Sony, a renowned leader in digital camera technology, is introducing six new models to its XCD Series: the XCD-U100/U100CR, the XCD-SX90/SX90CR, and the XCD-V60/V60CR.
Featuring outstanding picture quality, high-speed image capturing, and the digital 1394b interface, this new XCD Series is perfect for high-quality industrial and manufacturing solutions.
The XCD-U100CR incorporates a 1/1.8 type IT CCD that captures extremely, high-quality, detailed images with an ultra high resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).
The new XCD Series of cameras adopts the IEEE1394b interface that supports
the IIDC protocol. By utilising this interface, users can transfer images to a host PC at speeds of up to 800 Mb/s. Moreover, because multiple cameras can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration, users can enjoy the benefits of simplified operation in a multi-camera system.
When these XCD cameras are daisy-chained, Bus Synchronisation and Broadcast Delivery are available.
With Bus Synchronisation, users can capture images from different angles simultaneously simply by sending a single trigger from the host PC.
Broadcast Delivery allows users to capture images from multiple cameras using a
software trigger instead of a hardware trigger, which helps to minimise the occurrence of false triggers. This function also enables users to change the settings
of multiple cameras simultaneously.
Their compact design and rugged body enables the XCD Series to be integrated into a wide variety of industrial environments. In addition, the XCD Series incorporates other features such as partial scanning, binning, and a hardware LUT (Look Up Table).
The new XCD Series of cameras are ideal for industrial machine vision applications such as object recognition, inspection, measurement, alignment, and for microscopy applications in scientific research.
Excellent Picture Quality/High Frame Rates
The 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.
IEEE1394b Digital Interface
The new 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 IEEE1394a, these cameras can be easily integrated with legacy 1394a systems.
The new XCD cameras are equipped with two IEEE1394b ports allowing multiple cameras to be daisy-chained and controlled from a single PC. A daisy-chain configuration with a large number of cameras*1 is made possible by their EIAJ 12-pin connector, which allows external power to be supplied to the cameras.
The new XCD Series also features a bus synchronisation 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 new 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 maximise bandwidth in multiple-camera operations or reconfirm specific images as required.
Vertical and Horizontal Partial Scanning
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 minimise processing time.
Vertical and Horizontal Binning*2
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.
Bulk Trigger Mode
The new 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.
• Hardware LUT (Look Up Table)
Built-in Real-time 3x3 Image
• Low Power Consumption
– XCD-U100/XCD-U100CR (3.0 W)
• Compact and Lightweight
– 44 x 33 x 57.5 mm (W x H x D)
– 140 g
• High shock and vibration resistance
• Meets IIDC Ver. 1.31 Specifications
*1 up to 62 cameras can be daisy-chained.
*2 Available with the XCD-U100, XCD-SX90 and XCD-V60.
1/1.8 type progressive scan IT CCD
Standard picture size (H x V)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
4.4 x 4.4 μm
Raw 8: 8 bits/pixel
Raw 16: 10 bits/pixel
IEEE 1394b-2002 x2, bilingual (screw lock possible)
800 / 400 / 200 / 100 Mb/s
Max. Frame rate (at full resolution)
Manual 0 to 18 dB, Auto gain
1/100,000 to 16s, Auto shutter
External trigger shutter
Trigger start (Mode 0), Trigger start and exposure duration (Mode 1), Programmable trigger (via the IEEE 1394 bus), Trigger inhibit setting, Trigger/Strobe delay setting, Single/Bulk trigger mode
15 channels for parameter settings
Camera setting, Software trigger via IEEE 1394 bus
Partial Scanning, LUT, Bayer Pattern Arrangement, AWB
DC 8 to 30 V (via IEEE 1394b 9-pin cable or 12-pin camera cable)
3.0 W (Typ.)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
44 x 33 x 57.5 mm (not including protruding parts)
-5 to 45 ºC (23 to 113 ºF)
-30 to 60 ºC (-22 to 140 ºF)
20 to 80% (no condensation)
20 to 95% (no condensation)
10 G (20 to 200 Hz)
Lens mount cap, Operating instructions
- Lens mount cap
- Operating instructions
Sony XCD Series Downloads
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