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EOSENS® GE CAMERA MANUAL
• HIGH SPEED CMOS CAMERA • HIGH SENSITIVITY •
EoSens GE Camera Manual
Camera-Firmware:
Camera ID:
Rev. 1.14
B2.02-V1.15-F1.09
MC1364-65
Functions described in this manual may not be available with firmware versions prior than above mentioned.
Information presented in this publication has been carefully checked for reliability; however, no responsibility is
assumed for inaccuracies. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.
Copyright  2010 Mikrotron GmbH
Mikrotron GmbH
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Germany
Tel.: +49 89 726342 00
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Table of contents
1 General..............................................................................................................4
1.1 For customers in the U.S.A............................................................................................................................ 4
1.2 For customers in Canada.............................................................................................................................. 4
1.3 Pour utilisateurs au Canada.......................................................................................................................... 4
1.4 Life Support Applications............................................................................................................................... 4
1.5 Declaration of conformity .............................................................................................................................. 5
1.6 Warranty Note............................................................................................................................................... 6
1.7 Remarks, Warnings....................................................................................................................................... 6
2 Introduction........................................................................................................7
2.1 Top level specifications.................................................................................................................................. 7
2.2 Electronic “Freeze Frame” Shutter................................................................................................................ 7
2.3 Differences between the camera types.......................................................................................................... 8
2.4 Using the camera.......................................................................................................................................... 8
3 Hardware............................................................................................................9
3.1 GigE Vision® interface.................................................................................................................................. 9
3.2 Power supply................................................................................................................................................. 9
3.3 Status LED.................................................................................................................................................... 9
4 Getting started..................................................................................................10
4.1 First steps.................................................................................................................................................... 10
5 Initial setup.......................................................................................................11
5.1 Serial number and firmware revision........................................................................................................... 11
5.2 PowerUpProfile............................................................................................................................................ 11
5.3 Camera profile............................................................................................................................................. 11
5.4 Factory profiles............................................................................................................................................ 11
5.5 User profiles................................................................................................................................................ 12
5.6 PowerUpProfile............................................................................................................................................ 12
6 Configuration....................................................................................................13
6.1 GenICam® command interface................................................................................................................... 14
6.1.1 Command overview.............................................................................................................................. 14
6.2 Image size and position............................................................................................................................... 15
6.2.1 Setting the ROI, commands: OffsetX, OffsetY, Width and Height........................................................15
6.2.2 Setting multiple ROI’s, commands: MultiROICount, MultiROIOffset.....................................................15
6.2.3 Invert readout in x- and or y-direction, commands: ReverseX, ReverseY............................................16
6.2.4 DecimationXY mode (Subsampling), command: DecimationXY..........................................................16
6.3 Framerate and shutter................................................................................................................................. 17
6.3.1 Setting the framerate, command: AcquisitionFrameRateAbs...............................................................17
6.3.2 Setting the shuttertime, command: ExposureTimeRaw........................................................................17
6.3.3 Setting the slopes for dynamic range adjustment, command: MultipleSlope........................................17
6.3.4 Non destructive readout for multi exposure, command: NonDestructiveReadout................................18
6.4 Exposure control.......................................................................................................................................... 18
6.4.1 Type of exposure, command: ExposureMode......................................................................................19
6.4.1.1 Timed................................................................................................................................................ 19
6.4.1.2 Trigger width...................................................................................................................................... 19
6.4.1.3 Trigger controlled.............................................................................................................................. 19
6.5 Image quality............................................................................................................................................... 20
6.5.1 Digital gain, command: DigitalGain...................................................................................................... 20
6.5.2 Blacklevel, command: BlackLevelRaw................................................................................................. 20
6.5.3 FPN correction, command: FPNEnable................................................................................................ 21
6.6 Other............................................................................................................................................................ 22
6.6.1 In frame counter, command: InFrameCount......................................................................................... 22
6.6.2 Test image, command: TestImageSelector.......................................................................................... 22
6.6.3 Setting threshold mode, command: GrayThreshold (optional feature).................................................23
6.6.4 Setting binarization mode, command: BinaryModeEnable (optional feature).......................................23
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6.6.5 Read firmware version, command: FirmwareVersion...........................................................................23
7 MC Control Tool...............................................................................................24
8 Firmware..........................................................................................................25
8.1 Microcontroller firmware.............................................................................................................................. 25
8.2 FPGA firmware............................................................................................................................................ 25
8.3 Firmware update procedure......................................................................................................................... 26
9 Technical Data.................................................................................................27
9.1 Overview...................................................................................................................................................... 27
9.2 Sensor defect specifications........................................................................................................................ 28
9.3 Spectral response........................................................................................................................................ 29
9.4 Bayer pattern filter....................................................................................................................................... 30
9.5 Connector pinning........................................................................................................................................ 31
9.5.1 Gigabit Ethernet Connector.................................................................................................................. 31
9.5.2 Circular power connector, 12-pin.......................................................................................................... 31
9.6 Timing diagrams.......................................................................................................................................... 32
9.6.1 Timed (Free run with electronic shutter)............................................................................................... 32
9.6.2 Trigger width (Pulsewidth mode).......................................................................................................... 32
9.6.3 Trigger Controlled (External sync with internal timer)...........................................................................32
9.7 Mechanical dimensions............................................................................................................................... 33
10 Quick start guide for GigEVision....................................................................34
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
Software installation.................................................................................................................................. 34
Install the EBus Driver.............................................................................................................................. 34
Configure the network card....................................................................................................................... 35
Connecting using the GEV Player............................................................................................................ 36
Camera configuration............................................................................................................................... 37
General
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1 General
1.1 For customers in the U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is 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 is likely to cause
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. The shielded interface cable
recommended in this manual must be used with this equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
1.2 For customers in Canada
This apparatus complies with the Class A limits for radio noise emissions set out in Radio Interference Regulations.
