Learn about CoaXpress and frame rates achievable with Allied Vision’s “Bonito Pro” cameras with CXP-6

Allied Vision Bonito Pro camera

What is  CoaXPress, especially with “CXP-6” capability?

CoaXPress is an established industry standard allowing high speed communications over coaxial cable.  The current version supports bit rates up to 6.25 Gbits/sec over a single coaxial cable.  When used in parallel, two or more coaxial cables can provide incremental speed gains.  The naming convention associated with CoaXPress signify the bit rate as seen in the chart below.   In cases that you see CXP-6 has a bit rate of 6.25 Gb/s.  The 4 x means the number of lanes. Multiply the 2 and you get your total bit rate.

CXP CoaXpress

The new Allied Vision Bonito Pro cameras utilize 4 DIN 1.0/2.3 connectors on a CXP-6 interface (4 lanes) x 6.25Gbits/Sec. This  allows for resolutions of up to 26 megapixels to reach 70 frames per second (fps).  The first two Bonito PRO models (Bonito PRO X-2620 and X-1250) support high resolution with 26.6MP and 12.5MP at 80 and 142 fps respectively.

The Bonito PRO cameras are ideal for a wide range of applications including, 2D/ 3D surface inspection,  high speed printing, PCB & Electronics inspection.

Even faster frame rates can be achieved using the Bonito Pro X1250 (12.5MP) in partial scan mode.  Set to a 768 line height, a rate of 503 fps can be achieved!

Bonito Pro frame rates

The following video’s are good representations of what this relates to in real applications which you can appreciate.

Full specifications for the Allied Vision Bonito Pro cameras can be found HERE, but main features and benefits include:

  • Sensors available in Monochrome (X-1250B) and Color (X-1250C) and extended near-infrared (X1250B NIR ) models
  • On board defect pixel and 2D fixed pattern noise correction for improved image quality
  • Fan-less design for industrial imaging applications.
  • DIN 1.0 / 2.3 CoaXPress connections for secure operation in industrial environments.
  • Single cable solutions using trigger and power over CoaXPress (PoCXP)

contact us1st Vision’s sales engineers have over 100 years of combined experience to assist in your camera selection.  With a large portfolio of lenses, cables, NIC card and industrial computers, we can provide a full vision solution!

 

 

What is offered in a Machine Vision Industrial computer?

Neousys embedded computer

Neousys Industrial computerMachine Vision applications required some essentials components and functions.   These components will always have a machine vision camera, and typically need lighting with some  input and output (I/O) functions to synchronize events in addition to lenses and other accessories.

Industrial computers are also needed to  run PC based machine vision software and provide communications between the camera and software.  These computers need to be suited for various environments which may be dusty, as in a casting foundry, to full clean rooms in electronics manufacturing. Ideally the computers should help in the overall integration of machine vision applications.

“Machine Vision Computers” are designed specifically for these applications and provide a robust solution!  

Introducing Neousys  who is a leader in machine vision computing, designed their computer from the ground up for machine vision.   This blog post addresses the specific features that are offered and what problems it solves.Neousys Computer specifications

What’s really offered in a “Machine Vision” computer?    Key features are outlined as follows

Fan-less computer designs:  In cases where dust is prevalent, normal computers have fans which brings in dust, clogging fans and creating the system to heat up. Neousys has a fan-less design with efficient heat dissipation allowing for high temperatures from -25 to 70 Deg. C.

Neousys heat efficient design
Efficient Heat dissipation design, providing a higher temperature range than the competition.

Unlike other industrial computer suppliers, Neousys platforms begin with a single board computer laying out all heat generating components evenly, optimizing the thermal design.  In turn, at 100% CPU loading, AND at the ends of the specified temperature ranges, there is no performance degradation.

Neousys hot components
Designed for thermal management, all of the hot components are interfaced directly with the heat sink with carefully selected thermal interface material.

Modular Mezzio cassette design:  Application requirements differ from needing multiple communication ports to synchronization of events via inputs and outputs.  Neousys provides easy to configure, exchangeable modules to unlock the limits and provide feature expansion.  MezIO modules can be added for Power over Ethernet (up to 8+ ports ), USB ports, COM ports (RS232/422/485), Digital IO including encoder inputs or even customized features.   All this done with a focus on thermal management.Neousys Mezzanine design

 

Integrated Controls:  To ensure high quality images, a machine vision system requires accurate interaction between lighting, camera, actuator and sensor devices.   Neousys integrates LED lighting controller, camera trigger, encoder input, PWM output and digital I/O, to connect and control all the vision devices. All the vision-specific I/O are managed by Neousys’ patented MCU-based architecture and DTIO/NuMCU firmware to guarantee microsecond-scale real-time I/O control.Neousys embedded computer

Multiple processors architecture:  High performance is needed to ensure factory up-time.  Neousys provides multiple processors in one computer, such  as the CPU, MCU, and GPU (e.g. Nuvis-5306RT, Nuvo-5000E with GPU cassette).  Fully customization with specific processors, GPU’s, Memory,  Drives (SSD / HDD) are available.

