Sparrow - ICP DAS
Sparrow
IEEE 1394b Industrial CCD Camera Series
IMS-30/IMS-130
User’s Manual
Manual Version: 1.0
Release Date: May 20, 2009
ICP DAS Co., LTD.
ww.icpdas.com
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 5
1.1
Features ................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2
Applications .............................................................................................................................. 5
1.3
System Requirement ............................................................................................................... 5
1.4
Function Descriptions .............................................................................................................. 7
1.4.1
AOI (Area of Interest) .................................................................................................. 7
1.4.2
Brightness ................................................................................................................... 8
1.4.3
Sharpness ................................................................................................................... 8
1.4.4
White Balance ............................................................................................................. 8
1.4.5
Hue .............................................................................................................................. 9
1.4.6
Saturation .................................................................................................................... 9
1.4.7
Gamma and LUT ....................................................................................................... 10
1.4.8
Gain ........................................................................................................................... 10
1.4.9
Shutter (Exposure) .................................................................................................... 10
1.4.10 Trigger Control .......................................................................................................... 10
1.4.11 GPIO (General Purpose Digital Input and Output) ................................................... 13
1.4.12 Strobe Control ........................................................................................................... 16
1.4.13 Save Camera Configuration ...................................................................................... 16
1.4.14 Data Flash Control .................................................................................................... 16
1.4.15 Software AES Project Encryption .............................................................................. 17
1.4.16 Test Pattern ............................................................................................................... 17
2.
1.5
Spectral Response ................................................................................................................. 18
1.6
Benchmarks ........................................................................................................................... 19
1.6.1
Standard Video Mode ................................................................................................ 19
1.6.2
AOI Video Mode ........................................................................................................ 20
1.6.3
ICP DAS IEEE 1394 products ................................................................................... 20
Hardware Reference ............................................................................................. 21
2.1
2.2
Sparrow IMS-30 / IMS-130 .................................................................................................... 21
2.1.1
Camera Specification ................................................................................................ 21
2.1.2
Camera Interface ....................................................................................................... 22
2.1.3
Standard Package Contents ..................................................................................... 22
Optional Accessories ............................................................................................................. 23
2.2.1
VISION BOX platform ................................................................................................ 23
2.2.2
1394 Interface Cards ................................................................................................. 24
2.2.3
1394 Cable ................................................................................................................ 25
2.2.4
1394 Repeater: 1394R3B .......................................................................................... 26
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2.2.5
3.
1394 CAT5/CAT6 Repeater: FW-UTPS400 .............................................................. 26
Installation Guide ................................................................................................. 27
3.1
Hardware Installation ............................................................................................................. 27
3.1.1
VISION BOX .............................................................................................................. 27
3.1.2
IPC/PC Platform ........................................................................................................ 27
3.1.3 Notebook PC / PCMCIA Socket ..................................................................................... 29
3.2
XP Driver Installation.............................................................................................................. 31
3.2.1 Visual Studio (VC/VB/BCB/VC.NET) Users ................................................................... 31
3.2.2 NI LabVIEW Users ......................................................................................................... 35
3.2.3 Windows XP SP1 rollback ............................................................................................. 36
4.
5.
EzView Pro Utility ................................................................................................. 37
4.1
Overview ................................................................................................................................ 37
4.2
Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 38
4.2.1
Camera ...................................................................................................................... 38
4.2.2
Configure ................................................................................................................... 40
4.2.3
Function ..................................................................................................................... 40
4.2.4
About ......................................................................................................................... 42
4.3
Tool Icons ............................................................................................................................... 43
4.4
Camera List ............................................................................................................................ 43
4.5
Display Window...................................................................................................................... 44
4.6
Camera Feature ..................................................................................................................... 44
4.7
Color Parameter ..................................................................................................................... 45
Function Library ................................................................................................... 46
5.1
List of Functions ..................................................................................................................... 47
5.2
Programming Flowchart ......................................................................................................... 48
5.3
Camera Management ............................................................................................................ 54
5.4
Callback Event ....................................................................................................................... 62
5.5
Camera Acquisition ................................................................................................................ 65
5.6
Camera Configuration ............................................................................................................ 68
5.7
Trigger Setting ........................................................................................................................ 80
5.8
GPIO Control.......................................................................................................................... 84
5.9
Strobe Control ........................................................................................................................ 89
5.10
Lookup Table Control ............................................................................................................. 92
5.11
Data Flash Control ................................................................................................................. 94
5.12
AES Project Encryption .......................................................................................................... 96
5.13
Test Pattern ............................................................................................................................ 98
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6.
7.
Mechanical ............................................................................................................ 99
6.1
Sparrow Camera Series ......................................................................................................... 99
6.2
Tripod Adapter ...................................................................................................................... 100
Appendix ............................................................................................................. 101
7.1
Standards Compliance ......................................................................................................... 101
7.2
Glossary ............................................................................................................................... 102
7.3
Revision History ................................................................................................................... 104
8.
Warranty Policy .................................................................................................. 105
9.
ICP DAS Worldwide ............................................................................................ 106
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1. Introduction
Sparrow; a new IEEE 1394 camera product line of ICP DAS--designed for industrial machine vision
applications. Sparrow IMS series are designed within high sensitivity industrial CCD sensor and be able to
acquire color image or monochrome image. The IMS-30 offers 640 x 480 resolutions and acquisition
speed up to 83 frames per second, and the IMS-130 offers 1288 x 964 resolutions and acquisition speed
up to 31 frames per second.
Sparrow series also offers industrial digital I/O and screw locked 1394b connector interface designed.
Compact housing with industrial level design can be adopted into all kind of inspection system such as
inspection by robot arms. Sparrow IMS series image applications can be implement on industry
environments such as semiconductor, electric component, high-speed assembly and manufacture quality
control
1.1 Features
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Progressive-scan for on-the-fly applications
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VGA to up 1.3 mega-pixel high resolution
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Small and exquisite compact industrial housing design
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Built-in 32MB memory buffer
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64KB data flash and AES project encryption
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Robust external trigger I/O interface supported
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Free SDK API for VC, VB, BCB and VC.Net 2005
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Supports Windows XP driver only
1.2 Applications
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Electronic component inspection
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Alignment AOI system
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Manufacturing quality control
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Food and beverage inspection
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Factory automation inspection
1.3 System Requirement
To ensure seamless operation, ICP DAS recommends that your system meets the minimum
requirements below:
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Platform: Pentium III 800MHz CPU, 256MB DDRAM or above.
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VGA display: AGP 4X or above.
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Display setting: 800 x 600 resolution or above.
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32-bit OS only:
If using Windows XP SP2 or above version, please rollback to Service Pack 1.
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The 1394b full spec. driver may only supported in Windows XP SP1, therefore ICPDAS
has offer „fixSP2g‟ program to help customer to roll-back the 1394b driver into Windows XP
SP2/SP3 or above system (Please refer Chapter 3.2.3 Windows XP SP1 rollback).
**Please refer 1.6 Benchmark for system limitation information.**
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1.4 Function Descriptions
To ensure proper implementation, please carefully review the, limitation parameters and formula
calculations, listed below. AOI
(Area of Interest)
The AOI (Area of Interest) function allows users to select an area of interest, for the camera‟s
CCD array to specifically read, display, and transmit.
Sparrow IMS series offers include Mono 8-bit, Mono 16-bit and RGB 24-bit in total 3 color
formats and each color format will generate difference data structure.
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Mono 8-bit: It‟s black and white image data and grayscale present in 8-bit depth, each
pixel size is one byte.
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Mono 16-bit: It‟s black and white image data and grayscale present in 16-bit depth, each
pixel size is two bytes.
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RGB 24-bit: its color image and construction by red, green and blue individually color data,
each pixel size is three bytes.
Figure 1-1 Color AOI Acquisition
Figure 1-2 Mono AOI Acquisition
Before using AOI function, please make sure AOI mode is selected in Video Mode. NO
activated if AOI is not selected.
The AOI function will required the values of Left, Top, Width and Height to specify AOI region.
Due the AOI image data structure, so user must to follow the possible values of AOI definition
as below.
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AOI Left: The value must be 2*N, when N is an integer
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AOI Top: The value must be 2*N, when N is an integer
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AOI Width: The value must be 8*N, when N is an integer
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AOI Height: The value must be 2*N, when N is an integer
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AOI Left + AOI Width must be under the total width of Full Image
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AOI Top + AOI Height must be under the total height of Full Image
Also, frame rate can be changed in AOI function. Frame rate is automatically adjusted into
range of camera if frame rate setting over range of camera.
1.4.2 Brightness
All image data luminance will be changed by adjusting Brightness. Sparrow IMS series offers
adjustable function of Brightness and absolute value range from 0.0 ~ 6.2439%.
1.4.3 Sharpness
All image data contrast will be changed by adjusting Sharpness. Sparrow IMS series offers
adjustable function of Sharpness and range from 0 ~ 4095.
1.4.4 White Balance
Sparrow IMS CCD camera series are using the Bayer tiling in the CCD for the color pixel data.
White Balance function is able to work well on color correction to deal with differing lighting
conditions.
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The White Balance scheme outlined in the IIDC specification states that blue and red are
