Pulnix TMC-4200CL Instruction manual

TM/TMC-4200CL Series Progressive Scan Cameras
Operation Manual
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Certifications
CE Compliance
The TM-4200CL series of cameras has been certified to conform to the requirements of Council Directive 89/336/EC for electromagnetic compatibility and to comply with the following European Standards:
Immunity:
Emissions:
EN50082-2/1997
CISPR22: 1997/EN55011: 1998 Class B
All PULNiX products bearing the CE mark have been declared to be in conformance with the applicable EEC Council Directives. However, certain factory-installed options or customer-requested modifications may compromise electromagnetic compatibility and affect CE compliance. Please note that the use of interconnect cables that are not properly grounded and shielded
may affect CE compliance.
Contact PULNiX Applications Engineering Department for further information regarding CE compliance.
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operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area may cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
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TM-4200CL Series Progressive Scan Camera
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Table of Contents
1 Software Use and Installation Introduction
1.1 Software Installation
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Before Installing the Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL Series Camera-Control Software 1
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing the Camera Link API DLL (clserXXX.dll) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Running Dual Tap AccuPiXEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Uninstalling the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2 TM/TMC-4200CL Camera
3 Graphical User Interface
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3.1 GUI Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.2 Using the CamLink Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.2.1 GigE Mode
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
3.3 Operating The Control Software
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
3.3.1 Check Current Camera Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.3.2 Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.3.3 Gain Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.3.4 Offset Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.3.5 Video Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.3.6 Ctrl Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.3.7 Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.3.8 LUT (Look-Up Table) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
3.3.9 Report Section
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3.3.10 Main Menu: “Option” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3.3.11 EEPROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3.3.12 Main Menu “Connectivity” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3.3.13 Main Menu “About” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3.3.14 Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
4 Hardware Introduction
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4.1 Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4.2 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
4.3 System Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
5 Installation
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.1 Getting Started
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.1.1 Unpacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.1.2 Components List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.1.3 Accessories and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
5.2 Camera Setup
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Heat Dissipation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connector Pin Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Camera Link Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Power Supplies and Power Cable Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Attaching the Analog Video Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Attaching the Camera Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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6 Functions and Operations
6.1 Camera Rear Pane
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.1.1 Digital I/O Connector (Camera Link) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.1.2 Analog Output Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.1.3 Power and External Sync Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.2 Sensor Layer and Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
6.3 Scan Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.3.3
6.3.4
Preset Scan Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Programmable Scan Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Full Scan Area 2x2 Binning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Sub-sampling Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
6.4 Electronic Shutter
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
6.4.4
6.4.5
6.4.6
6.4.7
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Preset Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Programmable Exposure-Continuous Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Asynchronous No Shutter Mode
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Asynchronous Programmable Exposure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pulse Width Control Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Particle Imaging Velocimetry Fixed Exposure Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
PWC PIV Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6.5 Dynamic Range Control
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
6.5.1 Programmable Look-Up Table (LUT) and Knee Control
6.6 External Sync and Pixel Locking
7 Serial Communication Kit
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
7.1 Serial Communication Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
7.2 TM-4200CL Command List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
8 Problems and Solutions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8.0.1 Symptom: No Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8.0.2 Symptom: Dark Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8.0.3 Symptom: Non-synchronized Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
8.1 Information and Support Resources
9 Appendix
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
9.1 Specifications
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
9.1.1 TM-4200CL Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
9.1.2 Spectral Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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Setup installs Dual Tap AccuPIXel v 2.5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
AccuPIXel Setup screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Follow the installation directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The screen grabber has an essential .dll file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
“Add or Remove Programs” utility uninstalls older software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Back of the TM/TMC 4200CL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Main DualTap AccuPiXEL Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Setting up CamLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Choose the desired frame driver .dll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
An error message appears if the .dll application is missing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
The report frame is near the bottom of the window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Continuous mode operates the shutter from the camera settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Trigger mode uses a manual or sensor command to operate the shutter. . . . . . . . .10
To use Programmable shutter speed, select Programmable: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
The Scan Area drop down box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Enter the starting line number for a programmable scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Click the Apply button after programming the scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Gain is being set if the R Auto Gain box appears checked.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
R Auto Offset box is checked only while the camera sets the command. . . . . . . .12
Click the corresponding option button to set the tap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Click the option button to select Video Depth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Checking “Enable Blemish Compensation” activates Image Pre-Processing. . . . .13
Set “Ctrl Signal” by clicking the option button matching your cabling. . . . . . . . .13
Set “Trigger” by clicking the desired option button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Set “Positive” or “Negative” LUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Table drop down menu: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Gamma.45 imitates human eye sensitivity when creating an image. . . . . . . . . . . .15
The knee setting activates when “Send Knees” is clicked. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
The report frame shows the recent camera actions.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
A table helps users understand the report screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Use the “Option” menu to access the test pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Use the “Option” menu to access the test pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Use the “Connectivity” menu to set buffer size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
The “About” menu provides hardware and software information. . . . . . . . . . . . .18
CL (Camera Link) System Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Hirose Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
26-pin Camera Link Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
BNC Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘24
3M Camera Link Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
12P-02S Interface Cable (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
12P-02S Interface Cable Pin Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Camera Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Digital Video Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Camera Timing Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Digital Data Output Order for Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Field Video Timing--Continuous Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Bayer 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Bayer 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
2x2 Binning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Sub-sampling Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 2x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
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Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 3x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 4x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
External Trigger Timing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Asynchronous Programmable External Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Pulse Width Control Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
PIV Exposure Timing Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
PWC PIV Timing Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Output and Blooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Spectral Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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List of Tables
TABLE 1.
TABLE 2.
TABLE 3.
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TABLE 7.
TABLE 8.
TABLE 9.
12-Pin Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connector and Pin-out Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Scan Area Start Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Electronic Preset Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Timing Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Asynchronous Mode Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
TM-4200CL Command List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
TM-4200CL Command Response Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
TM-4200CL Camera Specifications Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
List of Tables
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Dual-Tap TM-4200CL AccuPiXEL
Series
Camera-Control Software
Operation Manual
TM-4200CL series.
1
Software Use and Installation Introduction
The Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL series cameras are high-resolution, progressive scan cameras with JAI
PULNiX-proprietary LUT control and other excellent features. The software for these cameras was
developed to function as standard software for the entire Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL series, and can open
either the RS-232 serial port (COM) or Camera Link. Camera Link users must physically install the
Camera Link frame grabber board into the PC. They must also install the Camera Link API
(clserXXX.dll) software. These cameras are specially designed to capture images in progressive scan
(non-interlace) format, producing a full frame of electronic shutter images, as well as normal images.
Although this software works with all AccuPiXEL cameras, the interface for the TM-4200CL series
appears different from other cameras compatible with this same software, and has various capabilities,
depending on the camera model the software is accessing. The TM-4200CL series software is therefore,
specifically documented in this section
1.1 Software Installation
Following are the instructions to install the Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL series camera-control software on a
PC.
1.1.1
Before Installing the Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL Series Camera-Control
Software
Please note the following requirements.
•
Your computer must be running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
•
The software requires one available communication port that is not in conflict with other peripherals such as the mouse or modem.
•
Installation of the software requires 2.4 MB of free space in your PC hard disk.
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1.1.2
Installing the Software
To install the Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL series camera-control software, obtain the software from the JAI
web site and run “Setup.exe.” The installer will direct you to install the application code.
If dual tap software is already installed on your computer, uninstall the software using the steps in the
Uninstall section.
Note:
The link to the frame grabber must be configured after the new software installation. The
program asks for the location.
1.
To obtain the Dual Tap software visit the JAI PULNiX web site at http://www.jaipulnix.com
2.
Click the Support link
3.
Click the Software Downloads link under the Customer Support menu
4.
Select the camera model number by clicking in the option button.
5.
Select either Open or Save on the install dialog box
Note:The file is compressed, and uses the decompression program installed on your
computer. WinZip is used in this example.Windows XP has an unzip capability as part of
the operating system.
6.
Open the file.
7.
Double click on the Setup icon.
- It is not necessary to decompress the DualTapAccuPiXEL.CAB file
FIGURE 1.
8.
Setup installs Dual Tap AccuPIXel v 2.5.0
Follow the Setup instructions.
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FIGURE 2.
AccuPIXel Setup screen
Note: Change the installation directory if desired.
FIGURE 3.
1.1.3
Follow the installation directions
Installing the Camera Link API DLL (clserXXX.dll)
To install the Camera Link control software with frame grabber software, please consult the frame
grabber company or JAI PULNiX.
