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A-EHZ-100-11 (1)
Digital Video
Camera Module
Technical Manual
XCL-S600/S600C/S900/S900C
© 2013 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 A-EHZ-100-11 (1) Digital Video Camera Module Technical Manual XCL-S600/S600C/S900/S900C © 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Trigger range limit ..........23 Table of Contents Trigger control ..........24 Frame Rate ............24 Auto frame rate ..........24 Specifying frame rate ........25 Overview Displaying frame rate ........25 Features ..............3 Fastest frame rate for partial scanning ....26 Typical CCD Phenomena ........4 Timing Chart ............28 System Components ..........
  • Page 3: Overview

    3,388 × 2,712 The unit includes a function to reduce sensor defects, 5 fps and can be set to ON or OFF. The XCL-S900 and XCL-S600 monochrome models use an EXview HAD CCD II high sensitivity sensor, Shading correction usable even in the near-infrared region.
  • Page 4: Typical Ccd Phenomena

    Typical CCD Phenomena The following effects on the monitor screen are characteristic of CCD cameras. They do not indicate any fault with the camera module. Smear This occurs when shooting a very bright object such as electric lighting, the sun, or a strong reflection. This phenomenon is caused by an electric charge induced by infrared radiation deep in the photosensor.
  • Page 5: System Components

    Spotted noise may appear in a specific brightness in the window according to the attribute of the cable. If this noise is an obstacle, shorten the cable. Camera Link cable (Sony Camera-compatible) Connection Camera Link cable Camera module interface board...
  • Page 6: Location And Function Of Parts And Operation

    Location and Function of Parts and Operation Front/Top/Bottom Lens mount (C-mount) Guide screw holes (Top) LED light screw holes Guide screw holes / Tripod screw holes (Bottom) a Lens mount (C-mount) Using a tripod Attach any C-mount lens or other optical equipment. To use the tripod, install the tripod adaptor VCT-ST70I (not supplied) on the camera module.
  • Page 7: Rear

    Rear e DC IN (DC power input) connector (12-pin) f DIGITAL IF (Interface) connector (26-pin mini connector) g Status LED e DC IN (DC power input) connector (12-pin) – GPO2 (ISO+) (pin 6) and GPO2 (ISO-) (pin 5) are You can connect a camera cable CCXC-12P05N etc. to used.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Cables

    g Status LED (Green) Control functions Description When power is on, this LED lights up. Operating mode Free run/Trigger Shutter speed Free run 1/100,000 sec to Connecting the cables 2 sec Trigger edge 1/100,000 sec to detection 2 sec DIGITAL IF connector Trigger pulse Setting by Camera Link cable...
  • Page 9: Connections

    Connections Communication Setting The serial port assigned to the camera link board is used. The communication system is an asynchronous method compliant with RS-232C. The following table shows the transmission control specifications. Command inputs are echoed back. Inputs are not case-sensitive. Baud rate 115200/57600/38400/19200/9600 [bps] Data bit...
  • Page 10: Data Order

    Data Order Figures below show the data order when an image of M × N pixels is transmitted in camera link tap1 and camera link tap2. STROBE 1tap Video output STROBE 2tap Video output 1tap M × N pixels 2tap (when sensor tap is 1 or 2) M ×...
  • Page 11: 2Tap (When Sensor Tap Is 4)

    2tap (when sensor tap is 4) M × N pixels * The order of the lines output is as follows: For D1 (upper half of the screen), the order is from Line 1 to Line N/2. For D2 (lower half of the screen), the order is from Line N to Line N/2 + 1. Data Order...
  • Page 12: Port Assignment

    Port assignment The following table shows the assignment for the three ports (A, B, and C) and the respective video signals (D1, D2, and DR, DG, DB for RGB24-bit) for 1tap/2tap as defined in the base configuration. Port 1tap 2tap 8 bit 10 bit 12 bit...
  • Page 13: Trigger Signal Input