adjustable but the green is not. White Balance function will offer gain value of red and blue for
adjusting the color balance of the camera and range from 0 ~ 1024.
1.4.5 Hue
All color image space can be changed by adjusting Hue function. Sparrow IMS series offers
adjustable function of Hue and absolute value range from -180.0 ~ 179.912, and default value is
0.
1.4.6 Saturation
All image date color purity can be changed by adjusting Saturation function. Sparrow IMS series
offers adjustable function of Saturation and absolute value range from 0.0 ~ 399.902.
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1.4.7 Gamma and LUT
Gamma and LUT (Lookup Table) function will be changes
image data converted structure. Once change gamma value
then the lookup table data structure will be change
immediately. Sparrow IMS offers adjustable function of
gamma and absolute value range from 0.50 ~ 3.99902.
Sparrow IMS camera series support three 11-bit input
lookup table that produce 9-bit outputs. Three channels can
be individually for red, green and blue color data output, or
equalized value for monochrome color format.
It can be used to apply a non-linear mapping of the image
result. User can used this function to get Lookup Table file of
the camera. This file is standard text file format and user can
open or modify Lookup Table content very easily.
By default, when gamma value =1.0, which yields a linear
response then gamma functionality will be OFF and failed to
change the Lookup Table content.
1.4.8 Gain
Gain function will be changes over all image data, and its adjustable level of amplification of the
camera signal. Sparrow IMS series offers adjustable function of Gain and absolute value range
from -6.26386 ~ 24.0001. However when gain is increased in an image, one must also take into
consideration the addition of significant noise. Therefore keep the Gain value in 0 is strong
recommend by default.
1.4.9 Shutter (Exposure)
Shutter function is adjustable level of shutter speed for the exposure of image integration time.
However the camera shutter integration time must be less than the frame rate. Therefore the
Sparrow IMS series offers adjustable function of Shutter speed and range from 4.65us ~ 133ms.
1.4.10
Trigger Control
Sparrow IMS series offers two Trigger control mode, included Standard Trigger Mode and Bulb
Shutter Mode. The trigger control resource could be come from hardware or software.
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Sparrow IMS series designs the pin 1 of GPIO interface which dedicated for physical external
hardware trigger resource. It is opto-isolated open collector circuit designed (For detail
schematic, please refer 1.4.11) and input voltage range from +3.3VDC to +30VDC in maximum
input 8.3mA.
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Standard Trigger Mode
The Standard Trigger Mode offers the control resource can be come from hardware or
software. If user selects the trigger resource from software, and user be able to use camera
acquire image by programming software trigger.
The trigger signal can be chosen by rising edge or falling edge when user selected the
trigger resource from hardware.
Figure 1.4.10.1 Standard Trigger by Rising Edge
Figure 1.4.10.2 Standard Trigger by Falling Edge
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Bulb Shutter Mode
The Bulb Shutter Mode offers the control resource can be come from hardware or software.
If user selected the trigger resource from software, and then user is able to use camera
acquire image by programming software trigger.
The camera exposure time will be base on the trigger signal duration, and the trigger signal
can be choose by rising edge or falling edge when user selects the trigger resource from
hardware.
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Figure 1.4.10.3 Bulb Shutter Trigger by Rising Edge
Figure 1.4.10.4 Bulb Shutter Trigger by Falling Edge
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1.4.11
GPIO (General Purpose Digital Input and Output)
The Sparrow IMS series offers the GPIO interface and pin define as below.
8-Pin Hirose GPIO interface
Pin No.
1
Define
GPIO0
Description
Opto-isolated input, Default for Trigger Input
(+3.3V to +30V), Input delay time:4us
2
GPIO1
Opto-isolated output, Default for Strobe Output,
Drive strength:25mA at 30V
3
GPIO2
Bi-directional Input / Output
4
GPIO3
Bi-directional Input / Output
5
IGND
Ground pin for bi-direction IO, Vext, +3.3V
6
GND
Ground pin for Opto-isolated IO pins
7
VEXT
Allows the camera to be powered externally
8
+3.3V
Power external devices up to 150mA
1.1.1.1 GPIO0 (Opto-Isolated Input) Circuit
The figure below shows the schematic for the opto-isolated input circuit.
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Logical o input voltage: 0VDC to +1DC (voltage at OPTO_IN)
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Logical 1 input voltage: +1.5VDC to +30VDC(voltage at OPTO_IN)
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Maximum input current:8.3mA
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Behavior between 1VDC and 1.5VDC is undefined and input voltages between those
values should be avoided.
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Input delay time:4us
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1.1.1.2 GPIO1 (Opto-Isolated Output) Circuit
The figure below shows the schematic for the opto-isolated output circuit. The maximum
current allowed the opto-isolated output circuit is 25mA (limit by PTC resistor), and the
output impedance is 140 Ohm.
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Response Time
The following table lists the switching times for the opto-isolator in the output pin, assuming
an output VCC of 5V and 1K Ohm resistor.
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Parameter
Value
Delay Time
9us
Rise Time
16.8us
Storage Time
0.52us
Fall Time
2.92us
Sample voltage / Resistor combinations
The following table lists several external voltage and resistor combinations that have been
tested to work with the GPIO1 opto-isolated output.
External Voltage
OPTO_OUT
OPTO_OUT
Voltage
Current
External Resistor
Short Current
3.3V
1K Ohm
0.56V
2.7mA
43mA
5V
1K Ohm
0.84V
4.2mA
47mA
12V
2.4K Ohm
0.91V
4.6mA
21.5mA
24V
4.7K Ohm
1.07V
5.1mA
13.5mA
30V
4.7K Ohm
1.51V
13.3mA
6.1mA
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1.1.1.1 GPIO2 and GPIO3 (Bi-Direction) Input / Output Circuit
The figure below shows the schematic for the GPIO2 and GPIO3 bi-directional input or
output circuit.
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Input Side
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Logic 0 input voltage: 0VDC TO +0.5VDC (voltage at GPIO2/GPIO3)
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Logic 1 input voltage: +1.5VDC to +30VDC (voltage at GPIO2/GPIO3)
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Behavior between 0.5VDC and 1.5VDC is undefined and input voltages
between values should be avoided
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To avoid damage, connect the GND pin first before applying voltage to the GPIO
line.
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Output Side
The maximum output current through the bi-directional circuit is 25mA (limit by PTC resistor)
and the output impedance is 40 Ohm. The following table lists several external voltage and
resistor combinations that have been tested to work with the bi-directional GPIO when
configure as output.
External Voltage
External Resistor
GPIO2/3 Voltage
Short Current
3.3V
1K Ohm
0.157V
62mA
5V
1K Ohm
0.218V
45mA
12V
1K Ohm
0.46V
23mA
24V
1K Ohm
0.86V
7.5mA
30V
1K Ohm
0.966V
0.1mA
The following table lists the switching times for a standard GPIO pin, assuming an output
VCC of 5V and 1K Ohm resistor.
Parameter
Value
Delay Time
0.28us
Rise Time
0.06us
Storage Time
0.03us
Fall Time
0.016us
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1.4.12
Strobe Control
This feature allows users to enable and parameterize up to three strobe light control
output signals. The signals are designated as Strobe 1, Strobe 2, and Strobe3. Each
strobe signal can be set to active high or active low by logical value, please refer to
section 6, “Function Library”, for command definitions.
The strobe is determined by a combination of two values; Delay Value and Strobe
Duration-- both range from 0 sec. ~ 10 sec.
The Strobe delay will determine the time between the start of image exposure and when
the strobe signal changes state as show in Figure 1-13.
Figure 1-13: Strobe Signal
1.4.13
Save Camera Configuration
Sparrow IMS series provides a function on save camera configuration to help customer to setting
and maintain camera parameters easily. User can use EzView Pro Utility to real-time adjust
camera parameters and save the configure setting into the camera or local computer. The
configure file can be upload to any Sparrow IMS camera series.
1.4.14
Data Flash Control
Sparrow IMS series offers 64K bytes Data Flash memory for customer to save or restore camera
settings and AES project encryption register code. The address of data flash can be read and
write, range from 0x0 ~ 0xFFFF. Keep the camera power sustained when written data into the
Data Flash; otherwise the data may loose due the camera power off.
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1.4.15
Software AES Project Encryption
Sparrow IMS series camera offer an software AES project encryption function. The system
designer can use this function to generated unique security key to protected the copy right of
their system.
The IMS_Get_CameraInform function can get the unique hardware information of the camera,
and call AES_GET_REG function to set 16bytes AES key then will get 16bytes AES project
encryption register code.
Normally the AES project encryption register code can be save into any device as customer
need. Also user can write the register code into the Data Flash of the camera via
IMS_Write_DataFlash function. The system designer can use IMS_Read_DataFlash to get this
code to check whole system condition before system operation.
1.4.16
Test Pattern
Sparrow IMS series cameras offer an internal generated test pattern for testing camera
transmission. The test pattern will show a gray diamond pattern image when user
enable the Test Pattern function and start acquired images.
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1.5 Spectral Response
Below is the spectral response curve of Sparrow IMS series camera CCD sensor and excludes the
Lens and lighting source characteristics.
IMS-30 Monochrome Mode
IMS-130 Monochrome Mode
Spectral Sensitivity
Spectral Sensitivity
IMS-30 Color mode
IMS-130 Color mode
Spectral Sensitivity
Spectral Sensitivity
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1.6 Benchmarks
Sparrow IMS series is able to connect to IEEE 1394a (400Mbps) or IEEE 1394b (800Mbps) IEEE
interface port. The bandwidth of IEEE interface port may decide the frame rate of camera acquisition,
and also the sharing connected structure may reduce camera acquisition speed.
The following benchmark information is based on the IEEE 1394 port bandwidth condition and user
may get the reference for system performance consideration.
1.6.1 Standard Video Mode
Resolution
640 x 480
Video Mode
MONO8 - 30FPS
MONO8 - 15FPS
MONO8 - 7.5FPS
MONO16 - 30FPS
MONO16 - 15FPS
MONO16 - 7.5FPS
RGB - 30FPS
RGB - 15FPS
RGB - 7.5FPS
800 x 600
MONO8 - 30FPS
(IMS-130 only) MONO8 - 15FPS
MONO8 - 7.5FPS
MONO16 - 30FPS
MONO16 - 15FPS
MONO16 - 7.5FPS
RGB - 30FPS
RGB - 15FPS
RGB - 7.5FPS
1024 x 768
MONO8 - 30FPS
(IMS-130 only) MONO8 - 15FPS
MONO8 - 7.5FPS
MONO16 - 30FPS
MONO16 - 15FPS
MONO16 - 7.5FPS
RGB - 15FPS
RGB - 7.5FPS
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Video Mode
1280 x 960
MONO8 - 30FPS
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MONO8 - 7.5FPS
MONO16 - 30FPS
MONO16 - 15FPS
MONO16 - 7.5FPS
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1.6.2 AOI Video Mode
When set the camera Video Mode in VM_AOI, the real acquisition speed will base on the IEEE 1394
bandwidth, video format and resolution for the frame rate result. Normally IEEE 1394a host chipset
bandwidth can reach about 30MB/s, and IEEE 1394b host chipset can reach bandwidth around
60MB/s.
By using more Sparrow cameras in the system, user must consider if here is enough bandwidth of
IEEE 1394, or choose multiple host chipsets interface card for it.
IEEE 1394 Bandwidth
Model No.
1394a S400
1394b S800
IMS-30
IMS-130
IMS-30
IMS-130
640 x 480_Mono8
83fps
52fps
83fps
52fps
640 x 480_Mono16
50fps
50fps
83fps
52fps
640 x 480_RGB
32fps
34fps
65fps
52fps
800 x 600_Mono8
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44fps
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44fps
800 x 600_Mono16
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32fps
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44fps
800 x 600_RGB
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22fps
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36fps
1024 x 768_Mono8
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36fps
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36fps
1024 x 768_Mono16
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20fps
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36fps
1024 x 768_RGB
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13fps
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24fps
1280 x 960_Mono8
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26fps
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30fps
1280 x 960_Mono16
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13fps
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31fps
1280 x 960_RGB
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8.5fps
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18fps
1.6.3 ICP DAS IEEE 1394 products
Model No.
IEEE 1394 Bandwidth
VISION BOX Series (VB-115/VB-216)
400Mbps x 2 ports
IOI-4601-21 2-CH IEEE 1394a interface card
400Mbps x 2 ports
IOI-4601-22 4-CH IEEE 1394a interface card
400Mbps x 2 ports
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2. Hardware Reference
2.1 Sparrow IMS-30 / IMS-130
2.1.1
Camera Specification
Model No.
IMS-30
IMS-130
Sensor Size
1/3” Sony CCD
1/3” Sony CCD
Pixel Size
7.4um x 7.4um
3.75um x 3.75um
Resolution
644 x 488
1288 x 964
Max. Frame Rate
Mono mode up to 83fps
Mono mode up to 31fps
at 1394b S800
Color mode up to 65fps
Color mode up to 16fps
A/D Converter
12-bit Analog to Digital converter
Image Data Format
Mono 8-bit, Mono 16-bit, RGB 24-bit
Data Flash
64K bytes
Interfaces
9-pin IEEE 1394b for camera control and video data transmission,
8-pin Hirose for four general purpose digital input and output supported
I/O
Opto-isolated Trigger Input x 1, Opto-isolated Output x 1
Bi-directional TTL GPIO x 2
Power Consumption
2.5W, max at 12V
S/N Ratio
59dB
Dimensions
29 x 29 x 30mm(without Lens)
Mass
58g (without Lens)
Lens Mount
C-Mount
1394 Compliance
IIDC 1394 based digital camera specification V1.31
Operating Temperature
0°C ~45°C
Storage Temperature
-30°C ~60°C
Operating Humidity
20% ~ 80% (no condensation)
Storage Humidity
20% ~ 95% (no condensation)
Certificated
CE, FCC
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2.1.2 Camera Interface
2.1.3 Standard Package Contents
Camera with Lens-cap
Driver CD & Installation Guide
Tripod Adapter with screws
GPIO Wiring Connector
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2.2 Optional Accessories
To optimizing system performance and reliability, 4 optional accessories are suggested.
2.2.1 VISION BOX platform
Model No.
VB-115-C10
VB-115-H10
VB-216C
VB-216H
Appearance
CPU
Chipset
Intel Mobile Celeron M 1.5GHz
Intel Core Duo T2300E 1.66GHz
Intel 910GM
Intel 945GME
1 MB
2 MB
L2 Cache
Memory
2 GB DDR2 533
4GB 233x Compact
2.5” 160GB SATA
2GB 266x Compact
2.5” 80GB SATA
Flash Card
Hard Disk
Flash Card
Hard Disk
OS Storage
1394 ports
1394a ports (400Mbps bandwidth x 2 ports)
PCI Bus
One 32-bit/33MHz PCI Slot, Not support PCI long card.
Front I/O
2 x USB 2.0 Ports, ATX power on/off switch, Status LEDs (HDD Access, Power, LAN)
PS/2 connector, VGA connector, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x GbE LAN ports,
4 x Serial Ports via one DB44 connector (3 x RS-232, 1 x RS/232/422/485) ,
Rear I/O
DVI Interface, 1 x MIC-in, 1 x Speaker-out,
2-pin connector output for remote power on/off switch,
DC-in power connector for +12V ~ +30V DC power input
DC to DC power designed for on-board, supporting from 12 to 30VDC
Power
One External 120W AC adapter (Input: 100~240VAC, 2A, 50/60Hz; Output:19VDC)
Dimensions
195 mm (W) x 268 mm (D) x 107 mm (H)
Construction
Fan-less design with aluminum cooling chassis
Operating temperature: Ambient air temperature : 0°C to 40°C
VISION BOX case ( Surface Temperature of Chassis)
Environment

