SCAN A10 Specifications
Digital Monochrome and Color
Progressive Scan Cameras
CV-A10 CL
CV-A70 CL
Operation Manual
Camera: CV-A10CL Revision C
CV-A70CL Revision C
Manual: Version 1.3
A10-70ClmanDec14.doc
JPT 14-12-05
CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
Table of Contents
1. General......................................................................................................... 2
2. Standard Composition ....................................................................................... 2
3. Main Features ................................................................................................. 2
4. Locations and Functions..................................................................................... 3
5. Pin Assignment................................................................................................ 4
5.1. 12-pin Multi-connector (DC-IN/Trigger) ....................................................................... 4
5.2. Digital Output Connector for Camera Link.................................................................... 4
5.3. Input and output circuits ........................................................................................ 5
5.3.1. Iris video output............................................................................................ 5
5.3.2. HD and VD input/RXD TXD................................................................................ 5
5.3.3. Trigger input................................................................................................ 5
5.3.4. XEEN output ................................................................................................ 5
5.3.5. Camera Link interface .................................................................................... 6
6. Functions and Operations ................................................................................... 7
6.1. Basic functions .................................................................................................... 7
6.1.1. Restart continuous trigger mode ........................................................................ 7
6.1.2. Sensor Gate Control ....................................................................................... 7
6.1.3. CV-A10 CL. Binning ....................................................................................... 8
6.1.4. CV-A70 CL. Bayer filter ................................................................................... 8
6.2. Sensor Layout and timing ........................................................................................ 9
6.2.1. CCD Sensor Layout ......................................................................................... 9
6.2.2. Horizontal timing .........................................................................................10
6.2.3. Vertical timing ............................................................................................10
6.2.4. Partial Scanning ...........................................................................................11
6.2.5. Vertical binning ...........................................................................................11
6.2.6. Horizontal binning ........................................................................................11
6.3. Input/Output of Timing Signals ................................................................................12
6.3.1. Input of External HD/VD signals ........................................................................12
6.3.2. Input of external trigger .................................................................................13
6.3.3. Output of EEN .............................................................................................13
6.4. Operation Modes .................................................................................................14
6.4.1. LVAL synchronous accumulation........................................................................15
6.4.2. LVAL a-synchronous accumulation .....................................................................16
6.4.3. Continuous operation ....................................................................................17
6.4.4. Edge Pre-select Trigger Mode...........................................................................18
6.4.5. Pulse Width Control Trigger Mode......................................................................19
6.4.6. Reset Continuous Trigger mode ........................................................................20
6.4.7. Sensor Gate Control ......................................................................................21
6.5. Other Functions. .................................................................................................22
6.6. Request Functions. ..............................................................................................24
6.7. Save and Load Functions........................................................................................25
7. Configuring the Camera ................................................................................... 26
7.1. Switch setting by internal SW301 and SW302 ...............................................................26
7.2. RS-232C control ..................................................................................................27
7.3. CV-A10CL/A70CL command list ................................................................................28
8. Camera Control Tool for CV-A10CL/A70CL ............................................................. 29
8.1. Control Tool Windows ...........................................................................................29
8.2. Camera Control Tool Interface ................................................................................30
8.3. Using the Camera Control Tool ................................................................................32
9. External Appearance and Dimensions ................................................................... 33
10. Specifications.............................................................................................. 33
10.1. Spectral sensitivity .............................................................................................33
10.2. Specification table .............................................................................................34
11. Appendix ................................................................................................... 35
11.1. Precautions ......................................................................................................35
11.2. Typical Sensor Characteristics................................................................................35
11.3. References.......................................................................................................35
12. Users Record ............................................................................................... 36
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
1. General
This manual will cover the digital monochrome progressive scan camera CV-A10 CL, and its
color version, CV-A70 CL.
The CV-A10CL is a Camera Link successor for the CV-M10BX/RS cameras. The progressive
scanned CV-A10CL has a single digital video output as Camera Link. The frame rate for full frame
is 60 fps. Functions like partial scanning and horizontal and vertical binning allows higher frame
rates.
The color version CV-A70 CL is based on a CCD sensor with primary RGB Bayer mosaic filter.
CV-A10 CL/A70 CL is a compact monochrome progressive scan camera designed for automated
imaging applications. The 1/2" CCD with square pixels offers a superb image quality. The highspeed shutter function and asynchronous random trigger mode allows the camera to capture high
quality images of fast moving objects.
CV-A10CL and CV-A70CL has bee updated to revision B. Some boards have been redesigned.
Revision C has updated circuits and construction for better performance.
The latest version of this manual can be downloaded from: www.jai.com
The latest version of Camera Control Tool for CV-A10 CL and CV-A70CL can be downloaded from:
www.jai.com
For camera revision history, please contact your local JAI distributor.
2. Standard Composition
The standard camera composition consists of the camera main body.
The camera is available in the following version:
CV-A10 CL. Monochrome progressive scan camera.
CV-A70 CL. Color progressive scan camera.
3. Main Features
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1/2” progressive scan monochrome and color camera
Camera Link equivalent for the popular CV-M10
782 (h) x 582 (v) 8.3µm square pixels
60 fps 768 (h) x 576 (v) by single channel progressive read out
250 fps 768 (h) x71 (v) with 1/8 partial scan
Color version with Bayer RGB mosaic for host PC RGB color-coding. A70
Vertical and horizontal binning for higher frame rates and sensitivity. A10
High speed shutter from 1/60 to 1/300,000 second
8 or 10 bit output via Camera Link
Edge pre-select, pulse width and sensor gate trigger modes
Reset Continuous Trigger mode
Programmable exposure, auto shutter (CCD iris) and smearless readout
LVAL synchronous or asynchronous accumulation
Iris video output for lens iris control
Accepts standard C-mount lenses
Setup via RS 232C interface or Camera Link
Windows 98/NT/Win2000/XP control software
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
4. Locations and Functions
6
4
5
1
2
3
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
Lens mount of C-mount type. *1)
Interline-transfer CCD sensor.
Camera Link connector
12 pin connector for DC +12V power external sync signals.
LED for power and trigger indication
Mounting holes 10 x M3deept4.
*1) Note:
Rear protrusion on C-mount lens must be less than 9.0mm.
When IR cut filter is used, it must be less than 6.0 mm.
The IR cut filter is placed in the C-mount thread.
The C-mount 25 mm IR cut filter must be ordered separately.
Fig. 1. Locations
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
5. Pin Assignment
5.1. 12-pin Multi-connector (DC-IN/Trigger)
Type: HR10A-10R-12PB-01
(Hirose) male.
(Seen from rear of camera.)
9
1
2
8
10
11
3
4
7
12
5
6
Pin no.
Signal
Remarks
1
GND
2
+12 V DC input
3
GND
Only Contin. and RCT mode. TR=0, TR=10
4
Iris video
5
GND
6
HD input/ RxD in SW301.2 ON for HD in. OFF for RxD. *1)
7
VD input/TxD out SW301.3 ON for VD in. OFF for TxD. *1) *2)
8
GND
Low during exposure
9
XEEN out
TI=1. Or Camera Link (TI=0). *1)
10
Trigger in
11
Reserved
12
GND
Notes: *1) See “7.1. Switch Settings” for more information.
*2) Do not input ext. VD in trigger modes.
Factory settings in bold italic.
Fig. 2. 12-pin connector.
5.2. Digital Output Connector for Camera Link
13
1
26
14
Type: 26 pin MRD connector
3M 10226-1A10JL
Fig. 3. Camera Link connector
The digital output signals follow the Camera Link standardized multiplexed signal output
interface. Camera Link base configuration is used. The interface circuit is build around the NS
type DS90CR285MTD.
The following signals are found on the Digital Output Connector:
SerTC
RxD serial data to camera
(SW301.1. On for CL. Off 12 pin HR)
SerTFG
TxD serial data to frame grabber
(SW301.1. On for CL. Off 12 pin HR)
CC1
Trigger input
(TI=0 for CL. TI=1 for 12 pin HR)
CC2
Factory use
X0 to X3
Camera Link multiplexed data out
Xclk
Camera Link clock. Used as pixel clock.