    Trigger Signal Input Trigger signals can be input via the 4th/7th/10th/11th pins of the DC IN connector, the CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4 pins of the Digital IF connector, or the software command. Switchover of the trigger signal can be changed via the TRG-SRC command.
  • Page 14: Gpio Connector

    2 to 24V 0 to 0.4V 2.0µs or less 2.0µs or less 10µs to 2s 100µs or more Trigger input polarity = Positive Note When inputting a trigger signal to the camera using the DC-700, use DC 5 V or less at the logical high level. Digital IF connector specifications 0.30 to 0.40v 0.30 to 0.40v...
  • Page 15 GPIO input (10th pin ISO) 3.3V Example Input voltage [ns] [ns] [ns] [ns] GPIO output (6th pin ISO or 9th pin ISO) 3.3V 3.3V 0.9V * Rising the input signal as soon as possible. Example When connecting to an external power supply, be sure to use a pull-up resistor for a current limit of less than 50 mA. Supply Pull-up Current...
  • Page 16: Functions

    HEIGHT, see the following formula: OFFSETY × 2 + HEIGHT = Maximum lines (For XCL-S600 the maximum number of lines is 2208, for XCL-S900 the maximum number of lines is 2712) Because the value of OFFSET is set automatically by...
  • Page 17: Level Correction Between Sensor Taps

    Level correction between sensor taps Monochrome cameras can switch between 8 bits, 10 Since XCL-S600/S600C and XCL- S900/S900C have a bits, and 12 bits. Color cameras can switch between Raw CCD with 4-channel signal outputs, output level output 8 bits, 10 bits, 12 bits, and RGB output 24 bits.
  • Page 18: Shutter (Exposure)

    Setting EXP [µs] Rate [fps] XCL-S600/S600C GAIN-AUTO Manual gain 37000 (AGC) XCL-S900/S900C One-push AGC 55000 Continuous AGC AGC-LEVEL 0 to 11264 to AGC target level (14 bit) Auto exposure (AE) 16383 The shutter is set automatically by detecting the output...
  • Page 19: Trigger Control

    Trigger Control Free run/Trigger mode Free run The camera operates without a trigger signal and performs the video output operation continuously after the shutter (exposure) is finished. The horizontal and vertical timing signals are generated within the camera. During the free-run operation, image pickup timing cannot be controlled.
  • Page 20: Special Trigger

    Special trigger When operating in trigger mode and performing image pickup in different conditions (such as the shutter, gain, and image pickup area), the setting has to be changed in advance for each trigger input. However, if the special trigger operation is enabled, the setting does not have to be changed and continuous image pick up in different conditions is facilitated.
  • Page 21: Trigger Source

    Sequential SP-TRG-MODE=2, SP-TRG-POL=0, SP-TRG-F-CNT=3 in the figure. Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output Setting 1 Setting 2 Setting 3 5ms or longer Trigger states Free run Bulk Sequential Trigger mode Trigger edge detection Trigger width detection Trigger source This can be input via the DC IN connector, Digital IF connector, or software command (TRG-SOFT). Refer to “Trigger Signal Input”...
  • Page 22: Trigger Shift

    Trigger shift This device can accept exposure by the next trigger even while a video is output (except for the special trigger operation). In this case, trigger shift should be enabled since the trigger signal can become a noise source. When trigger shift is enabled, adjustment is made automatically for operations from trigger input to exposure to prevent noise contamination.
  • Page 23: Trigger Delay

    Trigger delay The camera can delay the trigger signal. When a trigger signal is input before the trigger delay time, or a trigger which contains noise is recognized, the image cannot be displayed. This is not a malfunction. Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output command...
  • Page 24: Trigger Control

    Trigger range operation example EXP=300, TRG-RANGE-LOWER=100, TRG-RANGE-UPPER=200 in the figure. Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output TRG-CNT FRAME-COUNTER EXP=300, TRG-RANGE-LOWER=100, TRG-RANGE-UPPER=1000 in the figure. Trigger signal Trigger not disabled Exposure Sensor output TRG-CNT FRAME-COUNTER Trigger control Since detection of the trigger width time requires a certain time during the trigger width detection operation, the exposure time will be slightly longer than the input trigger width time.
  • Page 25: Specifying Frame Rate

