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C-283-100-12 (1)
Digital Video
Camera Module
Technical Manual
XCG-CG160/CG160C
XCG-CG240/CG240C
XCG-CG510/CG510C
© 2015 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 C-283-100-12 (1) Digital Video Camera Module Technical Manual XCG-CG160/CG160C XCG-CG240/CG240C XCG-CG510/CG510C © 2015 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Partial Scan ............15 Command List ............. 47 Binning (XCG-CG160 only) ........15 Drive mode ............16 Specifications Multi ROI (XCG-CG160/CG160C only) ...17 Specifications ............56 Output format ............18 Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Image flip (Same level as output format) ...20 Values) ..............58 Gain ...............20...
  • Page 3: Overview

    In this document, we refer to “Digital Video Camera Module” as “the unit”, “XCG-CG160/CG240/CG510” Body fixing as “Monochrome camera”, and “XCG-CG160C/ The screw holes to install the camera module are located CG240C/CG510C”...
  • Page 4: Phenomena Specific To Image Sensors

    This unit is equipped with the function that corrects the shadings caused by a light source and lens, and it can be Image Sensors switched On/Off. Binning function (XCG-CG160 only) Note Adding 2 pixels in the vertical and horizontal directions The following phenomena that may occur in images are achieves higher sensitivity and frame rate.
  • Page 5: System Components

    g LAN cable System Components This cable connects to the RJ45 connector on the rear panel of the camera module. Image/control signals are transmitted via this cable. Use a LAN cable (CAT5e or higher standard) that supports 1000BASE-T (or allows 100BASE-TX when it is used). Depending on the attributes of the LAN cable, images may become less clear and the camera module may become unstable.
  • Page 6: Connection

    Connection LAN cable Camera module interface board Camera module C-mount lens TRIG Camera cable Camera adaptor DC-700/700CE Tripod adaptor VCT-333I If the HUB supports PoE, the items within the dashed line are not necessary. Power supply You can supply power to the camera module using the following methods. Using the RJ45 connector This unit supports PoE (IEEE802.3af standard).
  • Page 7: Location And Function Of Parts And Operation

    Location and Function of Parts and Operation Front/Top/Bottom Using a tripod To use the tripod, install the tripod adaptor VCT-333I (not supplied) on the camera module. Use a tripod screw with a protrusion (4) extending from the installation surface, as follows, and tighten it, using a screwdriver.
  • Page 8: Rear

    GPI2/GPO2 Do not supply power to the camera cable and LAN cable at the same time. *XCG-CG160/CG160C only f RJ45 connector You can connect a LAN cable to this connector to control the camera module from a host device to output image to a host device.
  • Page 9: When Mounting The Camera

    When mounting the camera When the value read from temperature sensor is above 75 °C (167 °F), heat dissipation is required. * For CG160/CG160C, in addition to the above condition, use in environments where the difference with the ambient temperature is 34°C or less. To promote heat dissipation from the unit and maintain performance, mount the camera to a metallic heat dissipation plate.
  • Page 10: Connections

    Packet Delay Connections The delay amount to be inserted between packets can be set when sending them to a network. By increasing the packet delay, you can reduce the network bandwidth that the camera uses for sending packets. However, as the Network Settings amount of data sent in a certain time is decreased with increased delay, the frame rate of output images of the...
  • Page 11: Network Connection Speed

    Notes Network connection • Any persistent IP address can be entered, but the speed camera may become unable to be detected, depending on the IP address setting. If this occurs, use a tool for issuing ForceIP and set a persistent IP address again. This unit supports the connection with 1000Base-T •...
  • Page 12: Trigger Signal Input

    1 frame time or more Trigger input polarity = Positive * XCG-CG160/C160C: Unavailable. Dedicated to output. Note • When inputting a trigger signal to the camera using the DC-700/CE, use DC 5 V or less at the logical high level.
  • Page 13: Gpio Connector

    DC IN connector 2nd pin (GPI1). If you are connecting an external device to the GPI or GPO connector, refer to the circuit specifications below. * #4 is GPO connector only for XCG-CG160/CG160C. GPI circuit specifications DC IN connector 3.3V...
  • Page 14 GPI2/GPO2 GPI3/GPO3 As GPI2/GPO2 Input level Low: 0 to 0.4 V, High: 3.5 to 5.5 V Output level 0 to 3.3 V GPO circuit specifications XCG-CG160/CG160C External power source (3.3 V to 24 V) DC IN connector Pull up resistance GPO3 3.3 V...
  • Page 15: Functions

    Functions Binning (XCG-CG160 only) Adding 2 pixels in the vertical and horizontal directions Partial Scan achieves higher sensitivity and frame rate. Only the area selected from the effective pixel area can Register Parameter Setting be read out. Adding 2 pixels of vertical and horizontal...
  • Page 16: Drive Mode