In the Channel Link X0 to X3 multiplexed signals the following signals are encoded.
D0 – D9
8/10 bit video data out.
LVAL
Line VALid. Video line data is valid. High for valid line.
FVAL
Frame VALid. Video frame data is valid. High for valid frame.
DVAL
Data VALid. Effective video pixel data is valid. High for valid data.
EEN
Exposure ENable. High during exposure.
The polarity is positive and TRIG in negative as factory setting.
For Camera Link interface principle diagram please check Fig. 8.
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
5.3. Input and output circuits
In the following schematic diagrams the input and output circuits for video and timing signals
are shown.
5.3.1. Iris video output
This signal can be used for lens iris control
in Continuous and Reset Continuous Trigger mode.
The signal is taken from the CCD sensor output
before the gain circuit. The video output is without
sync. The signal is 0.7 Vpp from <400 Ω ac coupled.
Do not use auto shutter (CCD iris) when auto iris lens is used.
Video
Output
75
10k
GND
Fig. 4. Video output.
5.3.2. HD and VD input/RXD TXD
Pin #6 and #7 on the 12 pin connector is used for
HD/VD input or for the RS232C interface.
If the camera control is done via Camera Link,
the pins can be used for input of external HD and VD.
SW301.2: ON for ext. HD in. OFF for RS232C RxD.
SW301.3: ON for ext. VD in. OFF for RS232C TxD.
SW302.3: ON for HD 75Ω termination. OFF forTTL.
SW302.4: ON for VD 75Ω termination. OFF forTTL.
To RxD/TxD
RxD/TxD
VD/HD input
+5V
33k
+
SW301
10µ 1k2
TTL
47p
75
SW302
GND
4k7
Fig. 5. HD/VD input, RS-232C
5.3.3. Trigger input
With TI=1, the trigger input is on pin #10 12 pin
Trig input
connector. The input is AC coupled. To allow a
pin #10
long pulse width, the input circuit is a flip flop,
which is toggled by the negative or positive
1k
100n
differentiated spikes caused by the falling or rising
75Ω
trigger edges.
The trigger polarity can be changed by TP=1.
SW302.1
Trigger input level 4 V ±2 V. It can be terminated
GND
by SW302.1: ON for 75Ω. OFF for TTL.
The trigger inputs can be changed to
Camera Link. (TI=0 for CL)
Fig. 6. Trigger input.
5.3.4. XEEN output
On pin #9 on 12 pin HR connector XEEN is found.
The output circuit is 75 Ω complementary
emitter follower. It will deliver a full 5 volt signal.
Output level ≥4 V from 75Ω. (No termination).
EEN is also found in Camera Link.
68k
TTL
100k
1k
1n
+5V
TTL
100
2k2
10k
Fig. 7. EEN output
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+5V
15k
2
2
75
#9/12
XEEN output
GND
GND
CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
5.3.5. Camera Link interface
The video output is Camera Link with 10 or 8 bit video placed in a base configuration. The digital
output signals follow the Camera Link standardized multiplexed signal output interface. The
Camera Link output driver is NS type DS90CR285MTD.
The data bits from the digital video, FVAL, LVAL, DVAL and EEN are multiplexed into the twisted
pairs, which are a part of the Camera Link. Trigger signals and the serial camera control are
feed directly through its own pairs. The trigger input can also be TTL on the 12 pin connector.
(TI=0 for CL. TI=1 for 12 pin HR). The serial camera control can be switches between the 12 pin
connector or CL by the internal switch SW1.1.
The 26 pin MDR connector pin assignment follows the Camera Link base configuration.
For a detailed description of Camera Link specifications, please refer to the Camera Link
standard specifications found on www.jai.com
CV-A33 Camera
Camera Signals
8bit 10bit
D2 D0
D3 D1
D4 D2
D5 D3
D6 D4
D7 D5
D8 D6
D9 D7
NC D8
NC D9
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
NC NC
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
LVAL
FVAL
DVAL
EEN
Tx0
Tx1
Tx2
Tx3
Tx4
Tx6
Tx27
Tx5
Tx7
Tx8
Tx9
Tx12
Tx13
Tx14
Tx10
Tx11
Tx15
Tx18
Tx19
Tx20
Tx21
Tx22
TX16
Tx17
Tx24
Tx25
Tx26
Tx23
Pclk
Txclk
TXD out
RXD in
Ext. trig 1 in
Ext. Trig 2 in
Ground
Camera Link Cable
Camera Link
Pin
Port/Signal
Port A0
Port A1
Port A2
Port A3
Port A4
Port A5
Port A6
Port A7
Port B0
Port B1
Port B2
Port B3
Port B4
Port B5
Port B6
Port B7
Port C0
Port C1
Port C2
Port C3
Port C4
Port C5
Port C6
Port C7
LVAL
FVAL
DVAL
EEN
Connector pin
Signal
4x
7-1
MUX
15
2
X0
Pair 1
16
3
X1
Pair 2
17
4
X2
Pair 3
19
6
X3
Pair 5
To
Frame
Grabber
18
5
21
8
7
20
22
9
10
23
24
11
12
25
1
14
13
26
Xclk
Pair 4
SerTFG
Pair 7
SerTC
Pair 6
CC1
Pair 8
CC2
Pair 9
CC3
Pair 10
CC4
Pair 11
Sheilds
8bit
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
10bit
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
NC
Pin No.
Tx0
Tx1
Tx2
Tx3
Tx4
Tx6
Tx27
Tx5
Tx7
Tx8
Tx9
Tx12
Tx13
Tx14
Tx10
Tx11
Tx15
Tx18
Tx19
Tx20
Tx21
Tx22
Tx16
Tx17
Tx24
Tx25
Tx26
Tx23
Camera Link bit allocation
D0 = LSB. D9 = MSB
Sheilds
1 pi x el cycl e
Tx CLK
Tx OUT3
A7
A6
EEN
C7
C6
B7
B6
A7
A6
Tx OUT2
C3
C2
DVAL
FVAL
LVAL
C5
C4
C3
C2
Tx OUT1
B2
B1
C1
C0
B5
B4
B3
B2
B1
Tx OUT0
A1
A0
B0
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
Timing
Fig. 8. Principle diagram for Camera Link base configuration interface
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6. Functions and Operations
6.1. Basic functions
The A10CL-A70CL camera is a progressive scan camera with 10 or 8 bit video output in single
channel Camera Link. An analogue iris video signal can be used for lens iris control. The camera
has 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 partial scanning for faster frame rates. Vertical and horizontal binning is
possible. The H and V binning can operate separate or together. 2:1, 3:1 a 4:1 binning is
available. If same H and V binning ratio is selected, the image aspect ratio is correct. With 4:1 V
and H binning, the sensitivity is 16 times higher. Binning is only on CV-A10 CL.
There are 5 trigger modes. Normal continuous, edge pre-select, pulse width control, sensor gate
control and reset continuous trigger. The accumulation can be LVAL synchronous or LVAL asynchronous. For trigger modes using fast shutter times, smearless read out is possible.
In the following some of the functions are shown in details.
6.1.1. Restart continuous trigger mode
The RCT mode makes it possible to use a lens with video controlled iris in triggered applications.
The camera is running continuously,
Trigger
and the iris is controlled from the iris
video output. When a trigger pulse is
SG
applied, the scanning is reset and
Exposure
restarted, the previous signal is
dumped with a fast dump readout, and
Dump
the new triggered exposure is started.
Read out
This fast dump readout has the same
Video out
effect as “smearless readout”. Smear
Continuous video out
Triggered
Continuous video out
over highlighted areas are reduced for
Frame
the triggered frame.
Fig. 9. Restart continuous trigger mode
6.1.2. Sensor Gate Control
This function is for applications where a strobe flash is the only illumination, and where the
exact time for the strobe firing is not known. The time window for the strobe firing can be up to
several frames. The resulting video readout can also be delayed by this function. It makes the
synchronization of the frame grabber more flexible.
