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Allied Vision Prosilica GE
Technical Manual
GigE Vision Cameras
V2.1.0
20 March 2015
Allied Vision Technologies GmbH
Taschenweg 2a
D-07646 Stadtroda, Germany
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
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against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential environment. This
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in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interferences will not occur in a particular installation.
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Contents
Contacting Allied Vision .................................................................................. 5
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 6
Document history............................................................................................................ 6
Manual conventions......................................................................................................... 8
Styles ....................................................................................................................... 8
Symbols .................................................................................................................... 8
Precautions.................................................................................................................... 9
Cleaning optics ............................................................................................................... 9
Identifying debris ..................................................................................................... 10
Locating debris ........................................................................................................ 10
Color cameras with IR filter ......................................................................................... 10
Cleaning with air....................................................................................................... 10
Contact cleaning....................................................................................................... 11
Conformity ..............................................................................................................12
Specifications .......................................................................................................13
Prosilica GE680/680C.....................................................................................................
Prosilica GE1050/1050C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE1650/1650C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE1660/1660C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE1900/1900C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE1910/1910C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE2040/2040C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE4000/4000C .................................................................................................
Prosilica GE4900/4900C .................................................................................................
Camera attribute highlights
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Filters ........................................................................................................................32
Camera dimensions ..........................................................................................33
Prosilica GE C-Mount (adjustable): GE680/680C .................................................................. 33
Prosilica GE C-Mount (adjustable)..................................................................................... 34
Prosilica GE F-Mount: GE2040/2040C ................................................................................ 35
Prosilica GE large format F-Mount: GE4000/4000C, GE4900/4900C.......................................... 36
Tripod adapter .............................................................................................................. 37
C-Mount flange focal distance.......................................................................................... 38
Adjustment of C-Mount .............................................................................................. 38
Lens protrusion for C-Mount cameras ............................................................................ 39
F-Mount flange focal distance.......................................................................................... 40
Adjustment of F-Mount .............................................................................................. 40
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Camera interfaces .............................................................................................41
Status LEDs .................................................................................................................. 41
Gigabit Ethernet port ..................................................................................................... 42
Camera I/O connector pin assignment ............................................................................... 43
I/O definition ............................................................................................................... 44
Camera power .......................................................................................................... 44
Isolated IO GND ........................................................................................................ 44
RxD RS-232 and TxD RS-232 ....................................................................................... 44
Input triggers .......................................................................................................... 44
Output signals.......................................................................................................... 45
Video iris................................................................................................................. 46
Reserved ................................................................................................................. 46
Camera I/O connector internal circuit diagram .................................................................... 47
Camera I/O connector external circuit example ................................................................... 48
In 1, Out 1 external circuit example .................................................................................. 49
Trigger timing diagram................................................................................................... 50
Notes on triggering ................................................................................................... 50
Firmware update .................................................................................................52
Resolution and ROI frame rates ................................................................53
Prosilica GE680............................................................................................................. 53
Prosilica GE1050 ........................................................................................................... 54
Prosilica GE1650 ........................................................................................................... 54
Prosilica GE1660 ........................................................................................................... 55
Prosilica GE1900 ........................................................................................................... 55
Prosilica GE1910 ........................................................................................................... 56
Prosilica GE2040 ........................................................................................................... 56
Prosilica GE4000 ........................................................................................................... 57
Prosilica GE4900 ........................................................................................................... 57
Prosilica GE model comparison ........................................................................................ 58
Camera data path ...............................................................................................59
Prosilica GE: monochrome cameras ................................................................................... 59
Prosilica GE: color cameras.............................................................................................. 59
Additional references ......................................................................................60
Index...........................................................................................................................61
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Contacting Allied Vision
Contacting Allied Vision
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Technical information:
http://www.alliedvision.com
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Support:
support@alliedvision.com
Allied Vision Technologies GmbH (Headquarters)
Taschenweg 2a
07646 Stadtroda, Germany
Tel.: +49 36428-677-0
Fax: +49 36428-677-28
e-mail: info@alliedvision.com
Allied Vision Technologies Canada Inc.
101-3750 North Fraser Way
Burnaby, BC, V5J 5E9, Canada
Tel.: +1 604-875-8855
Fax: +1 604-875-8856
e-mail: info@alliedvision.com
Allied Vision Technologies Inc.
38 Washington Street
Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
Toll Free number +1 877-USA-1394
Tel.: +1 978-225-2030
Fax: +1 978-225-2029
e-mail: info@alliedvision.com
Allied Vision Technologies Asia Pte. Ltd.
82 Playfair Road
#07-02 D’Lithium
Singapore 368001
Tel.: +65 6634-9027
Fax: +65 6634-9029
e-mail: info@alliedvision.com
Allied Vision Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2-2109 Hongwell International Plaza
1602# ZhongShanXi Road
Shanghai 200235, China
Tel.: +86 (21) 64861133
Fax: +86 (21) 54233670
e-mail: info@alliedvision.com
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Introduction
Introduction
This Prosilica GE Technical Manual describes in depth the technical specifications of the Prosilica GE camera family including dimensions, feature overview,
I/O definition, trigger timing waveforms, and frame rate performance.
For information on software installation read the GigE Installation Manual. For
detailed information on camera features and controls specific to the Prosilica
GE refer to the GigE Features Reference and GigE Camera and Driver Attributes documents.
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Prosilica GE literature:
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/technicaldocumentation/prosilica-ge-documentation
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Document history
Version Date
Remarks
V2.0.0 2011-Jul-14
New Manual - SERIAL status
V2.0.1 2013-Jul-05
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Renamed Camera IO signals
Reworked Cleaning optics section
Reworked the spectral plots and Frame rate vs.Height graphs
Updated the RoHS directive
Updated the exposure control values in the Specifications chapter
Added Status LEDs section
Updated the pixel format naming according to the GenICam naming convention
Added frame rate formulas in the Resolution and ROI frame rates chapter
Added VIMBA SDK link in Additional references section
Updated AVT recommended cabling to category 6 or higher in the Gigabit
Ethernet port section
Added contact information for Allied Vision Technologies (Shanghai) Co.
Ltd.
Updated the links to AVT GigE Installation Manual
Added links to AVT GigE Camera and Driver Features document
to be continued on next page
Table 1: Document history
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Introduction
Version Date
Remarks
continued from last page
V2.0.2 2013-Oct-02
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Added optical flange focal distance and maximum lens protrusion information on page 37
Added a note on locking screw cables on page 41
Updated Cleaning optics section
Updated vertical binning values in the Specifications chapter
Updated Table 12 on page 31
Updated links for AVT PvAPI SDK
V2.0.3 2013-Nov-26
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Added chapter Description of the data path on page 58
Updated the Index
V2.0.4 2014-Oct-15
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Replaced the optical flange focal distance section with the following sections:
– C-Mount flange focal distance
– F-Mount flange focal distance
Added description of power barrel connector on page 44
Updated datapath diagram for Prosilica GE: color cameras
Added Prosilica GE C-Mount (adjustable): GE680/680C
Updated Prosilica GE tripod mount mechanical drawing
Truesense references renamed to OnSemi
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V2.1.0 2015-Mar-20
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Updated Allied Vision logo
Replaced old links with new Allied Vision website links
Changed file name from ‘GigE Camera and Driver Features’ to ‘GigE Features
Reference’
Changed chapter name from ‘Description of data path’ to ‘Camera data
path’
Table 1: Document history
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Introduction
Manual conventions
To give this manual an easily understandable layout and to emphasize important information, the following typographical styles and symbols are used:
Styles
Style
Function
Example
Bold
Programs, inputs, or
highlighting important
information
bold
Courier
Code listings etc.
Input
Upper case
Register
REGISTER
Italics
Modes, fields
Mode
Parentheses and/or blue Links
(Link)
Table 2: Styles
Symbols
Note
This symbol highlights important information.
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Caution
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www
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This symbol highlights important instructions. You have to follow these instructions to avoid malfunctions.
This symbol highlights URLs for further information. The URL
itself is shown in blue.
Example:
http://www.alliedvision.com
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Introduction
Precautions
Caution
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Do not disassemble the camera housing. Warranty is void if
camera has been disassembled.
This camera contains sensitive internal components.
Caution
Keep shipping material.
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Poor packaging of the product may cause damage during shipping.
Caution
Verify all external connections.
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Verify all external connections in terms of voltage levels,
power requirements, voltage polarity, and signal integrity
prior to powering the device.
Caution
Cleaning.
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This product can be damaged by some volatile cleaning agents.
Avoid cleaning the image sensor unless absolutely necessary.
Please see instructions on optics cleaning in this document.
Caution
Do not exceed environmental specifications.
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See environmental specifications limits in the Specifications
chapter of this document. Special care must be taken to maintain a reasonable operating temperature. If the camera is operated in temperatures higher than the specified range, the
camera should be mounted on a heat sink.
Cleaning optics
Caution
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Allied Vision does not warranty against any physical damage to
the sensor/filter/protection glass or lenses. Use utmost care
when cleaning optical components.
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Introduction
Caution
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Do not touch any optics with fingers. Oil from fingers can
damage fragile optical coatings.
Identifying debris
Debris on the image sensor or optical components appears as a darkened area
or smudge on a camera image. Do not confuse this with a pixel defect which
appears as a distinct point.
Locating debris
First determine whether the debris is on the sensor glass, IR filter (if used), or
lens. The farther away the debris is from the sensor, the blurrier the debris
appears on a camera image.
Stream a live image from the camera using a uniform target, such as a piece of
paper. To determine if the debris is on the camera lens, rotate the lens independent of the camera. If the spot moves, the debris is on the lens. Otherwise, the
debris is on the IR filter (if used) or sensor glass.
Color cameras with IR filter
Prosilica GE color cameras are equipped with an IR filter. With no lens or lens
cap on a camera, the IR filter is exposed and debris can accumulate on it. This is
the most probable location for debris. It should not be necessary to remove the
IR filter for cleaning. Clean the outside of the IR filter glass using the techniques explained in the next section.
If it is determined that the debris is on the inside surface of the filter glass, or
on the sensor glass, IR filter removal is necessary. Depending on the manufacturing date of your Prosilica GE camera, the IR filter may be slot type, or pinhole
type. Slot type filters can be removed using a small flat head screw driver. Pinhole type filters require a pin spanner wrench for removal.
Note