    Specifying frame rate The frame rate of the video output can be specified in the free-run operation. The value of the frame rate [fps] × 1,000,000 should be entered. The frame rate faster than the fastest frame rate cannot be set. command param FRAMERATE...
  • Page 26: Fastest Frame Rate For Partial Scanning

    Fastest frame rate for partial scanning The fastest frame rate varies depending on HEIGHT for partial scanning. XCL-S600/C (sensor-tap=4) 200.0 150.0 100.0 50.0 1000 1500 2000 Height XCL-S600/C (sensor-tap=2) 100.0 75.0 50.0 25.0 1000 1500 2000 Height XCL-S600/C (sensor-tap=1) 50.0 37.5...
  • Page 27 XCL-S900/C (sensor-tap=4) 150.0 100.0 50.0 1000 1500 2000 2500 Height XCL-S900/C (sensor-tap=2) 75.0 50.0 25.0 1000 1500 2000 2500 Height XCL-S900/C (sensor-tap=1) 37.5 25.0 12.5 1000 1500 2000 2500 Height Frame Rate...
  • Page 28: Timing Chart

    Timing Chart Horizontal timing Constant regardless of the trigger mode, binning, and partial scanning. DVAL and LVAL are the same signal. LVAL DVAL STROBE Video output sensor-tap STROBE XCL-S600/C 54 MHz 3184* WIDTH* 84 MHz 2772* WIDTH* 84 MHz 2772...
  • Page 29: Trigger Latency

    The time from the trigger acceptance to the exposure start (trigger latency) varies depending on various conditions. In the trigger width detection operation, the value is changed by TRG-CTRL. Trigger signal Exposure Exposure time Sensor output Trigger latency XCL-S600/S600C (for channel 2 and channel 4) EXP-MODE TRG-CTRL TRG-SHIFT Trigger latency Exposure time Approx. 1.5 µs (edge detection) Approx.
  • Page 30: Sensor Readout (Sensor Output)

    Sensor readout signal (Sensor output) CCD video output Effective pixel Video output from a camera Effective pixel (FVAL, LVAL, Data) sensor-tap XCL-S600/C Approx. 172 µs Approx. 254 µs Approx. 95 µs Approx. 150 µs XCL-S900/C Approx. 170 µs Approx. 306 µs Approx.
  • Page 31: White Balance

    White Balance The white balance can be automatically adjusted once when the WHITEBALANCE-AUTO command is executed. The detection area is set to the screen center 1. LUT off 2. Reverse 3. Binarization by default. The detection area can also be displayed on the screen.
  • Page 32: Arbitrary Setting

    Arbitrary setting 3 × 3 filter The output values 0 through 4095 that correspond to input values 0 through 4095 can be changed. The nine filter parameters can be set from -8191 to 8191. The parameter 256 is ×1. Depending on the patterns of parameters, you can command param1 param2...
  • Page 33: Gpio

    command param Setting command param1 param2 Setting TESTCHAR GPO-SRC 4/6/7/9* Exposure signal Monochrome chart Strobe control signal Color chart LVAL signal FVAL signal Sensor readout signal Trigger through signal Pulse generation signal User definition 1 User definition 2 User definition 3 User definition 4 * DC IN connector 4th pin and 7th pin are available only when the GPIO input/output setting is switched to...
  • Page 34 GPO output system diagram (example of DC IN connector 9th pin) Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output Trigger through signal Exposure signal Sensor readout signal LVAL FVAL DC IN connector #9 Pulse train generator Strobe control signal USER-OUTPUT 1 USER-OUTPUT 2 USER-OUTPUT 3 USER-OUTPUT 4 GPO-SRC 9...
  • Page 35: Pulse Train Generator