The Sensor Gate Control signal will inhibit the internal SG signal so the accumulation can
continue.The SG signal is an internal signal, which is low when the accumulated charge on the
photo diode array is transferred to the
FVAL
vertical ccd registers for readout. When
the Sensor Gate Control input is high, the
SG
internal SG pulse is inhibited, and the
Sensor Gate
signal accumulation on the photo diode
Control
array can take place. When the strobe
SG inhibit
flash is fired, the Sensor Gate Control
Strobe can be fired here
Strobe Flash
signal can be low. The resulting video is
then read out after the first FVAL (or SG),
Video out
following the falling edge of Sensor Gate
Control signal.
The SG signal is placed in line #28.(fig.32.)
Fig. 10. Sensor Gate Control
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6.1.3. CV-A10 CL. Binning
H
Binning is only on CV-A10 CL.
The binning functions can be used for higher
frame rate or for higher sensitivity. The
drawback is lower resolution.
Vertical binning is done by adding the charge
from pixels in adjacent lines in the
horizontal ccd register.
Horizontal binning is done by adding the
charge from adjacent pixels in the
sample/hold circuit capacitor.
In horizontal binning, the pixel clock will not
change, so the grabber will over sample.
Vertical and horizontal binning can work
together. If same factor is set for horizontal
and vertical binning, and the sample rate is
divided with same factor, the resulting
image will have correct aspect ratio.
Upper right hand schematic shows the
binning principle. Resolution and sensitivity
for all combinations are shown below.
Xsg1
No V binning
V binning
Video out
1 clk
No H binning
h
h
h
h
f pix
h
rg
Pclk out
rg
rg
H binning
h
f pix
S/H A/D
:3
Pclk out
rg
Scene
Resolution
768 (h) x 576 (v)
Sensitivity
1x
Normal image
768 (h) x 288 (v)
2x
768 (h) x 192 (v)
3x
Ver. 2 : 1 binning
Ver. 3 : 1 binning
384 (h) x 576(v)
768 (h) x 144 (v)
4x
Ver. 4 : 1 binning
2x
256 (h) x 576 (v)
3x
192 (h) x 576 (v)
4x
Hor. 2 : 1 binning
Hor. 3 : 1 binning
Hor. 4 : 1 binning
384 (h) x 288 (v)
4x
256 (h) x 192 (v)
9x
192 (h) x 144 (v)
16 x
Ver. 2 : 1 binning
Hor. 2 : 1 binning
Ver. 3 : 1 binning
Hor. 3 : 1 binning
Ver. 4 : 1 binning
Hor. 4 : 1 binning
Note !!!
By H binnnig the pixel clock
shall be divided in grabber
for correct aspect ratio
Fig. 11. CV-A10 CL binning.
6.1.4. CV-A70 CL. Bayer filter
FVAL
Line #
CV-A70 CL is a color camera based on a
CCD sensor with a Bayer RGB color
mosaic.
The color image reconstruction is done
in the host PC frame grabber.
The Color sequence in the video signal
differ from full scanning to partial
scanning. The right hand drawing shows
the color sequence at the image start.
The start line # is shown from LVAL.
The start pixel is # 9 from LVAL. It is
when DVAL rise.
1
The Bayer color sequence starts with:
GBG for even line numbers.
RGR for odd line numbers.
LVAL
12
G B G
R G R
25
R G R
G B G
1/2 Partial
35
R G R
G B G
1/4 Partial
40
G B G
R G R
1/8 Partial
1
9
DVAL
DATA
3 OB
5 Reserved
Fig. 12. CV-A70 CL Bayer RGB color sequence.
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Data
Full
CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6.2. Sensor Layout and timing
6.2.1. CCD Sensor Layout
The CCD sensor layout with respect to pixels and lines used in the timing and video full frame
read out is shown below.
GBG
RGR
1 clock = 27.66 ns
1 line = 26.7 µs
Fig. 13. CCD sensor layout
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6.2.2. Horizontal timing
The LVAL period is shown for normal continuous mode.
1 clock = 27.66 ns
Fig. 14. Horizontal timing
6.2.3. Vertical timing
The FVAL period for normal continuous mode full scan is shown.
1 line = 26.7 µs
Fig. 15. Vertical timing for full scan
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6.2.4. Partial Scanning
The FVAL period is shown for 1/2 partial scan in normal continuous mode.
1 line = 26.7 µs
Values for vertical timing in partial scan continuous mode.
Mode
Scanning
SC=0
SC=1
SC=2
SC=3
Full
1/2 partial
1/4 partial
1/8 partial
Start
line
#
1
146
218
254
Stop
line
#
576
432
360
324
A
Front
[LVAL]
11
23
33
38
[LVAL]
1
1
1
1
Effect.
video
[LVAL]
576
287
143
71
B
Back
[LVAL]
5
23
33
38
C
Blank
[LVAL]
2
2
2
2
Lines
per
frame
625
336
212
150
Frame
Rate
[FPS]
60
112
177
250
Remarks
Full scan
Vertical centred
Vertical centred
Vertical centred
Remark! The color sequence for CV-A70 CL differ in partial scan. Refer to chapter 6.1.4.
Fig. 16 Vertical timing for partial scanning
6.2.5. Vertical binning
Values for the vertical timing with V binning in continuous mode.
Mode
Binning
VB=0
VB=1
VB=2
VB=3
Off
2:1 V binning
3:1 V binning
4:1 V binning
Hor.
freq.
[KHz]
37.50
33.29
29.92
27.18
Effect.
video
[LVAL]
576
287
191
143
Lines
per
frame
625
312
208
156
Frame
Rate
[FPS]
60
107
144
174
Remarks
CV-A10 CL only
CV-A10 CL only
CV-A10 CL only
Fig. 17. Timing for vertical binning
6.2.6. Horizontal binning
Values for the horizontal timing with H binning in continuous mode.
Mode
Binning
Effect.
pixels
HB=0
HB=1
HB=2
HB=3
Off
2:1 H binning
3:1 H binning
4:1 H binning
768
384
256
193
Hor.
freq.
[KHz]
37.50
37.50
37.50
37.50
Pixel
clock
[MHz]
36.15
36.15
36.15
36.15
Clk
per
pixel
1
2
3
4
Remarks
CV-A10 CL only
CV-A10 CL only
CV-A10 CL only
Remark that the pixel clock is not changed when horizontal binning is active!
Fig. 18. Timing for horizontal binning
Vertical binning and horizontal binning can work together.
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CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
6.3. Input/Output of Timing Signals
For switch settings, please refer to chapter “7.1. Switch setting by internal switch.”
6.3.1. Input of External HD/VD signals
External synchronizing is only possible in full and partial scanning. For trigger mode only ext. HD
can be input.
HD and VD input pins are shared with the RS-232C interface, which is factory default. SW301.2
(HD/RxD) and SW301.3 (VD/TxD). The video output is synchronized with external HD/VD signals
if applied. If no ext. HD is connected, the camera will switch to the internal X-tal controlled HD
sync. If no ext. VD is connected, the camera will continue with its internal VD.
The tracking range for H is 37.50 KHz ±1%
The external HD/VD signal should be 4.0 Vp-p ±2.0 V from a 75 Ω source.
External HD/VD synchronizing can be used for full or partial scanning, but not in binning modes.
Only external HD may be input in trigger modes.
Fig. 19 through fig. 22 shows timing details for external sync operations.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
SW 301.2 and 301.3 to ON for external HD/VD input..
SW 302.3 and 302.4 to ON for 75 Ω termination of HD/VD.
SW 302.3 and 302.4 to OFF for TTL level for HD/VD.
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
Ext. VD in on pin 7 on 12-pin connector.
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
The ext. HD/VD phase relations should follow the shown in fig. 21.
