CMD-IV Manual

CMD-IV Manual
CONTENTS
UNPACKING ..........................................................................................................Page 5
CONNECTIONS .....................................................................................................Page 5
CMD-IV Control Unit ....................................................................................Page 5
Calibration ...................................................................................................Page 5
Video Input ..................................................................................................Page 5
Video Output ...............................................................................................Page 6
Other Connections ......................................................................................Page 6
CONTROLS & INDICATORS .................................................................................Page 6
Power Switches............................................................................................Page 6
Motor Switch ................................................................................................Page 6
Lamp Pot .....................................................................................................Page 6
Video Snap-Shot Switch .............................................................................Page 6
Position Control 1 ........................................................................................Page 6
Position Control 2 ........................................................................................Page 7
Lock Switch 1 and 2 ....................................................................................Page 7
Track ............................................................................................................Page 7
Position ........................................................................................................Page 7
Display .........................................................................................................Page 7
X/Y ...............................................................................................................Page 7
B/W .............................................................................................................Page 8
Menu ...........................................................................................................Page 8
Set ..............................................................................................................Page 8
(backspace) ........................................................................................Page 8
0 thru 9 and . (decimal point) ......................................................................Page 8
Enter ...........................................................................................................Page 8
Store ...........................................................................................................Page 9
Recall ..........................................................................................................Page 9
MENUS ..................................................................................................................Page 9
Overview ....................................................................................................Page 9
Main Menu ...............................................................................................Page 10
Line Options ............................................................................................Page 10
X 1 Line Options .............................................................................Page 10
X 2 Line Options .............................................................................Page 10
Y 1 Line Options .............................................................................Page 10
Y 2 Line Options .............................................................................Page 10
Lock Overrides ...............................................................................Page 10
Box/Lines .......................................................................................Page 10
Line Size ........................................................................................Page 10
Coordinate Options ...................................................................................Page 11
Display Options ..............................................................................Page 11
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Character Color ...............................................................................Page 11
Background Color ...........................................................................Page 11
Display Layout ................................................................................Page 11
Precision Digits ...............................................................................Page 11
B/W or Color Mode ....................................................................................Page 11
Color Bar Menu ..........................................................................................Page 11
Remote Options .........................................................................................Page 12
Password Options ......................................................................................Page 12
Password Mode ..............................................................................Page 12
Protect Now ....................................................................................Page 13
Change Password ..........................................................................Page 13
CALIBRATION SET .............................................................................................Page 13
Overview ...................................................................................................Page 14
Set Scale Using X Axis .............................................................................Page 14
Set Scale Using Y Axis .............................................................................Page 14
Clear Scale ...............................................................................................Page 14
Select Unit ................................................................................................Page 14
Metric Units .....................................................................................Page 14
English Units ...................................................................................Page 15
User Defined ...................................................................................Page 15
Define User Unit ........................................................................................Page 15
MEMORIES ..........................................................................................................Page 15
Overview ...................................................................................................Page 15
Memory Store ...........................................................................................Page 15
Memory Recall ..........................................................................................Page 16
PASSWORD PROTECTION ................................................................................Page 16
Overview ...................................................................................................Page 16
OPERATION ........................................................................................................Page 16
Overview ...................................................................................................Page 16
Calibration .................................................................................................Page 17
Setting the Scale .......................................................................................Page 17
Adding a Unit of Measure .........................................................................Page 17
Saving the current configuration ...............................................................Page 17
Memory Store ...........................................................................................Page 18
Memory Recall ..........................................................................................Page 18
TEGATRON CMD CURSOR CALIBRATION........................................................Page 19
Calibration ................................................................................................Page 19
40 X................................................................................................Page 19
20 X................................................................................................Page 20
10 X................................................................................................Page 20
5 X................................................................................................Page 21
DEPTH .................................................................................................................Page 21
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Depth Measurement .................................................................................Page 21
Digital Video Output ..................................................................................Page 22
Video Snap-Shot Switch ...........................................................................Page 22
Specifications ................................................................................................Page 23 - 24
Warranty ..............................................................................................................Page 25
Returns ................................................................................................................Page 25
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UNPACKING
The Tegatron CMD-IV system includes the following items:
CMD-IV Control Unit
Color Video Microscope
Main Cable
Power Cable
Video Cable
USB Cable
Depth Cable (If depth option is installed)
Video Capture Software
Hand Remote
Spares Kit
Calibration Standard
Manual
Please inspect all items carefully and report any damaged or missing items to us as
soon as possible.