1.3 Pour utilisateurs au Canada
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes Classe A pour bruits radioélectriques, spécifiées
dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique.
1.4 Life Support Applications
These products are not designed for use in life support appliances, devices, or systems where
malfunction of these products can reasonably be expected to result in personal injury. Mikrotron customers using or selling these products for use in such applications do so at their own
risk and agree to fully indemnify Mikrotron for any damages resulting from such improper use
or sale.
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1.5 Declaration of conformity
Manufacturer:
Mikrotron GmbH
Address:
Landshuter Str. 20-22
85716 Unterschleissheim
Germany
Product:
Camera
MC1364, MC1365
The dedicated products conform to the requirements of the Council Directives 2004/108/EG
for the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic consistency. The following standards were consulted for the conformity testing with regard to electromagnetic consistency.
EC regulation
Description
EN 61000-6-3
EN 61000-6-1
Electromagnetic compatibility
Immunity
Unterschleissheim, October 04, 2007
Mikrotron GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Mindermann
President of Mikrotron
General
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1.6 Warranty Note
Do not open the body of the camera. The warranty becomes void if the body is opened.
1.7 Remarks, Warnings
This document contains important remarks and warnings. See the corresponding symbols:
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Important remark
Attention, Warning
Introduction
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2 Introduction
The CMOS high speed camera EoSens is a high resolution camera with 1280x1024 pixel.
Benefits of CMOS technology are high speed, random access to pixels with free programmability and low power.
The camera uses industry-standard C-Mount or F-Mount lenses. The sensor diagonal is 22.9
mm with square pixels measuring 14 µm.
Free programmability means that the user is free to define the region of interest by size and
position and the speed of data output. The frame rate can be selected between 1 fps and
several thousand fps depending on resolution and video data width.
With a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixel, 80 fps can be output via the “GigE Vision ®” Interface.
2.1 Top level specifications
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High resolution: 1280x1024 pixel CMOS sensor
up to 1024 gray levels (10bit resolution)
up to 80 full frames/s
arbitrary region of interest
very high sensitivity
14 µm square pixels
electronic “Freeze Frame” shutter
low blooming
programmable via GigE Vision® interface
asynchronous trigger
small, compact housing
wide power supply range
2.2 Electronic “Freeze Frame” Shutter
Preceding exposure, the contents of all light sensitive elements is cleared. When exposure terminates, accumulated charge is transferred to an analog memory associated which each pixel.
It stays there until it is read out (and discharged) by the A/D conversion cycle.
As all light sensitive elements are exposed at the same time, even fast moving objects are
captured without geometric distortion.
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2.3 Differences between the camera types
The CMOS cameras are available in different versions depending on the supported features
monochrome or color.
Features Data
Color
width
/
Type
(bits) Mono
MC1364
MC1365
8/10
8/10
M
C
C/F-Mount
lens
adaption
max. frame rate Image pre@ 1280 x 1024
processing
supported
C/F
80 fps
C/F
80 fps
table 1: camera types
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2.4 Using the camera
There are no serviceable parts inside the camera. The camera may not be opened, otherwise
guarantee is lost.
Use dry, soft lens-cleaning tissue for cleaning lenses and, if necessary, the sensors window.