1.1.4
Running Dual Tap AccuPiXEL
Click Start=>All Programs=>DualTapAccuPiXEL=>DualTapAccuPiXEL to run the software
The Dual Tap software fails to start if the frame grabber .dll is missing. This may happen because the
link to the .dll is lost, if the previous version of dual tap software was uninstalled, or if a frame grabber
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has not been installed. If JAI Cam-2-Net software is being used and was installed with the default
pathway, the screen grabber is located at C:\CameraLink. If necessary use the Window Search feature to
find the needed dll file. Probably the most effective search is to look for the .dll extension. Copy the
extension and paste it in the required location.
FIGURE 4.
1.1.5
The screen grabber has an essential .dll file.
Uninstalling the Software
To uninstall the Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL series camera-control software from the control panel, follow the
steps below.
1.
Open “Add or Remove Programs” in the control panel.
2.
Select Dual Tap AccuPiXEL from the lists of the installed software.
3.
Click the Change or Remove button.
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FIGURE 5.
“Add or Remove Programs” utility uninstalls older software.
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TM/TMC-4200CL Camera
2
TM/TMC-4200CL Camera
FIGURE 6.
Back of the TM/TMC 4200CL
CAMERA LINK
POWER
VIDEO
The camera must have all cables properly connected and any required adapters installed and configured
to allow the software to perform the operations on the interface.
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3
Graphical User Interface
3.1 GUI Features
The following is a list of camera functions that PC serial commands control. The Dual-Tap AccuPiXEL
series Camera Link cameras use differential serial communication through the Camera Link connector
on the rear panel of the camera. The interface shown here is for the TM/TMC 4200 CL cameras.
FIGURE 7.
•
Exposure Control
•
Main DualTap AccuPiXEL Window
Continuous
Trigger
Shutter Speed
Expo(Lines)
Scan
- Area
- Mode
•
Gain Control
- Master Gain
- R Fine Gain
- R Auto Gain check
box
•
Offset Voltage
- Master Offset
- R Fine Offset
- R Auto Offset
•
Taps
•
Video Depth
•
Image Pre-processing
•
Control Signals
•
Trigger
•
LUT
- Linear
- Gamma
- Knee
•
Production
•
Report
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3.2 Using the CamLink Mode
•
When CamLink mode is selected, the camera searches for the DLL to the frame grabber. Click the
GO button. Choose the dll for the desired frame grabber.
FIGURE 8.
Setting up CamLink
FIGURE 9.
Choose the desired frame driver .dll
•
If the frame grabber that corresponds to the dll is not present, an error message displays.
FIGURE 10. An error message appears if the .dll application is missing.
•
Click Start=>All Programs=>DualTapAccuPiXEL=>DualTapAccuPiXEL to open the Dual Tap
software.
3.2.1
GigE Mode
GigE mode is not supported for the CL camera.
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3.3 Operating The Control Software
3.3.1
Check Current Camera Setting
Click the “Report” button to get the current camera setting from the camera. The Report button also
queries for the camera’s current settings and refreshes the screen. To read the detailed report, refer to
the Table 8 on page 51 for existing codes.
FIGURE 11. The report frame is near the bottom of the window.
3.3.2
Exposure Control
The TM-4200CL exposure control allows you to select Continuous or Trigger modes using the
appropriate option button. Notice that Continuous and Trigger mode offer slightly different menus.
3.3.2 (a)
Shutter Speed
The Shutter Time drop-down list box allows you to select the specific shutter speed for manual shutter
and Async shutter. Manual shutter speed 0 is no shutter mode; Async shutter speed 0 is Async No
Shutter mode; Async shutter speed 1~8 is Async preset shutter mode; Async shutter speed 9 is Async
no delay shutter mode (pulse width control). For detailed information, please see “Electronic Shutter”
on page 38.
FIGURE 12. Continuous mode operates the shutter from the camera settings.
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FIGURE 13. Trigger mode uses a manual or sensor command to operate the shutter.
FIGURE 14. To use Programmable shutter speed, select Programmable:
3.3.2 (b)
Expo (lines)
The Expo (lines) selection of the Exposure Control frame determines how long the shutter remains
open, since a certain amount of time is allotted to expose each line. A minimum of one line of pixels
must be exposed. The maximum number of lines is 2079 in Trigger mode. Continual mode is limited to
the size of the frame. Enter the number of lines desired either by clicking on the arrows in the interface,
or by inputting a number directly into the box beside the “Expo (lines)” box.
3.3.2 (c)
Scan Area
Changing the scan area affects the image resolution. If desired, the size of the scan area can be selected
from the drop-down list box. When the Scan Area setting is used to designate the number of lines, the
rest of the Exposure Control frame is disabled.
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FIGURE 15. The Scan Area drop down box.
Scan area can vary from a, b, c, or d, to Programmable, various Zoom levels, and more.
FIGURE 16. Enter the starting line number for a programmable scan.
FIGURE 17. Click the Apply button after programming the scan.
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3.3.3
Gain Control
3.3.3 (a)
Gain
Gain controls the brightness of an image. If the gain number is increased, (for example, 1000 to 2000)
the image becomes brighter. If the gain number is decreased, the image becomes dimmer. The Gain
Control box allows you to change the Gain value.
When R Auto Gain is checked the camera automatically sets the gain. While the camera is setting the
gain the user interface is disabled. Once the gain is set the checkbox clears. Be careful not to send other
configuration commands during this process because the camera may not receive the commands.
FIGURE 18. Gain is being set if the R Auto Gain box appears checked.
3.3.4
Offset Voltage
Offset is changed by raising on lowering the number in the “Master Offset” or “R Fine Offset” box
either by clicking on the arrows or typing a new value in the box.
Checking the “R Auto Offset” checkbox causes the camera to automatically adjust the offset. The
camera continues to adjust the offset unless the user unchecks the auto offset; in that case the offset is
left off.
When the offset is changed the software does not confirm new setting with an acknowledgement. It is
necessary to click on the “Report” button to refresh the screen if you want to confirm the new setting.
FIGURE 19. R Auto Offset box is checked only while the camera sets the command.
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Tap Selection:
The TM-4200CL is capable of Dual-Tap or Single-Tap operation. Click the option button for the
operation you prefer. Single-Tap operation does not allow the higher data rate permitted by the DualTap output.
FIGURE 20. Click the corresponding option button to set the tap.
3.3.5
Video Depth
Use the option buttons to select 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit output.
FIGURE 21. Click the option button to select Video Depth.
Activate this control by clicking the Blemish Calibration button and then check the “Enable Blemish
Compensation” check box. The blemish compensation activates.
Note:
Blemish Calibration is necessary only after a camera has been powered off and restarted.
Once enabled, blemish compensation remains active unless the user unchecks the
“Enable Blemish Compensation” checkbox.
FIGURE 22. Checking “Enable Blemish Compensation” activates Image PreProcessing.
3.3.6
Ctrl Signals
Use the option buttons to select the control signal that matches your cabling setup, either CL or 12Pin
FIGURE 23. Set “Ctrl Signal” by clicking the option button matching your cabling.
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3.3.7
Trigger
Use the option buttons to select either Active High or Active Low.
FIGURE 24. Set “Trigger” by clicking the desired option button.
3.3.8
LUT (Look-Up Table)
The Knee Control box allows you to set your own knee value to each LUT. For more detail regarding
knee control, “Programmable Look-Up Table (LUT) and Knee Control” on page 45.
3.3.8 (a)
Positive or Negative LUT Selection
The LUT control panel allows you to select the positive or negative LUT. Choosing “Positive” provides
a normal image. Choosing the “Negative” option causes the image to appear reversed, as in a film
negative.
FIGURE 25. Set “Positive” or “Negative” LUT.
3.3.8 (b)
LUT (Look-Up Table) Table Selection
The LUT Table drop-down box offers Linear, Gamma .45 or Knee selections.
FIGURE 26. Table drop down menu:
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The Table drop down menu offers three options.
The Linear option gathers light in a proportional manner. In this particular selection the LUT is
configured to speed the light gathering capability at the beginning of the exposure.
The Gamma.45 option is designed to cause the camera to gather light for a result very similar to what
the human eye sees. The heavier curved blue line represents the Gamma.45 LUT adjustment.
FIGURE 27. Gamma.45 imitates human eye sensitivity when creating an image.