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A pin spanner wrench suitable for IR filter removal is available
for purchase from Allied Vision.
P/N: E9020001
Cleaning with air
Blow directly on the contaminated surface with moderate pressure, clean compressed air.
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Caution
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Do not exceed 6 bar (90 psi). If using canned air, approximately ~ 4.8 bar (70 psi) when full, do not shake or tilt the
can, as extreme changes in temperature due to sudden cold
air can crack the optic glass.
View a live image with the camera after blowing. If debris is still present, repeat
the process until it is determined that the particulate cannot be dislodged. If
this is the case, proceed to the contact cleaning technique.
Contact cleaning
Only use this method if the above air cleaning method does not sufficiently
clean the surface. Use 99% pure isopropyl alcohol and clean cotton swabs. Wet
the swab in the alcohol. Quickly wipe the optics in a single stroke. Prolonged
exposure of alcohol on the swab can cause the swab glue to loosen and transfer
to the optic glass. Do not reuse the same swab. Repeat this process until the
debris is removed. If this process fails to remove the debris, contact Allied
Vision.
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Conformity
Conformity
Allied Vision Technologies declares under its sole responsibility that all standard cameras of the Prosilica GE family to which this declaration relates are in
conformity with the following standard(s) or other normative document(s):
• CE, following the provisions of 2004/108/EG directive
• FCC Part 15 Class A
• RoHS (2011/65/EU)
We declare, under our sole responsibility, that the previously described Prosilica GE cameras conform to the directives of the CE.
Note: 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 in a
residential environment. This equipment generates radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Any modifications not expressly
approved in this manual may void your authority to operate this equipment.
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Specifications
Specifications
Prosilica GE680/680C
Feature
Specification
Resolution
Sensor
Type
Sensor size
Cell size
Lens mount
Max frame rate at full resolution
A/D
On-board FIFO
Bit depth
640 x 480
OnSemi KAI-0340
CCD Progressive
Type 1/3
7.4 μm
C (adjustable)
205 fps
12 bit
32 MB
8/12
Mono formats
GE680: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE680C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
25 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
0 to 34 dB
1 to 8 columns
1 to full resolution
1 input, 3 output
1
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 4.5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
169 g (without lens)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
1.2 μs
±10 ns
90 ns
20 to 80% non-condensing
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Exposure control
Gain control
Horizontal binning
Vertical binning
TTL I/Os
RS-232
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
Mass
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Trigger latency
Trigger jitter
tpd
Operating humidity
Hardware interface standard
Software interface standard
Regulatory
Table 3: Prosilica GE680/680C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Measured with
clear cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
300
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
1100
Figure 1: Prosilica GE680 monochrome spectral response
Red
Green
Blue
45%
Measured with
clear cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
300
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
1100
Figure 2: Prosilica GE680C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE1050/1050C
Feature
Specification
Resolution
1024 x 1024
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-01050
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
Type 1/2
Cell size
5.5 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable)
Max frame rate at full resolution 59 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE1050: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE1050C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
10 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
178 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
5 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 4: Prosilica GE1050/1050C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 950 1000 1050 1100
Wavelength [nm]
Figure 3: Prosilica GE1050 monochrome spectral response
Red
45%
Green
Blue
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
800
Wavelength [nm]
900
1000
1100
Figure 4: Prosilica GE1050C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE1650/1650C
Feature
Resolution
Specification
1600 x 1200
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-2020
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
1 inch
Cell size
7.4 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable)
Max frame rate at full resolution 32 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE1650: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE1650C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
50 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
169 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
5 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 5: Prosilica GE1650/1650C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
250
400
550
700
Wavelength [nm]
850
1000
1150
Figure 5: Prosilica GE1650 monochrome spectral response
Red
45%
Green
Blue
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
450
500
550
600
650
700
750
Wavelength [nm]
800
850
900
950
1000
Figure 6: Prosilica GE1650C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE1660/1660C
Feature
Resolution
Specification
1600 x 1200
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-2050
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
2/3 inch
Cell size
5.5 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable)
Max frame rate at full resolution 34.6 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE1660: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE1660C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
10 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
178 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
5 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 6: Prosilica GE1660/1660C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
350
450
550
650
750
850
Wavelength [nm]
950
1050
1150
Figure 7: Prosilica GE1660 monochrome spectral response
Red
45%
Green
Blue
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
40%
Quantum Efficiency
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
800
Wavelength [nm]
900
1000
1100
Figure 8: Prosilica GE1660C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE1900/1900C
Feature
Resolution
Specification
1920 x 1080
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-2093
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
1 inch
Cell size
7.4 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable)
Max frame rate at full resolution 30 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE1900: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE1900C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
50 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
169 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
5 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 7: Prosilica GE1900/1900C camera specifications
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Specifications
Without cover glass
With cover glass
Without cover glass without microlens
45%
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
300
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
Figure 9: Prosilica GE1900 monochrome spectral response
Red
40%
Green
Blue
Measured with
clear cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
Figure 10: Prosilica GE1900C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE1910/1910C
Feature
Resolution
Specification
1920 x 1080
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-02150
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
2/3 inch
Cell size
5.5 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable)
Max frame rate at full resolution 32 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE1910: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE1910C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
10 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
178 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
5 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 8: Prosilica GE1910/1910C camera specifications
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Specifications
50%
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
45%
40%
Quantum Efficiency
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
350
450
550
650
750
Wavelength [nm]
850
950
1050
Figure 11: Prosilica GE1910 monochrome spectral response
Red
40%
Green
Blue
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
Quantum Efficiency
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
375
475
575
675
775
Wavelength [nm]
875
975
1075
Figure 12: Prosilica GE1910C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE2040/2040C
Feature
Resolution
Specification
2040 x 2048
Sensor
OnSemi KAI- 04022
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
1.2 inch
Cell size
7.4 μm
Lens mount
C (adjustable) / F
Max frame rate at full resolution 15 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
Exposure control
GE2040: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
GE2040C: Mono8
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed, RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed,
RGBA8Packed, BGRA8Packed, RGB12Packed, YUV411Packed
75 μs to 53.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
Power consumption
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Typical < 5.5 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
169 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
80 x 51 x 39 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
4.2 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Color formats
Table 9: Prosilica GE2040/2040C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Measured with glass
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
350
400
450
500
550
600 650 700 750
Wavelength [nm]
800
850
900
950
1000
Figure 13: Prosilica GE2040 monochrome spectral response
Red
50%
Green
Blue
Measured with glass
45%
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
Figure 14: Prosilica GE2040C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE4000/4000C
Feature
Specification
Resolution
4008 x 2672
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-11002
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
35 mm
Cell size
9 μm
Lens mount
F
Max frame rate at full resolution 5 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
GE4000: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
Color formats
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed
Exposure control
140 μs to 68.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Power consumption
Typical < 6 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
402 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
110 x 66 x 66 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
4.2 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Table 10: Prosilica GE4000/4000C camera specifications
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Specifications
60%
Quantum Efficiency
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
300
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
Figure 15: Prosilica GE4000 monochrome spectral response
Red
Green
Blue
45%
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
Wavelength [nm]
800
900
1000
Figure 16: Prosilica GE4000C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Specifications
Prosilica GE4900/4900C
Feature
Specification
Resolution
4872 x 3248
Sensor
OnSemi KAI-16000
Type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
35 mm
Cell size
7.4 μm
Lens mount
F
Max frame rate at full resolution 3 fps
A/D
12 bit
On-board FIFO
32 MB
Bit depth
8/12
Mono formats
GE4900: Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
Color formats
BayerGR8, BayerGR12, BayerGR12Packed
Exposure control
625 μs to 68.7 s; 1 μs increments
Gain control
0 to 34 dB
Horizontal binning
1 to 8 columns
Vertical binning
1 to full resolution
TTL I/Os
1 input, 3 output
RS-232
1
Voltage requirements
5–16 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXA-XXXXX, 02-XXXXB-XXXXX
5–25 VDC: Cameras SN: 02-XXXXC-XXXXX
Power consumption
Typical < 6 W (@ 12 VDC); (full resolution and maximal frame rates)
Mass
391 g (without lens)
Body dimensions (L x W x H)
110 x 66 x 66 mm (including connectors, w/o tripod and lens)
Operating temperature
0 to +50 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Storage temperature
-10 to +70 °C ambient temperature (without condensation)
Trigger latency
4.2 μs
Trigger jitter
±10 ns
tpd
90 ns
Operating humidity
20 to 80% non-condensing
Hardware interface standard
IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Software interface standard
GigE Vision Standard 1.2
Regulatory
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Table 11: Prosilica GE4900/4900C camera specifications
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Specifications
50%
Measured with AR
coated cover glass
45%
Quantum Efficiency
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
350
500
650
800
Wavelength [nm]
950
1100
Figure 17: Prosilica GE4900 monochrome spectral response
Red
45%
Green
Measured without AR
coated cover glass
40%
Quantum Efficiency
Blue
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
400
500
600
700
800
Wavelength [nm]
900
1000
1100
Figure 18: Prosilica GE4900C color spectral response (without IR cut filter)
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Camera attribute highlights
Camera attribute highlights
Allied Vision cameras support a number of standard and extended features. The
table below identifies a selection of interesting capabilities of the Prosilica GE
camera family.
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VIMBA users: GigE Features Reference document
Control
Description
Gain control
Exposure control
White balance
External trigger event
Manual and auto
Manual and auto
Red and blue channel; manual and auto control
Rising edge, falling edge, any edge, level high, level
low
External trigger delay 0 to 60* s; 1 μs increments
Fixed rate control
0.001 fps to maximum frame rate
Imaging modes
Free-running, external trigger, fixed rate, software
trigger
Sync out modes
Trigger ready, trigger input, exposing, readout,
imaging, strobe, GPO
Region of interest
Independent x and y control with 1 pixel resolution
Multicast
Streaming to multiple computers
Event channel
In-camera events including exposure start and trigger are asynchronously broadcasted to the host computer
Chunk data
Captured images are bundled with attribute information such as exposure and gain value
*May vary depending on the camera model
Table 12: Prosilica GE camera and driver attribute highlights
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Filters
Filters
All Prosilica GE color models are equipped with an infrared block filter (IR filter). This filter is employed to prevent infrared wavelength photons from passing to the sensor. In the absence of IR filter, images are dominated by red and
incapable of being properly color balanced. Monochrome cameras do not
employ an IR filter.
The figure below shows the filter transmission response for the IRC30 filter
employed in the Prosilica GE cameras.
100
90
Transmission [%]
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
350
450
550
650
750
850
950
Wavelength [nm]
Figure 19: IRC30 filter transmission response
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Camera dimensions
Camera dimensions
Prosilica GE C-Mount (adjustable): GE680/680C
26
26
M3x3 (2x)
20.2*
79.6*
64
50
M3x3 (4x)
*Nominal value. Add 0.3mm for
GE680C.
51.6
39.4
Figure 20: Prosilica GE680 adjustable C-Mount mechanical dimensions
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Camera dimensions
Prosilica GE C-Mount (adjustable)
GE1050/1050C, GE1650/1650C, GE1660/1660C, GE1900/1900C, GE1910/
1910C, GE2040/2040C
35
M3x4 (4x)
40
26
26
M3x3 (2x)
13.9*
80.4*
64
57
M3x3 (4x)
*Nominal value. Add 0.3mm for
color cameras.
51.6
39.4
Figure 21: Prosilica GE adjustable C-Mount models mechanical dimensions
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Camera dimensions
Prosilica GE F-Mount: GE2040/2040C
59.7
26
M3x3 (2x)
26
42.3*
64
57
M3x3 (4x)
*Nominal value. Add 0.3mm for
color cameras.
51.6
39.4
Figure 22: Prosilica GE F-Mount mechanical dimensions
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Camera dimensions
Prosilica GE large format F-Mount: GE4000/
4000C, GE4900/4900C
59.7
49*
109.7*
50 TYP
M3x3 (16x)
26 TYP
*Nominal value. Add 0.3mm for
color cameras.
66
66
Figure 23: Prosilica GE large format F-Mount mechanical dimensions
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Camera dimensions
Tripod adapter
A Prosilica GE camera can be mounted on a camera tripod by using a mounting
plate P/N 02-5000A. The same mounting plate can be used for all models within
the GE camera family.
Note
Prosilica GE tripod mount is available for purchase from Allied
Vision.