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3 Hardware
3.1 GigE Vision® interface
GigE Vision® is designed for digital cameras in machine vision applications. This interface can
transfer data at a rate of 110 Mbytes/sec.
The GigE Vision® chipset and software is designed and implemented by Pleora Tech. Inc. the
leading supplier of GigE Vision technology. Please refer to the PT1000 documentation for
further information.
3.2 Power supply
The camera needs a DC supply voltage between 8 … 24V at a power consumption of 6 Watt
max.
See also Connector pinning.
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Before applying power to the camera we strongly recommend to verify the used
pins of the power connector, the polarity (+/-) of the leads and the supply voltage.
The camera may only be used with a supply voltage according to the camera specification. Connecting a lower or higher supply voltage, AC voltage, reversal
polarity or using wrong pins of the power connector may damage the camera. If
doing so, the warranty will expire immediately.
3.3 Status LED
A dual color LED on the camera backplane shows the operating condition of the EoSens.
LED orange...
The EoSens is configuring the internal FPGA. No other activity is possible.
LED green...
The EoSens is fully operational.
LED off...
If LED is off, despite the camera is powered, data is stored to the internal
EEPROM. No other activity is possible.
LED red...
The microcontroller detected a wrong checksum or the FPGA could not be
loaded because of wrong FPGA configuration data. The camera is not
functional. Try to reload configuration data.
LED red blinking... Data is loaded to microcontroller or FPGA from the PC or the camera
verifies the checksum. No other activity is possible.
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4 Getting started
Before starting to operate the camera, make sure that the following equipment is available:
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Camera EoSens
C-Mount/F-Mount Lens
Mikrotron Support CD
Image processing system, e.g.: PC and Software
Additional items:
 1 Ethernet Cable
 1 Power supply 12VDC, 0.75A min
 1 power cable
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To specify cables see chapter Connector pinning.
4.1 First steps
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Switch off the image processing system
Connect Ethernet cable between camera and PC.
Connect power cable.
Unscrew dust protection cover, screw in lens.
Switch on the image processing system and camera power supply
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5 Initial setup
The EoSens is delivered with initial parameters and therefore does not need to be configured
via the serial link.
5.1 Serial number and firmware revision
Serial number and firmware revision is provided in EoSens non volatile memory and can be
read via software. The serial number is also marked on the type plate of the camera.
5.2 PowerUpProfile
The PowerUpProfile is the content of all camera registers to be loaded from non-volatile
memory after power up.
5.3 Camera profile
The actual set of parameters is called Camera Profile. All changes of parameters by the serial
link is reflected in the Camera Profile. On command the Camera Profile is saved to 4 user
profiles or the PowerUpProfile. It is loaded from the PowerUpProfile, 4 user profiles or 4
factory profiles. The camera profile is volatile and must be stored to the PowerUpProfile to be
reactivated on next power up.
5.4 Factory profiles
The factory profiles can be read but not written by the user. They are factory preset to the
settings described below.
Profile
Nr.
0
1
2
3
Video
resolution
Image
data
/ pixel
frequency
width
/fps
/Mbyte/s
92
640x480
300
106
1280x1024
81
31
640x480
100
26
1280x1024
20
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5.5 User profiles
The user can store up to four User Profiles in non volatile memory. All load or write commands
exchange data between the Camera Profile and one of the four user profiles.
Profile
Nr.
0
1
2
3
Video
data
width
/Mbyte/s
92
106
31
26
resolution
Image
/ pixel
frequency
/fps
640x480
1280x1024
640x480
1280x1024
300
81
100
20
5.6 PowerUpProfile
The user can store one PowerUpProfile in non volatile memory.
Profile
Nr.
c
Video
data
width
/Mbyte/s
26
resolution
Image
/ pixel
frequency
/fps
1280x1024
20
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6 Configuration
The content of all EoSens registers is called a profile. There is space in non volatile memory
for 9 profiles: The PowerUpProfile, 4 user profiles and 4 factory profiles.
Any change of a specific register through the serial interface is immediately processed and
written to the volatile part of the memory and gets lost when power goes down. A command
must be used to store the actual setting in non volatile memory. After power-up the PowerUpProfile is loaded from the non-volatile to the volatile part of the memory.
A load or write command exchanges data between the CameraProfile and one of the four user
profiles. The four factory profiles can be read but not be written by any command. All values
are given in hexadecimal notation, e.g.: 0xff or 0ffh = 255.
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6.1 GenICam® command interface
GenICam® commands are used to change camera parameters.
