Roper | Photometric | Series 300 User Manual

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Owner's Manual and Troubleshooting
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Declaration of Conformity
Roper Scientific, Inc. declares that the equipment described in this document is in conformance
with the requirements of the European Council Directives, listed below:
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and Product Safety.
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EN 55022:1994
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Product Description:
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Series 300 System Components...............................................................................................1
Standard Components ......................................................................................................1
Optional System Hardware..............................................................................................2
About this Manual ....................................................................................................................2
Environmental Requirements .................................................................................................2
Storage Requirements...............................................................................................................2
Precautions.................................................................................................................................3
CEU and Camera ...............................................................................................................3
Optional LCU .....................................................................................................................3
Repairs........................................................................................................................................3
Cleaning .....................................................................................................................................4
Roper Scientific Customer Service..........................................................................................4
Chapter 2. System Installation
Introduction ...............................................................................................................................5
Software Compatibility Requirements...................................................................................5
Host Computer Requirements ................................................................................................5
Multiple Cameras......................................................................................................................6
Cables and Connectors.............................................................................................................6
Connecting the Data Cable ......................................................................................................6
Installing Camera Electronics Unit........................................................................................7
Installing CCD Camera Heads................................................................................................8
Installing CH350/L CCD Camera Head.........................................................................8
Connecting the Liquid Circulation Unit .........................................................................9
Installing CH350/A CCD Camera Head......................................................................10
Installing the PCI Card...........................................................................................................10
Installing the Software............................................................................................................11
Windows Users ................................................................................................................11
Macintosh Users...............................................................................................................12
Connecting to Other Equipment...........................................................................................12
Lenses ................................................................................................................................12
Scientific Instruments ......................................................................................................12
Trigger Equipment ..........................................................................................................13
Status Lights ............................................................................................................................13
Chapter 3. CEU and Camera Heads
CEU...........................................................................................................................................15
Operational Requirements..............................................................................................15
Storage Requirements .....................................................................................................15
Power.................................................................................................................................15
Front Panel........................................................................................................................16
Camera Heads .........................................................................................................................16
CH350/L CCD Camera Head ...............................................................................................17
Liquid Cooling .................................................................................................................17
Operational Requirements..............................................................................................17
Storage Requirements .....................................................................................................17
CH350/A CCD Camera Head...............................................................................................18
Air Cooling .......................................................................................................................18
Operational Requirements.............................................................................................18
Storage Requirements .....................................................................................................18
Chapter 4. LCU Maintenance
LCU Precautions .....................................................................................................................19
Disconnecting the Coolant Connectors................................................................................19
Refilling the Reservoir............................................................................................................19
Removing Air Bubbles ...........................................................................................................21
Attaching the Coolant Connectors .......................................................................................21
Changing Line Entry Module Fuses and Voltages............................................................21
Operational Requirements.....................................................................................................21
Storage Requirements.............................................................................................................21
Chapter 5. Component Descriptions
CCD Camera Head .................................................................................................................23
CCD ...................................................................................................................................23
Dark Charge Reduction Modes......................................................................................23
Metachrome® II ...............................................................................................................23
Certificate of Performance ..............................................................................................23
CCD Chamber ..................................................................................................................23
Window.............................................................................................................................24
Thermoelectric Cooler .....................................................................................................24
Shutter ...............................................................................................................................24
Lenses ................................................................................................................................24
Camera Electronics Unit ........................................................................................................24
Electronics.........................................................................................................................24
Connectors ........................................................................................................................25
Liquid Circulation Unit..........................................................................................................25
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting
Camera System Startup Problems ........................................................................................28
System Does Not Boot Normally..........................................................................................28
New Hardware Found Dialog Box Does Not Appear (Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP) ....28
Images Not Displayed Properly............................................................................................29
Camera Does Not Respond to Light.....................................................................................29
Camera Does Not Focus.........................................................................................................29
CH350/L Not Cooling............................................................................................................29
PVCAM Error Message Appears..........................................................................................29
Lengthy Pauses During Imaging ..........................................................................................29
Green Light on CEU Remains Illuminated..........................................................................30
Testing Shutter Signal.............................................................................................................30
Replacing Camera Shutter ..............................................................................................30
Changing LCU Line Entry Module Fuses and Voltage .....................................................31
Changing a Fuse in the CEU .................................................................................................33
Chapter 7. Specifications
Camera Electronics Unit .......................................................................................................35
C-Mount CH350/L CCD Camera Head ..............................................................................36
F-Mount CH350/L CCD Camera Head...............................................................................37
C-Mount CH350/A CCD Camera Head.............................................................................38
F-Mount CH350/A CCD Camera Head ..............................................................................39
Liquid Circulation Unit..........................................................................................................40
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Connector/Cable Pinouts ......................................................................................................41
Input/Output Status Connector Pinout .......................................................................41
Trigger Connector............................................................................................................42
Shutter Status Connector ................................................................................................42
Shutter Control Connector..............................................................................................42
Shutter Connector ............................................................................................................43
Data Cable Pinout ............................................................................................................44
Appendix A. Trigger Modes
Trigger-First Mode..................................................................................................................46
Strobe Mode.............................................................................................................................46
Bulb Mode................................................................................................................................46
Index ....................................................................................................... 49
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Chapter 1.
Introduction
The Photometrics™ Series 300™ is an F-mount or C-mount, air- or liquid-cooled
imaging system for acquiring digital scientific data. When the highest dynamic
range is required, the Series 300 is the lowest noise, most sensitive camera
system in the Photometrics line.
Series 300 System
Components
Standard Components
All Series 300 systems consist of standard hardware and software as well as the
appropriate interface hardware (discussed in the Installation Guide) for your
computer system. Some Series 300 systems also include optional hardware.
Components for the Series 300 camera system are listed as follows:
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Camera electronics unit (CEU)
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Camera head (CH)
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Liquid circulation unit (LCU, optional: for use with a liquid-cooled
camera head)
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Data cable (connects CEU and PCI card)
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Camera head cable (connects camera head and CEU)
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PCI card
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CD-ROM
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Optional System
Hardware
About this
Manual
The Series 300 User Manual is divided into seven chapters. It is suggested that
you read the entire manual before operating the camera to ensure proper usage.
The chapters that follow this introduction are:
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System Installation — Instructions for installing the camera system’s
hardware.
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CEU and Camera Heads — Instructions for operating and maintaining
the hardware
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LCU Maintenance — Instructions for maintaining the liquid circulation
unit
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Component Descriptions — Functional description of each camera
system component
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Troubleshooting — Answers to camera hardware problems
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Specifications — Specifications for each camera system component
Note: To install a new camera, follow the instructions in the System Installation chapter
of this User Manual.
Environmental
Requirements
The Series 300 camera system and its optional liquid circulation unit should be
operated in a clean, dry environment. The camera system requires that an easily
accessible electrical outlet be available near the equipment.
The camera system’s ambient operating temperature is 0°C to 40°C with a
relative humidity of 0%–80% noncondensing.
Storage
Requirements
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Store the Series 300 camera system and the LCU in their original containers. To
protect the system from excessive heat, cold, and moisture, store at an ambient
temperature between -20°C and 50°C with a relative humidity of 0%–90%
noncondensing.
Precautions
CEU and Camera
Optional LCU
Repairs
The charge-coupled device (CCD) and other system electronics are extremely
sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and the optional liquid circulation unit
requires periodic maintenance.
To avoid permanently damaging the system, please observe the following
precautions:
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If you are using high-voltage equipment (such as an arc lamp) with your
camera system, be sure to turn the camera power on last and power the
camera off first.