1 HD or LVAL period = 26.7 µs
Fig. 19. VD timing for ext. synchronization
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1 clk period = 27.7 ns
Fig. 20. HD to LVAL timing for ext. synchronization
1 HD or LVAL period = 26.7 µs
Fig. 21. Ext. VD/HD to int. FVAL/LVAL phase relations
1 clk period = 27.7 ns
Fig. 22. Ext. HD to int. LVAL phase relations
6.3.2. Input of external trigger
The external trigger signal can be via Camera Link (TI=0), or pin 10 on 12 pin connector. (TI=1).
Here it should be 4.0 Vp-p ±2.0 V from a 75 Ω source. Factory setting TTL. For 75 Ω termination
SW302.1 should be ON.
6.3.3. Output of EEN
The EEN signal is 4.0 Vp-p from a 75 Ω source. The signal is also found in Camera Link.
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6.4. Operation Modes
This camera can operate in 5 primary modes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
TR=0
TR=1
TR=2
TR=3
TR=10
Normal continuous Mode.
Edge Pre-select Mode.
Pulse Width Control Mode.
Sensor Gate Control
Reset Continuous Trigger
Pre-selected exposure.
Pre-selected exposure.
Pulse width controlled exposure.
Strobe illuminated exposure with delayed read out
Pre-selected exposure.
The triggered shutter in EPS, PWC and RTC mode can be LVAL synchronous or LVAL asynchronous accumulation. Refer to chapter 6.4.1. and 6.4.2.
To avoid <1H time jitter in LVAL synchronous mode, it is recommended to synchronize the
trigger to HD as shown I fig. 23. If trigger transitions are inside the shown limits, the
accumulation jitter will be minimum.
Fig. 23. Trigger to ext. HD phase relation
In the following chapters the different operation modes and functions will be covered.
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6.4.1. LVAL synchronous accumulation
With LS=0, the accumulation will start synchronously with LVAL. The trigger pulse should be
longer than 2 LVAL, and the accumulation will then start at the first LVAL after the trigger
leading edge. The exposure start delay will be up to 1 line. (26.7 µsec.).
In EPS mode the exposure stops 0.5 L after the selected shutter time, (in number of LVAL).
In PWC mode the exposure stops 0.5 L after the first LVAL after the trigger trailing edge. It
results in up to 1 LVAL jitter.
In trigger modes with LVAL synchronous accumulation, a new exposure can be started while the
previous frame is read out. The new exposure should not finish before the frame is read out.
FVAL shall be low for >2 LVAL. The maximum frame rate in trigger modes can then be close to
the frame rate in continuous mode.
Important notes on using this mode.
In LVAL synchronous trigger modes, exposure jitter up to 1 LVAL can be the result, if the trigger
trailing edge is not synchronized to LVAL. Refer to fig. 23.
The minimum trigger interval should be longer than (1 FVAL + 3 LVAL).
Fig. 24. LVAL synchronous accumulation in EPS mode
Fig. 25. LVAL synchronous accumulation in PWC mode
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6.4.2. LVAL a-synchronous accumulation
With LS=1, the accumulation will start immediately after the trigger leading edge.
The exposure start delay will be 4 µsec. for shutter speeds up to 1/75,000.
In EPS mode the exposure stops 0.5 L after the selected shutter time, (in number of LVAL).
In PWC mode the exposure stops 0.5 L after the trigger trailing edge.
A new trigger must not be applied before the previous frame is read out. (FVAL is low).
The minimum trigger interval should be longer than (exposure time + 1 FVAL + 3 LVAL).
Important notes on using this mode.
In LVAL a-synchronous trigger modes, there is no exposure jitter.
≤1/75,000
4 µsec.
t1. Exposure start delay
1/100,000
1/150,000
7 µsec.
11 µsec.
1/300,000
14 µsec.
Fig. 26. LVAL a-synchronous accumulation in EPS mode
≤1/75,000
4 µsec.
t1. Exposure start delay
1/100,000
1/150,000
7 µsec.
11 µsec.
Fig. 27. LVAL a-synchronous accumulation in PWC mode
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6.4.3. Continuous operation
For applications not requiring asynchronous external trigger, but should run in continuous
operation, this mode is used.
For timing details, refer to fig. 13. through fig. 17.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Continuous”.
Scanning
Vertical binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Horizontal binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Shutter mode normal, programmable or auto
Shutter speed
Programmable exp.
Other functions and settings
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
Ext. VD in on pin 7 on 12-pin connector.
TR=0
SC=0 through 3
VB=0 through 3
HB=0 through 3
SM=0 through 2
SH=0 through14
PE=0 through 625
(If used).
(If used).
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
The ext. HD/VD phase relations should follow the shown in fig. 21.
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6.4.4. Edge Pre-select Trigger Mode
An external trigger pulse initiates the capture, and the exposure time (accumulation time) is the
fixed shutter speed set by SH or PE. The accumulation can be LVAL synchronous or LVAL asynchronous. The resulting video signal will start to be read out after the selected shutter time.
To avoid up to 1LVAL time jitter in LVAL synchronous accumulation it is recommended to
synchronize the trigger to HD. (See fig. 23.).
Use LVAL synchronous accumulation (LS=0) for highest trigger rate. Here a new exposure can be
started while the previous is read out. The selected shutter time should end >2 LVAL after FVAL
goes low.
For timing details,refer to fig. 13. through fig. 17. and fig. 28.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Edge pre-select”.
Scanning
Vertical binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Horizontal binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Shutter mode to normal or programmable
Shutter speed
Programmable exp.
Accumulation LVAL synch. or a-synch.
Other functions and settings
Ext. trigger. Camera Link or 12 HiRose
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
TR=1
SC=0 through 3
VB=0 through 3
HB=0 through 3
SM=0, SM=1
SH=0 through14
PE=0 through 625
LS=0, LS=1
TI=0, TI=1
(If used).
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
To avoid ≤ 1 LVAL jitter if LS=1, ext. HD/Trigger phase relations as shown in fig. 23.
Trigger pulse with >1 LVAL to < 1 Frame
If LS=0, the minimum trigger interval >(1 FVAL + 3 LVAL).
If LS=1, the minimum trigger interval >(exposure time + 1 FVAL + 2 LVAL).
Fig. 28. Edge pre-select. LVAL synchronized.
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6.4.5. Pulse Width Control Trigger Mode
In this mode the accumulation time is equal the trigger pulse width. Here it is possible to have
long time exposure. The maximum recommended time is <120 frames.
The accumulation can be LVAL synchronous or LVAL a-synchronous.
To avoid up to 1LVAL time jitter in LVAL synchronous accumulation it is recommended to
synchronize the trigger to HD. (See fig. 23.).
Use LVAL synchronous accumulation (LS=0) for highest trigger rate. Here a new exposure can be
started while the previous is read out. The trigger pulse should end >2 LVAL after FVAL goes low.
The resulting video signal will start to be read out after the trigger rising edge.
For timing details, refer to fig. 13. through fig. 17. and fig. 29.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Pulse width control”.
Scanning
Vertical binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Horizontal binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Accumulation LVAL synch. or a-synch.
Other functions and settings
Ext. trigger. Camera Link or 12 HiRose
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
TR=2
SC=0 through 3
VB=0 through 3
HB=0 through 3
LS=0, LS=1
TI=0, TI=1
(If used).
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
To avoid ≤ 1 LVAL jitter if LS=1, ext. HD/Trigger phase relations as shown in fig. 23.
Trigger pulse width >2 LVAL to <120 frames
If LS=0, the minimum trigger interval >(1 FVAL + 3 LVAL).
If LS=1, the minimum trigger interval >(trigger width + 1 FVAL + 2 LVAL).
Fig. 29. Pulse width control. LVAL synchronized.
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6.4.6. Reset Continuous Trigger mode
The RCT mode is in principle the same as normal continuous mode. The difference is that an
external trigger pulse will immediately stop the video read out and reset and restart the vertical
timing. After a fast dump read out, which takes 86 LVAL, a new triggered exposure is started
and read out as normal. If no further trigger pulses are applied, the camera will continue in
normal mode. This fast dump read out has the same effect as “smearless read out”. Smear over
highlighted areas are reduced for the triggered frame.