6.1.1 Command overview
Beside all mandatory commands like ‘DeviceModelName’ the following GenICam ® features
are implemented:
GenICam® feature
Function
Chapter
Width
Height
OffsetX
OffsetY
Set
Set
Set
Set
image width
image height
ROI offset x
ROI offset y
6.2.1
6.2.1
6.2.1
6.2.1
MultiROI1OffsetX
MultiROI1OffsetY
MultiROI2OffsetX
MultiROI2OffsetY
MultiROI3OffsetX
MultiROI3OffsetY
MultiROICount
Set
Set
Set
Set
Set
Set
Set
multi ROI
multi ROI
multi ROI
multi ROI
multi ROI
multi ROI
number of
6.2.2
6.2.2
6.2.2
6.2.2
6.2.2
6.2.2
6.2.2
ReverseX
ReverseY
DecimationXY
Flip image horizontal
Flip image vertical
Decimation (subsampling) mode
6.2.3
6.2.3
6.2.4
AcquisitionFrameRateAbs
ExposureTimeRaw
Set framerate
Set exposure time
6.3.1
6.3.2
MultipleSlopeMode
MultipleSlopeDualAbs
MultipleSlopeTripleAbs
Select multiple slope mode
Set dual slope value
Set triple slope value
6.3.3
6.3.3
6.3.3
NonDestructiveReadout
Select non destructive readout mode
6.3.4
ExposureMode
EXPPolarity
Set exposure mode
Set exposure polarity
6.4.1
6.4.1
DigitalGain
BlackLevelRaw
FPNEnable
Set digital gain
Adjust blacklevel
Switch on/off FPN correction
6.5.1
6.5.2
6.5.3
InFrameImageCount
TestImageSelector
Switch on/off in frame counter
Switch on/off test image
6.6.1
6.6.2
GrayThresholdEnable
GrayThresholdAbs
BinaryModeEnable
Switch on/off threshold mode (optional feat.)
Set threshold value (optional feat.)
Switch on/off binarization mode(optional feat.)
6.6.3
6.6.3
6.6.4
FirmwareVersionBootloader
FirmwareVersionController
FirmwareVersionFPGA
Read bootloader firmware version
Read controller firmware version
Read FPGA firmware version
6.6.5
6.6.5
6.6.5
1 offset x
1 offset y
2 offset x
2 offset y
3 offset x
3 offset y
multi ROI windows to activate
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6.2 Image size and position
6.2.1 Setting the ROI, commands: OffsetX, OffsetY, Width and Height
Image size and position within the sensor is defined by four parameters:
Command
OffsetX
OffsetY
Width
Height
Description
Address of first pixel
Address of first line
X-width
Y-height
(x-start)
(y-start)
(x-width)
(y-height)
Value
0…4F8hex
0…3FEhex
8…500hex
1…400hex
(modulo 24)
(modulo 8)
6.2.2 Setting multiple ROI’s, commands: MultiROICount, MultiROIOffset
Commands:
MultiROI1OffsetX
MultiROI1OffsetY
MultiROI2OffsetX
MultiROI2OffsetY
MultiROI3OffsetX
MultiROI3OffsetY
0…4f8hex
0…3fehex
0…4f8hex
0…3fehex
0…4f8hex
0…3fehex
MultiROICount
0…3 number of ROI windows to activate
Description:
With this command multiple ROI’s are activated and controlled. EoSens
allows to simultaneously choose up to four individual ROI’s within the
complete frame range. Thus, multiple objects can be captured independently at the same time. Normally only one window is active. This is the
default of MultiROICount = 0. With MultiROICount >=1 up to 3 additional
windows can be activated. So a total of maximal 4 windows can be active.
Each window can have its own start address. The size of the additional
windows is the same as the main ROI.
Note:
In contrast to normal mode with x-start modulo of 24 in multiple ROI mode
the x-start modulo is 48 beginning with 0 or 24 depending on the main
ROI. If multiple ROI’s are active also the main ROI is locked to modulo 48.
Start addresses not fitting this modulo will be automatically rounded by the
camera and can be checked with the read command. Note also that when
changing the size of the main ROI the additional ROI’s will be changed
automatically. So take care that these ROI’s will fit into the sensor size.
Also the maximum framerate will decrease if multiple windows are active.
Remark:
This mode can not be combined with ReverseX/Y mode or Decimation
mode.
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6.2.3 Invert readout in x- and or y-direction, commands: ReverseX, ReverseY
Commands:
ReverseX, ReverseY
Description:
This feature allows to flip the frame in x- and or y-direction.
Remark:
This mode can not be combined with Decimation mode or MultiROI mode.
6.2.4 DecimationXY mode (Subsampling), command: DecimationXY
Command:
DecimationXY
Description:
With this feature enabled the sensor skips every other row and column.