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If you have a liquid-cooled camera head, you MUST operate the LCU
whenever the camera is on.
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Use caution when triggering high-current switching devices (such as an
arc lamp) near your system. The CCD can be permanently damaged by
transient voltage spikes. If electrically noisy devices are present, an
isolated, conditioned power line or dedicated isolation transformer is
highly recommended.
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Never connect or disconnect any cable while the camera system is
powered on. An unconnected cable segment can become electrically
charged and can damage the CCD if reconnected.
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Always install the shorting plug on the camera head when the head is
disconnected from its cable.
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Do not connect the camera head cable to the camera head until the cable
is first connected to the camera electronics unit (CEU).
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Do not disconnect the camera head cable from the CEU until the cable is
first disconnected from the camera head.
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The system has been configured for 100V, 110V, 220V, or 240V AC input
at 50/60 Hz. Do not connect your Series 300 system to a power source
for which it was not configured or to a power source that has less than
1 kVA capacity.
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Never impede airflow through the equipment by obstructing the air
vents. Allow at least one inch air space around any vent.
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Do not “mix and match” camera heads and CEUs. Refer to the
Certificate of Performance supplied with your system for the serial
numbers of the camera head and the electronics unit for this system.
To prevent damage to the LCU:
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Keep the seals lubricated by running the LCU 45 minutes at least once a
month.
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Always keep the pump primed by operating LCU in the upright
position.
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When disconnecting the coolant hoses from the camera, it is important
to prevent any coolant from spilling into the camera. When
disconnecting the hoses, hold the camera over an absorbent material,
such as paper towels, with the connectors facing down.
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Never impede airflow through the LCU by obstructing the air vents.
Other than repairs described in this manual, all repairs must be done by Roper
Scientific. Should your system hardware need repair, contact Roper Scientific
Customer Service. Please save the original packing materials so you can safely
ship the camera system to another location or return it for repairs if necessary.
Chapter 1. Introduction
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Cleaning
Roper Scientific
Customer Service
Clean exterior surfaces of the camera system with a dry, lint-free cloth. To
remove stains, contact Roper Scientific Customer Service.
If you have any questions about your camera system, contact Roper Scientific
Customer Service. When you call, please have your Roper Scientific job number
or equipment serial numbers available.
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Chapter 2.
System Installation
Carefully review the Precautions section on page 3 before performing any of the
procedures outlined here. Again, use only a Series 300 cable and a Series 300 PCI card
with your Series 300 camera. Using a different cable or PCI card may result in permanent
damage to your system.
Introduction
Your Series 300 camera system has the following hardware components:
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Camera Head (CH)
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Camera Electronics Unit (CEU)
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Camera Head Cable
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PCI Card
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Data Cable
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Optional Liquid Circulation Unit (LCU)
Series 300 system components are linked by custom cables and controlled by
your host computer system. All of the components and cables required for your
configuration should be included with your shipment. Refer to the information
and figure in Series 300 System Components on page 1.
Your Series 300 camera system has been specially configured to match the
detector and readout rate options specified at the time of purchase. The CCD
you selected is installed in your camera head, and the analog processor card
option you selected is installed in your CEU.
Keep all the original packing materials so you can safely ship the Series 300
system to another location or return it for service if necessary.
If you have any difficulty with any step of the instructions, call Roper Scientific
Customer Service.
Software
Compatibility
Requirements
Host Computer
Requirements
The Series 300 package includes the RS Image™ capture software program
designed for use with your Series 300 camera.
All other imaging software must also be PVCAM® -compatible. For full access to
imaging software functions, PVCAM must be version 2.6.1 or higher.
The host computer for your Series 300 camera must have the following:
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Windows® 98SE, Windows® ME, Windows NT®, Windows® XP, or
Windows® 2000 operating system
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200 MHz Pentium® II (or greater)
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64 MB RAM (or greater)
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CD-ROM drive
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At least one unused PCI card slot
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16-bit color display (or greater)
*To store images to a local hard disk, up to 8 MB of free disk space is needed per file.
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If you are a Mac® user, the host computer for your Series 300 camera must have
the following:
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Macintosh® OS 8.X, OS 9.X, or OSX
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64 MB RAM (or greater)
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CD-ROM drive
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At least one unused PCI card slot
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Video adapter that supports 24-bit color (millions of colors)
*To store images to a local hard disk, up to 8 MB of free disk space is needed per file.
Multiple Cameras
PVCAM supports multiple open cameras. In order to use this function, your
imaging software must also support it. The RS Image capture software program
included with your system supports multiple cameras, as do many other imaging
packages.
If your imaging software supports multiple cameras, there must be a separate
PCI card for each camera. Multiple cameras can only be open simultaneously if
all use PCI interfaces.
Cables and
Connectors
In addition to the AC power cord, the Series 300 camera system uses the
following cables:
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Data cable, connects the CEU and the host interface hardware shipped
with your system
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Camera head cable, with DB37 connectors on both ends.
For more information, see Connectors on page 25.
Connecting the
Data Cable
Note: Before proceeding, make sure the CEU is powered off (Off = 0) and unplugged.
If your system’s Data cable has a wide end and a narrow end, connect the wide
end of the cable to the CEU’s AIA Controller connector (see the diagram on the
next page). If your system’s Data cable has matching ends, connect either end of
the data cable to the CEU’s AIA Controller connector.
Make sure to use the Data cable that was shipped with your system. You will be
connecting the other end of the Data cable to your interface hardware. For the
moment, simply leave the other end of the Data cable unattached.
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CEU Back Panel
Fuse
Compartment
Power
Socket
On/Off
Switch
I/O STATUS
TRIGGER
SHUTTER
STATUS
AIA CONTROLLER
CAMERA
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THIS CONNECTION
WHILE CABLE IS ATTACHED TO CAMERA HEAD
SHUTTER
Installing
Camera
Electronics Unit
SHUTTER
CONTROL
To install the camera electronics unit (CEU):
1.
With the computer and CEU powered off (Off = 0 on the CEU), ensure
that the Data cable is properly attached to the CEU.
2.
Connect the AC power cord to the CEU (and later to an AC power
source). If possible, use a surge suppressor or uninterruptable power
supply to protect your equipment. Check that all connections are secure.
Chapter 2. System Installation
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Installing CCD
Camera Heads
Installing CH350/L CCD
Camera Head
Caution: Opening your Series 300 camera head voids the camera warranty.
This liquid-cooled camera head uses liquid circulation to draw heat away from
the thermoelectric cooler.
Installing the CH350/ L Camera
Camera Port
Camera
Head
Cable
Liquid Cooling
Ports
Install the camera head cable as follows:
1.
With the CEU powered off, plug the cable end labeled CONNECT TO
CEU into the camera port on the back panel of the CEU.
2.
Remove the shorting plug from the camera port on the camera head and
save it. (Always re-insert the shorting plug into this camera port when
the camera head cable is disconnected. The plug prevents static
electricity damage to the CCD.)
3.
Plug the cable end labeled CONNECT TO CAMERA HEAD into the
camera port on the camera head.
Caution: This camera head must be used with a liquid circulation unit (LCU). To install
the LCU, see Connecting the Liquid Circulation Unit on page 9. Never operate the
camera without the LCU connected and operating properly.
The SERIAL REGISTER arrow on the camera head indicates the location of the
serial register for the output node of the CCD. The position of the register varies,
depending on the type of CCD.
