2/3" Monochrome Progressive Scan CCD GigE Vision Camera

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BM-500GE A unique feature of BM-500GE is its sequence trigger mode, which allows the user to pre-select a combination of gain, offset and Region of Interest (ROI) that can be changed on-the-fly.

The camera utilizes the Sony ICX625 CCD and operates at 15 frames/second in continuous mode even with a 5 megapixel resolution, thanks to a well-crafted analog front end design. Partial scan and binning modes are also provided.

→ 2/3" Monochrome progressive scan CCD
→ Member of C3 Basic series
→ 2456 (h) x 2058 (v) 3.45 micro m square pixels
→ 15 frames/second with full resolution in continuous operation
→ 15 frames/second with external trigger and full resolution
→ Increased frame rate with vertical binning (BM-500 GE) and partial scan
→ Sequencer trigger mode for on-the-fly change of gain, exposure and ROI
→ Edge Pre-Select and Pulse Width trigger modes
→ Exposure time from 64 micro s to 2 sec. using Pulse Width Control trigger mode
→ Programmable exposure from 64 micro s to 66 ms in Full Frame scan
→ Several pre-processing functions for offloading host PC
→ LVAL-synchronous/-asynchronous operation (auto-detect)
→ Auto iris lens video output allows a wider range of light
→ Partial scan
→ Pre-processing functions inside the camera
→ GigE Vision interface with 12, 10 or 8-bit output
→ Programmable GPIO with opto-isolated inputs and outputs
→ Comprehensive software tools and SDK for Windows XP/Vista
→ Synchronization Internal X-tal, External hardware trigger via GPIO; Software trigger via GigE Vision

Sensor 2/3" progressive scan CCD
Pixel Clock 60 MHz
Frame rate full frame 15 frames/second
Active area 8.45 (h) x 7.10 (v)
Cell size 3.45 (h) x 3.45 (v)
Active pixels 2456 (h) x 2058 (v)
Read-out modes, Full 2456 (h) x 2058 (v) 15 fps
Read-out modes, 1/2 partial scan 2456 (h) x 1028 (v) 24 fps
Read-out modes, 1/4 partial scan 2456 (h) x 514 (v) 34 fps
Read-out modes, 1/8 partial scan 2456 (h) x 258 (v) 43 fps
Read-out modes, 2/3 partial scan 2456 (h) x 1372 (v) 20 fps
Read-out modes, Vertical binning (BM-500 GE only) 2456 (h) x 1029 (v) 23 fps
Read-out modes, Region-of-interest (ROI) User definable. Memory read-out
Sensitivity (BM-500 GE) 0.34 Lux (On sensor, max. gain, shutter off, 50% video)
S/N ratio >50 dB (0 dB gain)
Video output GigE Vision, 8-bit, 10-bit or 12-bit
Auto-iris lens video output 0.7 Vp-p, enabled by internal switch
Gain Manual/Automatic, Range -3 to 12 dB
GPIO Module, Input/output switch Configurable 16-in / 12-out switch
GPIO Module, Clock generator (one) 12-bit counter based on Pixel clock
GPIO Module, Pulse generators (four) 20-bit counter programmable for length, start point, stop point, repeat
Trigger modes Pre-Select, Pulse Width, Frame Delay and Sequence
Electronic shutter, Pre-set shutter 1/15 and 1/30 to 1/10,000 in 10 steps
Electronic shutter, Programmable exposure (PE) 2L(64 micro s) to 2072 L (66.44ms) in 1L steps
Electronic shutter, Exposure Time (Abs) micro sec �- user definable. Same range as PE
Electronic shutter, Pulse Width 64 micro s to 2 sec.
Pre-processing functions Output transfer functions (Gamma, multiple-point knee),Bayer white balance, L/R channel balancing, Blemish compensation
Control interface Register based. GigE Vision/GenICam compliant
Functions controlled via GigE Vision interface Shutter, Gain, Black Level, Trigger mode, Read-out mode, GPIO setup, ROI (GenICam mandatory functions)
GigE Vision streaming control Packet size (1428 to 4036 bytes), Delayed (Frame) read-out, inter-packet delay
Indicators on rear panel Power/Hardware trigger, GigE Link, GigE activity
Operating Temperature -5°C to 45°C
Humidity (operation) 20 - 90% non-condensing
Storage temp./humidity -25°C to 60°C / 20 to 90%
Vibration 10G (20Hz to 200 Hz XYZ)
Shock 70G
Regulations CE (EN 61000-6-2, EN-61000-6-3), FCC part 15 class B, RoHS/WEEE
Power 12V DC /-10%. 5.8W
Lens mount C-mount
Dimensions (H x W x L) 55 x 55 x 55
Weight 210 g


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