Therefore the maximum width is 640 pixel and the maximum height is 512
pixel. The advantage is that a lens with the same focal distance can cover
the identical image size but with a higher framerate.
Note:
A ROI of 640x512 covers the whole sensor area and equals the reproduction scale of 1280x1024 in normal mode. Switching on/off this mode
halves/doubles the output image size.
Limitation:
The ROI x-start position should be zero because else the internal FPN
correction does not work correct. If a x-start position >0 is needed the
internal FPN correction should be turned off. If necessary a correction
must be done in software.
Remark:
This mode can not be combined with ReverseX/Y mode or MultiROI
mode.
original
off ; on
used pixels
output
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6.3 Framerate and shutter
6.3.1 Setting the framerate, command: AcquisitionFrameRateAbs
Command:
Range:
AcquisitionFrameRateAbs
<xxxxxx> = 1...3b49hex
Description:
With this command the framerate (unit Hz) in free run mode can be set.
Note: The actual range depends on the current ROI.
6.3.2 Setting the shuttertime, command: ExposureTimeRaw
Command:
Range:
ExposureTimeRaw
<xxxxxx> = 2...F4240hex
Description:
With this command the shuttertime (unit µS) in free run and sync with
timer mode can be set. Depending on the ROI the minimal and maximal
shuttertime can vary. If maximal value for shuttertime is set, the camera
will expose 1/framerate.
6.3.3 Setting the slopes for dynamic range adjustment, command: MultipleSlope
Command:
Range:
MultipleSlope
MultipleSlopeMode
<n>
MultipleSlopeDualAbs
<xx>
MultipleSlopeTripleAbs <xx>
Description:
This command sets the multiple slope function for dynamic range adjustment. Through 2 selectable steps, the camera’s dynamic range adjustment option allows to approach the CMOS sensor’s linear range into a
dynamic range corresponding to the non-linear human eye. Consequently,
EoSens provides definite image details even in case of extreme dark-light
contrasts, which means an invaluable benefit exceptionally in image processing. With 'n'=1 the multiple slopes are deactivated and the frame will
be exposed with the whole shuttertime. With activated slopes the bright
pixels will be reset after <xx>percent of the shuttertime. The dual value
must be smaller than triple. Depending on the mode, ROI and shuttertime
the first slope can eventually not start at 1 percent. Only if valid values are
set the function can be activated.
multiple slope off
= 1...3
= 1...63hex
= 1...63hex
triple slope activated
(Number of slopes)
(percent)
(percent)
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6.3.4 Non destructive readout for multi exposure, command: NonDestructiveReadout
Command:
Range:
NonDestructiveReadout
<x> = 1...7
Description:
This command controls the non destructive readout mode. If desired, pixel
exposure can be accumulated up to 7 times, resulting in alternative image
exposures. The optimally exposed image can be selected for further processing. At indefinite lighting conditions, as in 24 hour outdoor applications, EoSens becomes the high speed camera that spots everything.
With x=1 after every frame the pixels are reset (normal operation). With
x>1 all pixels will be read out multiple times (max. 7) after they are reset.
So for low light the last samples are useful and for high light levels the first
samples are useful.
6.4 Exposure control
Exposure control is selected with commands ExposureMode, EXPPolarity and
ExposureTimeRaw.
Command
ExposureMode
EXPPolarity
ExposureTimeRaw
Description
Select exposure mode
Select trigger edge
Set exposure time
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6.4.1 Type of exposure, command: ExposureMode
The EoSens can expose the images in free run mode or with an external signal. The external
modes are used to synchronize EoSens cameras to each other or to an external event.
The following modes can be selected:
ExposureMode
Mode description
Trigger edge
Shuttertime
Timed
Free run with electronic shutter
--
ExposureTimeRaw
TriggerWidth
Pulsewidth, positive edge
EXPPolarity
By pulsewidth
TriggerWidth
Pulsewidth, negative edge
EXPPolarity
By pulsewidth
TriggerControlled
External sync with internal timer,
positive edge
EXPPolarity
ExposureTimeRaw
TriggerControlled
External sync with internal timer,
negative edge
EXPPolarity
ExposureTimeRaw
6.4.1.1 Timed
In free run mode the framerate and shuttertime can be selected with camera settings. Depending on tap mode and ROI the framerate can be set from 1…15000 fps and the exposure time
can be set from 2µs to 1s.
6.4.1.2 Trigger width
In this mode an external signal starts exposure and the exposed image is output immediately
after the exposure ends. Exposure time is defined by the width of the external TRIG signal.