The knee setting allows two adjustments in the light gathering configuration of the LUT to permit the
camera to correct images as they are captured. It is possible to set knees on any of the drop down
settings by clicking on the existing curve and moving it to the desired configuration. If a drop-down
menu setting is selected without adjusting the knees, the camera sets the default.
FIGURE 28. The knee setting activates when “Send Knees” is clicked.
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3.3.8 (c)
Knee Control
The Knee Control graphical control allows you to change two knee point values visually by clicking and
dragging the “knee line.” You may also enter X1, Y1, X2, Y2 values directly to adjust the knee curve.
When you have chosen the value you want and are ready to set this value to the camera, click the “Send
Knees” button.
3.3.9
Report Section
The report frame on the bottom of the DualTap AccuPiXEL window provides information about the
current settings. The report usually shows the last action, so you can verify at a glance if the camera
received a command. After taking an action, such as Send Knees, go to the bottom of the Dual Tap
AccuPiXEL TM4200 and click on the Report button. The frame updates to show the most recent action
carried out by the camera.
FIGURE 29. The report frame shows the recent camera actions.
To check the entire configuration click on the report button and note the string that appears. To read this
string refer to “TM-4200CL Command Response Table” on page 51.
FIGURE 30. A table helps users understand the report screen.
3.3.10 Main Menu: “Option”
3.3.10 (a)
Password
Please contact JAI PULNiX for password access. The password allows access to the EEPROM to
rewrite factory default settings.
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3.3.10 (b)
Test Pattern
From the main menu, select “Option” and click ‘Test pattern” to enable or disable the test pattern
FIGURE 31. Use the “Option” menu to access the test pattern.
3.3.10 (c)
Pixel Output Order
FIGURE 32. Use the “Option” menu to access the test pattern.
From the main menu, select “option” and “Video data output order” and click “<--- <---” or “<--- --->”
or “<<------”
“<--- <---” = First video data are pixel no. 1 and no. 1025.
“<--- --->” = First video data are pixel no. 1 and no. 2848.
“<<------” = First video data are pixel no. 1 and no. 2.
3.3.11 EEPROM
Dual-tap AccuPiXEL cameras have seven pages available to restore the cameras’ settings. Page 0 is the
factory default page and cannot be edited without a password. Page 1 is power up default. This page
will allow you to save default setting to load at power up.
3.3.11 (a)
Load Page
From the main menu, select “file” and “load page” and click the page number and load camera setting
from EEPROM.
3.3.11 (b)
Save Page
From the main menu, select “File,” “Save Page,” and click the page number to save the current camera
setting to EEPROM.
Note:
Page 0 is the factory default page and is protected by password.
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3.3.11 (c)
Read Page
From the main menu, select “File” “Read Page,” and click the page number to read the EEPROM.
When you read the page from EEPROM, the current camera setting will not be changed.
3.3.12 Main Menu “Connectivity”
If the camera has a small receive buffer, it is important to sent the “Receive buffer is small” option from
the Connectivity menu. Otherwise the information in the Report section may display in a matter that can
not be understood.
FIGURE 33. Use the “Connectivity” menu to set buffer size.
3.3.13 Main Menu “About”
FIGURE 34. The “About” menu provides hardware and software information.
3.3.13 (a)
Camera Model
From the main menu, select “About” and click “Camera Model” to check the camera information.
3.3.13 (b)
CPU Firmware Version
From the main menu, select “About” and click “CPU Firmware Version” to check the CPU firmware
information.
3.3.13 (c)
About Control Software
From the main menu, select “About” and click “About Control Software” to check the software
information.
3.3.14 Exit
From the main menu, select “File,” and click “Exit” to exit the software.
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TM/TMC-4200CL Series Progressive
Scan Cameras
Operation Manual
4
Hardware Introduction
4.1 Product Description
The JAI TM-4200CL series consists of dual-tap output, (Camera Link software allows 12-bit, 10-bit, or
8-bit output) high-resolution, high-speed monochrome and color progressive scan CCD cameras.1 The
interline-type CCD permits full vertical and horizontal resolution of very high speed shutter images and
applications. The electronic shutter, which has speeds to 1/16,000 sec., can be reset asynchronously by
external pulse control. The frame rate is 15 fps. A square imager format with uniform square pixels
provides superior image definition in any orientation. On-chip micro lenses provide increased
sensitivity.
The TM-4200CL has a full dynamic range control function, which can be set to convert 12-bit input to
either 10-bit or 8-bit output through the externally selectable look-up table (LUT)2 knee slopes, thereby
optimizing the CCD’s full dynamic range in the normal output signal range. As a dual-tap output
camera, the TM-4200CL has dual-channel auto black level balancing and auto-gain balancing
functions. The camera has a single-tap, 12-bit, 10-bit, or 8-bit Camera Link output. All the key
functions are controlled by means of the Camera Link serial communication interface.
Synchronized data and clock phases are necessary for multi-camera operations, and a standard feature
of all TM-4200CL cameras. The TM-4200CL has a phase lock loop (PLL) to synchronize on the
external horizontal drive (Hd) for multi-camera operation that is offered as a standard feature.
1. The TM-4200CL series consists of the TM-4200CL (monochrome) and the TMC-4200CL (color).
Unless otherwise noted, all information contained in this manual is relevant to both models.
2. The TM-4200CL has selectable output. The 10-bit and 8-bit output modes have LUT, which the
12-bit output does not have.
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Applications for the TM-4200CL include machine vision, medical imaging, intelligent transportation
systems, high-definition graphics, on-line inspection, gauging, character reading, archiving, and highsecurity surveillance.
4.2 Features
•
Miniature size and light weight
The printed circuit boards in the TM-4200CL have been arranged based on a new design
philosophy. This creates modular electronics for the camera, giving it flexibility. In addition, the
use of miniature solid-state components results in a compact, lightweight camera that is 51mm x
518mm x 74mm in dimensions, and weighs only 152 grams.
•
Imager
The TM-4200CL uses a dual-tap progressive-scan interline transfer CCD that has the following
features:
- Resolution of 2048 x 2048 active pixels for excellent image quality.
- 7.4 x 7.4 µm square pixels for precise dimensional measurement.
- High-speed electronic shutter capability, that eliminates the need for a mechanical shutter
through high dynamic resolution of moving objects .
- Progressive-scan CCD eliminates interlace deterioration of image and increases ease of
computer interface.
- High sensitivity and low noise with fast scanning rates. The CCD has an excellent S/N ratio
that is greater than 54dB.
- The CCD has built-in microlens technology for increased quantum efficiency.
•
Electronic shutter
The TM-4200CL has a substrate drain-type shutter mechanism which provides superb pictures at
various speeds without smearing. For more information, see Section 6.4, “Electronic Shutter,” on
page 38.
•
Asynchronous reset
The TM-4200CL captures async reset images and provides single-shot video output with single
FDV (frame data valid). This makes it simpler for an ordinary frame grabber to capture the async
reset images. The TM-4200CL’s asynchronous reset is flexible and accepts external horizontal
drive (HD) for phase locking. When the VINIT (5V) pulse is applied to CC1, it resets the camera's
scanning and purging of the CCD.
The TM-4200CL has two modes to control the asynchronous reset and shutter speed:
- External VINIT with pulse width. The duration between pulse edges controls the shutter
speed externally.
- Internal shutter speed control. The speed control varies from 1/125 to 1/16,000 sec. The
video signal and FDV starts with internal V reset timing originally set to respond to shutter
speed, although this can be changed to sensor or other input.
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•
Output
The TM-4200CL has a dual tap/single tap 12-bit, 10-bit or 8-bit Camera Link output. The analog
output is 714 mVp-p composite video (75 ohms) on all models.
•
Dual-Channel Auto Black Level Balancing and Gain Balancing
The TM-4200CL, as a dual-tap output camera, has dual-channel auto black level balancing and
auto gain balancing functions.
•
Warranty
Please contact the JAI factory representative for details about the warranty.
4.3 System Configuration
FIGURE 35. CL (Camera Link) System Configuration
Figure 35 below presents a typical system configuration for the Camera Link version.
26CL-02-26
CAMERA LINK
1
Power and
Ext. Sync
12P-02S
2
3
9
8
10
11
4
7
12
5
POWER
6
VIDEO
or
PD-12P (series)
power supply
Computer with
Camera Link™
frame grabber
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5
Installation
The following instructions are provided to help you to set up your camera quickly and easily. We
suggest that you read through these instructions before you unpack and set up your camera system.
