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The EPIX Silicon Video Camera SV 5C10 (color) and 5M10 (monochrome) camera systems offer 5 megapixel progressive scan capture, low noise digital signaling, small size, flexible interface cable, convenient software control, the availability of extensive processing, measurement and analysis capabilities, and low cost. XCAP software provides control of all camera operations.

These camera systems are based on the MT9P031 sensor from Micron. The MT9P031 progressive scan sensor offers both an Electronic Rolling Shutter for maximum frame rates, and a Global Reset Release Shutter for improved sharpness. Other features include windowing, column and row skip modes, snapshot mode, 12 bit dynamic range, and an active programmable array resolution of 2592H x 1944V pixels.

The SV5C10 and SV5M10 cameras offer Asynchronous Capture: the recording of an image (or images) in response to a trigger signal. The camera provides a strobe output signal to synchronize an electronic flash (strobe) for bright, uniform, short duration illumination. These cameras can be triggered to capture an image (or images) as might be required in product inspection, laser beam profiling, medical imaging, or any application that requires image capture at a specific time (there is a delay of one frame time between trigger and start of capture). The use of strobe illumination allows minimum exposure time with maximum image sharpness.

A single cable connects the camera head to the PIXCI SI board. The PIXCI SI board provides power to the camera, sends and receives camera control signals, generates the programmable pixel clock, and receives video data. No dedicated power supply or power cable required.Multiple cabling options are available, see the SILICON VIDEO Cable page for more details.

The XCAP Imaging Application provides a Capture & Adjust Dialog for selecting pixel clock frequency, integration/exposure time, capture resloution, gain, offset, trigger control, and more. The SV5C10 color camera dialog provides automatic white balance as well as manual adjustment of Red, Green, and Blue gain.

The SV-5C10 / 5M10 camera systems include: 5 Megapixel Camera Head (color or monochrome), Infrared Cut Filter (color camera only), Shielded Interface Cable (various lengths), PIXCI SI PCI Frame Grabber, XCAP-Lite Imaging Program (XCAP-Ltd or Std Optional).

PIXCI SI4 a single PCI Express x4 board supporting up to four SILICON VIDEO cameras is also available. The cameras may be the same or a mix and can operate simultaneously or independently. The PIXCI SI4 can have four cameras expose simultaneously from one trigger or can use four trigger inputs - one for each camera. To complete a SILICON VIDEO 5C10 system add a 1/2" format C-Mount lens, analysis software, lighting, and computer - all available from EPIX, Inc., or your (authorized) distributor of EPIX imaging products.

The XCAP Imaging Program simplifies camera operation with a dedicated Capture & Adjust Dialog. The Capture & Adjust Dialog provides one convenient location for camera controls such as exposure, resolution, triggering, color balance and frame rate. In addition, the SV5C10 Dialog provides a camera-to-computer communication indicator, a programmable pixel clock, and exposure synchronized to AC power frequencies.

The Color & White Balance menu offers simple color balance settings for common sunlight, fluorescent light, and incandescent light conditions. In addition, for greater color precision, or for unusual light sources, XCAP offers advanced options for building custom color settings.

The camera's pixel clock frequency is user-selectable over a range of 25 MHz to 70 MHz. The programmable pixel clock provides a wider range of frame rates and exposure times.

The intensity of AC lighting fluctuates with the phase of the AC voltage that powers it. Capturing sequences of images using arbitrary frame rates with AC lighting will result in images with differing brightness. The SV5C10 Capture & Adjust Dialog offers a convenient fix for this problem exposure times can be easily set to multiples of the local AC line frequency, either 1/50th or 1/60th second. Synchronizing exposure times to the line voltage provides images with consistent illumination from a varying-intensity AC light source.

The presence or absence of the 2 lines between the camera and computer icons indicate whether or not the computer and camera are properly connected and capable of communicating.

The optional XCAP-Std imaging program enables video-to-disk capture, potentially for several hours. Requires a host computer with two 7200 rpm hard drives configured as RAID 0. EPIX offers complete imaging systems, designed to your specifications, guaranteed to capture uncompressed video to disk without dropping frames.

The Type-MX VideoModule ruggedized enclosure system from Tectivity, Inc. is available for SILICON VIDEO cameras.

Format Bayer Pattern Color (SV5C10) Monochrome (SV5M10)
Pixel Clock Range 25 MHz - 70 MHz
Frame Resolution 2592 (H) x 1944 (V) Maximum, 4 (H) x 4 (V) Minimum
Exposure Time 50 msec Minimum @ 70 MHz 9.15 sec Maximum @ 25 MHz
Camera Head Dimensions 4.85 cm (H) x 3.84 cm (W) x 1.88 cm (D), 1.91" (H) x 1.51" (W) x 0.74" (D)
Camera Head Weight 73 Grams (2.6 Ounces)
Tripod Mount Positions Any 1 of the 4 sides: 1/4"-20 thread
Lens 1/2” optical format C-mount
PIXCI SI Board Dimensions 12.7 cm (L) x 7.4 cm (H), 5.0” (L) x 2.875” (H) [short slot]
Interface Cable Shielded CAT-5 with RJ45 plugs
BUS REQUIREMENTS 3.3 or 5 volt PCI slot
MICRON CMOS MT9P031 Sensor Resolution 2592H x 1944V
Pixel Size 2.2mm x 2.2mm
Sensor Size 5.70mm(H) x 4.28mm(V) (4:3)
Responsivity 1.4 V/lux-sec (550nm)
Shutter Types Global Reset Release (GRR)


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