CONNECTIONS
CMD-IV Control Unit
Connect the main cable to the microscope and the control unit. Connect the video cable
to the control unit and an NTSC monitor (A video source must be applied to the control
unit to function properly). Plug in the depth & USB video cable if used. Plug in the power
cable to the control unit and an AC power source. The CMD-IV can operate from an AC
power source of 110V or 220VAC (Auto-Sensing). You must turn on the “Master Power”
switch before pushing the front panel power switch.
Calibration
The CMD-IV has been Pre-Calibrated at the factory and should not be re-adjusted. If
calibration is re-adjusted, any guarantee of accuracy is voided. Calibration procedure is
located in the CALIBRATION section of this manual.
Video Input
A video source must be connected to the CMD-IV for it to function properly. Connect the
Tegatron microscope main cable to the scope and the CMD-IV control box ( The CMDIV can also be connected to an analog signal via the BNC adapter or an S-Video
signal.
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Video Output
The CMD-IV can be connected to an analog monitor via the BNC output or to a PC via
the Digital Video output (USB-2 connector). There is also an S-Video output.
Other Connections
If you have a custom option installed which requires an external connection, please see
the supplement to this user guide for additional information.
CONTROLS & INDICATORS
Power Switch
There are 2 power switches. The Master Power switch is on the top right hand of the
CMD-IV control box. This must be turned on first. Then press the power switch located
in the lower right corner of the unit.
Motor Switch
The motor switch will move the microscope objectives up & down for fine focus and for
measuring depth (if installed).
Lamp Pot
This is used for adjusting the intensity of the light inside the microscope.
Video Snap-Shot Switch
This is used only when you are using the DIGITAL VIDEO OUT via the USB port to a
PC (you must install the enclosed software for this function to operate correctly). This
switch allows you to take a picture of the image you are measuring and paste it to a
form, save it in a file or E-mail to a client. See section on Digital Video Output for more
information.
Position Control 1
This rotary control will move the left or top cursor (depending on the setting of the X/Y
switch) or it will move both (same axis) cursors together if the track function is enabled.
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Position Control 2
This rotary control will move the right or bottom cursor (depending on the setting of the
X/Y switch). If track mode is on, it will adjust the spread between the two (same axis)
lines.
Lock Switch 1 and Lock Switch 2
Enabling the lock function will cause the related rotary position control to have no effect
while lock is on (RED led on). lock functions are remembered independently for the X
and Y axes. A Lock override can be set in the menu system to lock a control regardless
of the switch setting (which will also be indicated by the light).
Track
Enabling the tracking function (lamp on) will cause the left position control to move both
lines of the same axis together (keeping the spacing constant). The right control will
adjust the spacing between the lines. When the tracking function is disabled (indicator
off), the two controls will move the lines fully independently.
Position
The position set function allows the user to relocate the numeric display. Pressing the
POSTION switch will turn on (indicator blinking) the position set function for the numeric
dimension display. When the position function is enabled, turn the left (#1) rotary control
to move the horizontal position and the right (#2) rotary control to change the vertical
position. Press the POSITION switch again when finished to disable the position set
function. Note that many other functions are disabled while position set is on.
Display
Pressing the DISPLAY switch will toggle the overlay on and off including the character
and line display. This makes it easy to go to a "clean source image" and back to the
measurement mode. When the display is off, many switches and the controls are
inactive to prevent accidental changes. The indicator is illuminated when the display is
on. The Display Switch will cycle through three different states: 1) Overlay completely
off, 2) Only lines displayed, the numeric display is off, and 3) Both lines and the numeric
display are enabled.
