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A-CBP-100-11 (1)
Intelligent Camera
Technical Manual
XCI-SX1
 2005 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 A-CBP-100-11 (1) Intelligent Camera Technical Manual XCI-SX1  2005 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview 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 Functions Input Specification ............ 8 About the camera functions ........
  • Page 3: Features

    High image quality horizontally, you can acquire a frame rate twice that of the normal mode vertically, and sensitivity twice that The XCI-SX1 (SXGA) has a progressive scan CCD of of normal mode horizontally. 1,450,000 pixels. This camera produces high- resolution images.
  • Page 4: System Components

    Overview System Components Intelligent camera Camera cables C-mount lens XCI-SX1 CCXC-12P02N(2 m) High-resolution lens CCXC-12P05N(5 m) CCXC-12P10N(10 m) CCXC-12P25N(25 m) Camera adaptor USB mouse/keyboard LAN cable DC-700/700CE (UTP, category 5) Connection Diagram USB mouse/keyboard Monitor Host device (e.g., PC) Camera...
  • Page 5: Location And Function Of Parts And Controls

    Overview Location and Function of Parts and Controls Front/Top/Bottom Lens mount (C-mount) Auxiliary reference holes (Top) Tripod holes (Top) Reference holes (Bottom) Tripod screw holes (Bottom) 1 Lens mount (C-mount) Attach any C-mount lens or other optical equipment. Note The lens must not project more than 7 mm (9/32 inch) from the lens mount.
  • Page 6: Rear

    Overview Rear 6 MONITOR (monitor output) connector (15-pin) 7 USB connector 1 2 3 4 MONITOR POWER qa MODE switches qs POWER LED RESET STATUS qd STATUS LED qf RESET switch DC IN MODE SERIAL q; LAN connector 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 SERIAL connector 8 DC IN (DC power (6-pin)
  • Page 7: Connecting The Cables

    Overview Connecting the cables 9 SERIAL connector (6-pin) You can connect a serial cable to this connector to control a camera from a camera control device (e.g., PC). Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal ISO input + ISO input – Ground q;...
  • Page 8: Input Specification

    Functions Functions Input Specification About the camera functions The voltages and pulse widths are values that are measured by the DC IN (12-pin) and SERIAL (6-pin) connectors on the rear of the camera. This unit has the following camera modes. Set your required camera mode in the GUI application in Trigger input (DC IN 12-pin connector) accordance with your requirements.
  • Page 9: Trigger Mode

    Functions Trigger mode Binning mode This mode can be set on the SHUTTER screen in the This mode can be set on the HIGH RATE SCAN GUI application for camera settings. screen in the GUI application for camera settings. In this mode video signals begin to accumulate by This mode is used to increase the frame rate and/or synchronizing with external trigger input.
  • Page 10: High Rate Scan Mode

    Functions High rate scan mode This mode can be set on the HIGH RATE SCAN High rate scan can be set in a horizontal or vertical screen in the GUI application for camera settings. direction individually. In this mode the effective image area is vertically The tables below show approximate frame rate values divided into 32 and horizontally divided into 10 to read when the high rate scan mode is used.
  • Page 11 Functions Frame rate tables when V-binning is ON Number of vertical effective lines (L) Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when horizontal partial scan (HPS) is ON 1024 1152 1280 When HPS is OFF (Unit: fps) Number of vertical effective lines (L) Number of horizontal effective pixels (PIX) when...
  • Page 12: Before Starting The Gui Application

    GUI application GUI application This unit has a graphical user interface (GUI) that Before starting the GUI allows you to easily set camera functions and modes on an SXGA monitor. application The GUI application can be operated by a USB mouse connected with this unit.
  • Page 13: Basic Operation

    GAIN/LUT, HIGH RATE SCAN, and ADMIN screens. Note The CCD pixels of the XCI-SX1 are in the 256-level gray scale. However, the camera images are displayed on the monitor in 16-bit RGB mode. Strictly speaking, display of 256-level camera images is not possible.
  • Page 14: Home Screen

    GUI application When you click the APPLY&SAVE button, the HOME screen current settings are applied and saved. The saved values are applied the next time you boot the system. This screen is used for displaying the system conditions and initializing each setting. Note Depending on your network setting, the message “MAC Address: Unknown”...
  • Page 15: Shutter Screen

    GUI application SHUTTER screen This screen is used for setting the shutter mode and shutter speed. You can select one of the following two shutter modes: • Monitoring mode • Trigger mode 1 Trigger mode selection radio button 2 Shutter speed selection pull down You can select one of the following shutter speeds in 1 Monitoring (normal mode) setting area trigger mode:...
  • Page 16: Gain/lut (look Up Table) Screen

    GUI application 3 SAVE button GAIN/LUT (Look Up This button is used to save the currently set values. Table) screen 4 CANCEL button This button is used to cancel changes. This screen is used for setting the camera gain and 5 Note button gamma.
  • Page 17: Hrs (high Rate Scan) Screen