4
P/N: 02-5000A
6
20
12.8
6.5
0.5
R1.6
8 PLCS TYP.
32.5
20
0.5
12
6
10
62.5
6 THRU
14
28
3.4 THRU
6 PLCS TYP.
26
7
2
50
2
3
1/4-20 Tapped Hole THRU
Figure 24: Prosilica GE tripod mount mechanical drawing
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Camera dimensions
C-Mount flange focal distance
Flange focal distance is the optical distance from the mounting flange to image
sensor die. Prosilica GE C-Mount cameras are optically calibrated to a standard
17.526 mm optical flange focal distance, with a ±10 μm tolerance.
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Prosilica GE cameras are shipped with adjustable C-Mount. The
camera can also be built with a CS-Mount with a standard 12.50
mm optical flange focal distance and a ± 10 μm tolerance.
See Modular Concept for more information:
http://www.alliedvision.com/fileadmin/content/documents/
products/cameras/various/modular-concept/
Modular_concept_external.pdf
Adjustment of C-Mount
The C-Mount is adjusted at the factory and should not require adjusting. If for
some reason the lens mount requires adjustment, use the following method.
LOCKING WRENCH
LOCKING RING
C-MOUNT RING
Figure 25: Prosilica GE C-Mount camera and locking wrench
Loosen locking ring
Use an adjustable wrench to loosen the locking ring. Be careful not to scratch
the camera. When the locking ring is loose, unthread the ring a few turns from
the camera face.
Note
A wrench suitable for this procedure is available for purchase
from Allied Vision.
P/N: 02-5003A