X/Y
The X/Y switch chooses between X or Y axis movement. There is an indicator for each
direction. Note that the positions and lock information are remembered independently
for each axis.
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B/W
Selects whether the lines are displayed as black or white. This switch does not affect
the color of the numeric display or menu system.
MENU
Pressing the MENU switch places the unit in the menu mode allowing the user to set his
or her preferences. The exact menus are covered in a later chapter in this manual.
Note: If the PASSWORD PROTECTION is turned on, you may have to enter a
password before using this function. The unit is shipped with PASSWORD ENABLED
and a default password of 1 2 3.
Set
Pressing SET will allow the user to calibrate the unit and also set the unit of measure.
Operation is through simple menus.
If the password protection is turned on, you may have to enter a password before using
this function.
(Backspace)
Pressing the backspace button will allow you to edit the numeric calibration or the
password as it is being entered. Backspace deletes the character last entered.
0 thru 9 and . (decimal point)
These keys are used to enter the calibration reference, enter the password and to
navigate the menu systems. They are used in a way similar to a calculator. Note also
that the 2, 4, 6 and 8 keys are also used as a 4 directional cursor array when changing
the custom unit of measure settings.
Enter
Completes the entry of a calibration setting, password or completes a menu operation.
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Store
Pressing the STORE key will blink the indicator next to it and display a message on the
screen asking you to press a number key. After pressing the STORE key, you must
press one of the number keys (0 through 9) to specify which memory, which will turn off
the indicator. You can also cancel the storage by pressing STORE a second time
(which will also turn off the indicator). Each memory will save most of the settings of the
unit, allowing easy access to multiple calibrations. See the section on Memories later in
this manual.
If the password protection is turned on, you may have to enter a password before using
this function.
Recall
Pressing the RECALL key will blink the indicator next to it and display a message on the
screen asking you to press a number key. After pressing the RECALL key, you must
press one of the number keys (0 through 9) to specify which memory location you
choose, which will turn off the LED. You can also cancel the recall by pressing RECALL
a second time (which will also turn off the LED). See the section "MEMORIES" in this
manual.
MENUS
Overview
Main Menu
1. Line Options
2. Coordinate Options
3. B/W or Color mode
4. Color Bars
5. Remote Options
6. System Options
7. Password Options
0. Exit
Press number for selection
The CMD-IV is designed for ease of
use. Commonly used functions are
easily changed with front panel
switches while less used functions
can be changed only with the menus.
This section will describe the various
menus and how they work. For the
calibration set menus and units of
measure, please see the next
section.
If you have the "Password Protection" enabled, you may need to enter
a password before you can enter the
menu. See the section on Password
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Protection for more information.
The menus system is divided into a hierarchy, or tree structure. Each branch has
several related menus that can be changed. The main or top menu is the first one you
see after pressing the MENU button. You then choose one of the categories and press
the number key relating to that menu. This will bring up another menu where you press
the numeric key of choice and so on. "ENTER" will select the highlighted item. Pressing
the 0 (zero) key will exit each menu back up to the previous menu.
Main Menu
Each menu will be described below:
Line Options
1. X1 Line Options
This item selects whether the X1 (left) line is set to solid, serrated
or turned off. Each line may be set individually.
2. X2 Line Options
This item selects whether the X2 (right) line is set to solid, serrated
or turned off. Each line may be set individually.
3. Y1 Line Options
This item selects whether the Y1 (top) line is set to solid, serrated
or turned off. Each line may be set individually.
4. Y2 Line Options
This item selects whether the Y2 (bottom) line is set to solid,
serrated or turned off. Each line may be set individually.
5. Lock Overrides
Allows you to enable lock overrides for each line. If these are set
to on, the line will remain locked regardless of how the front
panel lock switch is set (lock indicators will light).
6. Box/Lines
This will set whether lines or a box will be displayed. The lines
are full screen length. Boxes may be set as either an outline
(normal box mode) or solid (filled).