5°C to 45°C (W/HDD); -10°C to 50°C (W/CF card only)
Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Relative humidity: 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Certification
CE, FCC A
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2.2.2 1394 Interface Cards
Sparrow camera series support to with both 1394a / 1394b interface card.
2.2.2.1 Dual-port Card: IOI-4601-21
The IOI-4601-21 is dual IEEE 1394 host controller PCI
interface card. It supported simultaneous dual ports data
transmission at rates of 400Mbps.
32-bit PCI local bus complies with PCI 2.1 and 2.2 specification
Host Bus
Use only one IRQ for both OHCI 1.1 channels
Interface Protocol
Bus Master DMA
1394 Bus Transfer Rate
100/200/400 Mbps
Host Bus Burst Data Rate
Up to 133 MB/s burst rate
IEEE-1394 to PCI Chip
2x Ti TSB43AB21
External X 2 (FW-6pin X 2), OHCI 1 (FW-6pin X 1), OHCI 2 (FW-6pin
1394 Connector
X 1)
1394 Bus Power Connector
Mini 4-pin DC +12V power connector
Bus Power Connector
with mini 4-pin DC + 12V Power Connector
Performance
Maximum 1394 Bus Transfer is 800 Mbps (400 Mbps per channel)
2.2.2.2 1394 4-Channels 1394 Card: IOI-46-1-22
The IOI-4601-22 is dual IEEE 1394 host controller PCI
interface card with 4 channels 1394a interface connector. It
supported simultaneous dual ports data transmission at rates
of 400Mbps.
32-bit PCI local bus complies with PCI 2.1 and 2.2 specification
Host Bus
Use only one IRQ for both OHCI 1.1 channels
Interface Protocol
Bus Master DMA
1394 Bus Transfer Rate
100/200/400 Mbps
Host Bus Burst Data Rate
Up to 133 MB/s burst rate
IEEE-1394 to PCI Chip
2x Ti TSB43AB21
External X 2 (FW-6pin X 4), OHCI 1 (FW-6pin X 1)
1394 Connector
OHCI 2 (FW-6pin X 1)
1394 Bus Power Connector
Mini 4-pin DC +12V power connector
Bus Power Connector
with mini 4-pin DC + 12V Power Connector
Performance
Maximum 1394 Bus Transfer is 800 Mbps (400 Mbps per channel)
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2.2.3 1394 Cable
ICPDAS prepare two type 1394 cables and both with high flex reliability wiring design. The
CA-1394AB-45 is IEEE 1394 bilingual cable and it‟s ideally for 1394a interface to 1394b
connection. The CA-1394B-45 is IEEE 1394b cable and it‟s ideally for standard 1394b point to
point connection.
2.2.3.1 CA-1394AB-45: 4.5 meters high flex 1394a to 1394b bilingual cable
1394 connector
9-pin male connector with screw nickel plated, PVC molding
6-pin male connector with spring latch, PVC molding
UL-20279 cable, (26AWG x 1pair + 2 x DRAIN + AM) x 2pcs,
Cable wiring gauge
22AWG x 2 conductors. Double shielded.
Length
450mm
2.2.3.2 CA-1394B-45: 4.5 meters high flex 1394b cable
1394 connector
9-pin male connector with screw nickel plated, PVC molding
UL-20279 cable, (26AWG x 1pair + 2 x DRAIN + AM) x 2pcs,
Cable wiring gauge
22AWG x 2 conductors. Double shielded.
Length
450mm
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2.2.4 1394 Repeater: 1394R3B
1394R3B repeater offers 1port to 2 ports IEEE 1394a signal
repeat and cable extension need. The 1394R3B allow convert
1394-1995 to 1394a.
Top Side View
Left Side View
Right Side Vide
Chip
PHY: TI. TSB41AB3
1394 Bus Transfer Rate
100 / 200 / 400 Mbps
Device Interface
A 400-Mbps, 2-port, 3.3V PHY
Power Input Range
DC 12V ~ 30V, Max. 1.35A
Connector
6 Contact Male x3, DC - Walkman-type 2.0mm DC Jack x1
Dimension
72mm(W) x 58mm(H) x 20mm(D)
1394R3B DC power input ONLY for using Notebook 1394 port or 1394
PCMCIA interface card.
2.2.5 1394 CAT5/CAT6 Repeater: FW-UTPS400
FW-UTPS400 repeater is ideally for 1394a signal to be
transmitted
Unshielded
and
received
Twisted-
Pair
over
CAT5
(UTP)
or
CAT6
cable.
The
FW-UTPS400 offers one RJ-45 connector and two
1394a connectors interface.
Normally
user
must
use
2pcs
FW-UTPS400 for one pair work and the
working distances up to 55 meters per
pair. The wiring signal of the RJ45
connector is compatible with 100baseT
Ethernet (pin1, 2, 3 and 6). Users can use the crossover type Cat5e or Cat6 cable.
Chip
PHY: TI. TSB41BA3B
1394a signal rating
S100/S200/S400 (Windows XP must rollback to SP1)
Power Input Range
DC 8V~30V, max. 1.35A
Connectors
6-pin 1394a x 2, RJ-45 x 1, Walkman-type 2.0mm DC Jack x1
Dimension
92mm(W) x 62mm(H) x 22mm(D)
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3. Installation Guide
Sparrow IMS-130 IEEE 1394b cameras support operation in VISION BOX, IPC, PC and
Notebook system. The installation guide shows how user should use this camera correctly
and safely by steps. Please read through this installation guide carefully and follow the
installation steps of your specified system platform.
CAUTION
DO NOT open the camera housing in any situation. Touching internal
components may damage camera function. Meanwhile when customer to open
camera housing then warranty will be void immediately.
Be careful not to allow liquids, flammable or metallic material inside of the camera.
3.1 Hardware Installation
3.1.1 VISION BOX
The VISION BOX has built-in two 1394a ports with 6-pin standard 1394a connector. User
can use 1394a to 1394b bilingual cable connected to VISION BOX directly.
3.1.2 IPC/PC Platform