The exposure of the next image can be started while the last image is transferred or at a later
time.
6.4.1.3 Trigger controlled
In this mode an external signal starts exposure and the exposed image is output immediately
after the exposure ends. Exposure time is defined by an internal timer. The exposure of the
next image can be started while the last image is transferred or at a later time.
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6.5 Image quality
6.5.1 Digital gain, command: DigitalGain
Command:
Range :
DigitalGain
<xxxx> = 0 or 0400 ... 1000hex
Description:
The digital gain can be set from 0400 hex which is equivalent to gain 1x to
1000hex which is equivalent to gain 4x. Setting the gain to 0 switches off
the correction completely.
6.5.2 Blacklevel, command: BlackLevelRaw
Command:
Range:
BlackLevelRaw
<xx> = 32 ... C8hex
Description:
This command adjusts blacklevel. The value 80hex is the factory calibrated
default. Increase or decrease this value slightly to adjust blacklevel.
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6.5.3 FPN correction, command: FPNEnable
Command:
FPNEnable
Description:
With this command the column FPN (fixed pattern noise) correction can
be activated or deactivated. At the beginning of each frame, before visible
lines are read out, a fixed voltage is applied at the columns. These values
are read out like real data and are stored inside the camera. When FPN
correction is enabled the stored value is subtracted of each pixel. The advantage is a more homogeneous picture but with a limited dynamic.
Note:
This noise is not dynamic but fixed (as the name says). That’s a typical
effect of a CMOS sensor. But the fixed pattern makes it easy to eliminate
this noise completely. The camera does only a column correction. If an
accurate pixel correction of the full frame is required this must be done in
the imaging software. To do this it’s best to switch off the camera’s FPN
correction to get the original dynamic. Then a complete image of a uniform
area must be stored as a reference. This values must be subtracted for
each pixel of the frame and the noise will disappear.
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6.6 Other
6.6.1 In frame counter, command: InFrameCount
Command:
InFrameCount
Description:
If a sequence of frames is to be recorded for long time at a high frame
rate, it can be useful to mark the images for later identification or check for
completeness. EoSens has a 32-Bit image counter whose count can
replace the first four pixel of every image. It is incremented by every new
image.
6.6.2 Test image, command: TestImageSelector
Command:
TestImageSelector
Description:
For testing of camera logic and video data transmission, sensor data can
be replaced by an internal gray scale pattern with pixel values of 0..255.
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6.6.3 Setting threshold mode, command: GrayThreshold (optional feature)
Command:
and:
GrayThresholdEnable
GrayThresholdAbs
Description:
With this command the threshold mode can be activated. All pixels above
the threshold level in the image will be output as white while all pixels
below will be output as black. The threshold relates to the 10 bit sensor
data. This feature is especially useful with the binarization mode.
threshold off
threshold on
6.6.4 Setting binarization mode, command: BinaryModeEnable (optional feature)
Command:
BinaryModeEnable
Description:
With this command the binarization mode can be activated. Every pixel is
output as 1 bit. Because the datarate decreases there are higher framerates possible.
6.6.5 Read firmware version, command: FirmwareVersion
Commands:
FirmwareVersionFPGA
FirmwareVersionController
FirmwareVersionBootloader
Description:
With these commands the camera firmware versions can be read out. For
example ‘FirmwareVersionFPGA’ may return a value of ‘109’ which
means a version of 1.09
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7 MC Control Tool
The MC Control Tool must be installed on a Windows PC. (Win9x, WinNT, Win2K, WinXP) by
means of the setup software. See also www.mikrotron.de to download the latest version.
This software provides an almost self explaining user interface to modify any camera parameter. The description of the parameters follows the marked chapters in this user manual.
To use this tool with the EoSens camera the serial interface is integrated in the GigE interface.
You do not need any other additional cable.
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8 Firmware
The camera possesses programmable devices, which are working with some firmware
packages. New cameras were programmed with all needed firmware packages and will not
need any update.
For customized firmware or additional features the camera offers the possibility to update
some of the firmware versions. The procedure of updating depends on the firmware package.
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Do not update more than 1 firmware at the same time.
In case of updating more than 1 firmware, please start with application
program, then FPGA program follows.
8.1 Microcontroller firmware
The microcontroller works with 2 programs, the bootloader and the application program.
The bootloader is the basic program of the microcontroller, which ensures some basic func tions (e.g. communication, loading application program) and cannot be changed or updated.
In standard use of the camera it will never work in the bootloader program. It’s only used for
updating the application program.
The application program is the active microcontroller program in the camera, which supports
communication, data handling and FPGA program updates.
See description of update procedure in chapter “Firmware update procedure”.