7. Line Size
Line size can be set to thin or thick. X and Y axes may be set
individually. When the line size is set to thick, measuring
resolution will be lower due to video system restrictions and
display capabilities. Thin lines may also cause a slight increase
in apparent flicker on some monitors due to limitations of the
NTSC/PAL video system.
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Coordinate Options
1. Display Options
You can choose whether to display the numeric value for X, Y
or diagonal measurements. Any combination can be displayed.
2. Character Color
Sets the foreground (character) color of the alpha-numeric digits
but does not affect the line color (see the B/W switch to change
the line color). Eight color settings are possible. In B&W mode
(and most PAL modes), the colors are displayed as shades of
gray.
3. Background Color
Sets the background color of the alpha-numeric digits but does
does not affect the line color (see the B/W switch to change the
line color). eight color settings are possible in addition to no
background. No background allows the characters to display
directly on the video image without any solid area behind them.
In B&W mode (and most PAL modes), the colors are displayed
as shades of gray.
4. Display Layout
Chooses whether the X, Y, and diagonal dimensions are
displayed in a row or column format.
5. Precision Digits
Allows the user to choose the precision of the measurement
display. For readability, the display precision can be reduced
to only the amount of information that is really needed for the
application. The precision can be set from 2 to 5 digits, with 4
being the factory default.
B/W or Color Mode
The user can select whether the CMD-IV is used with a B/W camera or color camera
(unit is set to "Color" to match scope camera). For the unit to display the image
properly, it must be set for the proper mode. If the unit is set for B/W when used with a
color camera, it will display only B/W characters and color bars will be B/W also. When
the unit is used with PAL composite/S-video or B/W video, it automatically is switched
into B&W mode. Only RGB and scope in will display color overlay data in PAL mode.
Color Bar Menu
A reference "Color bar generator" is built into the CMD-IV and can be enabled through
this menu. When color bars are turned on, the camera or other input video image will
not be visible. The color bars are designed to test for the presence of the colors and
system troubleshooting. The color bars are not designed to replace a precision test
signal generator for calibration purposes.
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Remote Options
The remote options are only used when the factory optional remote interface is ordered
and installed in the unit. This interface comes with a separate interface operation
manual.
Password Options
1. Password Mode
There are five (5) different modes of operation for the password
system. They are as follows:
1. Disabled - This will allow all menus and the store function to be
accessed without having to enter a password (unit is shipped with
password protection "Enabled". The default password is 1, 2, 3).
2. Enable at Power Off - Once the correct password is entered, all
functions will be accessible without having to re-enter the password
until the power is turned off to the unit, which will place it back in
protected mode, requiring the password to be entered to access the
menus and store function.
3. Enable at Menu Exit - Each time a menu is exited, the password
protection will be re-enabled so the next time menu, set or store
buttons are pressed, the password will have to be entered again.
4. Menu Exit + 1 min - Approximately one minute (1.2 minutes for
PAL) after exiting a menu, the password requirement will
automatically become active, requiring you to enter the password again the next time Menu, Set or Store are pressed. The
time is counted from the last time a menu is used. If you used
the menu every 45 seconds, the password would never be
required. This mode is the factory default.
5. Menu Exit + 5 min - Approximately five minutes (6 minutes for
PAL) after exiting a menu, the password requirement will
automatically become active, requiring you to enter the password again the next time Menu, Set or Store are pressed. The
time is counted from the last time a menu is used. If you used
the menu every 4 minutes, the password would never be
required.
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2. Protect Now
This immediately reinstates the password requirement and
would be the same as turning the unit off and back on. Use
Use this when you make changes and need to have the unit
password protected before leaving the location.
3. Change Password Allows you to change the password to any number up to 8 digits.
You need to enter the number, press Enter, then enter the
number again. The backspace key can be used to correct entry.
Passwords do not have to be all 8 digits. Use the number of
digits you feel necessary to secure the unit. In fact, if no number
is entered in either box, then that becomes the password. Just
pressing enter will get you past the password screen but that is
not recommended for security. Both entry boxes must match to
complete the function. If they do not, a screen will inform you
that they don't match and ask you to press the Enter key to try
again. There is no cancel function. Turn the unit off to cancel
this command. When both input numbers match, a screen will
be displayed that indicates the password has been changed
and asks you to press the Enter key to continue.