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Camera dimensions
Image to infinity
Use a C-Mount compatible lens that allows an infinity focus. Set the lens to
infinity and image a distant object—10 to 15 m should suffice. Make sure the
lens is firmly threaded onto the C-Mount ring. Rotate the lens and C-Mount ring
until the image is focused. Carefully tighten the locking ring and recheck focus.
Lens protrusion for C-Mount cameras
Lens protrusion is the distance from outer edge of C-Mount ring to contact point
of first surface internal to C-Mount ring. For color cameras this surface is the IRfilter holder, and for mono cameras this surface is the internal camera front
plate (see figure 26). Table 13 presents lens protrusion values for Prosilica GE
cameras with C-Mount.
Lens protrusion
Lens protrusion
A
A
IR cut filter
holder
Front Plate
Section A-A for C-Mount
monochrome cameras
Section A-A for C-Mount
color cameras
Figure 26: Cross section of typical Prosilica GE front assembly with C-Mount
Camera
Lens protrusion [mm]
Camera
Lens protrusion [mm]
GE680
GE680C
GE1050
GE1050C
GE1650
GE1650C
GE1660
13.64
9.01
13.64
9.71
13.64
9.20
13.64
GE1660C
GE1900
GE1900C
GE1910
GE1910C
GE2040
GE2040C
9.67
13.64
9.15
13.64
9.67
13.64
13.64
Table 13: Lens protrusion for Prosilica GE cameras with C-Mount
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F-Mount flange focal distance
Flange focal distance is the optical distance from the mounting flange to image
sensor die. Prosilica GE F-Mount cameras are optically calibrated to a standard
46.5 mm optical flange focal distance.
Adjustment of F-Mount
The F-Mount is adjusted at the factory and should not require adjusting. If for
some reason, the lens mount requires adjustment, use the following method.
M3 SET SCREW: 3 PLACES
F-MOUNT FRONT ASSEMBLY
Figure 27: Prosilica GE F-Mount isometric view
Attach F-Mount compatible lens
Use an F-Mount compatible lens that allows an infinity focus. Attach the lens to
the camera using a counter-clockwise rotation of about a quarter turn. The lens
should snap into place such that the lens flange and camera flange mate over
the full circumference.
Loosen F-Mount front assembly
Use a 1.5 mm hex wrench to loosen the 3 set screws than hold the F-Mount front
assembly to the camera body.
Image to infinity
Set the lens to infinity and image a distant object—10 to 15 m should suffice.
Gently move the F-Mount front until focused and lock it in place.
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Camera interfaces
Camera interfaces
This chapter provides information on Gigabit Ethernet port, inputs and outputs,
and trigger features.
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Accessories:
Please contact Allied Vision sales representative or your local
Allied Vision dealer for information on accessories:
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/about-us/where-weare.html
GIGABIT ETHERNET CABLE MOUNTING HOLES
LED1
LED2
GIGABIT ETHERNET PORT
I/O PORT:
EXTERNAL SYNC IO
RS-232 TX/RX
CAMERA POWER
IN 1
OUT 1
Figure 28: Prosilica GE connection ports
Status LEDs
The color of the LEDs have the following meaning:
LED color
Status
LED1
Flashing/solid green
Ethernet activity
LED2
Flashing green
Camera is powered
Solid green
Camera is booted, and link with the
host is established
Table 14: Status of LEDs in Prosilica GE
Note