With built-in 6 pin1394 port: simply plug-in 1394a to 1394b bilingual cable to
1394 port .

Without built-in 1394 port: Please following steps as below to install your 1394
interface card on a PCI or PCI-E bus:
(1) Remove the computer cover using the instructions from the computer
manual.
(2) Check that there is an empty PCI or PCI-E slot to accommodate the card.
(3) Remove the blank metal plate located at the back of the selected slot (if
any). Keep the removed screw to fasten the 1394 card after installation.
(4) Carefully plug in the 1394 card in the selected PCI or PCI-E slot as
illustrated below. If using a tower computer, orient the board to suit the
board slots.
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(5) Once perfectly aligned with an empty slot, press the card firmly but
carefully in to the connector.
(6) Anchor the board by replacing the screw.
(7) Using 1394 cable (1394b interface card uses 1394b cable; 1394 interface
card uses 1394a to 1394b bilingual cable) to connect Sparrow IMS Series
1394b camera to 1394 card and GPIO cable wiring if necessary. For
image acquisition test please refer to the “EZView Pro Utility”.
(8) Turn on the system and you will be able to find the 1394 Host controller
device with Device Manager.
(9) If you need to extend your
working
distance,
please
using 1394 repeater directly.
DO NOT input DC power to 1394 repeater when using
IPC/PC platform. The DC power input may damage your
1394 card or 1394 host controller circuit.
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3.1.3 Notebook PC / PCMCIA Socket

If
your
notebook
PC
has
an
iLink/S400 interface port then your
notebook PC has a built-in 1394 host
controller. So please follow the steps
for
installation.
(1) Please prepare one IEEE 1394
repeater, one 4-pin to 6-pin IEEE 1394 cable, one 9-pin to 6-pin IEEE
1394a to 1394b bilingual cable and one walkman type DC power adapter
first.
(2) Please use 4-pin to 6-pin IEEE 1394 cable and 4-pin connector to
iLink/S400 interface port and 6-pin connector to 1394 repeater.
(3) When 6-pin connection to 1394 repeater, then please plug in DC power
adaptor and another 6-pin to 6-pin 1394 cable.
(4) 9-pin to 6-pin 1394 connected to
Sparrow IMS Series IEEE 1394 port
and
GPIO
wiring
connection
necessary.
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if

If your notebook PC does not have a 1394a
interface port, then please plug your 1394b
PCMCIA card into the socket, and follow the
steps for installation.
(1) Please prepare one IEEE 1394b PCMCIA card, one IEEE 1394b cable,
one GPIO cable and DC power supply unit.
(2) Plug IEEE 1394b PCMCIA card to Notebook PCMCIA socket as below.
(3) Use 1394b cable connected to IEEE 1394b PCMCIA card and Sparrow
IMS Series IEEE 1394b port directly.
(4) Use GPIO connector and wiring out with DC power supply unit. The GPIO
pin-7 for external DC power and the
GPIO pin-5 for the power GND.
(5) Plug GPIO cable into Sparrow IMS Series
GPIO port and wiring the I/O lines
connection if necessary.
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3.2 XP Driver Installation
Do not plug in any Sparrow cameras before driver is installed completely. Please refer
to the following installation for different programming environment installations.
3.2.1 Visual Studio (VC/VB/BCB/VC.NET) Users
(1) Insert the Sparrow Driver CD to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
(2) The Sparrow Driver CD will start to prepare driver installation as below.
(3) Please click “Next” button for driver installation.
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(4) The Sparrow series default path located at C:\ICPDAS\Sparrow\, and you can click
“Change..” button to change driver installation path, otherwise please click “Next”
button for continue driver installation.
(5) Please click the “Install” button
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(6) Driver installing
(7) When driver install is completed, please click the “Finish” button and restart your
system.
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(8) After system re-boot, please plug in the Sparrow IMS Series cameras and go to
“Device Manager” and make sure you see the “ICPDAS IEEE-1394 digital camera
Device” in the list of “ICPDAS Sparrow”.
(9) If here is another vendor‟s 1394 camera driver in system, it may need to remove
the other‟s driver and install Sparrow driver by manually.
(10) When the installation has been completed, open “EZView Pro” utility for image
acquisition test, and please refer to “4. EZView Pro Utility” for details.
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3.2.2 NI LabVIEW Users
If you prefer to use LabVIEW from NI (National Instruments) for your system
development, then we‟ll suggest you to use NI-IMAQ directly.
Sparrow IMS series are fully compatible with NI-IMAQ-1394. Please just select
“NI-IMAQ IEEE 1394 IIDC Digital Camera” driver for your installation and DO NOT
install the Sparrow driver.
After installation is completed, then you can use “Measurement & Automation Explorer”
of NI for configuration of the camera and the image grab test.
When you install the NI-IMAQ-1394 driver, all Sparrow official
drivers, and API and EZView Pro utilities would be fail to work.
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3.2.3 Windows XP SP1 rollback
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above version may decrease the performance of IEEE 1394
device due to XP SP2 compatibility. To optimize IEEE 1394 performance, MS XP SP1 is
suggested
There have two solutions for get the fix SP2 bug installation file.
(1) Go
to
the
Microsoft
download
center
for
download
the
file
at
:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CA0F2007-18B5-4112-8BD6-8
BF4BD3130B9&displaylang=en
(2) Or after Sparrow driver install completed then user will find a „FixSP2g‟ utility under the list
menu of Sparrow, then user can just click it and follow the steps until get the rollback to SP1
successfully information.
After you install this update, if you add a host controller for a new 1394 device to your computer,
you must add or modify the SidSpeed entry in the Windows registry for the new 1394 host
controller. To do this, follow these steps:
(1) Click Start, click Run, type „regedit‟, and then click OK.
(2) Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\1394_hc_hw_id\139
4_instance_id\Device Parameters
(3) If the SidSpeed value does not exist in the right pane after you click the Device Parameters
subkey in step 2, create it. To do this, point to New on the Edit menu, click DWORD Value,
type SidSpeed, and then press ENTER.
(4) Right-click SidSpeed, and then click Modify.
(5) In the Value data box, type one of the values that are shown in the following table, and then
click OK.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
Value Speed
0
S100 speed
1
S200 speed
2
S400 speed (default value)
3
S400/S800 speed (Windows XP Service Pack 1 [SP1] value)
Note If you try to use a value that is larger than 3, SidSpeed will use a value of S100.
(6) Quit Registry Editor.
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4. EzView Pro Utility
Once hardware installation is completed, please make sure the cameras are configured
correctly in Device Manager before running the EZView Pro utility. This chapter outlines how
to establish a vision system and how to manually control the Sparrow camera series to verify
correct operation. EZView Pro provides an easy way on setting, configuring, testing, and
debugging the vision system.
Note: EZView Pro is only available for Windows XP with a recommended screen resolution
higher than 1024 x 768.
4.1 Overview
Figure 4-1 EzView_Pro utility layout
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4.2 Menu
The most functionalities control of Sparrow camera is under EZView Pro utility menu which
defines as, Camera, Configure, Function and About selections.
4.2.1 Camera
The Camera function menu will show up function control included: Scan Camera, Select
Camera, Video Mode, Camera Info, Check Bus Rate and Exit.

Scan Camera
This function is same with Scan Camera icon, and EzView Pro utility will scan and list
out the Sparrow 1394 cameras available at the local computer.

Select Camera
This function is same with Camera Information combo list, and user can use this
function to select specific available camera.

Video Mode

General Video Mode Setting
The Sparrow camera General Video Mode support 4 standard resolutions and 3
difference color modes, and the maximum possibility frame rate for difference
resolution and color mode combination.
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
AOI Setting
The AOI Setting only workable when user select the Video Mode in AOI. User can
set the AOI size and start position for the area of interest field. Also, Sparrow camera
will be calculated for maximum possible AOI frame rate for difference AOI size and
color mode combination.

Camera Info
When click Camera Info function will show up a message box and list current camera
model name and serial number information.
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
Check Bus Rate
Click Check Bus Rate function will show up
the current camera connected 1394 bus
bandwidth in message box
4.2.2 Configure
The Configure function is able to save current camera operation parameters setting into
Sparrow camera configure memory or into a specific file location. Also, user can use this
function to get the camera configuration information from Sparrow camera configures
memory or specific file location.
4.2.3 Function
The Function menu function control includes following Ext. Trigger, GPIO & Strobe,
Enable Test Image, LUT and AES encrypted SN code.

Ext. Trigger
Click Ext. Trigger function Ext. Trigger Setting dialog will be pop-out. User can select the
trigger source and trigger mode for it. The trigger function is activated when trigger is
enabling
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
GPIO & Strobe
Click GPIO & Strobe GPIO dialog will be pop-out. User can select the GPIO channel and
set the IO or strobe function active by high or low. Also, user can set the strobe delay time
and duration time for strobe output timing.