5.1 Getting Started
5.1.1
Unpacking Instructions
We recommend that you save the original packing cartons for the cameras and accessories in case you
need to return or exchange an item.
We also recommend that you bench-test any equipment being sent to another location for field
installation to assure that everything is fully operational as a system.
5.1.2
Components List
Check your order against the Components List shown below to assure that you have received everything
as ordered, and that nothing has been overlooked in the packing materials. If any item is missing contact
your JAI representative immediately.
•
TM-4200CL camera
•
Camera-specific data sheet
•
Camera-appropriate operation manual (if ordered)
•
Dual-tap AccuPiXEL camera-control software
5.1.3
Accessories and Options
Following is a list of additional accessories and options that may be required for your application.
Please check with your JAI representative before you install your camera to determine what you might
need.
•
PD-12U series power supply
•
12P-02S power cable
•
26CL-02-26 Camera Link cable
5.2 Camera Setup
5.2.1
Heat Dissipation
The TM-4200CL is a compact 2K by 2K camera. Since all the electronics have been packed in a
compact package, the outer case of the camera can become hot due to heat dissipation. For optimal
performance, JAI recommends using a cooling fan to set up a positive air flow around the camera and
following the precautions below.
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•
Mount the camera on a large heat sink (camera bracket) made out of heat-conductive material like
aluminum.
•
Make sure the flow of heat from the camera case to the bracket is not blocked by a non-conductive
material like plastic.
•
Make sure the camera has enough open space around it to facilitate the free flow of air.
Please contact JAI at (800) 445-5444 or send an E-mail to imaging@pulnix.com if you have any
questions.
5.2.2
Connector Pin Configurations
5.2.2 (a)
12-Pin Connector
The TM-4200CL has a 12-pin Hirose connector for power input and signal integration. Pin #1 is
Ground and pin #2 is +12V DC. The pin-out table is shown below. Serial communication camera
control is accomplished by means of the Camera Link connector on the rear panel of the camera.
TABLE 1.
Pin
12-Pin Connector
Description
Pin
Description
1
GND
7
VD in
2
+12V DC
8
Strobe
3
GND (analog)
9
HD in
4
Video out
10
NC
5
GND (digital)
11
Reserved
6
VINIT in
12
NC
FIGURE 36. Hirose Connector
1
2
3
9
11
4
8
10
7
12
5
6
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5.2.2 (b)
Digital I/O Connector
The TM-4200 has a 26-pin connector on the rear panel to output Camera Link data. The connector pinout is shown in Table 2 on page 24
FIGURE 37. 26-pin Camera Link Connector.
13
1
26
TABLE 2.
14
Connector and Pin-out Configurations
Camera Link Connector
Pin #
Description
1
GND
2
Tx OUT 0-
3
I/O
Pin #
Description
I/O
14
GND
Out
15
Tx OUT 0+
Out
Tx OUT 1-
Out
16
Tx OUT 1+
Out
4
Tx OUT 2-
Out
17
Tx OUT 2+
Out
5
Tx CLK OUT -
Out
18
Tx CLK OUT+
Out
6
Tx OUT 3-
Out
19
Tx OUT 3+
Out
7
SerTC+
In
20
SerTC-
In
8
SerTFG-
Out
21
SerTFG+
Out
9
VINIT
In
22
VINIT+
In
10
Reserved
In
23
Reserved
In
11
EX-HD-
In
24
EX-HD+
In
12
EX-VD+
In
25
EX-VD-
In
13
GND
26
GND
Note:
SerTC: Serial To Camera
SerTFG: Serial to Frame Grabber
5.2.2 (c)
Analog Output Connector
The TM-4200CL has a BNC connector on the rear panel to output the analog video signal. Analog
output is available to drive auto-iris lenses and troubleshooting.
Note:
This analog signal is not an RS-170 (television format) signal that can be connected to a
standard CCTV monitor.
FIGURE 38. BNC Connector.
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5.2.3
Camera Link Cable
The 26CL-02-26 cable assembly has been standardized as the Camera Link cable. This cable has a 26pin connector on both ends. This is a straight-through cable and the pin-out configuration is shown in
Table 2 on page 24. Contact JAI for cable lengths other than 2 meters.
FIGURE 39. 3M Camera Link Cable
2
16
3
17
4
18
5
19
6
20
7
21
8
22
9
23
10
24
11
25
12
26
13
11
24
23
8
21
20
6
19
5
3
16
2
15
1
14
4
18
7
9
10
12
13
15
25
1
22
14
2X
Thumbscrews
26
26 Position
High Density
Mini D Ribbon
(MDR) Male Plug
Cable
17
26 Position
High Density
Mini D Ribbon
(MDR) Male Plug
2X
Thumbscrews
Note:
For CL versions, serial communication for camera control is accomplished by means of
the Camera Link connector on the rear panel of the camera.
5.2.4
Power Supplies and Power Cable Setup
5.2.4 (a)
Power Supplies
The TM-4200CL camera requires 12V DC power that is obtained through the 12-pin connector located
on the rear panel of the camera. JAI recommends the following power supplies:
PD-12UU
100-240V AC/12V DC
1.2A universal voltage power supply,
US Plug
PD-12UUP
PD-12UU with12-pin connector
US plug
PD-12UE
PD-12UU
European plug
PD-12UEP
PD-12UU with 12-pin connector
European plug
For users providing power through the 12-pin connector, the PD-12P, PD-12UEP and PD-12UUP
power supplies are available with the 12-pin mating connector already attached to the leads from the
power supply. The PD-12UU and PD-12UE power supplies can be connected to the JAI power cable by
means of a terminal strip or directly.
When wiring the PD-12UU and PD-12UE power supplies directly, please note the following:
•
The lead ends must be twisted together and tin-soldered for strength and electrical continuity.
•
Use shrink tubing or a similar insulator to prevent exposed leads from touching and shorting.
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•
The +12V lead is marked with a red stripe or white lettering; be sure not to reverse the leads.
•
All connections must be properly insulated to prevent shorting.
5.2.4 (b)
JAI Power Cables
When using JAI power cables such as the 12P-02S, please refer to the 12-pin connector pin-out diagram
below. The cable pin-out diagram is shown in Figure 40 below. The color-coded leads use Gray for
Ground and Yellow for +12V.
FIGURE 40. 12P-02S Interface Cable (optional)
+12 V
GND (Gray)
Power (Yellow)
Video Out (Red Coax)
HD In (White Coax)
VD In (Black Coax)
Male
Analog Ch. A only
}
External sync input
FIGURE 41. 12P-02S Interface Cable Pin Out
12P-02S Interface Cable
Pin#
Lead Color
Function
Pin#
Lead Color
Function
1
Gray
GND
7
Black coax
VD Input
2
Yellow
+12V DC
8
White coax shield
Strobe out
3
Red coax shield
GND (analog)
9
White coax
HD Input
4
Red coax
Video Out
10
Brown
RXD
5
Orange coax shield
GND (digital)
11
Blue
Reserved
6
Orange coax
VINIT IN
12
Black coax shield
TXD
Note:
Make sure that the unused leads are not touching and that there is no possibility that
exposed wires could cause the leads to short.
5.2.4 (c)
Building Your Own Power Cable
Refer to the 12-pin connector pin-out in Figure 40 on page 26. Connect the Ground lead to pin #1, and
the +12V DC lead to pin #2 of the 12-pin connector. Power must be DC-regulated, and of sufficient
current to properly power the camera.
5.2.4 (d)
Attaching the Power Cable to the Connector
The 12-pin connector is keyed and will only fit in one orientation. Follow these directions to properly
attach the power cable to the camera connector:
1.
Rotate the connector while applying slight pressure until the keyways line up.
2.
Press the connector into place until firmly seated.
3.
Plug the power cord into the 100V AC socket. This will power up the camera.
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5.2.5
Attaching the Analog Video Output
When connecting the TM-4200CL to an analog frame grabber or a monitor, use the BNC connector on
the back panel of the camera. The input of the monitor should be balanced for 75 ohms termination.
Standard RG-59 type coaxial cable should carry a full video signal for up to 500 feet. The TM-4200CL
has a two-row binning mode that can be used to display real-time images on the PVM-942 or PVM1242 monitors. These monitors are specially modified to accept a 30Hz progressive scan image.
The multi-conductor cable 12P-02S can transmit analog video, power, sync. signals, and serial
communication. The mini coaxial leads in JAI multi-conductor cables are designed for short runs of no
longer than 50 feet.