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Connecting the Liquid
Circulation Unit
The liquid-cooled camera must always be operated with the LCU or another
acceptable liquid circulator. (To install a different liquid circulator, remove the
two quick disconnects on the rear of the camera head if necessary and replace
them with male 1/8” NPT fittings that connect to your liquid circulating system.
Contact Roper Scientific Customer Service for further assistance.)
In order to operate properly, the reservoir in the LCU must be at least 3/4 full:
•
If you are installing a newly shipped LCU, the reservoir is filled with the
proper amount of coolant. Follow connection instructions below.
•
If you are not installing a newly shipped LCU, see Refilling the Reservoir
on page 19 in order to check the coolant level in the reservoir before
connecting the LCU to the liquid-cooled camera head.
To connect the LCU:
With the power switch in the off position (0), connect the LCU hoses:
Attaching the Coolant
Release Tab
Connector
LCU
Liquid Cooling Port
on CH350/L Camera
1.
On the camera head, press the release tab on the liquid cooling port.
2.
Holding the release tab down, insert the connector on the LCU hose into
the liquid cooling port.
3.
Release the release tab.
When both hoses are attached, connect the power cord to the LCU (and
later to an electrical outlet).
Caution: Do not allow the reservoir to drain below half full. To keep the pump primed,
always operate the LCU in the upright position.
When disconnecting the LCU from the camera, it is important to keep any
coolant from spilling into the camera. Make sure to see Disconnecting the Coolant
Connectors on page 19 for instructions on disconnecting the LCU.
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Installing CH350/A CCD
Camera Head
This air-cooled camera head uses passive air circulation to draw heat away from
the thermoelectric cooler.
Installing the CH350/A Camera
Camera Port
Camera
Head
Cable
Install the camera head cable as follows:
1.
With the CEU powered off, plug the cable end labeled CONNECT TO
CEU into the camera port on the back of the CEU.
2.
Remove the shorting plug from the camera port on the camera head and
save it. (Always re-insert the shorting plug into this camera port when
the camera head cable is disconnected. The plug prevents static
electricity damage to the CCD.)
3.
Plug the cable end labeled CONNECT TO CAMERA HEAD into the
camera port on the camera head.
Caution: Never impede airflow through the equipment by obstructing the air vents.
Allow at least one inch air space around any vent.
The SERIAL REGISTER arrow on the camera head indicates the location of the
serial register for the output node of the CCD. The position of the register varies,
depending on the type of CCD.
Installing the PCI
Card
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To Install the PCI Card:
1.
Shut down the computer.
2.
Insert the PCI card into an unused slot in your computer. Be sure to
secure the PCI card to the computer case with a screw or other fastener.
3.
Connect the Data cable to the PCI card.
Installing the
Software
This section briefly describes the files on the CD-ROM shipped with your
Series 300 system and then steps you through the installation of the PVCAM
library and RS Image on your computer. The PVCAM library is a collection of
functions for camera control and data acquisition that is an interface between the
camera and an imaging application software package. RS Image is a basic
imaging software package, developed by Roper Scientific, that interacts with the
Series 300 camera through the PVCAM library.
The files provided on the CD-ROM include:
•
Readme text files — these files contain the latest information on the
software installations and should be read before you run the
PVCAMSetup program.
•
PVCAMSetup software program — this software installs the camera
interface software.
•
RSImageSetup software program — this software installs the RS Image
application program.
•
MacOS directory — this directory contains the files required for
installing on a Macintosh computer.
•
Acrobat directory — this directory contains subdirectories containing
installation programs for Acrobat® Reader®.
•
Manuals directory — this directory contains user manuals in PDF
format.
Using the instructions below, install the PVCAM and RS Image software on
your computer. Follow the instructions for your computer operating system:
Windows or Macintosh.
Windows Users
To Install the Camera-Interface Software (PVCAM):
1.
Turn on your PC and insert the supplied CD-ROM. Windows NT® users
must log on as Administrator.
2.
Click on the Windows Start button. Then click on "Run" and type
f:\PvcamSetup.exe and click on OK.
Note: The drive letter for the CD drive is assumed to be F. If F is not correct for
your CD drive, use the appropriate drive letter.
3.
Complete the automated software-installation sequence. When
prompted during installation, choose "Standard" (recommended) or
"Custom" install. When prompted by the Setup Complete dialog box,
select the "No, I will restart the computer later" choice.
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To Install the Application Software (RS Image):
1.
Click on the Windows Start button. Then click on "Run" and type
f:\RSImageSetup.exe and click on OK.
Note: The drive letter for the CD drive is assumed to be F. If F is not correct for
your CD drive, use the appropriate drive letter.
Macintosh Users
Connecting to
Other Equipment
Lenses
2.
Complete the automated software-installation sequence.
3.
Reboot your computer.
To Install the Camera-Interface (PVCAM) and the Application (RS Image)
Software:
1.
Turn on your Macintosh computer.
2.
Open the appropriate folder for your version of Mac OS.
3.
Copy the RSImage application icon to your hard drive.
4.
Copy the DDILib, PhotometricsPCI, and Power PVCAM icons to the
System folder.
5.
When a dialog box appears and indicates that the three icons placed in
the System folder will be automatically moved to the Extensions folder,
click on OK. If this dialog box does not appear, move the icons (copied
in Step 4) to the Extensions folder.
6.
Restart your computer.
Series 300 camera heads have either a C- or F-mount configuration. The
C-mount configuration is a standard threaded video mount with a standard
C-mount flange focal distance. The F-mount configuration has a Nikon
bayonet mount with a standard F-mount flange focal distance.
With the F-mount camera, you can install any lens that is compatible with a
standard Nikon bayonet mount. With the C-mount camera, you can install any
lens that is compatible with a standard threaded video mount as long as the
objective does not extend farther than .27 inches behind the flange of the lens. A
C-mount lens with optics that protrude a long distance into the camera may
interfere with the shutter blades. For specifications on calculating acceptable
flange focal distances, see C-Mount CH350/L CCD Camera Head on page 36 or CMount CH350/A CCD Camera Head on page 38. Photometrics offers compatible Cand F-mount lenses.
To install a lens, remove the camera aperture cover. Insert the lens into the lens
mount. C-mount lenses screw in. F-mount lenses should be turned until they
lock in place.
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An F-mount camera can be mounted to any instrument that is compatible with a
standard Nikon bayonet mount. A C-mount camera can be mounted to any
instrument that is compatible with a standard threaded video mount. If you
need to adjust your Series 300 focal distance for parfocal adjustment, use
standard optical shims. (Shims are precision washers that are placed over the
threading of the C-mount of the instrument in order to increase the distance
between the CCD plane and the instrument.) If your instrument requires a
mount adapter, contact your instrument supplier.
Trigger Equipment
Status Lights
You can connect the camera to trigger equipment through the I/O Status,
Trigger, or Shutter Status connectors located on the back panel of the CEU. For
connector descriptions, see Connectors on page 25. Connector pin-out
specifications begin on page 41.
The CEU and LCU power switches are on their back panels (On=|, Off=0).
•
The yellow POWER light on the CEU’s front panel indicates AC power.
•
The green COOLING light glows to show that CCD cooling has begun.
When the CCD temperature is several degrees above the regulated
temperature, the COOLING light dims. It goes out when the final
temperature is reached (approximately 15 minutes for a
thermoelectrically cooled camera head). If the COOLING light does not
go out, refer to the appropriate guidelines found in the section of
Chapter 3. CEU and Camera Heads that deals with your particular camera
head.
•
The red HEATING light illuminates dimly after the regulated
temperature is reached, indicating that heater current is being applied to
maintain the proper temperature.