Note: It is recommended that the password be changed from
the default password the unit is shipped with since that password is in the manuals.
WARNING: DO NOT FORGET YOUR CHANGED PASSWORD!
CALIBRATION
Scale and Unit Parameters
1 Set Scale Using X Axis
2 Set Scale Using Y Axis
3 Clear Scale
4 Select Unit
5 Define Custom Unit
0 Exit
Press number for selection
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Overview
The SET menu is similar in operation to the MAIN MENU, however the SET menu is
used to set the calibration for the unit and the unit of measure. See the section about
operation (setting the scale) for additional information on using the SET menu. Below,
each menu is described in detail. Calibration only needs to be set for one axis to
calibrate all directions.
If you have the Password System enabled, you may need to enter a password before
you can enter the set menu. See the section on Password Protection for additional
information.
Set Scale Using X Axis
This will set the calibration using the horizontal (left to right) axis, or the distance
between two vertical (up-down) lines. It will accept any number, up to 4 digits between
0.0001 and 9999 for the calibration.
Note that measuring is much more precise when setting the calibration on the X axis, as
opposed to the Y axis. Calibration is also more precise when the distance between the
two lines is as wide as possible during calibration.
Set Scale Using Y Axis
This will set the calibration using the vertical (top to bottom) axis, or the distance
between 2 horizontal (left-right) lines. Enter any number, up to 4 digits between 0.0001
and 9999 for the calibration.
Note that measuring is much more precise when setting the calibration on the X axis. Y
axis calibration is provided for those places where X axis calibration is impractical.
Calibration is also more precise when the distance between the two line is as wide as
possible during calibration (see the section "Calibration Procedure" for directions on
how to calibrate the CMD-IV to the microscope).
NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT !!! The CMD-IV is matched to the scope it was assigned to.
Use with any other scope voids all warrantees and all calibration accuracy.
Clear Scale
You will initially be provided with three (3) categories as follows:
1. Metric Units
A selection of commonly used Metric units are available in this
menu. Press the number corresponding to the unit to be displayed.
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2. English Units
A selection of commonly used English units are available in this
menu. Press the number corresponding to the unit to be displayed.
3. User Defined
This will display all the user defined units. Units must have been
previously defined (see menu item 5, "Define User Unit" below).
The unit of measure is the same for both axis.
Define User Unit
Up to eight (8) different user defined units can be entered. Each can be one or two
characters long. Once defined here, they will be available in the Select Unit menu
described above. To set a unit, press the appropriate number for the location where you
want to save the unit. Next, press the up and down keys (#2 and #8) to change the
character. Use the left and right keys (#4 and #6) to select between the left and right
characters. Press the "ENTER" key when complete.
MEMORIES
Overview
The CMD-IV incorporates ten (10) user accessible memories which save most system
settings. This allows you to save calibration settings for different zoom factors. The
CMD-IV will retain the information in memory after power is removed for up to several
years.
Memory Store
NOTE: The first four (4) memory locations are loaded with the calibration settings for
each objective on the Tegatron microscope and should NOT be re-configured. Any
changes made to these memory locations will cause the calibration measurements to
be off and voids all warrantees of calibration accuracy.
At any time during normal operation, you can save the current calibration and
cursor positions into one of the last 6 (of 10) memory locations. To save a setting into
memory, press the save button (the red LED next to it should illuminate). Next, press a
number (0 or numbers 5 through 9) which corresponds to the memory location you want
to save to. To cancel a save, before pressing the number, press the save button a
second time or press the enter button.
If you have the Password System enabled, you may need to enter a password
before you can enter the store function (unit shipped with password Protection on). See
the section on Password Protection for additional information.
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Note: It may take up to 5 seconds after the save button is pressed for the setting
to be stored into the non-volatile (long term) memory. This is due to the multi-tasking
nature of the unit's operating system. Do not turn off or remove power until at least five
seconds after pressing the number key of the save operation.