The restart continuous trigger mode makes it possible to use a lens with video controlled iris in
intelligent traffic surveillance applications.
For timing details, refer to fig. 13. through fig. 17. and fig. 30.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Reset continuous trigger”.
Scanning
Vertical binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Horizontal binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Shutter mode normal, programmable or auto
Shutter speed
Programmable exp.
Accumulation LVAL synch. or a-synch.
Other functions and settings
Ext. trigger. Camera Link or 12 HiRose
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
TR=10
SC=0 through 3
VB=0 through 3
HB=0 through 3
SM=0 through 2
SH=0 through14
PE=0 through 625
LS=0, LS=1
TI=0, TI=1
(If used).
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
To avoid ≤ 1 LVAL jitter if LS=1, ext. HD/Trigger phase relations as shown in fig. 23.
Trigger pulse width >2 LVAL to < 1 frame.
If LS=0, the minimum trigger interval >(1 FVAL + 3 LVAL).
If LS=1, the minimum trigger interval >(trigger width + 1 FVAL + 2 LVAL).
Fig. 30. Reset Continuous Trigger
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6.4.7. Sensor Gate Control
This mode is for applications with strobe flash illuminations or long time accumulations up to
several frames. In this mode the camera is running continuously. The external Sensor Gate
control signal will disable the internal XSG pulse so the accumulation will continue during the
next frame. The resulting video is read out after the first FVAL (or SG), following the trailing
edge of the Sensor Gate Control signal.
To inhibit the internal XSG pulse and continue the accumulation, the external sensor gate
control signal should be low during line 28, where the internal XSG is placed. Fig. 32.
The sensor gate control signal can be synchronized by the FVAL signal. Fig. 31. and fig. 32.
For video out timing details, refer to fig. 13. - 14.
To use this mode:
Set function:
Input:
Trigger mode to “Sensor gate control”.
Scanning
Vertical binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Horizontal binning. (CV-A10 CL only)
Other functions and settings
Ext. SG control to trigger input, CL or 12 pin HR
Ext. HD in on pin 6 on 12-pin connector.
Ext. VD in on pin 7 on 12-pin connector.
TR=3
SC=0
VB=0
HB=0
(If used).
(If used).
Important notes on using this mode
External sync system should follow the camera scanning system.
The ext. HD/VD phase relations should follow the shown in fig. 23.
Fig. 31. Vertical timing for Sensor Gate Control
Fig. 32. Sensor Gate position in line number 28
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6.5. Other Functions.
Scanning. SC=0 through 3.
The CCD scanning format can be selected between full or partial scanning. With partial scanning
only the vertical central part of the CCD sensor is read out with a higher frame rate. The partial
scan is done by a fast dump read out of the lines in the vertical ccd register down to the top of
the partial image. This central part of the image is read out with normal speed. The lines below
the partial image is read out and dumped with a high speed. With partial scan the shutter speed
is limited to be shorter than the frame read out time. There is no limitation in PWC mode.
Binning will not work in partial scanning modes. Partial scan has highest priority.
Note: The color sequence for CV-A70 CL differ in partial scan modes. Refer to chapter 6.1.4.
Binning. VB=0 through VB=3 and HB=0 through HB=3.
(CV-A10 CL only).
Binning mode is a function where the signal charge from 2 or more adjacent pixels are added
together and read out as one pixel. A resulting full frame with lower spatial resolution can be
read out with a higher rate, and higher sensitivity. The CV-A10CL has vertical and horizontal
binning 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1. H and V binning can work together. The aspect ratio is then correct if
the pixel clock is divided in the frame grabber.
Vertical binning is done by adding the pixel charge from adjacent lines together in the horizontal
ccd register. It is done by multiple pulses to the vertical ccd register.
Horizontal binning is done by adding the charge from adjacent pixels together in the
sample/hold circuit on the CCD output.
Lowest shutter speed is reduced to be shorter than the frame read out time. There is no
limitation in PWC mode.
Binning will only work in full frame modes. (SC=0).
Smearless readout. SL=1.
This function will reduce the unwanted smear signal from a highlighted scene when a short
exposure time is used. It works in all trigger modes, but a dummy readout is performed before
the active accumulation is started. It will remove the smear above the highlighted parts in the
image, but there is still smear left below highlighted areas.
The trigger leading edge will start the dummy readout. It takes 86 lines before the exposure
starts. The exposure stops and the resulting video signal is read out. This mode will operate with
full and partial scanning and with all binning modes.
Shutter mode. SM=0, SM=1 and SM=2. SH=0 through SH=14 and PE=0 through PE=625.
With SM=0 this function selects the shutter from the 15 fixed steps (SH).
With SM=1 from programmable in 625 steps (PE).
SM=2 is auto shutter (CCD iris). The range is from OFF to 1/25,000. The reference setting for
auto shutter is done with the command AH=. Together with the AGC function it will keep the
video output constant over a wide range of illumination. Auto shutter will work in continuous
mode and reset continuous trigger mode. (TR=0, TR=10).
Do not use auto iris lens together with the auto shutter function. The camera may be unstable.
Trigger input select. TI=0, TI=1.
This function selects the trigger input to be through Camera Link (TI=0), or as TTL through the
12 pin Hirose connector (TI=1).
Trigger polarity. TP=0, TP=1.
The active trigger polarity is normal low (TP=0). It can be invert it to active high (TP=1).
Gamma. GS=0, GS=1.
For CV-A10CL, gamma can be set to 1.0, which is linear, or 0.45. (GS=0) or (GS=1).
For CV-A70CL gamma is 1.0.
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Gain settings. AS=0, AS=1.
The video gain can be selected between manual gain (AS=0), or AGC (AS=1). Manual gain is set
by the gain level command GA=. The reference level for the AGC is set by the AGC reference
level AG=. In AGC mode the video level is kept constant by the automatic gain control circuit
within a 15 dB range. For CV-A70CL 12 dB. Together with the auto shutter function it will keep
the video output constant over a wide range of illumination. For continuous and RCT mode only.
Black level. BL=0 through BL=255.
Black level (or set-up level) will set the video level for black.
Bit allocation. BA=0, BA=1.
The video output in Camera Link can be selected to be 10 or 8 bits (BA=0, BA=1). For 8 bits only
the 8 most significant bits are output.
The below figures shows the bit allocations for Gamma 1.0 and Gamma 0.45
Gamma 1.
CCD out
Black
200mV
230mV
Analog Signal
Setup 3.6%
25mV
700mV
800mV
Gamma 0.45. CV-A10CL only.
Digital
Out(10bit)
Digital
Out(8bit)
CCD out
32LSB
8LSB
Black
890LSB
1023LSB
222LSB
255LSB
200mV
270mV
Fig. 33. Bit allocation.
Iris video output.
The iris video output in pin #4 on 12 pin HR is 700 mv
for 100% video out in Camera Link. The iris video
signal is taken before the gain circuit. It is without
sync.
The iris video signal can be used for auto iris lens
drive in continuous and RCT mode.
Do not use the auto shutter (CCD iris) function
together with an auto iris lens It may result in an
unstable regulation.
Fig. 34. Iris video output.
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Setup 3.6%,
25mV
700mV
950mV
Digital
Out(10bit)
Digital
Out(8bit)
32LSB
8LSB
890LSB
1023LSB
222LSB
255LSB
CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
LED for power and trigger.
On the camera rear a Light Emitter Diode is found. The light will be green when power is
connected. For trigger pulse input an amber flash will be seen.
Mode and function matrix for CV-A10CL and A70CL.
The following table shows which functions will work in the different modes.
Func.
Mode
Cont.