If you have a problem, refer to Camera System Startup Problems on page 28.
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Chapter 3
CEU
CEU and Camera Heads
The camera electronics unit contains signal processing, camera control, and
temperature control systems. It produces CCD clocking signals for the camera
head and manages the transfer of raw CCD data to the host interface hardware.
The internal components of the CEU include a quadruple-voltage power supply,
a temperature controller, an electronics card cage, and a fan.
Note: None of the internal components of the CEU are user serviceable.
Operational
Requirements
Storage Requirements
Ambient temperature: from 0°C to 40°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 80%, noncondensing
Ambient temperature: from -20°C to 50°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 90%, noncondensing
Power
Power for the CEU is provided by an AC power cord plugged into the power
socket on the back panel. The CEU is configured for 100V, 110V, 220V, or 240V
at 50/60 Hz. The voltage is shown on the electrical requirements label on the
back panel.
Caution: The CCD in your camera head can be permanently damaged by transient
voltage spikes. Use caution when triggering high-current switching devices (such as an
arc lamp) near your system. If electrically noisy devices are present, an isolated,
conditioned power line or dedicated isolation transformer is highly recommended. If
you are using high-voltage equipment with your camera system, be sure to turn the
camera power on last and power the camera off first.
When the on/off switch on the back panel of the CEU is off, all internal DC
voltages are interrupted. This turns off both the CEU and the CCD camera head,
allowing maintenance when the host computer is still powered up.
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Front Panel
The figure below illustrates the front panel of the CEU. If you selected the
optional CEU with temperature control, there is an additional dial on the front
panel (shown in graphic below) to the right of the LCD Display.
CEU Front Panel
(for Thermoelectrically Cooled Camera Heads)
Power (Yellow)
Heating (Red)
Cooling (Green)
LCD Display
Optional
Temperature
Control Dial
•
The yellow POWER light glows when the CEU is plugged in and turned
on. It indicates that AC power is present.
•
The green COOLING light glows when CCD cooling begins. When the
CCD temperature is several degrees above the regulated temperature,
the COOLING light dims. It goes out when the final temperature is
reached (approximately 15 minutes for thermoelectrically cooled camera
heads).
•
The red HEATING light illuminates dimly after the regulated
temperature is reached, indicating that heater current is being applied to
maintain proper temperature.
•
The LCD shows the current temperature of the CCD (within 2° C).
The CEU back panel is standard and appears on page 7. The connectors located
on the back panel are discussed in Connectors on page 25. For instructions on
changing a fuse, see Changing a Fuse in the CEU on page 33.
Camera Heads
Photometrics CCD camera heads are cooled to reduce dark current, the
spontaneous charge generated by heat and other non-photon sources. Cooling is
achieved by a thermoelectric (Peltier) cooler (with optional liquid-assist). All
Photometrics Series 300 camera heads are composed of a sealed CCD enclosure,
a shutter assembly, and a lens. The sections that follow discuss the operation
and maintenance of each Series 300 camera head.
Caution: Opening the Series 300 camera head voids the camera warranty.
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CH350/L CCD
Camera Head
The camera head requires liquid circulation to draw heat away from the
thermoelectric cooler. Photometrics offers a liquid circulation unit (LCU) for this
purpose. For information about connecting the LCU to the liquid-cooled camera
head, see Connecting the Liquid Circulation Unit on page 9. LCU operation and
maintenance are addressed in Chapter 4.
Liquid Cooling
The CCD in the camera head is cooled by a three-stage thermoelectric cooler.
During normal operation, the cooler generates heat, which is removed by liquid
circulating through the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is maintained at
approximately the same temperature as the liquid coolant.
Caution: Never operate the camera without the LCU connected and operating properly.
If the COOLING light on the CEU is still on after 15 minutes of continuous
operation, check your camera head. The front lens mount should be warm to the
touch, not hot.
If the camera head is hot, see CH350/L Not Cooling on page 29. If the front lens
mount is warm and there are no apparent problems with the LCU (again, see
CH350/L Not Cooling on page 29), but the COOLING light remains on, there may
be a problem with the thermoelectric cooler or a loss of vacuum in the camera
head.
Operational
Requirements
Storage Requirements
Ambient temperature: from 0°C to 40°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 80%, noncondensing
Ambient temperature: from -20°C to 50°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 90%, noncondensing
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CH350/A CCD
Camera Head
Air Cooling
The camera head incorporates an air-cooled heat exchanger to draw heat away
from the thermoelectric cooler.
The CCD in the camera head is cooled by a thermoelectric cooler. During normal
operation, the cooler generates heat, which is removed by the finned heat sink.
The temperature of the heat sink may rise to 40°C. It is normal for the entire
camera body to heat up slightly during operation.
Caution: Never impede airflow around the finned heat sink assembly. If airflow around
the camera is cut off, permanent damage to the thermoelectric cooler results. A fan can be
used to circulate air if the camera head must be operated in a confined location.
If the COOLING light on the CEU is still on after 15 minutes of continuous
operation, check your camera head. The cooling fins should be warm to the
touch, not hot.
If they are hot, check that the fins are not blocked from surrounding air flow and
that ambient temperature does not exceed 24°C. If these conditions are met,
there may be a problem with the thermoelectric cooler or vacuum chamber.
Operational
Requirements
Ambient temperature: from 0°C to 40°C (at an ambient temperature above 27°C,
the CCD may not reach its lowest specified temperature)
Relative humidity: from 0% to 80%, noncondensing
Storage Requirements
Ambient temperature: from -20°C to 50°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 90%, noncondensing
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Chapter 4
LCU Maintenance
The liquid-cooled Series 300 camera head must always be operated with the
liquid circulation unit (LCU) connected and operating properly.
LCU Precautions
Disconnecting the
Coolant
Connectors
Refilling the
Reservoir
To prevent damage to the LCU please observe the following precautions:
•
Keep the seals lubricated by running the LCU for 45 minutes at least
once a month.
•
Always keep the pump primed by operating the LCU in the upright
position.
•
When disconnecting the coolant hoses from the camera, it is important
to prevent any coolant from spilling into the camera. When
disconnecting the hoses, hold the camera over an absorbent material,
such as paper towels, with the connectors facing down.
•
Never impede airflow through the LCU by obstructing the air vents.
To disconnect the coolant hoses:
Caution: When disconnecting the coolant hoses, excess coolant will spill from the hoses
and connectors. It is important to keep any coolant from spilling into the camera.
1.
Turn off the LCU power (Off = 0).
2.
To keep excess coolant from spilling into the camera, position the
camera over absorbent material with the coolant connectors facing
down.
3.
Press the connector release tabs and disconnect the hoses from the
camera.
Check the reservoir every three months to see if coolant needs to be added to the
system. (To check the reservoir level, remove the cover as shown on the next
page.)
WARNING: Use only the fluorescent pink coolant mixture supplied by Roper Scientific
(part number 24-071-001), which is a mixture of DOWTHERM SR-1 and de-ionized
water. Use of any other coolant mixture may lead to instrument failure. Do not combine
mixtures (see Compatibility with Traditional Ethylene Glycol in Appendix A in the
Liquid Circulation Unit manual (57-058-001) for more information).
Add coolant if the reservoir is less than 3/4 full.
•
Required coolant mixture: mixture of DOWTHERM SR-1 and de-ionized
water (mixture supplied by Roper Scientific)
•
Liquid coolant capacity: 27 fluid ounces (800 cc)
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Caution: Do not allow the reservoir to drain below 1/2 full.
To refill the LCU:
1.