8.2 FPGA firmware
EoSens’s logic is integrated into a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array), which’s configuration is stored in an EEPROM. Upon power up or a command the FPGA is loaded with this configuration. Configuration data can be downloaded via the serial interface. Mikrotron may
provide configuration files (*.ibf) on request. After download of configuration data, this data is
permanently stored in EEPROM and the FPGA is configured with the new data. Besides a
power cycle or the :c command can be used to reconfigure the FPGA with the internally
stored configuration data.
See description of update procedure in chapter “Firmware update procedure”.
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8.3 Firmware update procedure
Before you disable the loaded firmware please ensure that you have an adequate application
firmware version to load (e.g. EoSens….A101.ibf for application firmware, EoSens…F101.ibf
for FPGA firmware).
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After this command the camera may not be able to deliver any images,
load/send/store register or profile data. The status led of the camera will turn
to red.
YOU CAN NOT UNDO THIS COMMAND.

Start MC Control Tool and select “EoSens” camera. Wait until the info screen displays
serial no. and firmware.

Select in menu “Tools” “Update microcontroller firmware” or “Update FPGA firmware”

Choose file (e.g. MC1364M626A101.ibf for microcontroller or MC136xM651F101.ibf for
FPGA) and open it. The file transfer will start immediately. While loading the LED will
blink red

Download of *.ibf file via serial link takes app. 1 - 5 min depending on the used
baudrate. There should be no loss of power or communication during this time!

Wait until file transfer has finished and the status led stays on. If the upload of the file
was successful, the led will turn to green, otherwise it will be red.

Verify version in “EoSens” info screen. The new firmware version will be displayed. If
the version is identical to the expected the camera is ready to use for capturing images.
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9 Technical Data
9.1 Overview
MC1364
MC1365
Number of pixel
Pixel size
Active area
Fill factor
Sensitivity
Spectral response
Shutter
Trigger
Internal dynamic
Pixel saturation level
Power supply
Power consumption max.
Thermal resistance typ.
Serial data link
Digital video
Case temperature
Shock & vibration
Dimensions
(WxHxD)
Case temperature
Weight
Lens mount
Monochrome
Bayer Filter
1280 x 1024
14 x 14 µm
17.92 (H) x 14.34 (V) mm
40%
25 V/lux.s @ 550nm
400..720nm monochrome
400..670nm color
Electronic „Freeze Frame“ Shutter
Asynchronous shutter, shutter time
selectable with internal timer or
by pulse width of trigger signal
58 dB
30000e¯
8 ... 24 V
6 W
0.17°/W
RS-644 with GigE Vision®
9,6 – 115 KBd, 8 bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
GigE Vision® compliant
+5..50°C
70g, 7grms
63 x 63 x 47 mm
+5 ... +50° C
ca. 300 g
C-/F-mount (depending on adapter)
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9.2 Sensor defect specifications
Parameter
Description
Limit
BrightPix
Amount of bright pixels (response higher then half
scale) in a dark image. Dark image must first be FPN
corrected.
< 10
DarkMeanOutput
Average value of a dark image (10-bit scale).
0 < x < 235
50%MeanOutput
Average value of a half scale image (10-bit scale).
390 < x < 547
FPN
Fixed pattern noise of a dark image should be smaller
than 3.1% of the signal swing
< 3.1%
TotDefects
Amount of defect pixels in a half scale image. A
defect pixel is defined as a pixel that has a response
that is 20% off the median response of all pixels. The
half scale image must be FPN corrected.
< 20
BadColumnOutput
Amount of bad columns in a half scale image. A bad
column is defined as a column that has a response
that is 10% off the median of the surrounding 40
columns. The half scale image needs to be FPN
corrected.
0
BadRow
Amount of bad rows in a half scale image. A bad row
is defined as a row that has a response that is 10%
off the median of the surrounding 40 rows. The half
scale image needs to be FPN corrected.
0
Cluster
Amount of clusters allowed
See note 1.
0
Coverglass
Dig/Scratch
Uniform illumination. Test sensor for defective pixels.
Defects on cover glass will generate defect pixels. No
defect pixels may be visible.
0
Measurement conditions:
1. Illumination source: High brightness led light source (white) Using a pinhole to imitate
the lens setup in the application. F=5.4
2. Temperature is 25ºC (logged during the test program) and 30 ºC on
wafer. Dark current limit is set at 30 ºC
3. Definition of operation conditions:
Nominal clock frequency is 310 MHz.