Note: Make sure that no extraneous wires are visible which could cause a short.
5.2.6
Attaching the Camera Lens
The TM-4200CL camera accepts 1.2-inch or larger format size C-mount lenses. To attach the C-mount
lens1 to the camera, carefully engage the threads and rotate the lens clockwise until it firmly seats on the
mounting ring. Do not force the lens if it does not seat properly. Please note that some lenses with
extremely long flangebacks may exceed the mounting depth of the camera.
1. C-mount to F-mount and C-mount to K-mount adapters are available for larger format lenses
(35mm). Check with local photography dealers for these lens adapters.
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6
Functions and Operations
6.1 Camera Rear Pane
FIGURE 42. Camera Connectors
CAMERA LINK
1
2
3
9
4
8
10
11
7
12
5
6
POWER
6.1.1
VIDEO
Digital I/O Connector (Camera Link)
Refer to Section 5.2.3 on page 25 for information on digital output connectors.
6.1.2
Analog Output Connector
The camera has a BNC connector on the back panel to output the analog video signal.
6.1.3
Power and External Sync Connector
Refer to Section 5.2.2 (b on page 24 for information on the power and external sync. connectors.
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6.2 Sensor Layer and Timing
FIGURE 43. Digital Video Output
The CCD sensor layout is shown as it is used in the timing video readout in respect to pixels and lines.
For the TMC-4200CL the effective full frame Bayer sequence starts with GRG. For partial scan the
sequence starts with GRG for the odd lines, and BGB for the even lines.
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FIGURE 44. Camera Timing Chart
A
C
LDV
B
D
E
FDV
Vsub
G
F
TG
H
..........
..........
Exposure
Digital
Data
J
Analog
Video
K
M
L
FIGURE 45. Digital Data Output Order for Configuration
A
C
LDV
Data Clock
<
... ... ...
... ... ...
<
Ch. A
n
Video Data
Ch. B
2n
Video Data
<
B
... ... ...
1
2
3
... ... ...
n-2
n-1
n
... ... ...
n+1
n+2
n+3
... ... ...
2n-2
2n-1
2n
... ... ...
1
2
3
... ... ...
n-2
n-1
n
... ... ...
2n
2n-1
2n-2
... ... ...
n+3
n+2
n+1
... ... ...
1
3
5
... ... ...
2n-5
2n-3
2n-1
... ... ...
2
4
6
... ... ...
2n-4
2n-2
2n
>
Ch. A
n
Video Data
Ch. B
n+1
Video Data
<<
Ch. A
Video Data 2n-1
Ch. B
Video Data 2n
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FIGURE 46. Field Video Timing--Continuous Mode
FDV
...
...
LDV
Vsub
...
R
TG
Exposure
...
Digital
Data
Analog
Video
...
U
...
...
...
S
...
Strobe
N
Q
V
P
... ...
... ...
...
...
...
...
...
... ...
...
...
...
... ...
...
...
...
... ...
... ...
...
... ...
...
...
... ...
... ...
...
...
...
...
...
W
...
T
...
6.3 Scan Area
6.3.1
Preset Scan Area
TM/TMC-4200 has four fixed Scan Area Modes: full scan, centered 1000 lines, centered 500 lines, and
centered 250 lines. In full scan mode, all active lines of the CCD sensor, 2048 lines, are transferred out
line by line. In centered mode 1000 lines are transferred out, in 500 line and 250 line mode, only the
centered lines are transferred out line by line. The rest of the lines are dumped out using the fast dump
function of the CCD. This transfer method causes the frame rate of each mode to vary.
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6.3.2
Programmable Scan Area
In Programmable Scan Area Mode, users can specify both the start point of the active scan area and the
total active lines through the serial communication commands. The area selected by users is transferred
out line by line. The rest of the lines are dumped out using the fast dump function of the CCD. The
frame rate in this mode varies according to the selected active area. When the active area starts from x
row, and the active lines are y lines, the frame rate can be calculated using the following formulas.
1
⎧
⎪⎪ ((n + 16) + n ) * 32.5μs
r
Frame Rate = ⎨ f
1
⎪
⎪⎩ ((n f + 16) + nr ) * 58.1μs
Dual Tap
Single Tap
Where,
x + 16
⎧
⎪int( N )
nf =⎨
x + 16
⎪int(
) +1
N
⎩
x + 16
=0
N
x + 16
remainder of
≠0
N
⎧ 2056 − x − y
)
⎪int(
N
nr = ⎨
2056 − x − y
⎪int(
) +1
N
⎩
2056 − x − y
=0
N
2056 − x − y
remainder of
≠0
N
⎧8
N =⎨
⎩15
remainder of
remainder of
Dual Tap
Single Tap
For a color CCD, the upper-left Bayer pattern changes, depending on the start point location. If the start
point is the odd row, the upper-left Bayer pattern is G. In RG if the start point is the even row, the upperleft bayer pattern is B in BG.
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FIGURE 47. Bayer 1
FIGURE 48. Bayer 2
6.3.3
Full Scan Area 2x2 Binning
TM-4200 CL offers 2x2 binning of the full scan area. In full scan 2x2 binning mode, pixel (i, j) includes
all the information of pixel (2i-1, 2j-1), (2i-1, 2j), (2i, 2j-1) and (2i, 2j) in normal full scan mode (where
i, j=1 2, ..., 1024). In this mode vertical binning makes frame transfer faster than normal scan mode,
however, due to the mixture of pixel information, the camera resolution is low in this mode, and the
Bayer pattern CCD camera loses color information.
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FIGURE 49. 2x2 Binning
6.3.4
Sub-sampling Digital Zoom
TM-4200CL has four sub-sampling digital zoom modes:1x, 2x, 3x, and 4x. Effective pixels in these
modes are 512(H) x 1024(V).
•
In 1x mode, the output video uses all the pixels in the center 512(H) x 512(V) of the CCD sensor.
•
In 2x mode the output video is every other pixel in the horizontal row, and every other line in the
vertical rows at the center 1024(H) x 1024(V) of the CCD sensor.
•
In the 3x mode the output video is every other two pixels in the horizontal row and every other two
lines in the vertical row of the center 1536(H) x 1536(V) of the CCD sensor.
•
In 4x mode output video is every other three pixels in the horizontal row, and every-other three
lines in the vertical rows of the full scan area, which is 2048(H) x 2048(V).
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FIGURE 50. Sub-sampling Digital Zoom
FIGURE 51. Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 2x
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FIGURE 52. Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 3x
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FIGURE 53. Sub-sampling Digital Zoom 4x
TABLE 3.
Scan Area Start Points
Scan Area
Start Point
(Line)
Effective Area
(Lines x Pixels)
A
Full Scan
1
2048 x 2048
14.79
8.04
B
Centered 1000
Lines
525
1000 x 2048
27.97
15/20
C
Centered 500
Lines
775
500 x 2048
49.63
26.97
D
Centered 250
Lines
901
250 x 2048
79.92
43.43
T
Full Scan 2x2
Binning
1
1024 x 1024
26.42
15.09
Z
Sub-sampling
Digital Zoom
512 x 512
31.98
20.40
U
Programmable Scan Area
1 - 2048
Frame Rate
Dual Tap Single Tap
1-2048 x 2048
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6.4 Electronic Shutter
The TM-4200CL has a substrate drain-type shutter mechanism which provides a superb picture at
various speeds.
6.4.1
Preset Shutter
TABLE 4.
Electronic Preset Shutter
Dual Tap
6.4.2
Single Tap
Shutter
Speed
Continuous
Mode (sec)
Async Mode
(sec)
Continuous
Mode (sec)
Async Mode
(sec)
0
No shutter
No shutter
No shutter
No shutter
1
1/60
1/16000
1/35
1/9000
2
1/125
1/8000
1/70
1/4500
3
1/250
1/4000
1/140
1/2250
4
1/500
1/2000
1/280
1/1120
5
1/1000
1/1000
1/560
1/560
6
1/2000
1/500
1/1120
1/280
7
1/4000
1/250
1/2250
1/140
8
1/8000
1/125
1/4500
1/70
9
1/16000
PWC
1/9000
PWC
Programmable Exposure-Continuous Mode
The exposure time of TM-4200CL can be specified from one video line to a maximum of one frame
using the serial communication commands in the Continuous Mode. There is overhead where the
specified exposure time is n video lines, making the real exposure time equal to
Exposure Time=
(n+1) *32.5 μs+25.6μs
{ (n+1)
*58.1 μs+25.6μs
Dual Tap
Single Tap
When n=0, the exposure time is the minimum exposure time. It is equal to:
Minimum Exposure Time=
58.1 μs (1/17000s)
{ 83.7
μs (1/12000s)
Dual Tap
Single Tap
In this mode the maximum exposure time is equal to the setting for one frame. If the user specified
exposure time is longer than the time allowed for one frame, it will be ignored by the camera.