EPS
PWC
RTC
SG
TR=
0
1
2
10
3
0
√
√
√
-
Shutter
SM=
1
2
√
√
√
√
√
-
Part. s
SC=
√
√
√
√
-
Binning
VB= HB=
*)
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
-
Smearl
SL=
Accum
LS=
√
√
√
-
√
√
√
-
√ = ok, - = no function.
*) Binning only for CV-A10 CL
Ext sync
VD
√
√
√
HD
√
√
√
√
√
Iris
video
out
√
√
-
Remarks
The pixel clock is not changed in horizontal binning modes.
V binning has priority over partial scan.
Horizontal binning will work with partial scan.
6.6. Request Functions.
The following commands are for identification and help.
Fig. 35. shows some printout examples from a PC running terminal emulator software. (Hyper
terminal). Status, version, camera ID, model name, user ID and the help list are shown.
Please refer to chapter 7.2. RS-232C control and chapter 7.3. CV-A10CL/A70CL Command List.
Echo Back. EB=1.
If on, the camera will echo back the RS-232C transmission.
Status. ST.
If received, the camera will send back its current setting for all functions.
Help. HP.
If received, the camera will send back a help list for all functions.
Version Number. VN.
If received, the camera will send back its firmware version number as a 3 digits number.
Camera ID. ID.
If received, the camera will send back its ID, which is a manufacturing code.
Model Name. MD.
If received, the camera will send back its model name.
User ID. UD.
With this command, the user can program and store up to 16 characters for identification.
RS232C Baud Rate. BDRT=1 through 4.
It is possible to change the communication speed from 9600 Baud to a higher speed. The new
selected speed will be effective after next power up.
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6.7. Save and Load Functions.
The following commands are for store and load camera settings in the camera EEPROM.
Load settings. LD.
This command will load previous stored settings to the camera. 3 user settings can be stored in
the camera EEPROM. 1 factory setting is also stored in the camera. The settings stored in the
last used user area is used as default settings at power up.
Save Settings. SA.
This command will store the actual camera settings to 1 of the 3 user area in the camera
EEPROM.
EEPROM Area. EA.
If received, the camera will return the last used user area number.
ST?
SM=2
SH=10
PE=3
TR=0
SL=0
LS=1
TI=0
TP=1
SC=3
VB=2
HB=2
BA=1
AS=1
AG=3
GA=3
BL=3
GS=1
VN?
VN=102
ID?
ID=ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ
MD?
MD=CV-A10
UD?
UD=Eng. Sample #5
HP?
*** CV-A10 Help List *******************************
EB(echo back): 0=off, 1=on
ST(status request): return the all settings
VN(firmware version): return the version no. of firmware
ID(camera ID): return the camera ID (10 characters)
MD(model name): return the model name (max 10 characters)
UD(user ID): free text for user (max 16 characters)
SM(shutter mode): 0=preset shutter, 1=programmable exposure
2=auto shutter
SH(preset shutter): 0=off, 1=1/100, 2=1/120, 3=1/250, 4=1/500, 5=1/1000
6=1/2000, 7=1/4000, 8=1/8000, 9=1/15000, 10=1/25000
11=1/75000, 12=1/100000, 13=1/150000, 14=1/300000
PE(programmable exposure): 0 - 628
TR(trigger mode): 0=normal(continuous), 1=edge pre-select
2=pulse width control, 3=sensor gate control
SL(smearless): 0=off, 1=on
LS(LVAL synchronous accumulation): 0=sync., 1=async.
TI(trigger input): 0=camera-link, 1=hirose 12pin-10p
TP(trigger polarity): 0=active low, 1=active high
SC(scanning format): 0=full frame, 1=1/2 partial, 2=1/4, 3=1/8
VB(vertical binning): 0=off, 1=1/2 binning, 2=1/3, 3=1/4
HB(horizontal binning): 0=off, 1=1/2 binning, 2=1/3, 3=1/4
BA(bit allocation: 0=10bit, 1=8bit
AS(AGC select): 0=off(manual gain control), 1=on
AG(AGC/auto shutter reference): 1 - 1023
GA(manual gain level): -50 - +150
BL(black level): 0 - 255
GS(gamma select): 0=1.0(off), 1=0.45
LD(Load settings from EEPROM): 0=factory, 1=user1, 2=user2, 3=user3
SA(Save settings into EEPROM): 1=user1, 2=user2, 3=user3
*** Firmware Version 1.02 ***** Copyright(c) 2003 JAI Corporation *****
Fig. 35. Terminal printout of status, ID and Help for CV-A10 CL.
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7. Configuring the Camera
7.1. Switch setting by internal SW301 and SW302
SW 301 is used for communication port select and ext. HD/VD or RS232C on pin 6 and 7 12 pin.
The switches are found inside the camera on the left hand board. (Seen from rear).
To access SW301 and SW302:
Remove camera cover.
The switches are located on left hand board.
SW301 is for communication and external HD/VD in.
No
1
2
3
4
Functions
Communication port switch
HIROSE 12pin No. 6 switch
HIROSE 12pin No. 7 switch
ON
LVDS (CameraLink)
External HD in
External VD in
OFF
RS232C (HIROSE 12pin)
RS232C (RxD In)
RS232C (TxD Out)
SW 302 is for 75Ω termination of trigger and HD/VD input.
No
1
2
3
4
Functions
Trigger In Termination switch
Reserved
External Trigger HD in Termination
External Trigger VD in Termination
ON
75Ω
75Ω
75Ω
OFF
TTL
TTL
TTL
Bold italic is factory setting
Fig. 36. Switch 301 and 302 positions on PK8437B
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7.2. RS-232C control
All configuration of the CV-A10 CL or CV-A70 CL camera is done via the RS-232C port on the 12
pin HR connector or via Camera Link. (Internal switch SW301.2 and 301.3 off for HR). The
camera can be set up from a PC running terminal emulator software, or using JAI´s camera
control software.
Below is the description of the ASCII based short command protocol.
Communication setting.
1 CD
Baud Rate *)
9600 bps
4 DTR
Data Length
8 bit
6 DSR
2 RXD
TXD
Start Bit
1 bit
CAMERA RXD
3 TXD
RS 232C cable
Stop Bit
1 bit
5 GND
GND
7 RTS
Parity
None
8 CTS
Xon/Xoff Control None
9 CI
*) Baud rates can be changed by RS232C commands. (9600bps to 115200 bps.)
9 pin
D-con
PC COM
PORT
Protocol.
Transmit setting to camera:
NN=[Parameter]<CR><LF> (NN is any kind of command. Capital or small letters.)
The camera answers:
COMPLETE<CR><LF>
To have all communication visible on the emulator screen, start with:
EB=1<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
COMPLETE<CR><LF>
Transmit request command to camera:
NN?<CR><LF> (NN is any kind of command.)
The camera answers:
NN=[Parameter]<CR><LF>
Transmit the following to have the camera actual setting:
ST?<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
A complete list of the current settings
Transmit the following to have a command list:
HP?<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
A list with all commands and possible settings
Invalid parameters send to camera: (99 is an invalid parameter)
SH=99<CR><LF>
The camera answers:
02 Bad Parameters!!<CR><LF>
To see firmware number.
VN?<CR><LF>
To see camera ID. It shows the manufacturing lot number.
ID?<CR><LF>
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7.3. CV-A10CL/A70CL command list
Command Name
A – General settings and useful
EB
Echo Back
ST
Camera Status request
HP
Online Help request
VN
Firmware version
ID
Camera ID request
MD
Model Name request
UD
User ID (Free text)
BDRT Baud rate
BA
VB
HB
SC
B – Video Output
Output bit allocation
Vertical binning
Horizontal binning
Format
commands
EB=[Param.]<CR><LF>
ST?<CR><LF>
HP?<CR><LF>
VN?<CR><LF>
ID?<CR><LF>
MD?<CR><LF>
TR=[Param.]<CR><LF>
BDRT=[Param.]