    Pulse Train Generator Defect Correction Pulse waveforms can be output from the DC IN It corrects clear defect points and opaque defect points connector 4th/6th/7th/9th pin. Available range is 0.5Hz which increase under the high/low temperature or when to 100kHz. exposed for a long time (seconds).
  • Page 36: Shading Correction

    For XCL-S600/ >DEFECT-THRESHOLD 10000 S600C, six individual user settings can be saved. For >DEFECT-DETECTION 2...
  • Page 37 Shading detection setup procedure Determine the effect of shading correction >SHADING-CORRECTION 1 >SHADING-PATTERN-LOAD 10 (for XCL- As shown in the figure below, assume an S600/S600C) environment in which the brightness is not uniform >SHADING-PATTERN-LOAD 6 (for XCL-S900/ due to an uneven light source. Shading correction S900C) adjusts the brightness levels taking the brightest Parameters 10 and 6 are available only after...
  • Page 38: Sensitivity Control

    Sensitivity Control command param USERSET-NAME 31 characters of your choice The VSUB (substrate bias voltage) in the CCD can be changed. VSUB adjustment allows you to change the Qs User set memory (saturation signal charge) value. Increasing the VSUB has the effect of improving the sensitivity* .
  • Page 39: Saving And Startup

    The camera is rebooted. The model name of a camera or its firmware information can be read out. command RESET command Read out items VENDOR Manufacture name (SONY) MODEL Model name VERSION Firmware version Serial number MANUFACTURER Data for service...
  • Page 40: Camera Control Commands

    Camera Control Commands Command Form When inputting commands, separate a command and a parameter by a space, and press [Enter] to confirm. Upper/lower case characters are not distinguished. Input format and an input example are shown below. Input format: Command Param1 param2 param3 Param4 [Enter] Input example: ROI 640 480 8 6 <CR>...
  • Page 41: Command List

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  • Page 48: Parameter List

    Parameter List XCL-S600/S600C XCL-S900/S900C VSUB-EXTERNAL-MODE 0 : Off 0 : Off 1 : On 1 : On VSUB-EXTERNAL SENSOR-TAP 1: 1ch 1: 1ch 2: 2ch 2 : 2ch 4: 4ch 4: 4ch Width 16 ~ 2752 ~ 2758 16 ~ 3384 ~ 3388...
  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Monochrome model XCL-S600 XCL-S900 Camera Picture size 6 megabytes 9 megabytes Video output 1/1 type PS IT CCD 1/1 type PS IT CCD Valid pixels (H × V) 2,758 × 2,208 3,388 × 2,712 Cell size (H × V) 4.54 µm ×...
  • Page 50 XCL-S600 XCL-S900 General Lens mount C-mount Flange focal length 17.526 mm (23/32 inch) External power DC +12 V (10.5 V to 15.0 V: DC IN connector) Power consumption Operating temperature -10 °C to +45 °C Performance guarantee 0 °C to 40 °C...
  • Page 51 XCL-S600C XCL-S900C Camera function Read out mode Normal, partial scan LUT (binarization, gamma (variable setting)), test pattern (black and white chart), 3 × 3 filter, color Read out function matrix (for RGB output) Synchronization OFF (free fun), ON (edge detection), Special trigger (bulk trigger, Sequential trigger) Edge detection, exposure by trigger pulse width, normal trigger, trigger delay, bulk trigger, sequential Trigger mode trigger, trigger range...
  • Page 52: Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values)

    Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values) Monochrome model XCL-S600 (excluding lens and light source XCL-S900 (excluding lens and light source characteristics) characteristics) 1000 1000 Wave Length (nm) Wave Length (nm) Color model XCL-S600C (excluding lens and light source XCL-S900C (excluding lens and light source...
  • Page 53: Dimensions

    Dimensions Unit: mm (inches) Dimensions...
  • Page 54 Technical information contained herein is for reference only and does not convey any license by any implication or otherwise under any intellectual property right or other right of Sony or third parties. Sony cannot assume responsibility for any right infringements arising out of the use of this information. Sony Corporation...

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