6.4.3
Asynchronous No Shutter Mode
In Asynchronous No Shutter Mode, applying the external trigger starts a camera scan reset. The camera
finishes the line it is scanning and scans an additional 9 video lines, this charge is sent to the horizontal
register.
Because the external trigger is randomly applied, the new image charge may overlap with the previous
image. To prevent an existing charge accumulation from interfering with a new image, most users set up
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the application in a dark area and depend on a strobe light for illumination. From the time the external
trigger activates until the transfer gate turns off, about 9.5 video lines are available for integration; if
everything is properly configured, the strobe flashes during this time.
FIGURE 54. External Trigger Timing.
6.4.4
Asynchronous Programmable Exposure Mode
In Asynchronous Programmable Exposure Mode, when an external trigger is applied, the exposure
starts after one discharge signal (Vsub), which happens after the trigger’s active edge is off. Because
the discharge signal (Vsub) synchronizes with LDV in this mode, there is a maximum one video line of
jitter between the trigger active edges to discharge signals (Vsub) off. In this mode, the exposure time
from 1 video line to 2080 video lines can be controlled through serial communication commands in one
video line steps. In this mode, the minimum exposure time is equal to 1 video line plus overhead: the
maximum exposure time is equal to 2080 video lines plus overhead. Where the specified exposure time
is n video lines, the real exposure time is equal to:
⎧(n + 1) *32.5 μs + 25.6μs
Exposure Time = ⎨
⎩ (n + 1) *58.1 μs + 25.6μs
Dual tap
Single tap
(n = 0,1, ...... 2079)
When n=0, the exposure time is minimum exposure time. It is equal to:
⎧58.1μs (1 / 17000 s )
Minimum Exposure Time = ⎨
⎩ 83.7 μs (1 / 12000s )
Dual tap
Single tap
When n=2079, the exposure time is maximum exposure time. It is equal to:
⎧67625.6μs (1 / 15 s )
Maximum Exposure Time = ⎨
⎩ 120873.6 μs (1 / 8 s )
Dual tap
Single tap
When n=2079, the exposure time is maximum exposure time. If the exposure time is less than the time
available for one frame, the maximum trigger frequency is equal to 1/1 frame time. If the exposure time is longer
than the time available for one frame, the maximum trigger frequency is equal to 1/exposure time.
The minimum active period of the external trigger is 5μs.
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FIGURE 55. Asynchronous Programmable External Trigger
6.4.5
Pulse Width Control Mode
In Pulse Width Control (PWC) Mode, the exposure time is controlled by the external trigger. When an
external trigger is applied, one discharge signal (Vsub) is generated right after the active edge of the
trigger. The exposure starts when the discharge signal is in the off state. The exposure is off following
the trigger active off. Exposure time is controlled by the pulse width of the external trigger. Because the
CCD requires some overhead from trigger active off to the transfer gate event, the actual exposure time
is equal to:
Exposure Time = Pulse Width +20.6μs
Since one discharge signal (Vsub) is generated right after the active edge of the trigger, it is
asynchronous with LDV, and the discharge signal may happen during an active video transfer period,
visible reset noise may show in the current image. To avoid reset noise, the maximum trigger frequency
in PWC mode should be less than 1/ (exposure time + one frame transferring time).
The minimum active period of the external trigger is 5μs. Theoretically, the maximum active period of
the external trigger is unlimited. But, since images obtained at 25oC are often very degraded due to
thermal noise, it is recommended the active period of the external trigger be no longer than one second.
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FIGURE 56. Pulse Width Control Trigger
6.4.6
Particle Imaging Velocimetry Fixed Exposure Mode
In Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) Fixed Exposure Mode, when an external trigger is applied, the
first time exposure starts the same as PWC mode does. It lasts a very short period (8µs). The second
time exposure starts during the transferring time of the first image accumulated in the first exposure
time. The second time exposure continues until the first image transfers completely. The second image
is transferred after the second exposure. There is a short period (500ns) between the first exposure and
the second exposure. In order to keep two exposure periods constant, the LDV is reset before the first
image is transferred out.
The maximum trigger frequency in this mode is equal to 1/ (transfer time of two frames + 4µs).
The minimum active period of the external trigger is 5μs
FIGURE 57. PIV Exposure Timing Table
External
Trigger
FDV
pA
P
Vsub
P
... ... ...
...
pC
TG
Exposure
...
pD
.
...
.. .. ..
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
pF
...
Strobe
Digital
Data
Analog
Video
...
...
pB
pE
.. .. ..
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6.4.7
PWC PIV Mode
The PWC PIV is based on PIV Fixed Exposure. In this mode, the first time exposure is controlled by the
pulse width of the external trigger, which is similar to PWC mode. The real exposure time of the first
image is equal to the pulse width of the external trigger.
The maximum trigger frequency in this mode is equal to 1/ (transfer time of two frames + exposure time
of the first image).
The minimum active period of the external trigger is 10 pixel clocks (250ns)
FIGURE 58. PWC PIV Timing Table.
TABLE 5.
Timing Chart
Scan Mode
Timing
B
dual
1300
1300
1300
1300
1300
728
1924
single
2392
2393
2392
2393
2393
1274
3016
dual
1024
1024
1024
1024
1024
512
256
single
2048
2048
2048
2048
2048
1024
512
dual
276
276
276
276
276
216
1668
single
344
344
344
344
344
250
2504
dual
176
176
176
176
176
166
800
single
176
176
176
176
176
166
800
dual
100
100
100
100
100
50
868
single
168
168
168
168
168
84
1704
tF
80
80
80
80
80
40
80
tG
224
224
224
224
224
112
224
tA
tB
tC
tD
tE
C
D
U
T
Unit
A
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Timing
Scan Mode
A
tH
B
C
D
U
T
Unit
Z
A, B, C, D, U and Z: n*tA + 822 (n=1, 2, 3, ...)
Pixel Clock
T: n*tA + 411 (n=1, 2, 3, ...)
tJ
dual
100
100
100
100
100
50
868
single
166
166
166
166
166
83
1702
100
100
100
100
100
50
100
dual
76
76
76
76
76
116
700
single
78
78
78
78
78
117
702
tM
2048
2048
2048
2048
2048
1024
512
tN
2080
1100
620
385
1040
650
tP
2048
1000
500
250
1024
512
tQ
32
100
120
135
16
138
8
x1: 67
tK
tL
tR
tU-3
tS
tW+6
tT
tH
tU
dual
16
50
58
61
x2: 46
x3: 25
x4: 4
single
16
50
58
61
8
x1: 44
x2: 30
x3: 17
x4: 4
tV
tW
3
dual
13
47
59
71
5
x1: 68
x2: 89
x3: 113
x4: 131
single
x1: 91
x2: 105
x3: 118
x4: 131
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Asynchronous Mode Chart
TABLE 6.
Async no Shutter
Async Preset and Prog. Shutter
PWC
aA
<1 line
<1 line
6 clk
aB
9.5 line
(n + 1) lines + 1024 clk
Pulse width + 1024 clk
aC
1024 clk
PIV Fixed Expo
PIV PWC
pA
6
6
pB
200
200
pC
160
160
pD
320
320
pE
20
20
pF
1
1
Unit
Pixel
Frame
6.5 Dynamic Range Control
FIGURE 59. Output and Blooming
Blooming adj. = 13. 5 V
Lens: F=5.6
mV
Vsub = 8 V
Max. Digital dynamic range at 3 dB amp
600
CCD OUTPUT VOLTAGE
Vsub = 10 V
Vsub = 12 V
400
Vsub = 14 V
Vsub = 16 V
200
Digital saturation at 16 dB amp
Vsub = 18 V
Analog saturation at 20 dB amp
0
0
20
40
60
80
LUMINANCE
100
120
140
160
FL
The typical interline transfer CCD has fixed noise levels based on dark current (thermal or KT noise),
pattern noise, and the operating clock speed. In general, the level of the 20 MHz pixel clock CCD at
room temperature is around 20 to 50 electrons. The maximum capacity of CCD charges is limited by the
well capacity at saturation. The range is limited by the structure and the pixel size.
