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PL-B777F and PL-B778F
Pixelink 3.1 megapixel colour Firewire camera
designed specifically for machine vision applications
(Also available as USB 2.0 and GigE versions) 
Industrial Vision CMOS
Colour/Mono : Colour (PL-B777F), Monochrome (PL-B778F)
Resolution : 2592 x 1944
Frame Rate : 7 fps
Lens Mount : C Mount
Sensor: 1/2" Micron MT9P031 CMOS
Bit Depth : 8 or 10-bit
Pixel Pitch : 2.2 µm
Interface : FireWire
Trigger Type : H/W or S/W
Shutter Type : Rolling
Gen Purpose Outputs : 2 Optically Isolated
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The PL-B777F is a high performance 5 mega pixel monochrome Firewire camera designed for a broad range of industrial imaging applications. This camera is based on the Micron CMOS rolling shutter progressive scan sensor with a 1/2.5” optical format. Factory calibrated Digital Pixel Correction and on-board Flat Field Correction (FFC) provides image quality similar to high-end CCD cameras.

Fully IIDC 1.31 compliant, the PL-B777F uses a standard FireWire interface for plug-and-play operation with the host computer.

External triggering and 2 general-purpose outputs provide users the flexibility to synchronize the camera with their processes and illumination.

The PL-B777F has a rich set of features and capabilities all controllable through software. A rolling shutter and external trigger allows for synchronization in demanding machine vision applications. In video mode, the camera can deliver 7 fps at 2592 x 1944, 16 fps at 1600 x 1200 and 63 fps at 640 x 480 all with user-definable region of interest (ROI).Full field-of-view images can be decimated for high-speed transmission. The CMOS sensor architecture provides excellent anti-blooming capability.

The camera has a user-selectable 8 or 10-bit output. Access to external triggering and the 2 general-purpose is supplied via the 9-pin micro D connector. Expensive frame grabbers are not required.

For OEM customers, PixeLINK believes the integration of imaging products with software should be a quick and painless endeavor. That’s why our industry leading Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) uses a common API for all of our cameras regardless of the customer’s chosen interface. Software code developed for one camera model is easily transferred to other PixeLINK camera models saving you time and money. With the SDK, PixeLINK supplies an extensive Application Programming Interface (API) and camera control Graphical User Interface (GUI) for fast and easy application development. The SDK also includes wrappers for National Instruments LabVIEW versions 7.1, 8.0 and 8.2.

The camera’s functionality includes several triggering and GPIO modes for quick and easy integration with strobed illumination and motion controllers. Included is an on-board user-programmable lookup table (LUT) applied in real time and on-board non-volatile memory for camera configuration. Some of the other user controllable camera settings are: gain, offset, frame rate, auto exposure, gamma, color balance and saturation. All of these features, plus many more, are available in PixeLINK’s free demonstration GUI, PixeLINK Capture OEM.


Camera Specifications
Colour / Mono Colour and Monochrome
Resolution 2592 (H) x 1944 (V) 5.0 MP 
Frame Rate at Full Resolution 7 fps Free Running
6.5 fps Triggered
Sensor Type CMOS
Shutter Type Global Shutter
Lens Format C and CS Mount 1/2.5”
Pixel Pitch 2.2 µm
Sensor Diagonal 6.08 mm
Bit Depth 8 or 12
Power Consumption (Watts) PL-B777  Firewire:3.4W ; USB: 3.6W ; GigE: 4.4W
PL-B778  Firewire:4.5W ; USB: 3.9W ; GigE: 5.5W
Variable ROI Yes
Right-angle Capable Yes
Interface  Firewire: 6 pins x 2 / 400Mbit 
USB 2.0: 480Mbit/ RJ-45 
GigE: / 1000Mbit / RJ-45
Camera Features via FireWire
Trigger Options Hardware - Optically Isolated 5-12V @ 4-11mA, Software and Free Running, hardware
GPO/Strobe 2 Optically Isolated - Maximum 40VDC differential. Max 15mA
Image Quality Measures
Responsivity (Peak) Mono:  TBD DN/(nJ/cm2)
Colour: TBD DN/(nJ/cm2
Dynamic Range PL-B777  60db, PL-B778  59.2db
FPN < 1%
PRNU <2.5%
Colour Data Format Bayer8, Bayer16 and YUV422
Mono Data Format RAW, Mono 8 and Mono 16
Gain 0dB to 14dB in X increments
Exposure Range 100us to 2 seconds free running
136us to 2 seconds triggered
Read Noise PL-B777  4.1DN, PL-B778  4.5DN
  * PL-B777: 40ms integration time, 0dB gain, FCC on, 12-bit mode
* PL-B778: 100ms integration time, 0dB gain, FCC on, 12-bit mode
Image Quality Measures
PixeLINK Capture OEM Free Download
SDK (incl. LabView Wrappers) API, Sample code and LabVIEW wrappersl
Direct Show Compatible Bundled with PixeLINK Capture OEM
TWAIN Bundled with PixeLINK Capture OEM
Windows Compatible 2000, XP and VISTA (32-bit)
IIDC DCAM Compatible Version 1.31  Format 0 - Modes 1,3,5,6 & 7

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