Turn off the LCU power (Off = 0), and disconnect the power cord.
2.
Remove the four screws on the back panel of the LCU. Remove cover.
3.
Remove the cap from the coolant reservoir.
4.
Fill the reservoir to approximately 1/4” from the top with the coolant
mixture supplied by Roper Scientific.
WARNING: Use only the fluorescent pink coolant mixture supplied by Roper
Scientific (part number 24-071-001), which is a mixture of DOWTHERM SR-1
and de-ionized water. Use of any other coolant mixture may lead to instrument
failure. Do not combine mixtures (see Compatibility with Traditional Ethylene
Glycol in Appendix A in the Liquid Circulation Unit manual (57-058-001) for
more information).
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5.
Replace the reservoir cap, LCU cover, and screws.
6.
Reconnect the power cord.
Removing Air
Bubbles
Normally, air bubbles that have formed in the tubing due to low coolant level
will work their way out after the reservoir is filled. However, if the fluid level in
the reservoir has become exceptionally low or if the LCU was operated on a
slanted surface, bubbles may remain in the tubing even after refilling the
reservoir. In order to clear these bubbles, it may be necessary to watch the
coolant flow through the tubing inside the LCU.
•
First fill the reservoir to the proper level and then reinstall the cover
securely on the reservoir.
•
With the LCU connected to a camera head and turned on, look for any
tube inside the LCU that is not completely filled with coolant.
WARNING: Use extreme caution while working inside an operating LCU.
There is a cooling fan that could cause physical injury, and voltages up to 240V,
which could cause electrical shock.
•
If you find a tube with air in it, lift the LCU and tilt and rotate it so the
air bubble works its way back to the reservoir inlet. The goal is to have
the LCU pump air bubbles back into the reservoir. Air always moves up
in relation to fluids, so you should tilt and rotate the LCU so air bubbles
can move up through the liquid. The air bubbles may have to travel all
the way through the tubing and the camera head on their way back to
the reservoir.
•
Keep in mind that the reservoir outlet is at the bottom of the reservoir.
Be sure the reservoir outlet is completely submerged at all times. If you
tilt the LCU so the reservoir outlet is higher than the fluid level, the
pump will introduce more air into the tubing.
Coolant will eventually displace all air bubbles in the tubing. Once the bubbles
have been worked out of the tubing, the reservoir may need to be filled since
coolant formerly in the reservoir is now in the tubing in place of the air bubbles.
Attaching the
Coolant
Connectors
Changing Line
Entry Module
Fuses and
Voltages
See Connecting the Liquid Circulation Unit on page 9.
The voltage selector card and fuse configuration on the AC line entry module is
set to the correct voltage for your country. If your voltage needs to be changed,
you will need to change the voltage selector card, and you may need to change
the fuse configuration. To change the voltage and the fuse configuration see
Changing LCU Line Entry Module Fuses and Voltages on page 31.
Operational
Requirements
Ambient temperature: from 0°C to 40°C
Storage
Requirements
Ambient temperature: from -20°C to 50°C
Relative humidity: from 0% to 80%, noncondensing
Relative humidity: from 0% to 90%, noncondensing
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Chapter 5.
CCD Camera
Head
Component Descriptions
There are two thermoelectrically cooled camera heads available with the
Series 300 camera system. For additional information about your particular
camera head (including its operation, maintenance, and cooling), see Chapter 3.
CEU and Camera Heads. Camera head specifications can be found in Chapter 7.
Specifications.
Each Photometrics camera head houses a CCD as well as electronics that are
directly associated with CCD operation.
CCD
Dark Charge Reduction
Modes
Metachrome® II
When you order a Series 300 camera, you choose from a range of CCDs that
differ in size and grade. All Series 300 CCDs are scientific-grade, grades with
fewer defects than commercial grades. Scientific-grade CCDs image with better
resolution, have low noise so they can detect weak signals, and are linear over
the dynamic range so you can accurately judge intensity differences between
objects.
All Series 300 cameras have either Multi-Pinned Phase (MPP) or Advanced
Inverted Mode Operation (AIMO) CCDs. These CCDs are built to have less
thermally generated noise for a given exposure time, a property useful when
trying to detect weak signals.
Metachrome II is a proprietary, optional, permanent CCD coating that is
available on all Series 300 CCDs. This coating extends the CCD's sensitivity to
below 200 nm and is transparent from 400 to 1100 nm wavelength light. The
coating requires no maintenance and does not degrade over time.
Certificate of
Performance
Each Series 300 camera has a Certificate of Performance. This certificate states
the CCD grade that has been designated by the CCD manufacturer. The
certificate also provides the camera performance information needed to
effectively measure photon flux with repeatable, scientific accuracy. A copy of
the information contained in the Performance Certificate is kept on file at Roper
Scientific Customer Service.
CCD Chamber
The vacuum-sealed CCD chamber protects the CCD from contamination as well
as insulating it from the warmer air in the camera body. The low humidity also
reduces the chance of condensation forming on the CCD when the temperature
is lowered. If any gasses are trapped in the vacuum chamber, they are absorbed
by a sieve located inside the chamber.
The vacuum also isolates the window from the cooled CCD. This thermal barrier
keeps the window from cooling below the dew point, thereby preventing
condensation on the window.
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Window
The camera has one window in the optical path. The CCD does not have a
window. Compared to a multiple-window design, a single window reduces the
chance of image degradation due to multiple reflections, stray light, and
interference patterns.
The standard Photometrics window is made of fused silica (quartz) with a
broadband antireflective coating. Fused silica has better ultraviolet transmission
than crown glass. The antireflective coating increases the light transmitted
through the window from 92% to 99%, further decreasing light loss.
Optional infrared-blocking (IR) windows are available. The IR window blocks
optical radiation above 650 nm, providing a sharper image.
Thermoelectric Cooler
While the CCD accumulates charge, thermal activity releases electrons,
generating dark current. Cooling the CCD helps enhance the low-light
sensitivity by reducing the thermally generated charge. Cooled CCD cameras
produce less dark current than cameras operating at ambient temperature.
The CCD is cooled by a Peltier cooler, a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) that pulls
heat away from the CCD and into a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger
transfers the heat into the camera body, where it is passively radiated to the
environment or is sunk into liquid coolant in liquid-cooled camera heads.
Shutter
The camera has a high-speed shutter. The shutter is a mechanical component
that has a limited life with heavy use. Instructions for testing and replacing the
shutter are in Chapter 6. Troubleshooting.
Lenses
Photometrics sells lenses that are compatible with the F-mount and C-mount
camera heads. The F-mount camera heads are compatible with any lens that fits
a standard Nikon bayonet mount. The C-mount camera heads are compatible
with any lens that fits a standard threaded video mount.
A C-mount lens with optics that protrude a long distance into the camera may
interfere with the shutter blades. For specifications for calculating acceptable
flange focal distances, see Chapter 7. Specifications.
Camera
Electronics Unit
Electronics
Operation of the CEU, which houses signal processing, camera control, and
temperature control systems, is discussed in Chapter 3. CEU and Camera Heads.
Information on the CEU’s displays and power supply can also be found in
Chapter 3.
The electronics control the CCD and convert the CCD’s analog signal into a
digital format acceptable to the system’s interface hardware. Low-noise
electronics reduce signal degradation, while thermoelectric cooling of the
camera head enhances low-light sensitivity by reducing dark current.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside the CEU. Do not remove the CEU’s cover.