Unity Gain
Power supplies as specified in the datasheet (recommended operation conditions)
Integr. times:Dark image short IT: 4μs, Dark image long IT: 1s, Other images: 2ms
Note 1: A cluster is defined as a group of minimal 2 and maximum 4 neighboring defect pixels (top, bottom or
side; not diagonal). Clusters that exceed the maximum of 4 defect pixels are not allowed at all.
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9.3 Spectral response
The charts below show the sensitivity of the monochrome and the color sensor with a bayer
pattern filter on the sensor glass lid. The color camera is by default equipped with a UV/IR cut
filter with a transmittance of 370-670nm resulting in a sensitivity shown in the second chart.
By request all types of cameras can be delivered with or without UV/IR cut filter.
Sensitivity of camera without UV/IR cut filter (standard monochrome version)
Sensitivity of camera with UV/IR cut filter (standard color version)
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9.4 Bayer pattern filter
The EoSens color camera has a bayer pattern filter on the sensor glass lid. To get the color in formation the imaging software must decode the information. The pattern beginning from first
row, first column is:
Green
Blue
Red
Green
Because the pattern must always start at the same field with a color camera only even height
and even offset-y is possible. The camera will automatically round down if odd values are
entered. Also mind if using the ‘ReverseX/Y’ functions the pattern must be inverted too.
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9.5 Connector pinning
9.5.1 Gigabit Ethernet Connector
Connector type:
RJ45 female
9.5.2 Circular power connector, 12-pin
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Manufacturer:
Order no.:
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Signal
GND
VCC
STROBE_GND
STROBE_OUT
TRIG_GND
TRIG_IN
VCC
GND
Voltage level
8 - 24V DC
LVTTL 3.3V
(LV)TTL 3.3 - 5V
8 - 24V DC
Hirose
HR10A-10R-12P
Before applying power to the camera we strongly recommend to verify the used
pins of the power connector, the polarity (+/-) of the leads and the supply voltage.
The camera may only be used with a supply voltage according to the camera specification. Connecting a lower or higher supply voltage, AC voltage, reversal
polarity or using wrong pins of the power connector may damage the camera. If
doing so, the warranty will expire immediately.
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9.6 Timing diagrams
9.6.1 Timed (Free run with electronic shutter)
In this mode framerate and exposure time is controlled by the camera. At the strobe output (in power connector)
there is a high signal while the camera exposes a picture.
9.6.2 Trigger width (Pulsewidth mode)
In this mode framerate and exposure time is controlled by the TRIG_IN (in power connector) input. The time
t_min (that defines the framerate) must not be smaller than t_out (which is the output time for one frame).
9.6.3 Trigger Controlled (External sync with internal timer)
In this mode the framerate is controlled by the TRIG_IN while the exposure time is controlled by the camera.
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10 Quick start guide for GigE Vision®
This guide describes the basic steps to set up a connection to a GigE Vision camera using the
EBus driver. Other driver configurations are possible but for high performance it is recommended to use the EBus Optimal Driver if possible.
10.1 Software installation
This guide requires to install the eBUS-PureGEV Package.
After installation documentation and programming samples can be found in
<Program files>\Pleora Technologies Inc\eBUS-PureGEV Package\
Note: Since your camera is a GigE Vision device it's recommended to use the PureGEV SDK
for writing camera applications. Alternatively the IPort SDK (eBUS-Vision Package) can
be used.
10.2 Install the EBus Driver
Note: Your network interface card (NIC) must be configured correctly to be identified by the
driver installation tool.
•
Launch the driver installation tool
(Start->Programs->eBUS-PureGEV Package->Tools->Driver Installation Tool) and
choose the EBus optimal driver for your NIC if possible.
Note: If you don't use a Intel Pro/1000 Network card the EBus optimal driver is not
available. Use the EBus universal driver instead.
•
Exit the tool and reboot your computer.
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10.3 Configure the network card
•
Go to the network property page and set the IP and the subnet mask for the NIC.
Note: If you have more than one network card in your computer make sure to configure
the one connected to the camera.
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10.4 Connecting using the GEV Player
•
Start the GEV player
(Start->Programs->Pleora Technologies Inc-> eBUS-PureGEV Package ->GEV Player)
and click select. Your IP Engine should now appear in the list (This could take a
while ..). If your engine doesn't appear make sure your camera is powered and your
network connection is configured.
Note: The GEV Player can only be used with Ebus Drivers (Optimal or Universal).
•
Select the IP Engine from the list and set the IP and subnet mask (right click) to get a
connection to the network card.
Note: Show unreachable GigE Vision Devices must be selected to find your camera:
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10.5 Camera configuration
•
Click GEV Device control to configure the camera.
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