Once the camera is booted, LED2 will remain
solid green as long as the camera is powered,
even if connection with the host is lost.
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Camera interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet port
The Gigabit Ethernet port conforms to the IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T standard for
Gigabit Ethernet over copper. Allied Vision recommends using Category 6 or
higher compatible cabling and connectors for best performance.
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Note
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Note

GigE Installation Manual offers detailed instructions for using
Prosilica GE cameras.
http://www.alliedvision.com/fileadmin/content/documents/
products/cameras/various/installation-manual/
GigE_Installation_Manual.pdf
See Hardware Selection for Allied Vision GigE Cameras application note for a list of recommended Ethernet adapters:
http://www.alliedvision.com/fileadmin/content/documents/
products/cameras/various/appnote/
Hardware_Selection_for_Allied_Vision_GigE_Cameras.pdf
A standard Ethernet adapter is available for purchase from
Allied Vision:
P/N: 02-3002A
Model: Intel Pro 1000/PT
Note
Cable lengths up to 100 m are supported.

The 8-pin RJ-45 jack has the pin assignment according to the
Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T).
Note
Prosilica GE cameras support cables with horizontal locking
screw connector for a secured connection (See figure 28).

Allied Vision recommends using locking-screw cables from
Components Express, Inc. for a perfect fit. Visit the CEI product
configurator to customize the cable according to your needs.
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Camera interfaces
Camera I/O connector pin assignment
8
9
1
10
2
7 12 11 3
6
4
5
Pin Signal
Direction Level
Description
1
In 1
In
TTL max. 5 V
2
Out 2
Out
TTL max. 5 V
3
Out 3
Out
TTL max. 5 V
4
RxD RS-232
In
RS-232
Camera input
galvanic isolated (SyncIn1)
Camera output 2
galvanic isolated (SyncOut2)
Camera output 3
galvanic isolated (SyncOut3)
Terminal receive data
5
TxD RS-232
Out
RS-232
Terminal transmit data
6
Reserved
---
---
---
7
Reserved
---
---
---
8
Reserved
---
---
---
9
Reserved
---
---
---
In/Out
Common GND for
In/Out
Common GND for
In/Out
Common GND for
In/Out
Isolated input and output
signal ground
Isolated input and output
signal ground
Isolated input and output
signal ground
10 Isolated IO
GND
11 Isolated IO
GND
12 Isolated IO
GND
In/Out
In/Out
Figure 29: Camera I/O connector pin assignment
The general purpose I/O port uses a Hirose HR10A-10R-12SB connector on the
camera side. The mating cable connector is Hirose HR10A-10P-12P.
Note

This cable side Hirose connector can be purchased from Allied
Vision.
P/N: K7600039
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Camera interfaces
I/O definition
Camera power
The Prosilica GE camera family supports a wide input power voltage range. The
camera will not power in reverse polarity. Exceeding the voltage range specified
below will damage the camera.
Caution
5–24 V. 12 V nominal.