One of the printed circuit cards in the CEU is the analog processor card. There
are four analog processor card options:
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16 Bit/40 kHz
•
16 Bit/200 kHz
•
14 Bit/200 kHz
•
12 Bit/500 kHz
The analog processor card option that you have selected is installed in your
CEU. All of the options offer low noise and high dynamic range. The choice is
governed by your application and the tradeoff between speed and dynamic
range.
Every camera is tested to guarantee that the response is linear over the entire
dynamic range.
Connectors
I/O Status
Shutter Status
Several connectors are located on the back panel of the CEU. (For an illustration
of the unit’s back panel, see page 7.)
The Input/Output Status is a 9-pin connector that gives access to a filtered
trigger input, trigger input configuration, and camera status outputs. Pinout
specifications are located in Input/Output Status Connector Pinout on page 41.
Shutter Status is a BNC connector that gives access to an output signal that
indicates if the shutter is open or in motion. For specifications on this connector
see Shutter Status Connector on page 42.
Trigger
Trigger is a BNC connector that gives access to an unfiltered, fast response
trigger. A trigger input allows you to synchronize the camera trigger signal with
external equipment. The signal provided into this input must be clean, or you
may get false triggers. For information on a filtered trigger input, see I/O Status
(below). For specifications on this connector, see Trigger Connector on page 42.
AIA Controller
Digital data is transmitted through the AIA connector. The AIA connector is a
68-pin, high-density, I/O connector with a standard AIA format. The pinout for
the data cable that mates to the AIA port connector is located in Data Cable
Pinout on page 44.
Camera
The Camera connector is a DB37 connector for the camera head cable. Analog
data from the camera head is transmitted through this port for digital
conversion and processing inside the CEU.
Shutter
Shutter is a modular phone jack that allows the CEU to control the shutter. For
specifications, see Shutter Connector on page 43.
Shutter Control
Liquid
Circulation Unit
Shutter Control is a subminiature phone jack that allows you to operate the
shutter directly. For specifications, see Shutter Control Connector on page 42.
The LCU is required for the liquid-cooled Series 300 camera head. The LCU
cools the CCD by pumping a mixture of ethylene glycol and distilled water
through the camera’s heat exchanger. For LCU specifications, see Liquid
Circulation Unit on page 40. Information on operating the liquid circulation unit
can be found in Chapter 4.
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Chapter 6.
Troubleshooting
If you have any difficulty while troubleshooting, or do not see your camera system’s
symptoms listed here, contact Roper Scientific Customer Service.
The following issues have corresponding troubleshooting sections in this
chapter.
Caution: Connecting or removing a live cable to or from the camera system can damage
the camera's electronic components. Do not attach or remove any cables while the power
supply is turned on.
Camera System Startup Problems
page 28
System Does Not Boot Normally
page 28
New Hardware Found Dialog Box Does Not Appear
(Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP)
page 28
Images Not Displayed Properly
page 29
Camera Does Not Respond to Light
page 29
Camera Does Not Focus
page 29
CH350/L Not Cooling
page 29
PVCAM Error Message Appears
page 29
Lengthy Pauses During Imaging
page 29
Green Light on CEU Remains Illuminated
page 30
Testing Shutter Signal
page 30
Changing LCU Line Entry Module Fuses and Voltage
page 31
Changing a Fuse in the CEU
page 33
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Startup Problems
The system components are complex instruments: take care when tracking
down a problem. Most startup problems can be traced to a loose cable or a loose
card. A component failure is more likely if the system has not been disconnected
and fails after operating correctly for a time.
Problems with the host computer system or software may have side effects that
appear to be hardware problems. If you are sure the problem is in the camera
system hardware, begin with these simple checks:
System Does
Not Boot
Normally
New Hardware
Found Dialog Box
Does Not Appear
(Windows
98SE/2000/ME/XP)
•
Turn off all AC power.
•
Check that all cables are securely fastened and that all screwlocks are in
place.
•
Check the CEU for a burned-out fuse. Fuses are located in the fuse
compartment on the back panel. For information about changing a fuse
in the CEU, see Changing a Fuse in the CEU on page 33.
•
If you have an LCU, check its cables and fuse. The fuse is located in the
fuse compartment on the back panel. For information about changing a
fuse in the LCU, see Changing LCU Line Entry Module Fuses and Voltages
on page 31.
•
Correct any apparent problems and try the system again. If the system
still does not operate, contact Roper Scientific Customer Service.
If your operating system does not boot normally after you have installed a PCI
card, try installing the new card in another open PCI slot. If this does not work:
1.
Turn off your computer and remove the newly installed PCI card.
2.
Turn your computer back on. If your system boots normally, there is
probably an interrupt conflict between a previously installed expansion
card and the PCI card that you are installing.
3.
If you need assistance resolving the interrupt conflict, contact Roper
Scientific Customer Service.
If the New Hardware Found dialog box does not appear after installing a new
PCI card to your computer and booting Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP:
•
Check to make sure that the new PCI card is inserted in a PCI slot according
to your computer manufacturer’s instructions and that the Series 300
system’s CD-ROM is in the host computer’s CD drive.
•
It is possible that there is a conflict between the new PCI card and a
previously installed expansion card. With the computer’s power turned off,
remove any previously installed expansion cards that your system does not
need to function. (If you are unsure which cards can be safely removed, call
Roper Scientific Customer Service.) Then turn your computer back on and
boot Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP again.
If the New Hardware Found dialog box still does not appear, contact Roper
Scientific Customer Service.
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Images Not
Displayed
Properly
If no images appear:
•
Confirm that the red LED on the back of the camera is illuminated,
indicating that the camera is powered on.
•
Confirm that the correct Series 300 camera is selected in your imaging
software application.
•
Power off the camera and the host computer and check all system
connections (particularly both ends of the Series 300 data cable). Restart.
If no images appear:
•
Confirm that Windows is set for at least 16-bit colors.
•
Confirm that the camera is operational by taking an image with a
standard lens attached to your Series 300.
Using normal room lighting, place the camera on a table about 3 meters
away from an object and acquire an image using your system’s
Brightfield settings.
If the problem persists, contact Roper Scientific Customer Service.
Camera Does Not
Respond to Light
Camera Does Not
Focus
CH350/L Not
Cooling
If your camera has no response to light, a faulty camera shutter may be causing
the problem. See Testing Shutter Signal on page 30.
For RS Image, with a standard lens attached to the camera, click the Focus
button on the toolbar while adjusting the lens. For other imaging software see
the focusing instructions in your imaging software documentation. With a
C-mount camera, it may be necessary to install optical shims to focus the
camera. Slowly unscrew the camera from the C-mount device to see if shims will
improve the focus.
If after 15 minutes of operation the green light on the CEU is still illuminated:
•
Check to see if coolant is moving through the unit.
•
If the coolant becomes clouded with many tiny bubbles, your coolant
level may be low. Fill the coolant reservoir. See Refilling the Reservoir on
page 19. If bubbles persist, see Removing Air Bubbles on page 21.
•
Check the hose and power cord connections.
•
Check the LCU line entry module fuse. For instructions on accessing
and changing the fuse, see Changing LCU Line Entry Module Fuses and
Voltages on page 31.
If the camera still does not cool, call Roper Scientific Customer Service.
PVCAM Error
Message Appears
Lengthy Pauses
During Imaging
If a PVCAM error message appears, note the message’s number code and
contact Roper Scientific Customer Service.
If you notice lengthy pauses marked by a lot of disk activity while imaging:
•
Close any other programs that may be running.
•
Install more physical memory to your computer system.
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Green Light on
CEU Remains
Illuminated
If the green COOLING light on the CEU remains illuminated after 15 minutes of
continuous operation for a thermoelectrically cooled camera head, see the
guidelines in the appropriate camera head section of Chapter 3. CEU and Camera
Heads.