Memory Recall
At any time, you can recall one of the ten memories. To recall one of the settings, press
the "RECALL" key and then press one of the number keys that corresponds to the
desired memory location.
Password
Protection
Overview
The CMD-IV incorporates a password protection system to disallow entry to the menus
as well as the set and store functions. This is to help protect against accidental or
intentional corruption of settings in a production or unsupervised environment.
To be secure, the password should be changed before the unit is deployed. Use main
menu item 7 to set a new password and change the mode. Write down and secure your
new password where you will be able to find it.
NOTE: If your password is lost, you may have to send the unit back to Tegatron
to have the password reset.
The factory default password is: 123
The default mode is: Menu Exit + 1 minute.
Note: Performing a factory defaults reset will not change the password or password
mode.
OPERATION
Overview
This section will describe the basic use of the CMD-IV. The unit should be properly
connected and operating. Make sure that the cursors and dimensions are displayed
before continuing.
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Calibration
The CMD-IV is shipped "Pre-calibrated" for use with its matching microscope (Matching
microscope S/N is located in the top left hand corner of the CMD-IV under the logo
plate).
NOTE: Do not change calibration settings in memory locations 1, 2, 3, or 4. Doing
so will cause microscope to be out of calibration and void warrantee.
To enter other calibration settings, place an object with a known dimension (the
reference object) in the field of view, at the same distance from the optics (lens) as the
object you wish to measure. It is best to set the reference dimension using the X axis as
this provides better accuracy. X axis measurements prove better resolution as well.
Once the reference object is fully visible in the monitor, move the cursors to a known
dimension on the object. Using a reference dimension that is one half the screen width
or more will result in best measurement accuracy.
Setting the Scale
Press the "SET" button to bring up the SCALE and UNIT PARAMETERS menu.
Press 1 to set the scale the X axis or press 2 to set the scale using the Y axis.
Enter the dimension of the reference object that is between the cursors.
The value entered must be in the range of 0.0001 to 9999.
You can use the "Backspace" (
) key to delete an incorrectly entered digit.
Press the "Enter" key when done.
When the reference dimension is entered as above, you can remove the reference
object and measure any item at that distance from the optics in either the X or Y
directions.
Adding a unit of measure
You may also wish to add a unit of measure to your dimension display. The following
procedure is used to add a unit of measure to the dimension display:
Press the "SET" button to bring up the "SCALE and UNIT PARAMETERS" menu.
Press 4 to access the SELECT UNIT menu. Press 1 to use a metric unit, 2 to use a US
unit or 3 to use a custom unit. If you need to set a custom unit first, press 4 and follow
the procedure in the section describing custom units. Next, press number 1 through 8 to
choose the appropriate unit of measure. Press 0 twice to exit (once to return to the
Scale and Unit Parameters Menu and the second time to exit the menus).
Saving the current configuration
Once you set a calibration, you may want to store it in memory for use later, so you
don't have to keep re-calibrating for the same zoom or magnification factor. You can
save the data in one of ten memories by doing the following:
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Memory Store
Set the cursors and scale for your application. Press the STORE key (the indicator
should blink and a screen will ask you to enter a number). Press a number (0 through 9)
to select one of the ten memory locations (indicator should go out after pressing the
number). Within 5 seconds the state of the machine will be saved to that memory
number which will be retained after power off.
Note: If power is turned off immediately after pressing the memory location, the data
may not be saved or may be corrupted. It takes up to 5 seconds to write the data to
memory.
Note: If you have the Password Protection enabled, you may have to enter a password
to use the Memory Store function.
Memory Recall
To recall from memory, press the RECALL key (which will cause the indicator next to it
to blink and a screen will display indicating you should press a numeric key). Next,
press a number key (0 thru 9) relating to the memory you wish to recall from. There are
ten memories 0 through 9. The indicator should stop blinking after pressing the numeric
key.
