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CMOS Ultra II (OEM and End User) CMOS Megapixel USB 2 camera for Machine Vision and Microscopy


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Sensor Specs

A CMOS, 1.3 mega pixel (1280x1024), 2/3 in. Monochrome, USB 2, Triggerable, Rugged, Lightweight, Industrial Vision Camera with a C mount and tripod adapters. It is designed for machine vision, instrumentation, and microscopy applications. Comes with Direct Show, Twain, and DLL support.



  • 1280x1024 Active Imaging Pixels
  • High speeds using Pentium 4 CPU
  • 27 fps at 1280 x 1024 (40 Mhz)
  • 45 fps at 1024 x 768 (40 Mhz)
  • 106 fps at 640 x 480 (40 Mhz)
  • Low Noise
  • External Trigger Output Mode
  • Global and Rolling Shutter
  • Small Size
  • Video and Snapshot Operation
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Cost Effective
  • Real time video acquisition
  • no external power supply required
  • minimum cables
  • plug-n-play
  • less than 5 min to install
  • integrated UV filter


Included Software

  • Direct Show
  • Twain
  • DLL

Camera Applications

  • Microscopy
  • Machine-vision
  • High resolution graphics capture
  • Medical imaging
  • Non-contact measurements
  • Motion capture
  • Photo ID systems
  • Other industrial and scientific applications



Output Video and Camera Control Characteristics

Maximum resolutions of output window: 1280x1024, full resolution mode
640x512, decimated by 2 mode
Frame rate at resolution (40MHz): 27.5 fps at 1280x1024, full resolution
45 fps at 1024x768
76 fps at 768x576
106 fps at 640x480
182 fps at 400x400
Maximum frame rate (40MHz): 494 fps at 220x220
Output bits per pixel: 8
Lookup table: Downloadable, 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates: 6.66 MHz, 8 MHz, 10 MHz, 12 MHz, 13.33 MHz, 16 MHz, 20 MHz, 24 MHz, 40 MHz
Exposure: 0.04 - 36.44 ms (40MHz, 1280x1024, 1:1)
Pixel Gain Control: Programmable (hardware), 17 gain levels from 0 to 10.7
Output window modes: View port (from 1280x1024 to 8x8 with 2 pixels/1 line step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2)
Horizontal "mirroring"
Vertical "flipping"
Gamma, brightness and contrast control: Programmable with lookup table, hardware gamma correction

Imaging Chip Characteristics

Type: 1.3 megapixel CMOS 2/3" sensor
Pixel Size: 6.7 µm x 6.7 µm
Image Array Size: 8.6mm x 6.9mm
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Triggered synchronous shutter with integration and readout separate in time.
Scanning mode: Progressive
ADC Resolution: 10 bits

Camera Electrical Characteristics

Supply Voltage: 5V supplied by USB2.0 interface
Supply Current: 360 mA (at 5.0 V)
Maximum Power Consumption: 1.8 W

Camera Physical Characteristics

Operating Temperature: 0 to +50° C
Lens Mount Type: C-mount
Weight, without lens: 108 g
Dimensions, W x L x H: 54.2 x 54.2 x 32.6 mm
Camera Housing material: duralumin

Camera Interface Characteristics

Interface Type: USB2.0, 480Mbps
Connector Type: USB mini-B, 5 pin
Maximum Data Rate: 38.15 MBps

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 2000 SP2 or Windows XP SP1
Processor: Pentium IV-1.8Ghz or equivalent
RAM: 512 MB for Windows XP
Hard Disk Space: 5MB for installation plus additional space for captured images
Video: 24bit True Color, 8MB video memory


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Tripod Adapter
Tripod Adapter

The lightweight duralumin adapter with two screws allows quick and easy camera fixing to the tripod, offering additional protection to the camera.

Camera Cable
Camera Cable

Camera cable - is a USB A to Mini B cable. 3m or 5m length.

Infrared Filter
Infrared Filter

The infrared filter reduces infrared noise. It filters out light above 650nm.


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