Testing Shutter
Signal
To test for a malfunctioning shutter:
1.
Turn on the power to the camera.
2.
As the camera is powering up:
•
If you hear 2 clicks separated by 1 second (shutter opening then
closing), the shutter is working. Call Roper Scientific Customer
Service for further instructions.
•
If you hear 0, 1, or more than 2 clicks, check the voltage between
I/O port pins 3 (exposing) and 9 (ground) while you are powering
up the camera. (See Input/Output Status Connector Pinout on
page 41.)
If the TTL logic level goes from 0 (low) to 1 (high), stays high for 1
second then drops to 0, the shutter signal is working, but the mechanical
shutter is not working. Follow the procedure in Replacing Camera
Shutter, starting below.
If the TTL logic levels do not indicate a working shutter signal, call Roper
Scientific Customer Service.
Replacing Camera
Shutter
Caution: The camera’s window will be exposed during the shutter replacement
procedure. Take care to protect the window from dust, smudges, and damage. Replacing
the shutter does not require opening the camera head. Opening the camera head will
void the camera warranty.
1.
2.
To access the shutter:
•
Use a 3/32” hex wrench to remove the three #4-40 socket head
screws that hold the faceplate (on C-mount cameras) or the lens
mount (on F-mount cameras) to the camera head.
•
Remove the faceplate/lens mount from the camera head.
To remove old shutter:
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Connector
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3.
4.
•
Remove the three (or four) #2-56 screws holding the shutter in place.
Note the position of the washers that you remove and take care not
to lose them.
•
Lift the shutter and note the position of the shutter connector in the
well below the shutter.
•
Disconnect the shutter connector.
•
Discard the shutter.
To replace shutter:
•
Connect the new shutter connector.
•
Place the connector in the well below the shutter in its original
position, making sure that the connector does not interfere with
shutter operation when the shutter is completely open.
•
Check that the shutter cable does not interfere with any of the
shutter’s moving parts.
•
Fasten down the new shutter with the three (or four) #2-56 screws.
Ensure that the washers are placed in their original positions.
To reassemble the camera:
•
Changing LCU
Line Entry
Module Fuses
and Voltage
Fasten faceplate/lens mount in place with three #4-40 screws.
The voltage selector card and fuse configuration on the AC line entry module
are set to the correct voltage for your country. If your voltage source changes,
you will need to change the voltage selector card, and you may need to change
the fuse configuration.
To change voltage and fuse configuration:
Cover
Voltage
Selector
Card
1.
With the LCU powered off (Off = 0), remove cover by prying off with a
tool such as a small blade screwdriver.
2.
Using a tool such as a needle nose pliers, pull voltage selector card
straight out.
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Indicator
Pin
3.
Position the indicator pin so it is pointing up while the arrow associated
with the correct voltage points down.
4.
With the indicator pin facing out and the printed side facing the
powercord socket, replace the voltage selector card.
Fuse Block
Assembly
OR
5.
Remove screw and slide fuse block assembly from cover.
6.
Insert one or two fuses:
Volts
# of Fuses
Amperes
110-120V
1
2A
220-240V
2
1A
Fuse
Cover
Fuses
Cover
OR
Jumper
Bar
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7.
Making sure that the fuse or fuses being used are facing away from the
back of the cover (that is, toward the inside of the unit), replace the fuse
block assembly.
8.
Replace the cover and verify that the indicator pin is showing through
the cover and marking the desired voltage.
Changing a Fuse in
the CEU
The fuse compartment for the CEU is located on the unit’s back panel (see
the illustration on page 7). The directions for changing a fuse in the CEU
are the same as for changing a fuse in the LCU. The directions for changing
the fuse voltage and configuration are the same, as well.
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Chapter 7.
Camera
Electronics Unit
Specifications
7.8 in
198 mm
6.5 in
165 mm
Front View
7.8 in
198 mm
13.0 in
330 mm
Top View
35
2.78 in
71 mm
3.53 in
89.7 mm
.70 in
17.9 mm
Window
(.079 in - 2 mm thick)
front surface of
shutter cover
C-Mount CH350/L
CCD Camera
Head
CCD
4.25 in
108 mm
.37 in
9.5 mm
Focal Plane
Window front surface
Vacuum
Chamber
Cut Away View
.27 in
(7.0 mm)
Shutter
CCD
Shutter Distance View
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F-Mount CH350/L
CCD Camera
Head
Focal Plane
.50 in
12.7 mm
1.88 in
47.8 mm
Front surface
of chamber
Front surface of
bayonet ring
4.70 in
119.4 mm
3.96 in
100.6 mm
Window
(.125 in - 3.2 mm thick)
Vacuum
Vacuum
Chamber
Chamber
.45 in
11.4 mm
Focal Plane
Window front surface
4.41 in
112.0 mm
CCD
Bayonet
Mounting
Ring
Cut Away View
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2.78 in
70.6 mm
2.92 in
74.2 mm
.70 in
17.9 mm
Window
(.079 in - 2 mm thick)
front surface of
shutter cover
C-Mount
CH350/A CCD
Camera Head
5.01 in
127.2 mm
CCD
4.25 in
108.0 mm
.37 in
9.5 mm
Focal Plane
Window front surface
Vacuum
Chamber
Cut Away View
.27 in
(7.0 mm)
Shutter
CCD
Shutter Distance Diagram
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F-Mount CH350/A
CCD Camera
Head
Focal Plane
3.96 in
100.6 mm
.50 in
12.7 mm
1.88 in
47.8 mm
Front surface
of chamber
Front surface of
bayonet ring
4.10 in
104.1 mm
CCD
5.01 in
127.2 mm
Vacuum
Chamber
.45 in
11.4 mm
Focal Plane
Window front surface
4.41 in
112.0 mm
Window
(.125 in - 3.2 mm thick)
Bayonet
Mounting
Ring
Cut Away View
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Liquid
Circulation Unit
10.6 in
269 mm
5.9 in
150 mm
Front View
10.6 in
269 mm
16.1 in
409 mm
Top View
Characteristic
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Specification
Liquid Coolant Capacity
27 fluid ounces (800 cc)
Required Coolant Mixture
30% DOWTHERM SR-1 and 70% deionized water (supplied by Roper
Scientific)
Flow Rate (approx.)
6 gal/hr (0.38 liters/min)
Weight
27 lbs (12.3 kg)
Voltage Input
100-240 V AC at 50-60 Hz
Power Draw
96 W
Connector/Cable
Pinouts
The Input/Output Status, Trigger, and Shutter Status connectors (located on the
back panel of the CEU) provide information about trigger function and shutter
status.
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
6
I/O Status
Shutter
Status
Input/Output Status
Connector Pinout
Trigger
All inputs are pulled up to +5V through 10k ohm resistors. Outputs are driven
by a 74HCT244 driver. Inputs must be at least 3.15V for a high and less than
0.9V for a low.
The numbers on the trigger connector diagram correspond to the numbers given
to the definition of each of the pins. The I/O connector is a female,
D-subminiature 9-pin connector.
1
WAIT FOR TRIGGER OUTPUT
Active high. A high level on this output indicates that the camera is waiting
for a trigger input.
2
SHUTTER MOVING OUTPUT
Active high. A high level on this output indicates that the shutter is opening
or closing. The output is low when the shutter is completely open or
completely closed. The length of time this signal is held high is specified in
PVCAM or by the Shutter Open Delay and Shutter Close Delay functions in
the software program.