Small form factors:  Space is always a constraint to keep products and factory footprints to a minimum.   Starting at 4″ x 6″ x 2″, Neousys has machine vision computer offerings to streamline any design.

Contact us to talk to an expert!

1stVision has industry experts on hand who can discuss your application in detail and help specify the best computer and machine vision components for your application.  We have a full portfolio of machine vision cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories.   Please contact us to help you!

Be sure to check out our latest post highlighting Mikrotron High Speed Machine Vision cameras

Allied Vision’s high-resolution Prosilica GT now with 12, 16 and 25MP ON Semi PYTHON sensors

Allied Vision GT camera

Allied Vision Cameras

Allied Vision extends its Prosilica GT Large Format camera platform with three high-resolution ON Semi PYTHON image sensors (Python 12K, Python 16K & Python 25K)

Combined with robust thermal housing designed to operate in extended temperature ranges and fluctuating lighting conditions, the new Prosilica GT Large Format cameras are ideal for high-definition imaging applications with demanding requirements of robustness and design-in flexibility. They provide a great option for high-quality imaging for anyone looking to switch over from existing CCD cameras to CMOS cameras with similar resolutions and optical formats.

Features include:

  • Extended temperature range (-20 deg. C to + 50 deg. C)
  • NIR sensitivity up to 1100nm
  • Modular concept providing various lens mounts (M58, M42, and EF-mount)
  • Fixed Pattern noise correction,  Defect Pixel Correction, and Trigger over Ethernet.

Prosilica GT5120, Prosilica GT4096, and Prosilica GT4090 at a glance

AVT GT specifications

See full specification for the series below:  

Prosilica GT5120,  5120 x 5120, 25MP

Prosilica GT4096, 4096 x 4096, 16MP
This is a great replacement for the KAI-16000 CCD sensors!

Prosilica GT4090, 4096 x 3092, 12MP

Now that you have a great high resolution camera, what lens works best?Kowa F-mount lens

High resolution cameras with the ON Semi Python sensors are great, but only as good as the lenses you use!  It is imperative to have the sensor sizes matched with the lens formats.  Additionally, we need to make sure the lens resolution is adequate for the image sensor pixel size.

To aid in the lens selection, we have the following recommendation on lens series.  Recommendations as follows

Prosilica GT5120,  5120 x 5120, 25MP:  This camera has a  32.58mm diagonal image sensor, so a F-mount lens is required.  Two options are Kowa and Schneider
KOWA – F mount series
Schneider – F mount series

Prosilica GT4096, 4096 x 4096, 16MP:  This camera has a 26.06mm diagonal image sensor, also requiring a F-mount lens.
 KOWA – F mount series
Schneider – F mount series

Prosilica GT4090, 4096 x 3092, 12MP :  This camera has a 23.09mm diagonal image sensor which falls into a 4/3″ format.
KOWA 4/3″ lens series

As a note, as the pixel size is 4.5um, this is not as demanding on the lens resolution and will only require 111 line pairs/mm (lp/mm) making these adequate selections. 

Need more help in understanding lens terminology and format sizes?  Here are some related links

1stVision has experienced engineers to help you develop and further understand the best camera and lens combination for your application.

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Sony has a great new 1.1” Image Sensor, but what kind of lens can I use with this format? Computar MPY Series!

Computar MPY Series Lenses
Computar MPY lens series

If you have been around industrial camera lenses for a while, you know that there are many ½” and 2/3” lenses, not as many 1” lenses, but what do you do when you have a 1.1” sensor?!   The solution?  Use the Computar MPY  12 Megapixel lenses!Contact us

If you have been following Sony’s new IMX image sensor product line, their newest sensors are based on a 3.65um pixel pitch.  However, when you scale this up to their new 12MP sensor (Sony Pregius IMX253, IMX304), the sensor size becomes 1.1” (17.6mm diagonal) format.  A 1” lens format will not cover this image circle and in turn has vignetting in your image  (Read our blog post on sensor size vs. lens size ) .

One possible solution is to use a 1” lens and vignette 5% on each side, or use a 1” lens and stop it down where the vignetting goes away.  However this is not an optimal solution.  A second solution is to use a F Mount lens, but if the camera is a C mount, you will need a C to F adapter, again less than ideal.

Fortunately there are some C mount lenses that are greater than a 1” image format.  Kowa and Schneider both have been shipping 4/3” format lenses, although these are quite expensive.  Recently, Computar has come out with a line of 1.1” format lenses SPECIFICALLY  for this sensor!

Key Features of the 1.1" format, Computar MPY 12MP C-mount lenses

Computar 12MP MPY Series

Click here for full series specifications

1.1" Megapixel lenses - Computar MPY SeriesIndividual Specifications can be found via this link for the models below: 

8mm - V0828-MPY
12mm - 
V1228-MPY
16mm - 
V1628-MPY
25mm - 
V2528-MPY
35mm - 
V3528-MPY
50mm - V5028-MPY

1st Vision's sales engineers specialize in industrial imaging and can help you in the lens selection.  Additionally, they can help ensure you have the best lens mated to the newer sensors to ensure the highest contrast.

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