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TEGATRON CMD CURSOR CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
The following is the calibration procedure for the CMD-IV unit:
NOTE: The CMD-IV has been pre-calibrated at the factory and the settings have
been stored in memory locations 1, 2, 3 and 4 and should not be changed. Any
changes will void the calibration warrantee.
The Tegatron CMD is calibrated for length & width with the 5x, 10x, 20x and 40x
objective lenses. The distance between marks on the calibration standard is 10 lines per
millimeters. Adjust the cursors as illustrated for each magnification.
40X OBJECTIVE
(1 dark bar & 1 white bar. Enter value of 100. Save in memory location #4)
To calibrate the 40X scale, turn the turret on the microscope to where you are viewing
the Ronchi Ruling (supplied with new scopes or you can purchase one through
Tegatron) through the 40X objective. Using the X axis, move the cursors to the outside
edges of 1 dark bar & 1 white bar (as illustrated). Once you have the cursors where you
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want them, press the "SET" button. Choose option #1. Enter the value 100 then press
"ENTER". Now press "STORE" (red LED should light) and the number 4 (red LED
should go out).
Use the same procedure for the other 3 objectives using the images below.
20X OBJECTIVE
(2 dark bars & 2 white bars. Enter value of 200. Save in memory location #3)
10X OBJECTIVE
(4 dark bars & 4 white bars. Enter value of 400. Save in memory location #2)
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5X OBJECTIVE
(8 dark bars & 8 white bars. Enter value of 800. Save in memory location #1)
DEPTH
Depth Measurement
If you have the optional Depth gauge installed, use the following procedure to measure
the depth of the object you are looking at:
1. Press the "Set" button on the depth gauge to turn the unit on.
2. Using the 40X objective, run the scope down to the bottom of the object you
are looking at.
3. Press the "set" button again to rest the counter back to 0.000 (gauge should
be in the MM mode).
4. Using the motor switch on the CMD-IV, run the scope up till the top of the
object is focused.
5. The gauge should now be showing the depth of the object you are looking at.
6. To turn the gauge off, hold down the on/off - set button for a couple seconds.
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There is a 9 pin "D" sub connector on the back of the CMD-IV which is the depth out to
run into a PC. If you have the optional PC software, This is where you would get your
depth signal.
Digital Video Output
The CMD-IV can be connected to a PC via the USB-2 connector located on the back
panel of the CMD-IV. Note: Your PC must have a USB-2 high speed port for this to
operate correctly. In order to use this output, you must first install the enclosed software.
First, put the cd into your cd drive. The CD should start automatically. Click on INSTALL
DRIVER and follow the on screen directions. Once driver is installed, you can then plug
in the USB-2 cable from the Digital Video Out (on the back panel of the CMD-IV) to the
high speed USB-2 port on your PC. A screen should pop up saying "Found New
Hardware". Follow the directions on screen (a screen will pop up saying the software
has not passed the Windows Logo Testing. Click "Continue Anyway"). The software
should start loading. When done, click "Finish". Continue this procedure till all drivers
are installed. You are now ready to use the Digital Video Out.
Note: To simplify operation, do the following:
1. First, see if an icon was put on your desktop that says "amcap.exe". If not,
here is how to put the shortcut on your desktop.
2. Go to "C:\Program Files\XL Imaging". Right click on "amcap.exe". Go to "Send
to", then click on Desktop "create shortcut". A shortcut to "amcap.exe" should
now be on your desktop.
To see your image on the PC screen, hook up the CMD-IV as described earlier and
plug in the USB-2 cable. Turn the CMD-IV on. Now double click the icon labeled
"amcap.exe. Your image should now be on the screen. An operation manual and
additional software is located on the install disc for directions on how to set up the
different options available for this program.
Video Snap-Shot Switch
The Video Snap-Shot switch works with the Digital Video Out only. Operation is as
follows:
1. Follow the procedure above to obtain an image on the screen. Adjust the
cursors using the CMD-IV to obtain the measurements you are looking for.
2. Once you have the image the way you want it, press the "Video Snap-Shot"
button. You now have a captured image that can be archived, E-mailed,
saved to a file or loaded onto a form.
