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The XCD Series - IEEE1394b interface and a variety of resolutions and frame rates to choose from, selecting the right camera for your machine vision application has never been easier. Ideal for industrial machine vision applications such as object recognition, inspection, measurement, alignment, and more.
The XCD-U100/XCD-U100CR features a UXGA CCD that provides the highest resolution out of all the new XCD cameras. This particular camera is ideal for applications that require the capture of ultra-high image detail.
The XCD Series employs the IEEE 1394b interface which attains high data-transfer rates of up to 800 Mb/s. Since the XCD Series is backward compatible with IEEE 1394a, these cameras can be easily integrated with legacy 1394a systems.
The XCD cameras are equipped with two IEEE 1394b ports allowing multiple cameras to be daisy-chained and controlled from a single PC. A daisy-chain configuration with a large number of cameras (up to 62 cameras can be daisy chained) is made possible by their EIAJ 12-pin connector, which allows external power to be supplied to the cameras.
The XCD Series also features a bus synchronization function enabling users to simultaneously capture images from different angles with multiple cameras by sending a single trigger to all cameras from the host PC. This feature is not only useful for viewing images from different angles, but can be used to recreate a 3D image for more detailed inspection.
The broadcast delivery function of the XCD Series can be used to send a software trigger to multiple cameras in a daisy chain. This not only facilitates connections, but eliminates the need for using a hardware trigger which can produce false triggers due to noise. In addition, the broadcast delivery function can be used to simultaneously change camera settings such as shutter speed, exposure, white balance, gain, and more.
The XCD Series has a bulk trigger mode to allow the capture of up to 16 images in rapid succession using either a software or hardware trigger. This can be used to capture multiple images of an item at different shutter speeds. By doing so, specific areas of that item can be clearly seen without changing the lighting. Also this allows a composite image with a wide dynamic range to be reproduced.
The XCD Series is equipped with an image buffer, which serves as temporary storage for captured images for later transmission or retransmission. This function allows users to maximize bandwidth in multiple-camera operations or reconfirm specific images as required.
By selecting a particular area of an image to be scanned, users of the XCD Series can reduce data size and increase frame rate to minimize processing time.
The Vertical binning feature of the XCD series combines image data for every two lines vertically resulting in increased frame rates and reduced processing time. Horizontal binning combines image data for every two pixels horizontally to achieve greater sensitivity, faster capture speeds, and quicker processing.