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Sony XCI-V3 Technical Manual

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Intelligent Camera
Technical Manual
XCI-SX1
XCI-V3
 2006 Sony Corporation
A-CJS-100-01(1)

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  • Page 1 Intelligent Camera Technical Manual XCI-SX1 XCI-V3  2006 Sony Corporation A-CJS-100-01(1)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Functions GUI application External Control Commands Specifications Features ... 3 System Components ... 4 Connection Diagram ... 4 Location and Function of Parts and Controls ... 5 Front/Top/Bottom ... 5 Rear ... 6 Connecting the cables ... 7 Input Specification ...
  • Page 3: Features

    Features High image quality The XCI-SX1 (SXGA) has a progressive scan CCD of 1,450,000 pixels. The XCI-V3 (VGA) has a progressive scan CCD of 330,000 pixels. This camera produces high-resolution images. By adopting square pixels, images can be processed using the original aspect ratio without a converting procedure.
  • Page 4: System Components

    USB mouse/keyboard Monitor Host device (e.g., PC) Abnormal electricity Groundelectric potential Groundelectric potential difference difference Power supply Abnormal unit electricity (DC-700/ 700CE) Camera control device (e.g., PC) Overview C-mount lens XCI-SX1: High-resolution lens XCI-V3: VCL-50Y-M VCL-25Y-M VCL-16Y-M VCL-12YM VCL-08YM USB mouse/keyboard...
  • Page 5: Location And Function Of Parts And Controls

    Location and Function of Parts and Controls Front/Top/Bottom 1 Lens mount (C-mount) Attach any C-mount lens or other optical equipment. Note The lens must not project more than 10 mm (13/32 inch) from the lens mount. 2 Auxiliary reference screw holes (Top) 3 Tripod screw holes (Top) 4 Reference screw holes (Bottom) These precision screw holes are for locking the...
  • Page 6: Rear

    Rear 6 MONITOR (monitor output) connector (15-pin) 8 DC IN (DC power input) connector (12-pin) 6 MONITOR (monitor output) connector (15-pin) You can connect a monitor cable to this connector to display an image on a multiscan monitor supporting SXGA resolution. Note If you connect a multiscan monitor that does not support SXGA resolution, an image may not be...
  • Page 7: Connecting The Cables

    RESET switch Push to restart the camera. Connecting the cables Signal ISO input + ISO input – XCI-SX1: NC XCI-V3: TTL output 2 1 Monitor cable 2 USB cable Signal 3 LAN cable 4 Camera cable 5 Serial cable RD–...
  • Page 8: Input Specification

    For the XCI-SX1, output of all individual video signals [1280 (H) × 1024 (V)] is at 15 frames per second as continuous video. For the XCI-V3, output of all individual video signals [640 (H) × 480 (V)] is at 60 frames per second as continuous video.
  • Page 9: Trigger Mode

    For the XCI-SX1, the output data size becomes 640 (H) × 1024 (V). For the XCI-V3, the output data size becomes 320(H) × 480 (V). • 2 × 2 (HV-binning) mode In this mode the frame rate and sensitivity almost double and the data volume becomes 1/4 by adding two vertical lines and two horizontal pixels.
  • Page 10: Partial Scan Mode

    3 blocks to 10 blocks horizontally in minimum units of successive 3 blocks. For the XCI-V3, the effective area is vertically divided into 16 areas and horizontally divided into 10 areas. You can select a specific portion among those from 1 block to 16 blocks vertically.
  • Page 11 Frame rate tables when V-binning is ON (XCI-SX1) Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when horizontal partial scan (HPS) is ON 1024 1152 1280 When HPS is OFF Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when horizontal partial scan (HPS) is ON 1024 1152 1280...
  • Page 12 Frame rate table when V-binning is OFF (XCI-V3) Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when horizontal partial scan (HPS) is ON When HPS is OFF Frame rate table when V-binning is ON (XCI-V3) Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when...
  • Page 13: Before Starting The Gui Application

    This unit has a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to easily set camera functions and modes on an SXGA monitor. The GUI application can be operated by a USB mouse connected with this unit. The following settings can be accomplished by using this application: •...
  • Page 14: Basic Operation

    Basic operation To operate the GUI application, connect and use a USB mouse (use left clicks only). When you connect a USB keyboard with this unit, shortcut keys can be used. Regarding specific shortcut keys for each screen, refer to the HELP information by clicking on the upper right of the screen.
  • Page 15: Home Screen

    HOME screen This screen is used for displaying the system conditions and initializing each setting. 1 System information display area The following system information is displayed on the HOME screen: Version – Hardware: Hardware version – Software: Software version Network –...
  • Page 16: Shutter Screen

    [OFF, 2, 1, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000, 1/25000, 1/ 50000, 1/100000] (sec) XCI-V3: In normal mode all individual video signals [640 (H) × 480 (V)] are output continuously at 60 frames per second. You can select one of the...
  • Page 17: Gain/lut (look Up Table) Screen

    Note When the cycle of the input trigger is smaller than the trigger delay value set, the image is not output correctly. Pay attention to this fact when you set the trigger delay value. 5 SOFTWARE TRIGGER button This button is used to capture an image immediately after pressing the button.
  • Page 18: Hrs (high Rate Scan) Screen

    5 FULL SCREEN button This button is used to display a camera image on the full screen. 6 ? (HELP) button This button is used to display HELP information. Shortcut keys When you connect a USB keyboard with this unit, you can use the following shortcut keys in the GAIN/LUT screen: Shortcut...
  • Page 19: General Screen

    3 Horizontal binning/partial scan setting area Partial Scan check-off box: You can select a specific portion of the image by using the partial scan function. Check off this box to display 2 sliders in the outer frame of the camera image. In order to specify the area for partial scan, drag any of the 2 sliders on the bottom sides of the image with the mouse.
  • Page 20: Network Screen