    Drive mode “Mode 0” which prioritizes the frame rate is set by default. The frame rate upper limit of “Mode 0” is higher than“Mode 1,” but the usable functions are limited. When correcting the defects/shadings in “Mode 0.” After detecting and saving the defects/shadings in “Mode 1,”...
  • Page 17: Multi Roi (Xcg-Cg160/Cg160C Only)

    Multi ROI (XCG-CG160/CG160C only) You can set and read two arbitrary rectangular areas from the effective pixel area. By reading only necessary parts, you can shorten the time it takes to read. Register Parameter Setting MultiROIMode 0 (Off) All areas Off...
  • Page 18: Output Format

    0x010C0027 BayerRG10Packed 0x010C002B BayerRG12Packed 0x02180014 RGB8Packed 0x02180015 BGR8Packed 0x02180020 YUV8_UYV(YUV444) 0x0210001F YUV422_8_UYVY 0x02100032 YUV422_8 XCG-CG160/ Mode0 0x01080001 Mono8 CG510 Mode1 0x01080001 Mono8 0x010C0004 Mono10Packed 0x010C0006 Mono12Packed *: optional * Selectable setting format varies between drive modes. * Modes for ReverseX/Y are limited for the color camera, as some setting formats fix the pixel array.
  • Page 19 Register Model Drive mode ReverseX/Y Parameter Setting PixelFormat XCG-CG160C/ Mode0 0x01080009 BayerRG8 CG510C Mode1 0x01080009 BayerRG8 0x010C0027 BayerRG10Packed 0x010C002B BayerRG12Packed Mode0 0x0108000A BayerGB8 Mode1 0x0108000A BayerGB8 0x010C0028 BayerGB10Packed 0x010C002C BayerGB12Packed Mode0 0x01080008 BayerGR8 Mode1 0x01080008 BayerGR8 0x010C0026 BayerGR10Packed 0x010C002A BayerGR12Packed Mode0 0x0108000B BayerBG8...
  • Page 20: Image Flip (Same Level As Output Format)

    Auto gain (AGC) Image flip (Same level as By setting AUTOGAIN, the gain is automatically output format) adjusted according to the image pickup environment. AGC works so that the average level in a detection frame may reach AGC-LEVEL. The AGC detection frame is Flips an image vertically and horizontally.
  • Page 21: Area Gain

    The minimum value varies upon models or settings. AreaGainHeight 0 to Height Vertical size of area* Exposure Time [us] Rate [fps] AreaGainOffsetX OffsetX to Horizontal position of Width area* XCG-CG160/ 12002 CG160C AreaGainOffsetY OffsetY to Vertical position of Height area* XCG-CG240/ 23300 CG240C...
  • Page 22: Auto Exposure (Ae)

    Auto exposure (AE) Combination of The shutter is set automatically by detecting the output Continuous AGC and level. The target level is the same as the value of GainAutoLevel. This can be performed along with auto Continuous AE gain. AGC and AE coordinate with each other to adjust the Register Parameter Setting...
  • Page 23: Trigger Control

    Line3 (2) DC IN connector 4th pin* Software (4) Software (TriggerSoftware register) FreeSetSequence (13) FreeSetSequence mode PTP (15) IEEE1588 sync mode * XCG-CG160/CG160C: Unavailable. Dedicated to output. For trigger mode (TriggerMode=On) Register Parameter Setting ExposureMode Timed (0) Trigger edge detection...
  • Page 24 Trigger width detection The figure shows the trigger signal negative polarity (detecting Low level width). Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output PTP (IEEE1588) When running the unit in GigE Vision 2.0 mode, the unit can expose by synchronizing with a PTP (IEEE1588) server. This can work as a master or slave of PTP (Precision Time Protocol).
  • Page 25 Sync exposure using IEEE1588 When the timestamp on the camera is synchronized with the IEEE1588 master, the camera can start exposure by synchronizing with it. On the firmware version 1.1.0 or later, if you set the trigger source to PTP, the camera starts synchronization only by setting the trigger interval.
  • Page 26: Special Trigger

    Line1 (0) DC IN connector 2nd pin Line2 (1) DC IN connector 3rd pin* Line3 (2) DC IN connector 4th pin* Software (4) Software command * XCG-CG160/CG160C: Unavailable. Dedicated to output. Register Parameter Setting SpecialTriggerActivation FallingEdge (0) Negative RisingEdge (1)
  • Page 27: Burst Trigger

