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Pixelink 6.6 megapixel monochrome camera
designed specifically for machine vision applications
Industrial Vision CMOS
Colour/Mono : Monochrome
Resolution : 2208 x 3000
Frame Rate : 5
Lens Mount : C
Sensor: 1" CMOS
Bit Depth : 8 or 10
Pixel Pitch : 13.1 µm
Interface : FireWire
Trigger Type : H/W or S/W
Shutter Type : Rolling
Gen Purpose Outputs : 2 multi-function
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The PL-B781F is a high performance, 6.6 megapixel monochrome camera designed specifically for machine vision applications. Fully IIDC 1.31 compliant, the PL-B781F uses a standard FireWire interface for plug-and-play operation with the host computer. Extended features – such as trigger and general purpose outputs add a level of functionality beyond the IIDC standard, providing excellent performance for the price. Factory calibrated Digital Pixel Correction and on-board Flat Field Correction (FFC) provides image quality similar to high-end CCD cameras.

The PL-B781F 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 30 fps at 1k x 1k resolution, 78 fps at VGA resolution (640 x 480) and 4700 fps at 24 x 24, all with user-definable region of interest (ROI). Full field-of-view images can be decimated for high speed transmission. The camera has a user-selectable 8 or 10-bit output. The CMOS sensor architecture provides excellent anti-blooming capability. With the Software Developer’s Kit (SDK), PixeLINK supplies an extensive Application Programming Interface (API) and camera control Graphical User Interface (GUI) for fast and easy application development. This functionality includes additional trigger modes, general purpose outputs that can be used as communication lines for strobe signals for lighting and motion controllers. Included is an on-board user-programmable lookup table (LUT) applied in real time, on-board non-volatile memory for camera configuration and camera configuration descriptors for quick changes to camera settings between frames. Multi-slope dynamic range controls, enables balanced exposure in images with large inner-scene dynamic range.


Camera Specifications
Colour / Mono Monochrome
Resolution 2208 x 3000
Frame Rate at Full Resolution 5
Sensor Type CMOS
Shutter Type Rolling
Lens Format C 1”
Pixel Pitch 3.5 µm
Sensor Diagonal 13.1 mm
Bit Depth 8 or 10
Power Consumption (Watts) 3.7W
Variable ROI Yes
Right-angle Capable Yes
Interface (FireWire) 6 pins x 2
Camera Features via FireWire
Trigger Options Hardware - Optically Isolated 5-12V @ 4-11mA, Software and Free Running
General Purpose Outputs 2 Optically Isolated - Maximum 40V Differential. Maximum 15mA
Image Quality Measures
Responsivity (Peak) 6.7DN/(nJ/cm2)
Dynamic Range 60 dB
FPN < 1%
PRNU < 2%
Read Noise < 1 DN
Image Quality Measures
PixeLINK Capture OEM Free
SDK (incl. LabView Wrappers) Optional
Direct Show Compatible Yes
Windows Compatible 2000/XP
IIDC DCAM Compatible Version 1.31) Including Format 7 Extensions

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