    Shortcut keys When you connect a USB keyboard with this unit, you can use the following shortcut keys in the GENERAL screen: Shortcut Applicable button Alt + M Month Alt + S SAVE Alt + C CANCEL Alt + H HELP You can move between the items in the screen by pressing the tab key.
  • Page 21: Serial I/f Screen

    Community: Community name administrated by the SNMP manager Description: Description of this unit Location: Location of this unit Contact: Administrator contact information 3 NTP (Network Time Protocol) The protocol setting to synchronize the internal clock of this unit with the NTP server is made in this area. Input the time zone and effective NTP server.
  • Page 22: Overview

    External Control Commands Overview The XCI-SX1/V3 can be controlled externally from a host device via a serial communication and telnet using such communication softwares as “HyperTerminal” or “Tera Term.” Serial Communication Specifications The serial communication system for the XCI-SX1/V3 is an asynchronous method compliant with RS-232C. The following table shows the transmission control specifications.
  • Page 23: Multiple Session Specification

    Note The password entered is replaced with “*” on the monitor. When you enter the correct password, the following message appears and the external command input is validated. Welcome to the Sony Smart Camera Configuration Environment When you enter a login account other than “admin” or the wrong password, the following message appears.
  • Page 24: Command Specifications

    Command Specifications This section describes the details of control commands available for the XCI-SX1/V3, classified by category. The underlined words of the [Command] represent parameters. The bold words of the <Example> represent commands, and the others the response to the command.
  • Page 25 <Example> • Example of settings for SNMP (1) setup snmp on/11.22.33.44/public/ Sony Smart Camera/Tokyo/ 9876<CR> setup save complete snmp<CR> setup applying new SNMP settings...<CR> • Example of settings for SNMP (2) setup snmp on////Shinagawa Office/mail@contact.com<CR> setup save complete snmp<CR> • Setting the SNMP to OFF setup snmp off<CR>...
  • Page 26 ■ Help of the Date Setting [Command] setup date - -help [Process] Displays the help of the Date Setting command. Note You can set the DATE settings when NTP setting is set to off. When NTP setting is set to on, the following messages are displayed.
  • Page 27 *The size of the rectangular area of the image to be adjusted is 160 × 128 for the XCI-SX1 and 80 × 64 for the XCI-V3. You are allowed to not input the X and Y parameters. (When the X and Y parameters are not input, the...
  • Page 28 Camera Shutter: Trigger Polarity Setting ■ Trigger Polarity Setting [Command] shutter -p POL [Parameter] POLarity: posi, nega [Process] Sets the polarity of the external trigger pulse. <Example> Setting the trigger pulse to positive shutter -p posi<CR> camera shutter polarity complete<CR> ■...
  • Page 29 XCI-V3: 0 to15 (Valid when Veritical is set to on.) V-HEIght: XCI-SX1: 0 to 31 (Valid when Veritical is set to on.) XCI-V3: 0 to 15 (Valid when Veritical is set to on.) [Process] Sets the partial scan. <Example> Setting the partial scan.
  • Page 30 “SAVE” command of the GUI application and the Web application (only for the camera settings). For the XCI-V3, to save the settings of particular functions of this unit (such as FILTER, and so on), only this command can be used. You cannot use the “SAVE”...
  • Page 31 Loading the Camera Settings ■ Loading the Camera Settings [Command] load [Process] Loads the camera settings. Note After loading, the camera’s basic settings are reconfigured (except for the CDS gain, pedestal level, TRGINH and DMAINH). Ethernet Mode Setting ■ Ethernet Setting [Command] setup ether MODE [Parameter] MODE: auto, 10half, 10full, 100half, 100full...
  • Page 32 ■ Help of the DMAINH Setting [Command] dmainh - -help [Process] Displays the help of the DMAINH Setting command. Camera STROBE Setting (XCI-V3 only) ■ STROBE Setting [Command] strobe DELAY [Parameter] DELAY: -67 to +60 (µs) (1 step) [Process] Sets the strobe delay.
  • Page 33 Camera GRAY Setting (XCI-V3 only) ■ GRAY Setting [Command] gray PATTERN [Parameter] PATTERN: -ccd, pscan, grad1 or grad2 ccd: Outputs CCD image. pscan: Outputs test pattern 1 grad1: Outputs test pattern 2. grad2: Outputs test pattern 3. [Process] Sets the output from among the CCD image and the test patterns.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Specifications XCI-SX1 Imaging sensor system Pickup device Progressive scan 1/2 type CCD CCD effective picture elements 1392 × 1040 (horizontal/ vertical) CCD vertical drive frequency 15.995 kHz CCD horizontal drive frequency 27.0 MHz 4.65 × 4.65 µm (horizontal/ Cell size vertical) 7.6 ×...
  • Page 35 XCI-V3 Imaging sensor system Pickup device Progressive scan 1/3 type CCD CCD effective picture elements 659 × 494 (horizontal/vertical) CCD vertical drive frequency 31.37 kHz CCD horizontal drive frequency 24.47 MHz 7.4 × 7.4 µm (horizontal/ Cell size vertical) 5.79 × 4.89 mm (horizontal/...
  • Page 36: Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (typical Values)

    Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values) XCI-SX1 (Lens characteristics included, and light source characteristics excluded.) XCI-V3 (Lens characteristics and light source characteristics excluded.) Wave Length [nm] Specifications 1000...
  • Page 37: Dimensions

    Dimensions 4-M3 55 (2 4-M3 Sony reserves the right to change specifications of the products and discontinue products without notice. 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.

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