Enable Test Image
Click Enable Test Image and click Snapshot or Live Capture function icon. Sparrow
camera will generate internal testing pattern and transmits out the image data as below.
Sparrow camera will not be able to acquire any live image before user to disable the test
image function.
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
LUT
User is able to download or upload the camera look up table information via LUT function.
The LUT information present by txt file format and user can modify the LUT information
then upload to Sparrow camera for modifying the image data analog to digital convert
structure.

AES encrypted SN code
Click AES encrypted SN code AES encryption dialog will be pop-out. User can input
16byte key word for combine with current Sparrow unique hardware ID, and will generate
an AES encrypted register code. Normally user can save this AES code for protect the
system copy right.
4.2.4 About
Click About copyright and version information of EzView_Pro utility is shown up in message
box
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4.3 Tool Icons
Camera Scan
Click the Camera Scan icon to list the Sparrow 1394 cameras
available at the local computer.
Snap Shot
Click the Snapshot icon. A single image will appear in the Full Image
and Partial Image display window.
Live/Stop Capture
Click the Video Capture icon. A video frame will appear in the Full
Image and Partial Image display window.
Video Mode
Click the Video Mode icon. The Video Mode dialog will show up for
the selection of video mode parameter setting.
IO Setting
Click the IO Setting icon. The GPIO dialog will show up for the
selection of GPIO and strobe control setting.
AES Encryption
Click AES Encryption icon
4.4 Camera List
The Camera list will show up current available camera in local computer and the ID box will show the
camera ID information once the camera has been selected.
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4.5 Display Window
The EzView_Pro utility supports two display windows for real-time image display. The full image data
will be reduction show in the bottom right display window, and there have a ROI (Regional of Interest)
box to allow user to move the position to see the ROI raw data image show in the partial image
display window.
4.6 Camera Feature
The Camera Feature allow user real-time to adjust the camera parameter while camera during the
image acquisition. Each parameter range and functionality description please refers Chapter 1.4 for
detail information.
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4.7 Color Parameter
The Color Parameter function is only work on camera Video Mode RGB selected. User can adjust the
color parameter during the image acquisition. Each parameter range and functionality description
please refers Chapter 1.4 for detail information.
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5. Function Library
Users can use these functions to develop application programs under Visual C++ 6.0, Visual
Basic 6.0, Boland C++ Builder 6.0, and VC.NET 2005.
The Sparrow DLL file (IMSCamera.dll) is in common use on Visual C++, Visual Basic, and
Boland C++ Builder and VC.NET 2005 development language.
For Visual C++, Boland C++ Builder and VC.NET 2005, please just follow standard Syntax
description to use.
For Visual Basic, here is “IMSCamera.bas” module file in the sample program and user also can
define or modify function module file as you need.
Please refer to Table 5-1 List of Functions for functions by category. All the data types follow
Microsoft standard definitions.
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5.1 List of Functions
Category
Section
Function
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
Camera Management
5.3
IMS_InitCamera_SC
IMS_GetLastError
IMS_CloseCamera
IMS_Check_BusRate
Callback Event
5.4
Camera Acquisition
5.5
IMS_Register_Callback
CallBackRoutine
IMS_Start_Acquire
IMS_Stop_Acquire
IMS_Set_VideoMode
IMS_Get_VideoResolution
IMS_Get_ColorFormat
Camera Configuration
5.6
IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter
IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter
IMS_Set_Feature
IMS_Get_Feature
IMS_Set_Trigger
Trigger Setting
5.7
IMS_Get_Trigger
IMS_Do_SWTrigger
IMS_Set_GPIOMode
GPIO Control
5.8
IMS_Get_GPIOMode
IMS_GPIO_Read
IMS_GPIO_Write
Strobe Control
5.9
Look Up Table
5.10
Data Flash Control
5.11
AES Project Encryption
5.12
IMS_Set_Strobe
IMS_Get_Strobe
IMS_Set_LUT
IMS_Get_LUT
IMS_Read_DataFlash
IMS_Write_DataFlash
IMS_Get_CameraInform
AES_GET_REG
Test Pattern
5.13
IMS_Enable_TestImage
Table 5-1 List of Functions
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5.2 Programming Flowchart

Camera scan & initial
IMS_ScanCamera

IMS_InitCamera
Camera close
IMS_CloseCamera

Check 1394 Bus Rate
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Check_BusRate

Camera feature setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_Feature

Check camera feature setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_Feature

Camera video mode setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_VideoMode
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
Check camera video resolution
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_VideoResolution

Check camera color format
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_ColorFormat

Camera Acquisition
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Register_Callback

IMS_Start_Acquire
IMS_Stop_Acquire
IMS_Start_Acquire
IMS_Stop_Acquire
Camera AOI setting and acquisition
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter
IMS_Register_Callback

Check Camera AOI setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter
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
External trigger setting for camera acquisition
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_Trigger
IMS_Register_Callback

IMS_Start_Acquire
IMS_Stop_Acquire
Camera acquisition by software trigger
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Register_Callback
IMS_Set_Trigger
IMS_Start_Acquire

IMS_Do_SWTrigger
Enable camera test image
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Enable_TestImage

Camera digital input/output setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_GPIOMode
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IMS_Stop_Acquire

Check Camera digital input/output setting
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_GPIOMode

Write digital input/output control into camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_GPIO_Write

Read digital input/output control status from camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_GPIO_Read

Set strobe control
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_Strobe

Get strobe control
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_Strobe
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
Set LUT (Lookup Table) into camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Set_LUT

Get LUT(Lookup Table) from camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_LUT

Write data into camera data flash (ex. Camera Configure file)
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Write_DataFlash

Read data from camera data flash
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Read_DataFlash

Get camera information
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_CameraInform
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
Get the last error of camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_GetLastError

AES project encrypted code write into the camera
IMS_ScanCamera
IMS_InitCamera
IMS_Get_CameraInform
AES_GET_REG
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IMS_Write_DataFlash
5.3 Camera Management
IMS_ScanCamera
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_ScanCamera(U16* numCam)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_ScanCamera (ByRef numCam As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_ScanCamera(IntPtr numCam)
Description:
This function scans all ICP DAS cameras in system. After scanning, the total number of
camera will be stored in numCam.
Parameters:
numCam The pointer to the variable that will be filled with number of ICP DAS camera
scanned.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
Note:
This function shall always return RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
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IMS_InitCamera
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_InitCamera(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_InitCamera (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_InitCamera_SC(Int16 CamID)
Description:
This is Camera initialization function. It is required before configuration setting and image acquiring.
Before calling this, You should call IMS_ScanCamera( ) first, to determine how many available
cameras.
* Call IMS_CloseCamera( ) to close camera
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_InitCamera_SC
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
I16 __stdcall IMS_InitCamera_SC(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_InitCamera (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_InitCamera(Int16 CamID)
Description:
This is Camera initial function and after successfully initialized the camera, the configurations stored
inside the data flash will be set into the Camera. The effect is the same as calling IMS_InitCamera()
and then following configuration setting functions:

IMS_Set_VideoMode()

IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter()

IMS_Set_Feature() , for all features

IMS_Set_Trigger()

IMS_Set_GPIOMode()

IMS_Set_Strobe()
To modify configurations stored inside data flash, please use EzView Pro utility.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
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CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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GetLastError
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_GetLastError(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_GetLastError (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_GetLastError(Int16 CamID)
Description:
When ever you get a RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR in previous function call, use this to retrieve
detail error information!
Parameters:
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
CamID
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
The Error code definition as below
Code
Error Messages
Error Description
0
CAM SUCCESS
No Error
-1
CAM ERROR
Generic Error
This error typically indicates some problem from
the Windows I/O subsystem. A call to the win32
GetLastError() should prove enlightening.
-10
CAM_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED
The feature or function is not supported.
-11
CAM_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED
The camera is not properly initialized.
-12
CAM_ERROR_INVALID_VIDEO_SETTINGS
The selected video settings are not supported.
-13
CAM_ERROR_BUSY
Many functions are NOT allowed while acquiring
images, you must stop it first.
-14
CAM_ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES
Insufficient memory or bus bandwidth is not
available to complete the request.
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-15
CAM_ERROR_PARAM_OUT_OF_RANGE
Many parameters have been bounds, one of them
has been exceeded.
-16
CAM_ERROR_FRAME_TIMEOUT
This error indicated that the timeout has expired
and no frame is ready.
-17
CAM_ERROR_FEATURE_UNAVAILABLE
This error indicated that feature is not available.
-18
CAM_ERROR_SW_TRIGGER_NOT_SET
This error indicated that the software trigger
function is not correctly set.
-19
CAM_ERROR_CANNOT_OPEN_FILE
This error tells the specified file name or path is not
correct.
-20
CAM_ERROR_LUT_FILE_DATA_ERROR
This error tells the data inside LUT file are not
correct.
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IMS_CloseCamera
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_CloseCamera(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_CloseCamera (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_CloseCamera(Int16 CamID)
Description:
This is Camera closing function. Before calling this function, you must stop the image acquiring first.
After calling this, you may remove the CamID specified camera from 1394 bus. If you plug it again into
1394bus, be sure to call IMS_ScanCamera( ). And, call IMS_InitCamera( ) again, if you want to
operate the same camera.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Check_BusRate
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Check_BusRate(I16 CamID, U16* BusRate)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Check_BusRate (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef BusRate As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Check_BusRate(Int16 CamID, IntPtr BusRate)
Description:
This function is used to check current IEEE 1394 bus rate.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
BusRate
Pointer to the variable that will be filled the bus rate information when function
successfully returned. If RETURN_UNAVAILABLE or RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
returned, *BusRate remains unchanged.
BusRate is in unit of Mbps. So, if *busRate = 400, it means 400 Mbps
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.4 Callback Event
IMS_Register_Callback
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Register_CallBack(I16 CamID, void* UserData, void (__stdcall *CallBackRoutine)(I16
CamID, U8* pBuffer, U32 size, void* UserData, U8 TimeOutFlag))
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Register_CallBack (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal UserData As Long, ByVal CallBackRoutine As
Long) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Register_CallBack(Int16 CamID, IntPtr UserData, Callback CallBackRoutine)
Description:
This function is used to register callback routine.
Note: If you successfully call IMS_Register_CallBack( ) twice or more, the last call will over-write
previous registration.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
CallBackRoutine
The call back routine. Proto type is as below:
- void __stdcall CallBackRoutine(I16 CamID, U8* pBuffer, U32 size, void* UserData, U8
TimeOutFlag)
More information about CallBackRoutine( );
UserData
Additional data that user can specify. This data will be passed to callback routine,
when it is called.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
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CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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CallbackRoutine
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall CallBackRoutine(I16 CamID, U8* pBuffer, U32 size, void* UserData, U8 TimeOutFlag)
Visual Basic 6.0 (Callback.bas)
CallBackRoutine(ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal pFrameBuffer As Long, ByVal size As Long, ByVal
UserData As Long, ByVal TimeOutFlag As Byte)
VC.NET 2005
*Please refer to C# sample
Description:
The callback routine is user defined code that will be called when a frame is ready, or TimeOut_ms
specified in IMS_Start_Acquire( ) is expired.
If callback routine is called due to time out, the TimeOutFlag will be set 1.
If callback routine is called due to frame ready, the TimeOutFlag will be set 0.
Callback routine is registered by IMS_Register_CallBack().
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
pBuffer
The starting address of memory buffer where frame data is stored. If TimeOutFlag = 1,
pBuffer will be NULL.
size
The size of frame buffer. If TimeOutFlag = 1, size will be 0.
UserData
Additional user data specified in parameter of IMS_Register_CallBack( ).
TimeOutFlag
If TimeOutFlag = 0, a frame is ready.
If TimeOutFlag = 1, Time out occurs.
The time out value is specified by TimeOut_ms of IMS_Start_Acquire( ).
Return:
None
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5.5 Camera Acquisition
IMS_Start_Acquire
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Start_Acquire(I16 CamID, U32 NumFrames, U32 TimeOut_ms)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Start_Acquire (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal NumFrames As Long, ByVal TimeOut_ms As Long)
As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Start_Acquire(Int16 CamID, UInt32 NumFrames, UInt32 TimeOut_ms)
Description:
This function starts image acquiring process. After successfully starting acquisition, the
CallBackRoutine( ) specified by IMS_Register_CallBack( ) could be triggered.
The acquiring process stops when:

Captured NumFrames Frames.

Time out occurs. In this case, CallBackRoutine will be called with TimeOutFlag = 1.

IMS_Stop_Acquire( ) is successfully called
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
NumFrames
Specifying the total number of frames that you want to capture. After capturing enough
frames, the acquiring process stops automatically.
If NumFrames is set 0, it will acquire is unlimited number of frames. Only
IMS_Stop_Acquire( ) can stop it, or time out occurs.
TimeOut_ms
Specifying the time out value, in milliseconds. If TimeOut_ms = 0, the acquiring process
will never time out.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
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Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Stop_Acquire
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Stop_Acquire(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Stop_Acquire (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Stop_Acquire(Int16 CamID)
Description:
This function will stop image acquiring process.
After successfully stop Acquisition, the CallBackRoutine( ) won't be triggered any more.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.6 Camera Configuration
IMS_Set_VideoMode
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_VideoMode(I16 CamID, U32 VideoMode)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_VideoMode (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal VideoMode As Long) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_VideoMode(Int16 CamID, UInt32 VideoMode)
Description:
This function is used to set the video mode. The applicable Video mode may depend on camera type.
Please check the return code to insure the video mode setting is successfully.
Available Video Modes

640 x 480
VM_640X480_MONO8_30FPS, VM_640X480_MONO16_30FPS, VM_640X480_RGB_30FPS
VM_640X480_MONO8_15FPS, VM_640X480_MONO16_15FPS, VM_640X480_RGB_15FPS
VM_640X480_MONO8_7.5FPS, VM_640X480_MONO16_7.5FPS, VM_640X480_RGB_7.5FPS

800 x 600 (IMS-130 only)
VM_800X600_MONO8_30FPS, VM_800X600_MONO16_30FPS, VM_800X600_RGB_30FPS
VM_800X600_MONO8_15FPS, VM_800X600_MONO16_15FPS, VM_800X600_RGB_15FPS
VM_800X600_MONO8_7.5FPS, VM_800X600_MONO16_7.5FPS, VM_800X600_RGB_7.5FPS

1024 x 768 (IMS-130 only)
VM_1024X768_MONO8_30FPS, VM_1024X768_MONO16_30FPS,
VM_1024X768_MONO8_15FPS, VM_1024X768_MONO16_15FPS, VM_1024X768_RGB_15FPS
VM_1024X768_MONO8_7.5FPS, VM_1024X768_MONO16_7.5FPS, VM_1024X768_RGB_7.5FPS

1280 x 960 (IMS-130 only)
VM_1280X960_MONO8_30FPS,
VM_1280X960_MONO8_15FPS, VM_1280X960_MONO16_15FPS, VM_1280X960_RGB_15FPS
VM_1280X960_MONO8_7.5FPS, VM_1280X960_MONO16_7.5FPS, VM_1280X960_RGB_7.5FPS
VM_AOI
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Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
VideoMode
The target video mode to set
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_VideoResolution
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_VideoResolution(I16 CamID, U32 *Width, U32 *Height)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_VideoResolution (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef Width As Long, ByRef Height As Long) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_VideoResolution(Int16 CamID, IntPtr Width, IntPtr Height)
Description:
This function is used to get the video dimension, width and height
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Width
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with video frame width information, in pixel
Height
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with video frame height information, in pixel
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_ColorFormat
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_ColorFormat(I16 CamID, U32 *Color)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_ColorFormat (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef Color As Long) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_ColorFormat(Int16 CamID, IntPtr Color)
Description:
This function is used to get the video color format
If successfully returned, the Color will be filled the color format information.
Color Format

VM_MONO8: Black & white 8-bit mode. Every pixel is 1 byte.

VM_MONO16: Black & white 16-bit mode. Every pixel is 2 bytes.

VM_RGB: Color 24-bit mode. Every pixel has 3 byte, for Red, Green & Blue individually
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Color
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with video Color information: VM_MONO8,
VM_MONO16 or VM_RGB
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter(I16 CamID, U32 Color, F32 FrameRate, U16 Left, U16 Top, U16
Width, U16 Height)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Color As Long, ByVal FrameRate As Single,
ByVal Left As Integer, ByVal Top As Integer, ByVal Width As Integer, ByVal Height As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter(Int16 CamID, UInt32 Color, Single FrameRate, UInt16 Left, UInt16
Top, UInt16 Width, UInt16 Height)
Description:
Before calling this, you should set VM_AOI in IMS_Set_VideoMode first,
This function is used to set parameters for AOI, Area of Interest function.
The Color parameter specify for the color format.

VM_MONO8: Black & white 8-bit mode. Every pixel is 1 byte.

VM_MONO16: Black & white 16-bit mode. Every pixel is 2 bytes.

VM_RGB: Color 24-bit mode. Every pixel has 3 byte, for Red, Green & Blue individually.
The FrameRate parameter specify for the target frame rate. For example: FrameRate = 15.0 means
15.0 fps.
NOTE: If target FrameRate is out of possible range, it will be automatically converted to the
closest allowable frame rate.
Use IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter( ) to check actual frame rate.
The Left, Top, Width, Height parameters are specify AOI region. Please keep in mind that the possible
values have some limitations

Left value must be 2*N, where N is an integer.

Top value must be 2*N, where N is an integer.

Width value must be 8*N, where N is an integer.

Height value must be 2*N, where N is an integer.