Note

Prosilica GE has a built-in power barrel connector (Switchcraft
PC712a). A 12 V power adapter with barrel connection plug
(Switchcraft 760K)is available for purchase from Allied Vision:
•
•
P/N 02-8005C North America Supply.
P/N 02-8010C Universal Supply.
Isolated IO GND
Isolated IO GND must be connected to the user’s external circuit ground if In 1,
Out 1, Out 2, Out 3, RxD RS-232, and TxD RS-232 is to be used. Note that Isolated IO GND is common with power ground; however, it is good practice to provide a separate ground connection for power and signaling when designing the
cabling.
RxD RS-232 and TxD RS-232
These signals are RS-232 compatible. These signals allow communication from
the host system via the Ethernet port to a peripheral device connected to the
camera. Note that these signals are not isolated; therefore, cabling should be
carefully designed for the noisy environments.
Input triggers
In 1
In 1 allows the camera to be synchronized to an external event. The camera can
be programmed to trigger on the rising edge, falling edge, both edges, or level
of this signal. The camera can also be programmed to capture an image at some
programmable delay time after the trigger event.
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Caution
Do not exceed 5.5 V on In 1.

The Mini-SMB trigger input is internally connected to the In 1 of the general
purpose I/O port. The Mini-SMB port on the camera uses an Amphenol 903406J-51R connector. A suitable mating cable connector is Amp 413985-3 which
can be used with RG174 coaxial cable.
Note

SMB to SMB cables is available for purchase from Allied
Vision with various lengths. The 3 meter length uses the following:
P/N 02-6007A
Output signals
Out 1
This Mini-SMB trigger output is NOT internally connected to other camera output pins of the Camera I/O connector described above. This connector is particularly useful for triggering multiple cameras in a “daisy chain” fashion. It can
be configured as follows:
Exposing
Corresponds to when camera is integrating light
Trigger Ready
Indicates when the camera will accept a trigger signal
Trigger Input
A relay of the trigger input signal used to “daisy chain” the
trigger signal for multiple cameras
Readout
Valid when camera is reading out data
Imaging
Valid when camera is exposing or reading out
Strobe
Programmable pulse based on one of the above events
GPO
User programmable binary output
Any of the above signals can be set for active high or active low. The Mini-SMB
port on the camera uses an Amphenol 903-406J-51R connector. A suitable mating cable connector is Amp 413985-3 which can be used with RG174 coaxial
cable.
Note
SMB to BNC cables is available for purchase from Allied Vision.

P/N: 02-6014A
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Camera interfaces
Out 2 and Out 3
Out 2 and Out 3 can be configured to active high or active low. The internal camera signals are listed as follows:
Exposing
Corresponds to when camera is integrating light
Trigger Ready Indicates when the camera will accept a trigger signal
Trigger Input
A relay of the trigger input signal used to “daisy chain” the
trigger signal for multiple cameras
Readout
Valid when camera is reading out data
Imaging
Valid when camera is exposing or reading out
Strobe
Programmable pulse based on one of the above events
GPO
User programmable binary output
Video iris
This signal can be used to drive the video input of a video iris lens.
Reserved
These signals are reserved for future use and should be left disconnected.
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Camera interfaces
Camera I/O connector internal circuit diagram
9
8
1
2
10
12
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
11
6
3
4
5
TRIGGER INPUT
SYNC OUT 2
SYNC OUT 3
RS-232 RXD
RS-232 TXD
2
18
16 1Y1 1A1 4
1Y2 1A2
14
6
1Y3 1A3
12
8
1Y4 1A4
9
7
5
3
2Y1
2Y2
2Y3
2Y4
HIROSE HR10A-10R-12SB
AS SEEN FROM
CAMERA REAR VIEW
CAMERA INTERNAL CIRCUIT
2A1
2A2
2A3
2A4
11
13
15
17
1OE
2OE
VCC
GND
1
19
20
10
ISO+5V
ISO+5V
VDD -3.3
NVE
IL7 16-3
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
SN74ACT244PWR
MINI-SMB
VDD2
GND2
OUT1
OUT2
IN3
IN4
NC
GND2
VDD1
GND1
IN1
IN2
OUT3
OUT4
NC
GND1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
LOGIC SYNC OUT 1
LOGIC SYNC OUT 2
LOGIC TRIGGER INPUT
TRIGGER INPUT
IN
RS232-TXD
MINI-SMB
OUT
SYNC OUT 1
ISO+5V
MAXIM
MAX3221CPWR
1
0.1μ
2
0.1μ
3
4
0.1μ
5
6
0.1μ
7
8
EN
FORCEOFF
VCC
V+
GND
C1-
DOUT
C2+
FORCEON
C2-
DIN
RIN
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
16
15
C1+
V-
ISO+5V
NVE
IL7 16-3
INVALID
ROUT
14
13
VDD2
GND2
OUT1
OUT2
IN3
IN4
NC
GND2
VDD -3.3
VDD1
GND1
IN1
IN2
OUT3
OUT4
NC
GND1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
LOGIC SYNC OUT 3
LOGIC TXD
LOGIC RXD
12
11
ISO TXD
10
9
ISO RXD
ISO+5V
RS232-RXD
ISOLATED 5V POWER
ISOLATED GROUND
GALVANIC ISOLATION BOUNDARY
Figure 30: Prosilica GE internal circuit diagram
Maxim MAX3221CPWR
Texas Instruments SN74ACT244PWR
Used to drive the RS232 signal logic via the external connector.
Used as trigger buffer/driver. The required trigger
input current is less than 10 μA and the maximum
sync output current is 24 mA.
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Camera interfaces
Camera I/O connector external circuit example
CABLE SIDE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
TRIGGER INPUT
OUT 2
OUT 3
IN 1 (5 V TTL DRIVER)
OUT 2 (5 V TTL RECEIVER)
OUT 3 (5 V TTL RECEIVER)
9
1
2
8
10
11
3
12
4
7
6
5
HIROSE HR10A-10P-12P
Figure 31: Prosilica GE external circuit
The trigger circuit is connected to a Texas Instruments SN74ACT244PWR buffer/
driver inside the camera.
Caution
Input: Incoming trigger must be able to source 10 μA.

Output: Sync output current is 24 mA.
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Camera interfaces
In 1, Out 1 external circuit example
RG-174 COAX CABLE
MINI-SMB
TRIGGER INPUT
IN 1 (5 V TTL DRIVER)
IN
RG-174 COAX CABLE
OUT 1
OUT 1 (5 V TTL RECEIVER)
MINI-SMB
OUT
Figure 32: Prosilica GE In 1, Out 1 external circuit
The trigger circuit is connected to a Texas Instruments SN74ACT244PWR buffer/
driver inside the camera. Note that the trigger input signal is not terminated to
match the cable impedance.
Caution
Input: The required trigger input current is less than 10 μA.

