 2592 x 2048 5.3 75 1" 4.8 µm 15.86 mm 8 or 10 53 dB Global M15 4608 x 3288 15 13 1/2.2" 1.4 µm 7.87 mm 8 or 12 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 M X X X 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: Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ X X Camera 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 Suggested Camera: M15 Suggested Camera: M1 D.I.C. Pathology Suggested Camera: M4 Suggested Camera: M2 Phase Contrast Histology Suggested Camera: M4 Suggested Camera: 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. µScope µScope Pro ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü Calibration marker (scale bar) can be placed on the live preview image, and burned in automatically ü ü Live Measurement and Overlay Settings: perform measurements on the live preview image, using the crosshair or grid masks to center and count. The grid masks include calibration data ü ü Dynamic user interface ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü Software Features ® 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 Copyright © 2015 PixeLINK®. All rights reserved. PixeLINK® is a trademark. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks or their respective owners.