<CR><LF>
BA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
VB=[Param.]<CR><LF>
HB=[Param.]<CR><LF>
C – Timing and shutter related commands
Scanning format
SC=[Param.]<CR><LF>
TR
Trigger mode
TR=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SL
SM
Smearless readout
Shutter mode
SL=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SM=[Param.]<CR><LF>
SH
Shutter speed
SH=[Param.]<CR><LF>
PE
Programmable exposure
PE=[Param.]<CR><LF>
D– Signals and polarity
LVAL accumulation
LS=[Param.]<CR><LF>
Trigger Input
TI=[Param.]<CR><LF>
Trigger polarity
TP=[Param.]<CR><LF>
E – Gain and analogue signals setting
AS
Gain select
AS=[Param.]<CR><LF
GA
Gain level
GA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
AG
AGC/auto shutter
AG=[Param.]<CR><LF
reference
BL
Black level
BL=[Param.]<CR><LF>
GS
Gamma select
GS=[Param.]<CR><LF>
F – Saving and loading data in EEPROM
LD
Load settings from camera LD=[Param.]<CR><LF>
EEPROM
LS
TI
TP
SA
EA
Save settings to camera
EEPROM
EEPROM area request
SA=[Param.]<CR><LF>
Parameter
0=Echo off
Remarks
1=Echo on
User can save and load free text
0=9600 bps
1=19200 bps
2=38400 bps
3=57600 bps
4=115200 bps
0=10 bit
0=off
2=1/3 binning
0=off
2=1/3 binning
1=8 bit
1=1/2 binning
3=1/4 binning
1=1/2 binning
3=1/4 binning
0=full
2=1/4 partial
0=Continuous
2=Pulse width
10=RCT mode
0=off
0=Normal
2=auto shutter
0=Off (1/60)
2=1/120
4=1/500
6=1/2000
8=1/8000
10=1/25,000
12=1/100,000
14=1/300,000
0 to 628 L
0=1/8L (3.3µs)
1=2/8L (6.7µs)
2=3/8L (10µs)
3=4/8L (13.3µs)
1=1/2 partial
3=1/8 partial
1=Edge pre-sel
3=Sensor gate
1=on
1=Program. exp
1=1/100
3=1/250
5=1/1000
7=1/4000
9=1/15,000
11=1/75,000
13=1/150,000
4=1.5L (40µs)
5=2.5L (66.7µs)
..
628=625L(16.7ms)
0= LVAL sync.
0= CamerLink
0= active low
1= LVAL a-sync.
1= 12 pin Hiror
1= active high
0=manual gain
-50 to +150
1 to 1023
1=AGC
Off at power up
Actual setting
Command list
3 letter version
≤ 10 characters
≤ 10 characters
≤ 16 characters
New rate will be
activated at next
power up.
Camera Link
CV-A10 CL only.
Only when SC=0
CV-A10 CL only.
Only when SC=0
Only for TR=0 and
TR=1
When SM=0
When SM=1
L = 26.7 µs
Shown time
when VB=0 SC=0
*1)
-50=-3, 150=12dB
When AS =1
0-255 (0=low 255=high)
0=gamma 1
(1=gamma 0.45)
0=Factory data
2=User 2 area
1=User 1 area
3=User 3 area
2=User 2 area
1=User 1 area
3=User 3 area
0.45 only A10CL
Data from latest
used area default
at power up
Parameter = 0 is
not allowed
Return latest used
area
EA?<CR><LF>
*1)
If positive logic is used (TP=1), the first trigger pulse after power up will be ignored. TTL only.
!!
Do not try to use commands not shown in this list.
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8. Camera Control Tool for CV-A10CL/A70CL
From www.jai.com Camera Control Tool for Windows 98/NT/2000 can be downloaded.
The control tool contents a camera control program and tools for making your own program.
For the integrator and experienced user, the Camera Control Toll is much more than a program
with a window interface. It also provides an easy and efficient ActiveX interface built for MS
Windows 98, ME, NT and 2000. The OCX interface has the ability to connect to the camera using
the serial interface of the PC by reading and writing properties for the camera. This integration
requires simple programming skills within Visual Basic, Visual C++ or similar languages in a
Microsoft Windows environment.
8.1. Control Tool Windows
Fig. 37. CV-A10CL Camera control tool windows.
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8.2. Camera Control Tool Interface
The Camera Control Tool Software is based on a main Tool Bar and a number of
associated Tool Windows. Each button in the Tool Bar pops up a separate Tool
Window when pressed. The layout of the program can be adjusted by arranging
the windows the way it is preferred. The program will store this information
and recreate this layout, when the program is restarted.
All Camera Control Tools have a Communication Window and an About Window. The other
window(s) contains camera control commands.
The About window
The about window contains a picture of the camera and
information about the version of the program, Internet
connection to JAI A/S and access to the help documents.
The List box that contains the help documents will list all
files, which have the extension .pdf and that are found in the
program (default) folder
C:\Program Files\JAI A-S\’Control Tool Name’
It is possible to download updated operation manuals from
the jai website:
http://www.jai.com/camera/manuals.asp/sprog=uk
An updated manual can be saved in the folder address
mentioned above and it will automatically be included in the
list of help files.
For newer camera models the About Window also shows
Model Name, camera ID and User ID. It is possible to edit and
save free text in User ID.
At the bottom of the windows (all windows but the
Communication Window is a coloured bar. The bar is green
when the Camera Control Tool is connected to a camera and
the camera is turned on.
The bar is red when the Camera Control Tool is not
connected to a camera or when the camera is turned off.
The Communication Window
The Communication Window is used to connect the Camera
Control Tool with the JAI camera. Depending of camera there
are 2 possible ways to communicate with a JAI camera.
RS-232:
Select the communication port, where the serial cable is
connected from the list box in the ‘Communication Port’
field, or click the ‘Auto’ button to search for a camera on
communication port 1 to 16. The camera control program
automatically sends a camera request on every
communication port. The user is prompted to use a
communication port if a camera answers the request.
RS-232 and Camera Link:
The Communication Window looks a bit different when it is
possible to communicate with the camera using Camera Link
and RS-232 com port. The Communication area contains 2 list boxes now.
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RS-232 communication:
1. Select ’COM-ports’ from the ’CL Manufacturer/COM-ports’ list Box.
2. Select the communication port, where the serial cable is connected to
the camera from the ’Serial Port’ list box or click the ‘Auto’ button to
search for a camera on communication port 1 to 16.
The Serial Port list box and the Auto search button are only active when COM-ports is selected.
Camera Link communication:
The ’CL Manufacturer/COM-ports’ list box also contains DLL
file names (or frame grabber names) for all Camera Link
frame grabbers that are installed in the pc. This is done by
using a DLL file called "clserial.dll" to upload all frame
grabber DLLs that are found in the pc.
Just select the option for the frame grabber that is installed in the pc.
Auto search
Click the auto button to search for a camera on communication port 1 to 16. The camera control
program automatically sends camera request on every communication port. The user is
prompted to use a communication port if a camera answers the request.
This button is only used for RS-232 communication.
Off/On-line mode
The Camera Control Tool Application can run Offline (without a camera attached)
and all functions are fully functional in offline mode.
Off line mode is indicated in The Communication Window, where a status field with
graphic and text indicates the on/off-line status.
Changing the selected communication port (from the communication window)
changes the online/off-line status. If a camera is found on the selected communication port the
application runs online otherwise offline.
Changing the settings in the application will automatically update the camera settings when the
application is online.
If the application looses connection with the camera it will automatically go to offline mode and
it is indicated in the communication window.
Synchronize program and camera
The Camera Control software has the ability to synchronize either the camera or
the program. Click Synchronize camera to write all settings from the program to
the camera or click the Synchronize program to load all settings from the camera
to the program.
Files
When clicking the Write to File or Read from File button, the user is prompted for a file using a
standard file dialog. New files are created if they do not already exist.
Files for camera settings have the extension cam. Information about the communication port is
not stored in the files. All settings are automatically sent to the camera when a file has been
loaded (if the camera is online).
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Factory and User Settings
Use the Store button to store the current camera settings into the user settings area in EEPROM.