Output: The maximum sync output current is 24 mA.
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Camera interfaces
Trigger timing diagram
Readout time
Trigger
latency
Tpd
Registered
exposure time
Exposure
start delay
User trigger
Note: Jitter at the
beginning of an exposure
has no effect on the
length of exposure.
Logic trigger
Exposure
Readout
N
Trigger
jitter
N+ 1
N
N+ 1
Interline time
Trigger ready
Imaging
Idle
Figure 33: Prosilica GE internal signal timing waveforms
Notes on triggering
Term
Definition
User trigger
Trigger signal applied by the user (hardware
trigger, software trigger)
Logic trigger
Trigger signal seen by the camera internal logic
(not visible to the user)
Tpd
Propagation delay between the user trigger and the
logic trigger
Exposure
High when the camera image sensor is integrating
light
Readout
High when the camera image sensor is reading out
data
Trigger latency
Time delay between the user trigger and the start
of exposure
Trigger jitter
Error in the trigger latency time
Table 15: Explanation of signals in timing diagram
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Camera interfaces
Term
Definition
Trigger ready
Indicates to the user that the camera will accept the
next trigger
Registered exposure time Exposure time value currently stored in the camera
memory
Exposure start delay
Registered exposure time subtracted from the readout time and indicates when the next exposure
cycle can begin such that the exposure will end
after the current readout
Interline time
Time between sensor row readout cycles
Imaging
High when the camera image sensor is either
exposing and/or reading out data
Idle
High if the camera image sensor is not exposing
and/or reading out data
Table 15: Explanation of signals in timing diagram
Trigger rules
Note

•
•
•
•
The user trigger pulse width should be at least three times the
width of the trigger latency as indicated in Chapter
Specifications on page 13.
The end of exposure will always trigger the next readout.
The end of exposure must always end after the current readout.
The start of exposure must always correspond with the interline time if
readout is true.
Exposure start delay equals the readout time minus the registered exposure time.
Triggering during the idle state
For applications requiring the shortest possible Trigger Latency and the smallest
possible Trigger Jitter the User Trigger signal should be applied when Imaging is
false and Idle is true. In this case, Trigger Latency and Trigger Jitter are as indicated in the camera specifications.
Triggering during the readout state
For applications requiring the fastest triggering cycle time whereby the camera
image sensor is exposing and reading out simultaneously, apply the User Trigger
signal as soon as a valid Trigger Ready is detected. In this case, Trigger Latency
and Trigger Jitter can be up to 1 row time since Exposure must always begin on
an Interline boundary.
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Firmware update
Firmware update
Firmware updates are carried out via the GigE connection. Allied Vision provides
an application for all Prosilica GE cameras that loads firmware to the camera
using a simple interface. New feature introductions and product improvements
motivate new firmware releases. All users are encouraged to use the newest
firmware available and complete the firmware update if necessary.
www

Download the latest GigE firmware loader from the Allied
Vision website:
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/firmware
www
For more information on GigE firmware update:

http://www.alliedvision.com/fileadmin/content/documents/
products/cameras/various/appnote/
GigE_Firmware_Update.pdf
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Resolution and ROI frame rates
This section provides the performance information which identifies the impact
of reducing the region of interest on the camera’s maximum frame rate.
Note
•