    Bulk SpecialTriggerSource=1, SpecialTriggerActivation=0, NumberOfMemoryForSpecialTriggerMode=3 in the figure. Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output Setting 1 Setting 2 Setting 3 Sequential SpecialTriggerMode=2, SpecialTriggerActivation=0 in the figure. Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output Setting 1 Setting 2 Setting 3 5ms or longer Burst trigger Exposure can be repeated with a single trigger signal.
  • Page 28: Freesetsequence

    0 to 10000000 Designate the exposure start time (µSec). FreeSetGain Same as Designate the advanced gain settings of exposure (GainAnalogRaw relevance). GainAnalogRaw FreeSetSave Save the settings of FreeSetSequence. FreeSetLoad Readout the settings of FreeSetSequence. * XCG-CG160/C160C: Unavailable. Dedicated to output.
  • Page 29 Trigger signal FreeSet1Cycle Exposure FreeSetGain2 FreeSetGain3 FreeSetGain1 FreeSetGain2 FreeSetGain3 FreeSetGain1 FreeSetExpDelay1 FreeSetExpDelay1 FreeSetExpDuration1 FreeSetExpDuration2 FreeSetExpDuration3 FreeSetExpDelay2 FreeSetExpDelay2 FreeSetExpDelay3 FreeSetExpDelay3 Line2 output signal FreeSetLine2Delay1 FreeSetLine2Delay1 FreeSetLine2Duration1 FreeSetLine2Duration2 FreeSetLine2Delay2 FreeSetLine2Delay2 Line3 output signal FreeSetLine3Delay1 FreeSetLine3Duration1 FreeSetLine3Duration2 FreeSetLine3Delay1 FreeSetLine3Delay2 FreeSetLine3Delay2 Trigger states Free run Bulk Sequential Other than 13...
  • Page 30: Trigger Source

    Trigger source This can be input via the DC IN connector or software command (TriggerSoftware). Refer to “Trigger Signal Input” (page 12) for details. Notes • The trigger sources when operating the special trigger and the trigger mode are separately defined. •...
  • Page 31: Trigger Range Limit

    Trigger range limit Only signals in the set trigger width can be accepted as the trigger signal. This functions as a noise filter, which removes chattering or disturbance noise in the trigger signal line. When the trigger signal is input, exposure is started with the time lag of the trigger range setting values.
  • Page 32: Frame Rate

    Frame Rate Auto frame rate The reading cycle is set to allow the frame rate to be the maximum value automatically according to the current shutter setting and the partial scan setting in the free-run operation (Shutter has priority). The next exposure is performed while outputting a video and the next video output is started immediately after finishing all video outputs.
  • Page 33: Fastest Frame Rate For Partial Scanning

    Fastest frame rate for partial scanning The fastest frame rate varies depending on Height for partial scanning. XCG-CG160/CG160C 1600 XCG-CG160 Mode1:Mono12, Mono10, Mono8 1400 XCG-CG160C Mode1:Raw12, Raw10, Raw8 XCG-CG160C Mode1:YUV16 1200 XCG-CG160C Mode1:YUV24, RGB24 XCG-CG160 Mode0:Mono8 1000 XCG-CG160C Mode0:Raw8 1000...
  • Page 34 XCG-CG510/CG510C 1200 XCG-CG510 Mode1:Mono12, Mono10, Mono8 XCG-CG510C Mode1:Raw12, Raw10, Raw8 1000 XCG-CG510C Mode1:YUV16 XCG-CG510C Mode1:YUV24, RGb24 XCG-CG510 Mode0:Mono8 XCG-CG510C Mode1:Raw8 1200 1600 2000...
  • Page 35: Frame Counter

    Trigger latency/Exposure time The values of trigger latency (time from the trigger acceptance to the exposure start) are as follows. Trigger signal Exposure Exposure time Sensor output Trigger latency XCG-CG160/CG160C XCG-CG510/CG510C Register Parameter Trigger latency Exposure time FastTriggerMode On (0) approx.
  • Page 36: Trigger Overlap

    The trigger signals can be accepted during the sensor readout signals are asserted. If the trigger cycle overs the maximum value of the frame rate, images are distorted. Set FastTriggerMode to OFF for XCG-CG160/CG160C and XCG-CG510/CG510C. Trigger signal Trigger input inhibition...
  • Page 37 Image delay output Normally, images are sequentially output when the exposure is completed. However, the timing of output start can be delayed. This is effective when multiple cameras are connected to the same network and it is necessary to expose at the same time in a configuration that exceeds 1 Gbps band when operated simultaneously.
  • Page 38: White Balance

    White Balance The white balance can be automatically adjusted when Five types of presets are provided. Specify using a 12 bit the BalanceWhiteAuto command is executed. The value. Binarization, 5-point interpolation, and arbitrary detection area is set to the screen center by default. The setting can be changed.
  • Page 39: Arbitrary Setting