Left + Width <= Full image width

Top + Height <= Full image height
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Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Color
The video Color format: VM_MONO8, VM_MONO16 or VM_RGB.
FrameRate
Target Frame rate in FPS, for example: 15.0
Left
AOI starting X position
Top
AOI starting Y position
Width
AOI horizontal size
Height
AOI vertical size
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter(I16 CamID, U32 *Color, F32 *FrameRate, U16 *Left, U16 *Top,
U16 *Width, U16 *Height)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef Color As Long, ByRef FrameRate As Single,
ByRef Left As Integer, ByRef Top As Integer, ByRef Width As Integer, ByRef Height As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_AOI_Parameter(Int16 CamID, IntPtr Color, IntPtr FrameRate, IntPtr Left, IntPtr Top,
IntPtr Width, IntPtr Height)
Description:
Before calling this, you should set VM_AOI in IMS_Set_VideoMode first,
This function is used to read back current parameter values for AOI, Area Of Interest, function.
Please refer to IMS_Set_AOI_Parameter( ).
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available cameras,
then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Color
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with video Color information: VM_MONO8,
VM_MONO16 or VM_RGB
FrameRate
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current Frame rate in FPS
Left
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current AOI starting X position
Top
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current AOI starting Y position
Width
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current AOI horizontal size
Height
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current AOI vertical size
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
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CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Set_Feature
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_Feature(I16 CamID, U32 FeatureID, F32 FeatureValue, bool FeatureOnOff)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_Feature (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal FeatureID As Long, ByVal FeatureValue As Single,
ByVal FeatureOnOff As Boolean) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_Feature(Int16 CamID, UInt32 FeatureID, Single FeatureValue, bool FeatureOnOff)
Description:
This function is used to set Features of ICPDAS Cameras.
The FeatureID parameter specify for which feature to be set a new value. Available features including:
FeatureID
Value range
unit
CAMERA_FEATURE_BRIGHTNESS
0.0 ~ 6.2439
%
CAMERA_FEATURE_SHARPNESS
0 ~ 4095
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_WHITE_BALANCE_R
0 ~ 1023
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_WHITE_BALANCE_B
0 ~ 1023
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_HUE
-180.0 ~ 179.912
Degree
CAMERA_FEATURE_SATURATION
0.0 ~ 399.902
%
CAMERA_FEATURE_GAMMA
0.50 ~ 3.99902
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_SHUTTER
4.65e-6 ~ 0.133263 or 1/fps
us / ms
CAMERA_FEATURE_GAIN
-6.26386 ~ 24.0001
dB
The FeatureValue parameter specify for the feature value. Its may call failed when user set the value
out of range.
The FeatureOnOff parameter is used to turn on or off the feature.
Note- CAMERA_FEATURE_BRIGHTNESS feature is always ON, so, you can't turn it off.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
FeatureID
The camera features
FeatureValue
The value of feature to be set
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FeatureOnOff
True: turn on this feature
False: turn off this feature
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_Feature
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_Feature(I16 CamID, U32 FeatureID, F32 *FeatureValue, bool *FeatureOnOff)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_Feature (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal FeatureID As Long, ByRef FeatureValue As Single,
ByRef FeatureOnOff As Boolean) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_Feature(Int16 CamID, UInt32 FeatureID, IntPtr FeatureValue, IntPtr FeatureOnOff)
Description:
This function is used to get current value of specified features.
The FeatureID parameter specify for which feature value to read. Available features including:
FeatureID
Value range
unit
CAMERA_FEATURE_BRIGHTNESS
0.0 ~ 6.2439
%
CAMERA_FEATURE_SHARPNESS
0 ~ 4095
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_WHITE_BALANCE_R
0 ~ 1023
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_WHITE_BALANCE_B
0 ~ 1023
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_HUE
-180.0 ~ 179.912
Degree
CAMERA_FEATURE_SATURATION
0.0 ~ 399.902
%
CAMERA_FEATURE_GAMMA
0.50 ~ 3.99902
-
CAMERA_FEATURE_SHUTTER
4.65e-6 ~ 0.133263 or 1/fps
us / ms
CAMERA_FEATURE_GAIN
-6.26386 ~ 24.0001
dB
Parameters:
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
CamID
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
FeatureID
The camera features
FeatureValue
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current feature value
FeatureOnOff
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current feature on/off state
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
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RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.7 Trigger Setting
IMS_Set_Trigger
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_Trigger(I16 CamID, bool On_Off, U16 TriggerSource, U16 TriggerMode)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_Trigger (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal on_off As Boolean, ByVal TriggerSource As Integer,
ByVal TriggerMode As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_Trigger(Int16 CamID, bool On_Off, UInt16 TriggerSource, UInt16 TriggerMode)
Description:
This function is to configure the trigger function.
The On_Off parameter decides that the trigger function is to be enabled (on_off = true) or disabled
(on_off = false).
TriggerSouce specify the triggering source. Possible triggering source are:

TriggerSource = 0, falling edge (change from 3.3V or 5V to 0V) of GPIO pin 0

TriggerSource = 1, rising edge (change from 0V to 3.3V or 5V) of GPIO pin 0

TriggerSource = 15, Software controlled trigger. Refer to IMS_Do_SWTrigger( )
There are 2 triggering modes specified by TriggerMode = 0 or 1.

TriggerMode 0: Standard External Trigger Mode.
The camera starts integration of the incoming light from external trigger input falling/rising edge.
The CAMERA_FEATURE_SHUTTER feature controls the integration time.

TriggerMode 1: Bulb Shutter mode.
The camera integration time is equal to low/high state time of the external trigger input.

If trigger source is set to software (TriggerSource =15), only standard External Trigger Mode is
available, even TriggerMode is set 1
Parameters:
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
CamID
On_Off
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
True: Enable trigger function
False: disable trigger function
TriggerSouce
The source of trigger input. Also specify rising or falling edge.
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TriggerMode
Specify the trigger mode. 0 for Standard External Trigger Mode, 1 for Bulb Shutter
mode.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_Trigger
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_Trigger(I16 CamID, bool *On_Off, U16 *TriggerSource, U16 *TriggerMode)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_Trigger (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef on_off As Boolean, ByRef TriggerSource As Integer,
ByRef TriggerMode As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_Trigger(Int16 CamID, IntPtr On_Off, IntPtr TriggerSource, IntPtr TriggerMode)
Description:
This function is to get current configure of trigger function. Please refer to IMS_Set_Trigger( )
Parameters:
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
CamID
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
On_Off
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current on/off status
TriggerSouce
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current source of trigger input. Also
specify rising or falling edge
TriggerMode
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current trigger mode.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Do_SWTrigger
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Do_SWTrigger(I16 CamID)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Do_SWTrigger (ByVal CamID As Integer) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Do_SWTrigger(Int16 CamID)
Description:
This function is used to generate a software asynchronous trigger.
Please refer to IMS_Set_Trigger( ). This call only works when TriggerSource is set to 15. You still
need to successfully call IMS_Start_Acquire( ) before IMS_Do_SWTrigger( ).
Parameters:
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
CamID
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.8 GPIO Control
IMS_Set_GPIOMode
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_GPIOMode(I16 CamID, U16 Channel, U16 Mode)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_GPIOMode (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Channel As Integer, ByVal Mode As Integer) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_GPIOMode(Int16 CamID, UInt16 Channel, UInt16 Mode)
Description:
This function is used to set the GPIO mode. Every GPIO channel can be independently chosen to
work and definition as below:

General purposed input (Mode = 0)

General purposed output (Mode = 1)

Strobe Output with High active output (Mode = 2)