The TM-4200CL uses a CCD with 7.4 µm x 7.4 µm pixel and two-phase vertical shift register structure.
The well capacity is 40,000 electrons. The theoretical dynamic range is 40,000:30 = 1333:1 (60 dB).
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A typical CCD camera does not use the full dynamic range due to the nominal gain and the output
specification such as RS-170. The typical CCD camera’s gain is set at 16 to 22 dB and the RS-170
video level is 714 mV. Using 20 dB gain for the calculation, CCD output is limited to 714/10 = 71.4
mV. Since the CCD’s saturation voltage is 400 mV to 500 mV, it uses less than 1/5 of the full dynamic
range.
Machine vision and outdoor applications, cannot afford to miss image information behind the
saturation, which is why the dynamic range adaptation is critical.
6.5.1
Programmable Look-Up Table (LUT) and Knee Control
The TM-4200CL has a built-in LUT (look-up table) for dynamic range control.
At a specific gain setting, the offset (minimum level.... dark point) and A/D reference top voltage
(maximum level... saturation point) are set to 12-bit A/D input so that the full dynamic range of the
CCD is utilized at 12-bit references as the input and the LUT output is converted into either 8-bit or 10bit to adjust the gamma correction. There is no 12-bit LUT.
The look-up table has two knee points (variable gamma selection) that allow the 10-bit input to be
segmented into three regions. The look-up table selection can be made by knee curve direct input.
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Functions and Operations
6.6 External Sync and Pixel Locking
The TM-4200CL accepts an external sync of standard HD and VD at TTL level for general locking to a
system sync and clock. The frequency requirement is as follows:
Full Progressive Scan:
fHD = 30.769 KHz ± 2%
fVD = 14.79 Hz ± 2%
(Internal Master clock = 80.00 MHz,
Pixel clock = 40.00 MHz)
100L Partial Scan:
fHD = 30.769 KHz ± 2%
fVD = 27.97 Hz ± 2%
500L Partial Scan:
fHD = 30.769 KHz ± 2%
fVD = 49.63 Hz ± 2%
250L Partial Scan:
fHD = 30.769 KHz ± 2%
fVD = 79.92 Hz ± 2%
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Serial Communication Kit
7
Serial Communication Kit
7.1 Serial Communication Kit
The Camera Link version’s control software is included in the AccuPiXEL Camera Control software.
For a detailed description of the software’s operation, please see the software portion of this manual
“Graphical User Interface” on page 7.
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Serial Communication Kit
7.2 TM-4200CL Command List
The LVDS-version camera can be controlled via RS-232 commands. The Start character is always “:”
and the End character is always “CR” (return). For example, to set Asynchronous Pulse Width Mode,
send the command :SA9“CR” to the camera. The following table contains RS-232 commands that can
be used to control the camera.
TABLE 7.
TM-4200CL Command List
Parameter
End of
Cmd
Ack. Response
Description
:SMD
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Preset Scan Area
(X=A,B,C,D,T)
:SMDZ=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Digital Zoom (X=0,1,2,3)
:SMDU=
XXXXYYYY
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Programmable Scan Area
(XXXX=0000 - 07FF,
YYYY=0001 - 0800)
<cr>
:oMD[X]<cr>
Inquire current scan mode
(X=A,B,C,D,T,Z,U)
Command
Scan Mode
:SMD?
Shutter Mode and Shutter Speed
:MSH=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Continuous Mode Preset Shutter ( X= 0 - 9)
:DSH=
XXX
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Continuous Mode Programmable Shutter ( XXX=000 - total
lines)
:ASH=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Async Mode Preset Shutter
(X=0 - 9, A, B) ( X=0 async no
shutter,
( X=1-8 Preset Shutter, X=9
PWC, X=A Fixed exposure PIV,
X=B PWC PIV)
:ADS=
XXX
:SHR?
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Async Mode Programmable
Shutter (XXX=000 - 81F)
<cr>
:o[shtr]<cr>
Inquire current shutter mode
Gain and Offset
:MGA=
XXX
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Master Gain
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:MGB=
XXX
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set R channel Fine Gain
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:VRA=
XXX
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Master Offset
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
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End of
Cmd
Ack. Response
Description
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set R channel Fine Offset
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:MGA?
<cr>
:oMG[XXX]<cr
>
Inquire Master Gain
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:MGB?
<cr>
:oSG[XXX]<cr>
Inquire R channel Fine Gain
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:VRA?
<cr>
:oMF[XXX]<cr>
Inquire Master Offset
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:VRB?
<cr>
:oSF[XXX]<cr>
Inquire R channel Fine Offset
(XXX = 000 - FFF)
:LINR
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set linear table
:GM45
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set gamma .45 table
Command
Parameter
Gain and Offset Continued
:VRB=
XXX
Lookup Table
:KNEE=
X1Y1X2Y2
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set knees
(X1, Y1, X2, Y2 = 00 - FF)
:NLUT
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Positive Knee or Negative
Knee (X = 0 Positive, X = 1
Negative)
<cr>
:o[lut]<cr>
Inquire current LUT setting
:EABL
<cr>
:oAB0<cr>
Enable Gain Balancing
:DABL
<cr>
:o<cr>
Disable Gain Balancing
:ABL?
<cr>
:oAB[X]<cr>
Check Gain Balancing Status
(X = 1 Enable, X = 0 Disable)
X
<cr>
:o[AC][X]<cr>
Enable/Disable Optical Black Balancing and Inquire Status
(X = 0 Disable, X = 1 Enable,
X = ? Inquire Status)
XXX
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Vsub (XXX = 600 - D00)
<cr>
:oDC[XXX]<cr>
Inquire Vsub (XXX = 600 - D00)
:LUT?
Channel Balance
:ACL=
Vsub
:DCI=
:DCI?
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Parameter
End of
Cmd
Ack. Response
Description
:WRPG
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Write Page (X = 0 - 6) (Unlock
the Password first if writing to
page 0) (Page 0 is the factory
default setting, Page 1 is the
power up default setting)
:LDPG
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Load Page (X = 0 - 6)
:RDPG
X
<cr>
:o[settings]<cr>
Read Page (X = 0 - 6)
<cr>
:o[settings]<cr>
Report Current Settings
<cr>
:o[VD][X]<cr>
Set Dual Tap Digital Video Output Order (X = A, B, C, ?)
(A <--<--, B <---->, C <<----, ?
Inquire video output order)
Command
EEPROM
:RPST
Dual Tap Digital Video Output Order
:VDO
X
Image Pre-processing
:BLC=
0
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set White Blemish Calibration
Flag
:EBL=
X
<cr>
:o[BL][X]<cr>
Enable/Disable Blemish Compensation and Inquire Status
(X = 0 Disable, X = 1 Enable,
X = ? Inquire Status)
:DUL=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Single Tap/Dual Tap Selection (X
= 0 Dual Tap, X = 1 Single Tap)
:DDP=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Output Data Depth (X = 0 8bit, X = 1 10-bit, x = 2 12-bit)
:CCS=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Select Camera Control signals (X
= 0 CL Conn, X = 1 Hirose Conn)
:TAH=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
External Trigger Polarity (X = 1
Active High, X = 0 Active Low)
:TPTN
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Enable/Disable Test Pattern (X =
1 Enable, X = 0 Disable)
:CAM?
<cr>
:o[model]<cr>
Inquire Camera Model
:VER?
<cr>
:o[version]<cr>
Inquire MPU firmware version
Miscellaneous
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Command
Parameter
End of
Cmd
Ack. Response
Description
:SGE=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Set Digital Output Interface
(X = 0 CameraLink, X = 1 GigE)
:CCD=
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
CCD information (X = 1)
:PuLX
X
<cr>
:o<cr>
Password (X = 1 Administrator, X
= 0 Users)
Note: If a command is not accepted for any reason, the camera will return a “nack”
response. “:e” <cr> *Not available yet.
TABLE 8.