    Setting example: Arbitrary setting The output values 0 through 4095 that correspond to input values 0 through 4095 can be changed. Register Parameter Setting LUTIndex 0 to 4095 Input LUTValue 0 to 4095 Output Output Setting example: LUTIndex = 0 LUTValue = 3 LUTIndex = 1 LUTValue = 10...
  • Page 40: 3 × 3 Filter

    3 × 3 filter Test Chart Output Monochrome model and color model apply a 3 × 3 area For monochrome model, monochrome chart can be set. filter for RAW output. The brightness of the central pixel For color model, monochrome chart or color chart can and the eight pixels around it, and the parameter of each be set.
  • Page 41: Gpio

    DC IN connector can be detected. After selecting a connector by LineSelector register, the signal level is acquired from LineStatus register. * Only output is available for XCG-CG160/CG160C Various signals can be output from the 3rd and 4th DC IN connector. After selecting a connector by LineSelector register and setting LineMode to Output, LineSource is set.
  • Page 42 GPO output system diagram (example of GPO1) Trigger signal Exposure Sensor output Trigger through signal Exposure signal Sensor readout signal GPO2 GPO3 Pulse signal StrobeActiveDelay Strobe control signal (GPO1) StrobeActiveTime User definition 1 User definition 2 User definition 3 LineSource LineInverter Sensor Readout (Sensor Output) This signal indicates that exposure has completed and the image sensor has entered the video output sequence (enabled...
  • Page 43: Status Led

    Set the threshold in units of 14 bits. Points are Status LED detected as clear defect points when this level is exceeded. Below is an example for 3200 step/14bit. Pixels that indicate 3200 to 16383 are detected. The LED-on, blinking, or LED-off condition of the LED >DefectThreshold=3200 on the rear panel is as follows: Execute clear defect point detection.
  • Page 44: Shading Correction

    35 patterns in Register Parameter Setting XCG-CG160/CG160C, 20 patterns in XCG-CG240/ DefectPatternLoad Factory setting CG240C, and 9 patterns in XCG-CG510/CG510C can be stored as user settings.
  • Page 45 Shading detection setup procedure Determine the effect of shading correction >AcquisitionStart >ShadingCorrection=1 As shown in the figure below, assume an >ShadingPatternSelect=19 environment in which the brightness is not uniform Parameter 19 is available only after detecting an due to an uneven light source. Shading correction operation, and will not be available when the power adjusts the brightness levels taking the brightest is off.
  • Page 46: User Set

    USERSET. Refer to “Command List” (page 47) for Register Parameter items to be saved. The factory setting is saved to channel 0, which cannot be overwritten. DeviceVendorName Manufacture name (SONY) DeviceModelName Model name Setting example (1): DeviceVersion Firmware version Shutter is 3 ms, Gain is 3 dB, Pulse signal is output to...
  • Page 47: Command List

    UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0x0048...
  • Page 48 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA0000030...
  • Page 49 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA00020BC TriggerActivation...
  • Page 50 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA0007000...
  • Page 51 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA0000344...
  • Page 52 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA000180C...
  • Page 53 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA0002120...
  • Page 54 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA00023F8...
  • Page 55 UserSet the UserSet Address Register name Function name Read- Write Upper stage: XCG-CG160 Upper stage: XCG-CG160C (16 channels) (16 channels) Middle stage: XCG-CG240 Middle stage: XCG-CG240C Bottom row: XCG-CG510 Bottom row: XCG-CG510C 0xA0002534...
  • Page 56: Specifications

    1/23 sec) XCG-CG510/CG510C: 2/3 type XCG-CG160: Standard video output size (horizontal/vertical) F5.6 (gain control at 0 dB, 400 lx, XCG-CG160/CG160C: 1,440 × 1,080 shutter speed 1/30 sec) XCG-CG240/CG240C: 1,920 × 1,200 XCG-CG160C: XCG-CG510/CG510C: 2,448 × 2,048 F5.6 (gain control at 0 dB, 2,000 lx,...
  • Page 57 External dimension (w/h/d) 29 × 29 × 42 mm (1 × 1 × inches) (excluding protrusions) Mass About Approx. 65 g (2 oz) Accessories Lens mount cap (1) Operating Instructions (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 58: Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values)

    Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values) XCG-CG160 XCG-CG160C XCG-CG240 XCG-CG240C 1000 Wave Length [nm] XCG-CG510 XCG-CG510C...
  • Page 59: Dimensions

    Dimensions 14.5 ( 2 -M2 Depth 3 29 (1 11.2 ( 12 ( 42 (1 4.9 ( 15 ( 23.7 ( 4 -M2 Depth 3 3 -M3 Depth 3 Unit: mm (inches) 16.5 ( 22 (...
  • Page 60 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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