Each camera comes with an internal temperature sensor. The host device can receive
temperature information by issuing a command. This eliminates the need for a
separate sensor, and simplifies system configuration.
The XCL-C Series*1 is equipped with a saturation signal control function to allow the
amount of saturation signal charge on the CCD to be increased or decreased via
software commands. For example when capturing dark objects, the user can increase
the amount of saturation signal charge elevating the camera’s sensitivity to improve
the picture quality instead of using a long exposure time.*2 On the other hand, by
decreasing the amount of saturation signal charge, the amount of smear can be
reduced or improved.
*1 Excludes XCL-C130 and XCL-C130C.
*2 If the saturation signal charge amount exceeds the maximum that can
be transferred into the vertical and horizontal registers, a transfer error will
occur (e.g. smear).
In addition to factory default settings, up to 16 camera parameters – including
brightness, gamma, shutter, gain, and trigger mode – can be preset to suit each
Bulk Trigger Mode & Sequential Trigger Mode
These new XCL-C Series cameras feature advanced Bulk Trigger and Sequential
Trigger modes in addition to a conventional trigger mode. Each camera
supports 16 memory channels that can store up to 16 different camera
setups (e.g., exposure, and gain).
Bulk Trigger mode allows these cameras to capture up to 16 images in rapid
succession using a single software or hardware trigger.
Sequential Trigger mode allows each camera to capture a single image using
successive setups stored in the memory channels with each software or hardware
Utilizing Sony’s EXview HAD CCD II technology enables the XCL-C280 to capture clear
images in NIR (near-infrared) wavelengths. When used with an infrared strobe, the
camera produces outstanding picture quality especially in low light
and NIR inspection applications.
Look-up Table (LUT)
Each XCL-C Series camera supports a look-up table which transforms the input
luminance signal into the required digital output. It supports factory presets – Linear,
Negative, Binarization, and Linear Interpolation – as well as a Userdefined LUT (input:
12 bits, output: 12 bits).
Trigger Noise Filtering
With a trigger line filter, these cameras can specify a valid pulse width for the trigger.
This helps avoid unexpected image capture caused, for example, by triggers
from insignificant noise.
Pulse Train Generator
XCL-C Series cameras are capable of outputting any rectangular wave from one of the
general-purpose outputs. This pulse train can be programmed for frequencies
from 0.5 Hz up to 100 KHz in 1 μs steps to control external devices such as LED lights,
simplifying overall system configuration.