•
•
•
Frame rate data was generated using StreamBytesPerSecond = 124 MB/s and an 8 bit pixel format such as
Mono8, BayerGR8, or BayerRG8. Frame rates may be
lower if using network hardware incapable of 124 MB/s.
The camera frame rate can be increased by reducing the
camera's Height attribute, resulting in a decreased
region of interest (ROI) or “window”.
The camera frame rate can also be increased by increasing the camera's BinningY attribute, resulting in a vertically scaled image (less overall height with same field of
view).
There is no frame rate increase with reduced width.
Prosilica GE680
1
Frame rate = -------------------------------------------------------------------9.49 μs  Height + 320.06 μs
Frame Rate [fps]
3200
2700
2200
1700
1200
700
200
0
100
200
300
Height [pixels]
400
500
Figure 34: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE680
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Prosilica GE1050
1
Frame rate = ------------------------------------------------------------------------11.72 μs  Height + 4948.66 μs
205
Frame Rate [fps]
180
155
130
105
80
55
0
150
300
450
600
Height [pixels]
750
900
1050
Figure 35: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE1050
Prosilica GE1650
1
Frame rate = ------------------------------------------------------------------------17.61 μs  Height + 10119.0 μs
100
Frame Rate [fps]
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
0
200
400
600
Height [pixels]
800
1000
1200
Figure 36: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE1650
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Prosilica GE1660
Frame Rate [fps]
1
Frame rate = ------------------------------------------------------------------------17.99 μs  Height + 7398.16 μs
140
130
120
110
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
0
200
400
600
Height [pixels]
800
1000
1200
Figure 37: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE1660
Prosilica GE1900
1
Frame rate = ---------------------------------------------------------------------------18.31 μs  Height + 13114.72 μs
80
Frame Rate [fps]
70
60
50
40
30
0
100
200
300
400 500 600
Height [pixels]
700
800
900
1000 1100
Figure 38: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE1900
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Prosilica GE1910
Frame Rate [fps]
1
Frame rate = ------------------------------------------------------------------------21.35 μs  Height + 7526.47 μs
140
130
120
110
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
0
100
200
300
400
500 600 700
Height [pixels]
800
900
1000 1100
Figure 39: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE1910
Prosilica GE2040
1
Frame rate = ---------------------------------------------------------------------------15.63 μs  Height + 33773.85 μs
31
Frame Rate [fps]
29
27
25
23
21
19
17
15
0
300
600
900
1200
Height [pixels]
1500
1800
2100
Figure 40: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE2040
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Prosilica GE4000
1
Frame rate = ---------------------------------------------------------------------------52.45 μs  Height + 56713.22 μs
19
Frame Rate [fps]
17
15
13
11
9
7
5
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
Height [pixels]
1800
2100
2400
2700
Figure 41: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE4000
Prosilica GE4900
1
Frame rate = ---------------------------------------------------------------------------70.73 μs  Height + 69676.59 μs
15
Frame Rate [fps]
13
11
9
7
5
3
0
300
600
900
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 3300
Height [pixels]
Figure 42: Frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE4900
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Resolution and ROI frame rates
Prosilica GE model comparison
GE1050
GE1650
GE1660
GE1900
GE1910
210
Frame Rate [fps]
180
150
120
90
60
30
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
Height [pixels]
Figure 43: Maximum frame rate vs. height for select Prosilica GE camera models
GE4000
GE4900
18
Frame Rate [fps]
15
12
9
6
3
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
3300
Height [pixels]
Figure 44: Maximum frame rate vs. height for Prosilica GE4000 and Prosilica GE4900
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Camera data path
Camera data path
The following diagrams illustrate the data flow and the bit resolution of image
data. The individual blocks are described in more detail in the GigE Features
Reference document.
Prosilica GE: monochrome cameras
Sensor
Vertical
binning /
Analog
Vertical ROI
Offset‡
Gain
Analog
ADC
Analog
Analog
12 bit
Camera control
HIROSE I/O
RS232
Gigabit
Frame
Ethernet 12 bit memory
interface
12 bit
GigE
‡
Horizontal
binning
12 bit
Horizontal
ROI
Factory calibrated. NOT a user control.
Figure 45: Block diagram of Prosilica GE monochrome cameras
Prosilica GE: color cameras
Sensor
Vertical
Analog binning* /
Vertical ROI
Offset‡
Gain
Analog
Analog
White balance
Analog
Analog
ADC
12 bit
Camera control
GigE
HIROSE I/O
RS232
Gigabit
Ethernet
interface
8/12 bit
Bayer†
Horizontal
Frame 8/12 bit
Interpolation 12 bit binning*
memory
3X3
12 bit
Horizontal
ROI
*Color information lost while binning is active.
‡
Factory calibrated. NOT a user control.
†
For on-camera interpolated PixelFormats only—outputs 8 bit.
On-camera interpolated PixelFormat, RGB12Packed—outputs 12 bit.
Raw un-interpolated PixelFormats skip this block—outputs 8/12 bit
depending upon the bit depth of PixelFormat used.
Figure 46: Block diagram of Prosilica GE color cameras
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Additional references
Additional references
Prosilica GE webpage
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/products/cameras
Prosilica GE Documentation
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/technical-documentation/
prosilica-ge-documentation
VIMBA SDK
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/products/software
PvAPI SDK- (Under Legacy Software)
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/software-downloads
Knowledge base
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/technical-papers-knowledge-base
Case studies
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/applications
Firmware
http://www.alliedvision.com/en/support/firmware
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Index
Index
A
L
Adjusting
C-Mount ............................................ 38
F-Mount ............................................ 40
Legal notice .............................................. 2
Lens protrusion........................................ 39
Logic trigger (definition) ........................... 50
B
M
Block diagram
Prosilica GE color cameras..................... 59
Prosilica GE monochrome cameras .......... 59
Mechanical dimensions
Prosilica GE C-Mount............................ 34
Prosilica GE F-Mount............................ 35
Prosilica GE large format F-Mount........... 36
Tripod adapter.................................... 37
Multicast ................................................ 31
C
Camera interfaces ..................................... 41
CE.......................................................... 12
Cleaning optics .......................................... 9
Copyright.................................................. 2
P
Precautions ............................................... 9
Propagation delay (trigger) ........................ 50
D
Data path................................................ 59
Declaration of conformity........................... 12
Document history ....................................... 6
E
Environmental specifications ........................ 9
Exposing (trigger) .................................... 51
Exposure (definition) ................................ 50
Exposure cycle (trigger)............................. 51
Exposure start delay (signal) ...................... 51
F
FCC Class A .............................................. 12
Flange focal distance
C-Mount ............................................ 38
F-Mount ............................................ 40
I
Idle (signal) ............................................ 51
Imaging (signal) ...................................... 51
Integrating light (trigger) .......................... 50
Interline boundary.................................... 51
Interline time (signal) ............................... 51
R
Reading out data (trigger).......................... 51
Readout (definition) ................................. 50
Readout data (trigger)............................... 50
Region of interest................................ 31, 53
Registered exposure time (signal) ............... 51
Resolution and ROI frame rates
Model comparison............................... 58
Prosilica GE1050 ................................. 54
Prosilica GE1650 ................................. 54
Prosilica GE1660 ................................. 55
Prosilica GE1900 ................................. 55
Prosilica GE1910 ................................. 56
Prosilica GE2040 ................................. 56
Prosilica GE4000 ................................. 57
Prosilica GE4900 ................................. 57
Prosilica GE680................................... 53
RoHS (2011/65/EU).................................. 12
RS232 .................................................... 43
RxD_RS232 ............................................. 43
S
Sensor row readout cycles .......................... 51
Specifications .......................................... 13
Spectral sensitivity
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Index
Prosilica GE1050 ................................. 16
Prosilica GE1050C ............................... 16
Prosilica GE1650 ................................. 18
Prosilica GE1650C ............................... 18
Prosilica GE1660 ................................. 20
Prosilica GE1660C ............................... 20
Prosilica GE1900 ................................. 22
Prosilica GE1900C ............................... 22
Prosilica GE1910 ................................. 24
Prosilica GE1910C ............................... 24
Prosilica GE2040 ................................. 26
Prosilica GE2040C ............................... 26
Prosilica GE4000 ................................. 28
Prosilica GE4000C ............................... 28
Prosilica GE4900 ................................. 30
Prosilica GE4900C ............................... 30
Prosilica GE680................................... 14
Prosilica GE680C ................................. 14
Spectral transmission
IRC30 filter ........................................ 32
Status LEDs ............................................. 41
StreamBytesPerSecond .............................. 53
Styles....................................................... 8
Symbols.................................................... 8
T
Time delay (trigger) .................................. 50
Tpd (definition)........................................ 50
Trademarks ............................................... 2
Trigger jitter (definition) ........................... 50
Trigger latency (definition) ........................ 50
trigger ready (signal) ................................ 51
Trigger rules ............................................ 51
Trigger timing diagram .............................. 50
U
User trigger (definition) ............................ 50
W
Warranty............................................... 2, 9
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