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Specifications
Calibration Entry Range
Numeric Display Range
Significant Digits
Password Size
Scale Display Layout
Calibration Axes
Measurement Axes
Scale Display Position
B&W Select
Line Attributes
Rule Mode
User Defined Memories
User Defined Units of Measure
Color Bars
Character Cell Display
Non-Volatile Memory type
System Microprocessor
X axis line width
Y axis line width
Line Resolution
Adjustment Range
Sync System
Color System
Genlock
Bandwidth
Input Levels
Composite
S-Video
RGB
Sync
0.0001 to 9999
0.00001 to 15668400
Selectable 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6
0 to 8 digits, may also be disabled
Row or Column
Can be calibrated on X Y axis
Any Combination of X, Y and/or Diagonal
Movable within 90% center of screen
Menu setting to support B&W video
Selectable as off, solid or serrated
Full line or box display
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8 (2 digits each)
Not displayed in B&W, PAL or PAL S-Video
16x20 pixel cell, interlaced (HxV)
EEPROM
16/32 bit architecture
NTSC - 40.75nS (Narrow), 81.5nS (Wide)
PAL - 33.9nS (Narrow), 67.8nS (Wide)
1 scan line (Narrow), 2 scan lines (Wide)
NTSC - 1280 x 480
PAL - 1536 x 576
98% of normal visible raster area minimum
RS170A or CCIR
NTSC or PAL
Precision PLL, square pixel
Greater than 30 MHZ
1.0Vpp composite, 75 ohm
1.0Vpp (Y), 0.286Vpp burst (C), 75 ohm
0.7Vpp non-comp / 1.0Vpp comp, 75 ohm
0.3-4.0Vpp, 75 ohm
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Output Levels
Composite
S-Video
RGB
Sync
Digital
Same as respective input, +/-5% into 75 Ohm
Same as respective input, +/-5% into 75 Ohm
Same as respective input, +/-5% into 75 Ohm
Same as input level, up to 2Vpp. +/- 5%, into 75 Ohm
Digital Video out via USB-2 connector.
Connectors
Composite
S-Video
RGB & Sync
Microscope
Digital Video
AC 110-220V
12VDC - 5A
Depth
BNC Female
4 pin mini-DIN Female (std. S-Video connector)
9 pin D-sub Female
10 pin circular Female
USB-2 Type A connector
AC power jack input
DC Power Jack Aux. in/out
9 pin D-sub connector
Remote port (optional)
Data Format
Baud Rate
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
EIA-232 (RS-232)
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
7 or 8, selectable
Off or Even, selectable
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Temperature
Operating
0 deg ~ 40 deg C (32 deg - 104 deg F)
Humidity
Operating
10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Power
Voltage
Consumption
110 - 220 VAC (Auto-sensing)
12 VDC in via 12 VDC in/out connector
270ma typical
Size
9.00" (W) x 7.63" (D) x 2.88" (H)
Weight
1 lb. 14 oz.
Country of Origin
Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Warranty
Tegatron Inc. warrants that each CMD-IV system is free from defects due to faulty
materials or improper workmanship for a period of one (1) year. Tegatron further
warrants that any part which proves defective in materials or workmanship within one
(1) year, will be replaced or repaired at no cost to the user. Labor to replace defective
parts will be done without charge, provided the equipment is returned to Tegatron, Inc.
prepaid, insured and properly packaged.
CONDITIONS
This warranty is void if the warranted part has been altered or subject to abuse or
misuse. Defective parts must be returned to Tegatron, Inc.
SOLE WARRANTY
This Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied including, without
limitation, any implied warranty or any implied warranty of fitness for a particular
purpose. Tegatron, Inc. shall have the final right to determination as to the existence
and cause of any defect and its appropriate adjustment in accordance with the terms of
this warranty. In no event shall Tegatron, Inc. be liable for any consequential damages.
Returns
Please ship all repairs to:
Tegatron, Inc.
47 E 4th St.
Franklin, Oh 45005
U.S.A.
Ph: 937-746-6439
Fax: 937-746-2759
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