Current camera settings are not saved when the camera is turned off. To save current camera
settings you have to save them on the available user areas.
Use the Load button to restore previously saved camera settings from either the Factory or the
User EEPROM area.
Write All Camera Data to File.
Click the “Write Camera Data” button to save all camera settings into a
text file. The information that can be saved is:
Model Name, Camera ID, User ID, Firmware Version, Current Settings,
Factory Settings and the available User Areas.
The file is formatted as shown in the picture below:
EEPROM Current Area.
Click the ‘Get Area’ button to read the power up settings area number.
8.3. Using the Camera Control Tool
Here is some practical information about the Camera Control Tool:
1. The Camera Control Tool bar is always on top of other windows.
2. When you minimize the Camera Control Tool bar all open windows will close.
3. It is possible to work with the Camera Control Tool when the camera is online and when
the camera is offline.
4. The newer JAI cameras always start up with the last used user area (but for some old
models it will start up with the last saved user area.)
5. The Camera Control Tool saves the last used settings (not the user area), which don’t
have to be the same as for the last saved user area.
6. The setup file ’CameraName.ini’ stores all information about camera settings. When the
program is started the last settings for the program are loaded from the file
’CameraName.ini’
7. When you turn on the camera and the Camera Control Tool, it is possible that the Camera
Control Tool does not show the actual camera settings (see 4. and 5.).
a. To obtain the camera settings click “Synchronize Program”.
b. To send the settings that are saved in the Camera Control Tool (last used settings)
to the camera click “Synchronize Camera”.
c. To see which area the camera has started up in click “Get Area”.
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9. External Appearance and Dimensions
Fig. 38. Outline.
10. Specifications
10.1. Spectral sensitivity
CV-A70CL is with an IR stop and optical low-pass filter block in front of the CCD sensor.
1.0
0.8
Relative response
Relative response
1.0
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.0
400
500
600
700
800
Wave length (nm)
900
1000
0.8
B
G
R
IR stop
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.0
400
500
600
700
Wave length (nm)
Fig. 39. Spectral sensitivity for CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL
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10.2. Specification table
Specifications
Scanning system
Frame rate full frame
Pixel clock
Line frequency
CCD sensor
Sensing area
Cell size
Effective pixels
Pixels in video output. Full
1/2 partial
¼ partial
1/8 partial
Sensitivity on sensor
S/N ratio
Video output.
Digital
Iris video output. Analogue
Gain
Gain range
Gamma
Synchronization
Ext HD/VD in.
(Not in binning modes)
Tracking range for H
Trigger input.
TTL
Camera Link
EEN output
Trigger modes
Accumulation
Shutter speed EPS
Programmable exposure
Pulse width control
Auto shutter range
Readout modes
Control interface
Functions controlled by RS
232C
Operating temperature
Humidity
Storage temp/humidity
Vibration
Shock
EMC
Power
Lens mount
CV-A10 CL
CV-A70 CL
Progressive scan
60 frames/sec. Progressive
(625 lines/frame)
36.15 MHz
37.5 kHz
(964 pixels clock/line)
1/2”. Monochrome ICX-415AL
1/2”. Color ICX-415AQ
6.4 (h) x 4.8 (v) mm
8.3 (h) x 8.3(v) µm
782 (h) x 582 (v)
768 (h) x 576 (v) 60 fps
768 (h) x 287(v) 112 fps
768 (h) x 143 (v) 177 fps
768 (h) x 71 (v) 250 fps
6 Lux (Min. gain, 100% video)
14 Lux (Min. gain, 100% video
0.8 Lux (Max gain, 50% video)
1.3 Lux (Max. gain, 50% video)
>55 dB
>54 dB (on Green)
8/10 bit Camera Link
0.7 Vpp
Manual - automatic
Manual - automatic
-3 to +12 dB
-3 to +12 dB. (–3 to +9 dB in aut.)
0.45 – 1.0
1.0
Int. X-tal. Ext. HD/VD or random trigger
4 V ±2 V. TTL or 75 Ω terminated
37.50 KHz ±1%
4 V ±2 V. TTL or 75 Ω terminated
Via Camera Link
4 V from 75 Ω source
Continuous, Edge Pre-Select, Pulse Width Control, and Sensor Gate control
LVAL synchronous or asynchronous
1/60 to 1/300,000 second
1/8 line to 625 lines. (3.3 µs to 16.7 ms)
2 lines to 120 frames.
1/60 to 1/25,000
Partial scan. Full, ½, ¼, 1/8
Partial scan. Full, ½, ¼, 1/8
Vertical binning. Off, ½, 1/3, ¼
Smearless
Horizontal binning. Off, ½, 1/3, ¼
Smearless
RS 232C or Camera Link
Shutter, Trigger, Scanning, Read out, Polarity, Black level, Gain, Gamma
-5°C to +45°C
20 – 80% non-condensing
-25°C to +60°C/20% to 90%
10G (20Hz to 200Hz, XYZ)
70G
CE (EN50081-1 and EN50082-1), FCC part 15 class B
12V DC ± 10%. 4 W. (<0.33A)
C-mount (Flange back 17.526 mm -0.05mm)
Image centre ±0.1mm from C-mount centre
Dimensions
35 x 44 x 80 mm (HxWxD)
Weight
150g
Note: Above specifications are subject to change without notice
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11. Appendix
11.1. Precautions
Personnel not trained in dealing with similar electronic devices should not service this camera.
The camera contains components sensitive to electrostatic discharge. The handling of these
devices should follow the requirements of electrostatic sensitive components.
Do not attempt to disassemble this camera.
Do not expose this camera to rain or moisture.
Do not face this camera towards the sun, extreme bright light or light reflecting objects.
When this camera is not in use, put the supplied lens cap on the lens mount.
Handle this camera with the maximum care.
Operate this camera only from the type of power source indicated on the camera.
Power off the camera during any modification such as changes of jumper and switch setting.
11.2. Typical Sensor Characteristics
The following effects may be observed on the video monitor screen. They do not indicate any
fault of the camera, but do associate with typical sensor characteristics.
V. Aliasing
When the CCD camera captures stripes, straight lines or similar sharp patterns, jagged image on
the monitor may appear.
Blemishes
Some pixel defects can occur, but this does not have en effect on the practical operation.
Patterned Noise
When the sensor captures a dark object at high temperature or is used for long time integration,
fixed pattern noise may appear on the video monitor screen.
11.3. References
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
This manual can for CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL can be downloaded from www.jai.com
Datasheet for CV-A10 CL and CV-A70 CL can be downloaded from www.jai.com
Camera control software can be downloaded from www.jai.com
Specifications for the CCD sensor Sony ICX-415AL can be found on www.jai.com
Specifications for the CCD sensor Sony ICX-415AQ can be found on www.jai.com
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12. Users Record
Camera type:
CV-A10 CL/CV-A70 CL
Revision:
(Revision C)
Serial No.
……………..
Firmware version.
……………..
For camera revision history, please contact your local JAI distributor.
Users Mode Settings.
Users Modifications.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
AS DEFINED BY THE COUNCIL DIRECTIVE
89/336/EEC
EMC (ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPABILITY)
WE HEREWITH DECLARE THAT THIS PRODUCT
COMPLIES WITH THE FOLOWING PROVISIONS APPLYING TO IT.
EN-50081-1
EN-50082-1
Company and product names mentioned in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
JAI A-S cannot be held responsible for any technical or typographical errors and reserves the right to make changes to products and
documentation without prior notification.
JAI A-S, Denmark
Phone +45 4457 8888
Fax +45 4491 8880
www.jai.com
JAI UK Ltd, England
Phone +44 1895 821 481
Fax +44 1895 824 433
www.jai.com
JAI Corporation, Japan
Phone +81 45 440 0154
Fax +81 45 440 0166
www.jai-corp.co.jp
JAI PULNiX Inc, USA
Phone (Toll-Free) +1 877 445 5444
Phone +1 408 747 0300
Fax +1 408 747 0880
www.jaipulnix.com
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