Strobe Output with Low active output (Mode = 3)
The Channel parameter specify for which GPIO channel to be set.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Channel
The Channel ID, value = 1 ~ 3 for GPIO pin 1 ~ 3 individually
Mode
The Mode of GPIO
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
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CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_GPIOMode
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_GPIOMode(I16 CamID, U16 Channel, U16 *Mode)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_GPIOMode (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Channel As Integer, ByRef Mode As Integer) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_GPIOMode(Int16 CamID, UInt16 Channel, IntPtr Mode)
Description:
This function is used to get current GPIO mode setting for specified Channel. Please refer to
IMS_Set_GPIOMode( ).
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Channel
The Channel ID, value = 1 ~ 3 for GPIO pin 1 ~ 3 individually
Mode
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current mode setting
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_GPIO_Read
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_GPIO_Read(I16 CamID, U16 Channel, bool *Value)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_GPIO_Read (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Channel As Integer, ByRef value As Boolean) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_GPIO_Read(Int16 CamID, UInt16 Channel, IntPtr Value)
Description:
When GPIO 1~3 is set as general purposed input or output mode, you can use this function to read its
value.
For 3.3V or 5V input, Value will be true. For 0 V input, Value will be false.
For GPIO mode setting, please refers to IMS_Set_GPIOMode().
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Channel
The Channel ID, value = 1 ~ 3 for GPIO pin 1 ~ 3 individually
Value
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with current value of GPIO pin.
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_GPIO_Write
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_GPIO_Write(I16 CamID, U16 Channel, bool Value)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_GPIO_Write (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Channel As Integer, ByVal value As Boolean) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_GPIO_Write(Int16 CamID, UInt16 Channel, bool Value)
Description:
When GPIO 1~3 is set as general purposed output mode, you can use this function to set its value.
For 3.3V output, set Value true. For 0 V output, set Value false.
For GPIO mode setting, please refers to IMS_Set_GPIOMode( ).
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Channel
The Channel ID, value = 1 ~ 3 for GPIO pin 1 ~ 3 individually
Value
Output value of GPIO pin. false for 0V output
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.9 Strobe Control
IMS_Set_Strobe
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_Strobe(I16 CamID, F32 Delay_ms, F32 Duration_ms)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_Strobe (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Delay_ms As Single, ByVal Duration_ms As Single) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_Strobe(Int16 CamID, Single Delay_ms, Single Duration_ms)
Description:
This function is used to set the Strobe parameter.
The Delay_ms define the time period in ms between beginning of exposure and strobe signal output.
The Duration_ms define the length of strobe signal in mini second.
You can select which GPIO pin(s) to output strobe signal by using IMS_Set_GPIOMode( ).
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Delay_ms
The delay time between beginning of exposure and strobe signal output. Range: 0 ~
10,000.0 ms
Duration_ms
The duration of strobe signal. Range: 0 ~ 10,000.0 ms
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
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CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_Strobe
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_Strobe(I16 CamID, F32 *Delay_ms, F32 *Duration_ms)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_Strobe (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByRef Delay_ms As Single, ByRef Duration_ms As Single)
As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_Strobe(Int16 CamID, IntPtr Delay_ms, IntPtr Duration_ms)
Description:
This function is used to get current Strobe parameter. Please refer to IMS_Set_Strobe( ).
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Delay_ms
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with delay time value
Duration_ms
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with duration value
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.10
Lookup Table Control
IMS_Set_LUT
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Set_LUT(I16 CamID, char* LUT_FileName)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Set_LUT (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal LUT_FileName As String) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Set_LUT(Int16 CamID, string LUT_FileName)
Description:
This function is used to set LUT (Look up Table).
The LUT_FileName specify the LUT file name, including path. If not specify the path, current directory
is searched.
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
LUT_FileName
File path and name of LUT file
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Get_LUT
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_LUT(I16 CamID, char* LUT_FileName)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_LUT (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal LUT_FileName As String) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_LUT(Int16 CamID, string LUT_FileName)
Description:
This function is used to get current contents of LUT (Look up Table).
The LUT_FileName specify the LUT file name, including path. If not specify the path, current directory
is used
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
LUT_FileName
File path and name of LUT file
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.11
Data Flash Control
IMS_Read_DataFlash
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Read_DataFlash(I16 CamID, U32 Address, U8 *Data)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Read_DataFlash (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Address As Long, ByRef Data As Byte) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Read_DataFlash(Int16 CamID, UInt32 Address, IntPtr Data)
Description:
This function is used to read data flash value of Sparrow IMS Series camera.
The Address specify the byte address of data flash to be read, range from 0x0 ~ 0xFFFF (total 64K)
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Address
Byte address
Data
Pointer to the variable that will be filled with read value
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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IMS_Write_DataFlash
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Write_DataFlash(I16 CamID, U32 Address, U8 Data)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Write_DataFlash (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal Address As Long, ByVal Data As Byte) As
Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Write_DataFlash(Int16 CamID, UInt32 Address, Byte Data)
Description:
This function is used to write a byte value to data flash of Sparrow IMS Series camera.
The Address specify the byte address of data flash to write, range from 0x0 ~ 0xFFFF (total 64K)
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
Address
Byte address
Data
The Data value to write to flash
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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5.12
AES Project Encryption
IMS_Get_CameraInform
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Get_CameraInform(I16 CamID, PCAM_INFO CamInfo)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Get_CameraInform (ByVal CamID As Integer, CamInfo As CAM_INFO) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Get_CameraInform(Int16 CamID, ref CAM_INFO CamInfo)
Description:
This function is used to get camera model name and unique serial number.
This information is retrieved by CAM_INFO struct, which is composed of 2 members.
1st member: char ModelName[32], store the Camera Model name
2nd member: U8 SerialNumber[16], store the unique Serial Number
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
CamInfo
Pointer to the CAM_INFO struct that will be filled with camera information, the
model name & unique serial number
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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AES_GET_REG
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall AES_GET_REG(char raw[16],char AES_Key[16],char Encrypted[16])
Visual Basic 6.0
AES_GET_REG (ByVal raw As Variant, ByVal AES_Key As Variant, ByVal Encrypted As Variant) As
Long
VC.NET 2005
long AES_GET_REG(Byte[] raw, Byte[] AES_Key, IntPtr Encrypted)
Description:
This function is used compute AES encryption SN code.
Parameters:
Raw
The raw data to be encrypted. Size of raw is 16 bytes
AES_Key
The AES Key. Size of AES_Key is 16 bytes
Encrypted
The AES encrypted result. Size of Encrypted is 16 bytes
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
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5.13
Test Pattern
IMS_Enable_TestImage
Syntax:
Visual C++ 6.0 / Boland C++ Builder 6.0:
stdcall IMS_Enable_TestImage(I16 CamID, bool On_Off)
Visual Basic 6.0
IMS_Enable_TestImage (ByVal CamID As Integer, ByVal on_off As Boolean) As Integer
VC.NET 2005
short IMS_Enable_TestImage(Int16 CamID, bool On_Off)
Description:
This function is to enable or disable the test pattern output
Parameters:
CamID
The ID of Camera to be initialized. If IMS_ScanCamera( ) reports 3 available
cameras, then valid camera ID are 0,1, and 2
On_Off
true: Enable test pattern output, false: disable pattern output
Return:
RETURN_SUCCESSFUL
Successfully
RETURN_UNAVAILABLE
The CamID is invalid or this function is not available in Current
Camera State.
RETURN_CHECK_LASTERROR
Some error occurs, please call IMS_GetLastError( ) to
retrieve the error code
Current Camera State:
Camera State
Description
CAM_State_0_NOT_SCANNED
Camera not scanned.
CAM_State_1_NOT_INIT
Camera was scanned, but not initialized yet.
CAM_State_2_INIT_NOT_ACQUIRING
Camera was initialized, but not in acquiring
CAM_State_3_ACQUIRING_IMAGE
Camera is acquiring image
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6. Mechanical
6.1 Sparrow Camera Series
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6.2 Tripod Adapter
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7. Appendix
7.1 Standards Compliance
For customers in the U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely
to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference
at own expense. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. The shielded interface cable
recommended in this manual must be used with this equipment in order to comply with the
limits for a computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For customers in Canada
This apparatus complies with the Class A limits for radio noise emissions set out in the Radio
Interference Regulations.
Pour utilisateurs au Canada
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes classe A pour bruits radioélectriques, spécifiées dans le
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique.
Life support applications
These products are not designed for use in life support appliances, devices, or systems where
malfunction of these products can reasonably be expected to result in personal injury. Allied
customers using or selling these products for use in such applications do so at their own risk
and agree to fully indemnify Allied for any damages resulting from such improper use or sale.
The equipment was passed the test performed according to:
European Standard EN 55022:1998/A1:2000/A2:2003 Class A, EN 61000-3-2:2000, EN
61000-3-3:1995/A1:2001, EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003(IEC 61000-4-2:1995/A2:2000,
IEC 61000-4-3:2002, IEC 61000-4-4:1995/A2:2001, IEC 61000-4-5:1995/A1:2000, IEC
61000-4-6:1996/A1:2000, IEC 61000-4-8:1993/A1:2000, IEC 61000-4-11:1994/A1:2000)
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7.2 Glossary
AOI is means the area of interest. A user-defined,
rectangular area (a square is common) on a CCD that is
exposed and processed as an image. For image
processing field, the AOI also means a user-defined area
for inspection or measurement application for saving
system images processing time.
Bit Depth -The number of bits used to code a value
(such as a pixel component) into an integer value.
This is directly related to the number of levels that
the value might have, such as 256 with an 8-bit
depth or 1,024 with a 10-bit depth.
CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) – CMOS is a widely used type of
semiconductor. CMOS semiconductors use both NMOS (negative
polarity) and PMOS (positive polarity) circuits. Since only one of the
circuit types is on at any given time, CMOS chips require less power
than chips using just one type of transistor. CMOS traditionally
consumes little power and can be fabricated on just about any
standard silicon production line, so they tend to be extremely
inexpensive compared to CCD sensors.
FireWire/1394 - The 1394 digital link standard was conceived in 1986 by technologists at Apple
Computer, who chose the trademark 'FireWire', in
reference to its speeds of operation. In 1995, the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
defined this standard is IEEE 1394. There are two
IEEE 1394 standards in current market; 1394a for data
transmission rates up to 400Mbps, and the other is IEEE 1394b; for data transmission rates up to
800Mbps.
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Gain is the level of amplification of a signal. The Gain affects
image sharpness sensed by the naked eye. When gain is
increased in an image, one must also take into consideration
the addition of significant “noise”.
Pixel Size - Most CCD and CMOS imagers consist of
picture elements dubbed "pixels". Each pixel is one sensor
within the array and has a definite size, which should be
available by the manufacturer. Sizes typically range from
8-20 microns. The pixel size is a technical parameter that
relates to resolution, process feature dimensions and pixel
architecture. For a given die size, a high resolution requires a small pixel
Progressive-Scan - A system of video scanning whereby lines of a picture are transmitted
consecutively,
such
as
in
the
computer world. This method is often
used in DVD video encoding where
the video is produced by scanning
the film. It is also used in enhanced
and
high
definition
television
systems as it is supposed to produce
less visual artifacts than the interlaced mode but requires a higher refreshing rate.
Sensor Size - The “Sensor Size” is the dimensions of
CCD/CMOS sensor area, which is responsible for
transforming light into electrical signals. Typically, the
sensor size from 1/4” to 1” and measured by diagonal
size.
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7.3 Revision History
Revision Date
Change Description
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8. Warranty Policy
ICP DAS supplies a one year warranty period for the Sparrow IMS Series IEEE 1394 camera
series, however there certain instances of limited of warranty situations, whereby ICP DAS will
not take any responsibility in the following cases:
1.
When user open camera housing then warranty will void immediately.
2.
In case damages or losses are caused by fire, earthquake, or other acts of the Gods, the
act by third party, misuse by the user deliberately or erroneously, use under extreme
operating conditions.
3.
In case damages or losses are caused by malfunction resulting from bad connection with
other equipment.
4.
In case damages or losses are caused by incorrect use which is not in line with instruction
in user‟s manual.
5.
In case indirect, additional, consequential damages (loss of expected interest, suspension
of business activities) are incurred as results of malfunction or non-function of the
equipment, we shall be exempted from assuming responsibility for such damages.
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9. ICP DAS Worldwide
Headquarters
USA Branch Office
ICP DAS CO., LTD.
ICP DAS USA, Inc.
No.111, Kuangfu N. Rd., Hukou Shiang,
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 121
Hsinchu Hsien, Taiwan 303, R.O.C
Torrance, CA 90505, USA
TEL: +886-3-597-3366
TEL: 1-310-517-9888
FAX: +886-3-597-3733
FAX: 1-310-517-0998
[email protected]
[email protected]
Taiwan Branch Office
Europe Branch Office
Ban-Ciao
ICPDAS-EUROPE GmbH
16F-1, No.33, Sec. 1, Minson Road, Banciao
Humboldtstrasse 36
City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan 220, R.O.C
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
TEL: +886-2-2950-0655
Germany
FAX:+886-2-2950-0807
TEL: 0049-711-9 97 37 75
[email protected]
FAX: 0049-711-9 97 37 84
[email protected]
Hsin-Tien
7F-2, No. 137, Lane 235, Bao-Chiao R., HsinTien City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan 231, R.O.C
TEL : (02)8919-2216
FAX : (02)8919-2221
China Branch Office
Beijing
TEL : 86-10-6298-0924
FAX : 86-10-6296-2890
[email protected]
[email protected]
Shanghai
Tai-Chung
9F-6, No.123, Sec. 3, Zhong-Gang Road,
Tai-Chung City, Taiwan 407, R.O.C
TEL : 86-21-6247-1722
FAX : 86-21-6247-1725
[email protected]
TEL : (04)2358-2815
FAX : (04)2358-9114
Wuhan
[email protected]
TEL : 86-27-8548-3302
Kao-Hsiung
Kunming
3F, No. 505, Zhong-Shan second Road,
TEL : 86-13113689519
Kao-Hsiung City, Taiwan 801, R.O.C
86-87-1294-5396
TEL : (07)215-7688
FAX : (07)216-2602
[email protected]
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