TM-4200CL Command Response Table
Command
Parameter
Byte 1, 2
Master Gain
Master Gain (H'0000 - H'0FFF: -3dB - +12dB)
Byte 3, 4
R Channel Fine
Gain
R Channel Fine Gain (H'0000 - H'0FFF)
Byte 5, 6
Master Offset
Master Offset (H'0000 - H'0FFF)
Byte 7, 8
R Channel Fine
Offset
R Channel Fine Offset (H'0000 - H'0FFF)
Byte 9
Function Flag 0
Byte 10
End of Cmd
Description
Bit 0
Scan Area 0
0000=2048x2048 0001=2048x1000
0010=2048x500 0011=2048x250
Bit 1
Scan Area 1
0100=2x2 binning of 2048x2048
Programmable Scan Area
Bit 2
Scan Area 2
1000=Digital Zoom x1
1001=Digital Zoom x2
Bit 3
Scan Area 3
1000=Digital Zoom x3
1001=Digital Zoom x4
Bit 4
Rsvd
Bit 5
Rsvd
Bit 6
Pixel Output
Order 0
00=<---<---
Bit 7
Pixel Output
Order 1
10=<<------
Shutter 0
Continuous Mode: 0000 - 1001=Continuous preset shutter 0 - 9
1111=User
01<=<------>
Function Flag 1
Bit 0
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Command
Parameter
End of Cmd
Description
Byte 10
Bit 1
Shutter 1
Trigger Mode:
Bit 2
Shutter 2
0000=Async no shutter
preset shutters 1-8
Bit 3
Shutter 3
1001=PWC 1010=PIV Fixed Exposure
1011=PIV PWC
Bit 4
Shutter Mode
0
00=Continuous Preset Shutter
set Shutter
Bit 5
Shutter Mode
1
10=Trigger Programmable Shutter
uous Programmable Shutter
Bit 6
Data Depth 0
00=8bit
Bit 7
Data Depth 1
10=12bit
Bit 0
Look-up table
0
00=Linear
Bit 1
Look-up table
1
10=User Knee Table
Bit 2
Rsvd
Bit 3
Camera Control Signals
Bit 4
Rsvd
Bit 5
Trigger Signal Polarity
0=Active Low
Bit 6
Dual / Signal
Tap
0=Dual Tap
Bit 7
Positive /
Negative LUT
0=Positive LUT
Bit 0
R Channel
Auto Fine
Gain
0=Disable
1=Enable
Bit 1
R Channel
Auto Fine
Offset
0=Disable
1=Enable
Bit 2
Rsvd
Bit 3
Rsvd
Bit 4
Blemish Compensation
0=Disable
1=Enable
Bit 5
Rsvd
Byte 11
Byte 12
0001 - 1000=Async
01=Trigger Pre11=Contin-
01=10bit
Function Flag 2
01=Gamma.45
0=CameraLink Connector
Connector
1=Active High
1=Single Tap
1=Negative LUT
Function Flag 3
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Command
Parameter
End of Cmd
Description
Byte 12
Bit 6
Password
0=Disable
1=Enable
Bit 7
Test Pattern
0=Disable
1=Enable
Byte 13, 14
(X1, Y1)
Coordinate for Knee 1 (X1, Y1=H'00 - H'FF)
Byte 15, 16
(X2, Y2)
Coordinate for Knee 2 (X2, Y2=H'00 - H'FF)
Byte 17, 18
Start Line of
Programmable
Scan Area
Start Line of Programmable Scan Area (H'0000 H'07FF)
Byte 19, 20
Total Lines of
Programmable
Scan Area
Total Lines of Programmable Scan Area (H'0001
- H'0800)
Byte 21, 22
Shutter Speed
of Programmable Shutter
Shutter Speed of Programmable Shutter (H'0000 H'081F)
Byte 23, 24
Vsub Voltage
Vsub Voltage (H'0600 - H'0D00=7.8V - 17V)
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Problems and Solutions
8
Problems and Solutions
Following are troubleshooting tips for common problems. In general, problems can easily be solved by
following these instructions. If the following remedies fail to offer a solution to your problems, please
contact a JAI representative.
8.0.1
Symptom: No Video
Remedies: Check that the following are properly connected and operational.
•
Power supplies
•
Power cables
•
Main power source
•
Shutter control
•
Async mode
•
Lens
•
Digital output cable
•
Analog video cable
8.0.2
Symptom: Dark Video
Remedies: Check that the following are properly connected and operational.
•
Shutter selection
•
Iris opening on the lens
8.0.3
Symptom: Non-synchronized Video
Remedies: Check that the following are properly connected and operational.
•
Proper mode output
•
Frame grabber software camera selection
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Problems and Solutions
8.1 Information and Support Resources
For further information and support:
Phone:
(408) 383-0300
(800) 445-5444
Fax:
(408) 383-0301
E-mail:
imaging@pulnix.com
Mail:
JAI PULNiX, Inc.
Sales Department
625 River Oaks Pkwy.
San Jose, CA 95134
ATTN: Video Applications
Web Site:
www.jaipulnix.com
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Appendix
9
Appendix
9.1 Specifications
TABLE 9.
TM-4200CL Camera Specifications Table
Feature
TM-4200CL
Imager
1.2” progressive scan interline transfer CCD
Active Area
15.15mm x 15.15mm
Active Pixels
2048 (H) x 2048 (V)
Cell Size
7.4µm x 7.4µm
Display Mode
(Active Pixels)
A
B
C
D
U
2048 (H) x 2048 (V) @ 15 Hz
2048 (H) x 1000 (V) @ 28Hz (partial scan)
2048 (H) x 500 (V) @ 50Hz (partial scan)
2048 (H) x 250 (V) @ 80Hz (partial scan)
User-programmable partial scan
Sync
Internal/External auto switch
HD/VD, 4.0 Vp-p impedance 4.7K Ω
VD=14.79 Hz ± 2%, non-interlace
HD=30.78 kHz ± 2%
Data Clock Output
40.00 MHz
Resolution
Digital: 2048 (H) x 2048 (V),
(Analog: over 800 TV lines (H) x 1600 TV lines (V))
S/N Ratio
56dB
Min. Illumination
Monochrome 0.25 lux. Color: 2.6 lux. f = 1.4 (no shutter) @ 15 fps.
Sensitivity: 31μV/e-
Video Output
Analog: 714 mVp-p composite video, 75 Ω
Digital output: 12-bit /10-bit/8-bit single tap/dual tap
AGC
OFF
Gamma
Programmable LUT (Gamma 1.0 std.)
Lens Mount
C, F, M 42 mount (use >1” format lenses)
Power Requirement
12V DC, ± 10%, 520 mA ± 20mA (typical at 25°)
Operating Temp.
-10°C to 50°C*
Vibration
7 Grms (10Hz to 2000Hz) Random
Shock
70G, 11 ms, half-sine
Size (W x H x L)
51mm x 51mm x 74mm
Weight
191 grams, 6.7 oz. (without tripod)
Optional Functions
Internal IR Filter Added (OP3-1); Optical Filter Removal (OP3-2);
Glassless CCD Imager (OP21); Glassless UV CCD Imager (OP21-UV)
Optional Accessories
I/O CL cable
Power Cable
Power Supply
26CL-02-26 (2m), 26CL-05-26 (5m)
12P-02S
PD-12UUP series (includes power connector)
*. Refer to Section 5.2.1 on page 22 for information on camera heat dissipation. Image quality will degrade
with increasing temperature.
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Appendix
9.1.1
TM-4200CL Physical Dimensions
FIGURE 60. Physical Dimensions
<
4X M3 X ┬– 6.0 [0.23]
40.8 [1.60]
50.8
[2.00]
40.8
[1.60]
25.4
[1.00]
DUAL TAP AccuPiXEL
7.0 [0.28]
18.0 [0.71]
EFFECTIVE
IMAGE AREA
73.8 [2.90]
25.4 [1.00]
50.8 [2.00]
1"-32
85.1 [3.35]
8X 20.7
[0.82]
22.0 [0.87]
24.7
[0.97]
11.0 [0.43]
1/4"-20
2X M6
8X M3 X
6.5 [0.26]
CAMERA LINK
4X
18.0 [0.71]
POWER
9.1.2
Spectral Response
FIGURE 61. Spectral Response
0.4
0.35
Absolute Quantum Efficiency
0.3
0.25
0.2
0.15
0.1
0.05
0
400
450
500
550
600
650
700
750
Wavelength (nm)
800
850
900
950
1000
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Imaging Products
JAI PULNiX, Inc.
625 River Oaks Pkwy.
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: 408-383-0300
Tel: 800-445-5444
Fax: 408-383-0301
Email: imaging@jaipulnix.com
www.jaipulnix.com
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