3
CAMERA EXPOSING OUTPUT
Active high. A high level on this output indicates that the camera is
exposing (integrating).
4
FLASH OUTPUT
This pin is an output that can be controlled in PVCAM with the FLASH_MODE
constant.
5
FACTORY SETUP
This pin is reserved for factory setup.
6
FILTERED TRIGGER INPUT
This input has an RC filter inline to reduce noise on the trigger input. The
input is pulled low to initiate a trigger (default). If nothing is connected to
the input, it is pulled high to prevent the system from getting false triggers.
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To change the state of this input see TRIGGER INVERT INPUT (8). (The
inputs are internally pulled up, therefore it is recommended to drive them
with an open collector driver.)
Trigger Connector
Shutter Status Connector
7
TRIGGER INHIBIT INPUT
This input inhibits all trigger signals. If the input is pulled low, trigger
activity is disabled. By default, the input is pulled high so the trigger
circuitry is enabled. (The inputs are internally pulled up, therefore it is
recommended to drive them with an open collector driver.)
8
TRIGGER INVERT INPUT
Active low. A low on this input inverts the state of FILTERED TRIGGER
INPUT (6) and TRIGGER CONNECTOR (see below), causing a high level to
cause a trigger. (The inputs are internally pulled up, therefore it is
recommended to drive them with an open collector driver.)
9
GROUND
System digital ground. Any external circuitry intended to interface with the
trigger control signals must reference this ground connection.
This input uses a TTL voltage level to trigger the camera. The input is pulled
low to initiate a trigger (default). If nothing is connected to the input, it is pulled
high to prevent the system from getting false triggers. To change the state of this
input see TRIGGER INVERT INPUT (I/O Status 8). (The inputs are internally
pulled up, so it is recommended to drive them with an open collector driver.)
Active low. A low level on this output indicates that the shutter is open or in
motion. A high level output indicates that the shutter is closed or in motion.
Also located on the back panel of the CEU are the Shutter Control and Shutter
connectors:
SHUTTER
Shutter Control
Connector
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SHUTTER
CONTROL
This subminiature phone jack allows you to operate the shutter directly. A
simple switch can be connected to the center and outside pins of the jack.
Closing the switch will open the shutter; opening the switch will close the
shutter.
This modular phone jack connects to the shutter cable from a cryogenically
cooled camera head. The thermoelectrically cooled camera heads include the
shutter control functions in the camera head cable and therefore do not use the
Shutter connector.
1 2 3 4
Yellow
Green
Red
Black
Shutter Connector
1
Flash (+)
2
Shutter (-)
3
Flash (-)
4
Shutter (+)
Do not use these outputs to monitor shutter status. Use the Shutter Status
connector on the CEU instead.
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Data Cable Pinout
Pin
#
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Signal
Name
Pin
#
Signal
Name
Pin
#
Signal
Name
1
Ground
24
N/C
47
VD5-
2
Ground
25
FEN+
48
VD4-
3
Ground
26
LEN+
49
VD3-
4
Ground
27
N/C
50
VD2-
5
Ground
28
N/C
51
N/C
6
VD11+
29
PIX+
52
N/C
7
VD10+
30
N/C
53
VD1-
8
VD9+
31
N/C
54
VD0-
9
VD8+
32
N/C
55
N/C
10
VD7+
33
N/C
56
TX-
11
VD6+
34
Ground
57
RX-
12
Ground
35
Ground
58
N/C
13
VD5+
36
VCC
59
FEN-
14
VD4+
37
VCC
60
LEN-
15
VD3+
38
VCC
61
N/C
16
VD2+
39
VCC
62
N/C
17
N/C
40
VD11-
63
PIX-
18
N/C
41
VD10-
64
N/C
19
VD1+
42
VD9-
65
N/C
20
VD0+
43
VD8-
66
N/C
21
N/C
44
VD7-
67
N/C
22
TX+
45
VD6-
68
Ground
23
RX+
46
Ground
Appendix A
Trigger Modes
Series 300 offers several methods of integration with external trigger sources,
such as delay generators or laser pretriggers. The camera has a 9-pin,
D-subminiature connector on the back for trigger-in and various TTL input and
output operations (see page 41 for the pinout specifications).
In the default mode, the camera triggers on the falling edge of a TTL signal. To
invert the triggering polarity, the "Trigger Invert" must be grounded. The
minimum trigger pulse width is 1.1 µsec.
The Series 300 camera supports the following trigger modes: Trigger-First, Strobe,
and Bulb. These modes are described in the paragraphs that follow.
Trigger-First
Mode
In this mode, the camera requires only one trigger to acquire a sequence of
frames. Each frame is exposed for a length of time entered into the software and
read out. Once the trigger is received, the camera is inhibited from taking any
further triggers until the entire sequence is completed (see diagram below).
Time in ms
0
50
100
150
Nonexposure Time
Strobe Mode
250
300
350
Exposure Time
400
Trigger Signal
In this mode, each frame in a sequence requires a trigger. Each frame is exposed
for a length of time entered into the software and is then read out. If the trigger
arrives during the exposure-readout of the previous frame, it is ignored (see
diagram below). For a sequence of one frame, strobe mode and trigger-first
mode are the same.
Time in ms
0
50
100
150
Nonexposure Time
Bulb Mode
200
200
250
300
Exposure Time
350
400
Trigger Signal
In this mode, exposure time for each frame is determined by the trigger pulse
width. Exposure time entered into the software is not used in this mode (see
diagram below).
Time in ms
0
50
100
Nonexposure Time
150
200
250
Exposure Time
300
350
400
450
Trigger Signal
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Index
A
H
Advanced Inverted Mode Operation (AIMO)
description, 23
AIMO mode, 23
Hardware specifications
Data cable pinout, 44
LCU, 40
Host computer requirements, 5
B
Bulb mode, 45
C
Camera
cleaning, 4
description, 1
environmental requirements, 2
precautions, 3
repair, 4
storage requirements, 2
system components, 5
CD-ROM files, 11
Certificate of Performance, 23
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
description, 23
Cleaning, camera, 4
Connectors
AIA. See Connectors, data
data, 44
Coolant
flow rate, 40
refilling the LCU, 20
Customer Service, 4
D
Data cable pinout, 44
Declaration of Conformity, iv
E
Environmental requirements, 2
F
Flow rate, coolant, 40
Fuses, changing, 31
I
Installation
lens, 12
software, 11
system, 5
L
LCU
changing fuses/voltage, 31
precautions, 3
refilling, 20
specifications, 40
Lens
installation, 12
M
Metachrome II, 23
MPP mode, 23
Multi-Pinned Phase (MPP), description, 23
Multiple cameras, 6
P
Performance certificate, 23
Power brick
connecting, 7
Precautions
camera, 3
LCU, 3
R
Repair of system components, 4
S
Software compatibility requirements, 5
Specifications, 35–44
Storage requirements, 2
Strobe mode, 45
System components, 1
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System installation, 5–26
W
T
Warranties
image intensifier detector, ii
normal wear item disclaimer, i
one year, i
one year on refurbished/discontinued products, i
owner's manual and troubleshooting, ii
sealed chamber, i
software, ii
vacuum integrity, i
VersArray (XP) vacuum chamber, i
x-ray detector, ii
your responsibility, ii
Website, 4
Window in camera, 24
Technical support, 4
Thermoelectric cooler, description, 24
Trigger modes
Bulb, 45
Strobe, 45
Trigger-First, 45
Trigger-First mode, 45
Troubleshooting, 27–34
V
Voltage, changing, 31
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