    GUI application 5 FULL SCREEN button HRS (High Rate Scan) This button is used to display a camera image on the full screen. screen 6 ? (HELP) button This button is used to display HELP information. This screen is used for setting the partial readout function of the camera.
  • Page 18: General Screen

    GUI application 3 Horizontal binning/high rate scan setting area GENERAL screen Partial Scan check-off box: You can select a specific portion of the image by using the high rate scan function. Check off this box to display 2 sliders in This screen is used for setting time, Web monitor the outer frame of the camera image.
  • Page 19: Network Screen

    NETWORK screen When you connect a USB keyboard with this unit, you can use the following shortcut keys in the GENERAL This screen is used for setting the XCI-SX1 when screen: connecting it to a LAN. This screen consists of three areas for the following...
  • Page 20: Serial I/f Screen

    GUI application Community: Community name administrated by the SERIAL I/F screen SMNP manager Description: Description of this unit Location: Location of this unit This screen is used for setting the serial interface Contact: Administrator contact information communication speed. 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.
  • Page 21: Overview

    1227 232C DCE (Data Communication Equipment) whose connector form is D-sub 9pin(male). Telnet Authentication When connecting the XCI-SX1 to a PC, use a cross Specification cable. When you access the XCI-SX1 from external equipment, the following message appears on the monitor.
  • Page 22: Multiple Session Specification

    • When command execution is completed normally, the Multiple Session Specification response message to each command is displayed. The XCI-SX1 can be controlled via an RS-232C or • If an invalid command is input, the following telnet connection asynchronously and can be messages are displayed.
  • Page 23: Command Specifications

    • Setting the fixed IP address (2) This section describes the details of control commands setup lan off//111.22.33.44///<CR> available for the XCI-SX1, classified by category. setup save complete lan<CR> The underlined words of the [Command] represent Note parameters.
  • Page 24 NTP Settings <Example> • Example of settings for SNMP (1) ■ NTP Settings setup snmp on/11.22.33.44/public/ [Command] setup ntp NTP/TZ/TO/SERV/SYNC Sony Smart Camera/Tokyo/ [Parameter] NTP: on, off 9876<CR> TimeZone: City time zone String setup save complete snmp<CR> (Refer to the GUI application)
  • Page 25 External Control Commands ■ Help of the Date Setting ■ Current Web Monitor Setting [Command] setup date - -help [Command] setup web [Process] Displays the help of the Date Setting [Process] Displays the current web monitor command. setting. ■ Help of the Web Monitor Setting Note [Command] setup web - -help You can set the DATE settings when NTP setting is...
  • Page 26 External Control Commands Note Camera Administrator: Pedestal Level A software trigger function is valid only when the Setting shutter mode is set to trigger mode. ■ Pedestal Level Setting ■ Current Shutter Mode Setting [Command] pedestal LVL [Parameter] LeVeL: 0 to 255 (1step) [Command] shutter -m [Process] Sets the pedestal level.
  • Page 27 External Control Commands ■ Current Trigger Polarity Setting ■ Current Camera Shutter Setting [Command] shutter -p [Command] shutter [Process] Displays the current polarity of the [Process] Displays the current camera shutter external trigger pulse. setting. ■ Help of the Trigger Polarity Setting ■...
  • Page 28 External Control Commands V-START: 0 to 31 (Valid when Camera Gain Control Setting Veritical is set to on.) ■ GAIN Setting V-HEIght: 0 to 31 (Valid when [Command] gain GAIN Veritical is set to on.) [Parameter] GAIN: 0 to 18 [dB] (1 step) [Process] Sets the partial scan.
  • Page 29 (Camera)” on the HOME screen of the GUI Setting command. application (page 14). Notes • Reboot the XCI-SX1 after changing the ethernet setting. • Reboot the XCI-SX1 after changing the ethernet setting. Set this to the same setting as the...
  • Page 30 External Control Commands Ideal Figure of fps ■ Display the Ideal Figure of fps [Command] fps VB HPS VPS HEND VEND [Parameter] VB (Vertical Binning): 0[off], 1[on] HPS (Horizontal Pertial Scan): 0[off], 1[on] VPS (Vertical Pertial Scan): 0[off], 1[on] HEND (Horizontal pertial scan END): VEND (Vertical pertial scan END): 0-31 [Process]...
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Output signal frequency Specifications 15 Hz Effective lines 1280 × 1024 (horizontal/ vertical) Imaging sensor system Sensitivity 400 lx, F5.6 Pickup device Progressive scan 1/2 type CCD Minimum illumination CCD effective picture elements 4 lx (gain: +18 dB, F1.4) 1392 ×...
  • Page 32: Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (typical Values)

    Specifications Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values) 1000 Wave Length [nm] (Lens characteristics included, and light source characteristics excluded.)
  • Page 33: Dimensions

    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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