GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet industrial camera - mvBlueCOUGAR-X

mvBlueCOUGAR-X - CCD & CMOS GigE Vision cameras
  • Compact industrial camera series with Gigabit Ethernet
  • CCD & CMOS high quality sensors from VGA up to 12.4 megapixels
  • Gray scale, color, NIR (near infrared)
  • Hardware preprocessing on-board (FPGA) for reducing the CPU load of the host
  • Highest resolution ADC
  • Image memory 64 MB for a reliable image transfer

As options:

The Gigabit Ethernet camera mvBlueCOUGAR-X is compliant to the GigE Vision® and GenICam™ image processing standards. The latest building blocks are used in one of the smallest yet rock solid housing in our industry. The camera is optimized for both machine vision tasks, relying on high frame rates combined with low latency image transport and on the other hand the images can be precisely optimized for viewing applications in life science and medical applications, where the utmost realistic image quality in terms of shades in gray scale and color fidelity, combined with best sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio are required.

Your advantages with the mvBlueCOUGAR-X

FPGA

Huge camera FPGA reduces CPU load of your host system.

Huge camera FPGA with a lot of space for features. We add new features easily via free of charge firmware updates.

Bildspeicher

You won't lose an image with the internal image memory again.

The image memory buffers images and enables useful features like Record / Playback, Pretrigger as well as  Sequence recording using parameter sets.

Timer und Counter

For counting and triggering of events, counters are a handy feature for your application.

You can generate output signals variably, control illumination systems, synchronize several cameras, and a lot more.

Große Filterauswahl

The suitable filter for your lighting situation or environmental condition.

You can choose between daylight cut (Cold Mirror), IR cut (Hot Mirror) or glass (without filter) filter, which can be intergrated.

  • Sensors
  • Features
  • Accessories
  • Image formats
  • Application areas
  • Dimensional drawing
  • Downloads
CMOS sensors (Sony Pregius - global shutter)

Ordering code sample: mvBlueCOUGAR-X with CMOS 5.1 MPixel, color, smaller FPGA and global shutter: mvBlueCOUGAR-X105bC

CMOSmvBlueCOUGAR-X          
Model100f102f102m102k104f104i105p105b107b109b1012b
Availability to order
Variant1G / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / C
Resolution728 x 5441456 x 10881600 x 11041600 x 11041936 x 12162064 x 15442464 x 20562464 x 20563216 x 22084112 x 21764112 x 3008
MPixel0.41.61.81.82.43.25.15.17.18.912.4
Max. frame rate [Hz]2299.8 (436.9) 74.9 (126.3) 67.2 (115.6) 67.246.937.2 (55) 23.4 (42.4) 23.4 (35) 16.7 (26) 13.2 (32) 9.6 (15)
Binning316 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 1616 / 16 / 16 / 16
ShutterGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobal
Sensor size1/2.91/2.91.11.11/1.21/1.82/32/31.111.1
Pixel size [µm]6.93.45995.863.453.453.454.53.453.45
Exposure time20 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s
ADC resolution / output12 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 1412 → 14
SNRmax443.340.249.545.040.340.240.140.2
DR474.071.272.072.971.471.370.870.8
EMVA 1288G / CG / C / G / CG / CG / C / G / C / G / CG / C
Pipelined global shutter in trigger mode
ManufacturerSonySonySonySonySonySonySonySonySonySonySony
SensorIMX287IMX273IMX425IMX432IMX249IMX265IMX250 _POLIMX264IMX428IMX267IMX304

1 G = Gray, C = Color, E = Gray & Infrared Enhanced
2 streaming (Burst mode)
3 Max. Binning Horizontal / Max. Binning Vertical / Max. Decimation Horizontal / Max. Decimation Vertical
4 EMVA1288 measurement data of gray scale version

CMOS sensors (Aptina - CMOSIS - e2v)

Ordering code sample: mvBlueCOUGAR-X with CMOS 5.0 MPixel, color, smaller FPGA and rolling / global reset shutter: mvBlueCOUGAR-X105C

CMOSmvBlueCOUGAR-X        
Model100w102b102e102eG104e104b104bU1051010
Availability to order
Variant1G / CG / CG / CEG / CG / CVG / CG / C
Resolution752 x 4801280 x 9601280 x 10241280 x 10241600 x 12002048 x 20482048 x 20482592 x 19443856 x 2764
MPixel0.41.21.31.31.94.24.2510.7
Max. frame rate [Hz]211745.66060511818147
Binning38 / 1 / 8 / 12 / 1 / 4 / 44 / 2 / 4 / 44 / 2 / 4 / 44 / 2 / 4 / 48 / 1 / 8 / 168 / 1 / 8 / 168 / 1 / 8 / 24 / 2 / 4 / 4
ShutterPipelined / GlobalPipelined / GlobalPipelined / GlobalPipelined / GlobalPipelined / GlobalGlobalGlobalPipelined / GlobalRolling Shutter / Global Reset
Sensor size1/31/31/1.81/1.81/1.8111/2.51/2.35
Pixel size [µm]6.03.755.35.34.55.55.52.21.67
Exposure time10 µs - 0.46 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 1 s10 µs - 10 s10 µs - 1 s
ADC resolution / output10 → 1410 → 1210 → 1210 → 1210 → 1212 → 1212 → 1212 → 1412 → 12
SNRmax442.737.339.838.938.439.138.638.234.3
DR456.355.452.850.350.256.154.159.754.5
EMVA 1288G / CG / CG / CEG / CG / CVG / CG / C
Pipelined global shutter in trigger mode
ManufacturerAptinaAptinaE2VE2VE2VCMOSISCMOSISAptinaAptina
SensorMT9V034MT9M021EV76C560EV76C661EV76C570CMV4000CMV4000MT9P031MT9J003

1 G = Gray, C = Color, E = Gray & Infrared Enhanced
2 streaming (Burst mode)
3 Max. Binning Horizontal / Max. Binning Vertical / Max. Decimation Horizontal / Max. Decimation Vertical
4 EMVA1288 measurement data of gray scale version

CCD sensors

Ordering code sample: mvBlueCOUGAR-X with CCD 1.4 MPixel, gray scale, smaller FPGA and global shutter: mvBlueCOUGAR-X123G

CCDmvBlueCOUGAR-X       
Model120b120a120d122123124225125a
Availability to order
Variant1G / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / C
Resolution640 x 480640 x 480776 x 5801280 x 9601360 x 10241600 x 12002448 x 20502448 x 2050
MPixel0.30.30.51.21.41.955
Max. frame rate [Hz]2104104873130281610
Binning38 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 2 / 8 / 28 / 1 / 8 / 18 / 2 / 8 / 2
ShutterGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobalGlobal
Sensor size1/21/31/21/31/21/1.82/32/3
Pixel size [µm]9.97.48.33.754.654.43.453.45
Exposure time10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s10 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s20 µs - 20 s
ADC resolution / output14 → 1414 → 1414 → 1414 → 1414 → 1414 → 1414 → 1414 → 12
SNRmax442.939.541.236.740.935.836.937.6
DR459.256.956.457.159.046.853.054.6
EMVA 1288G / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / CG / C
Pipelined global shutter in trigger mode
ManufacturerSonySonySonySonySonySonySonySony
SensorICX414ICX424ICX415ICX445ICX267ICX274ICX625ICX655

1 G = Gray, C = Color, E = Gray & Infrared Enhanced
2 streaming (Burst mode)
3 Max. Binning Horizontal / Max. Binning Vertical / Max. Decimation Horizontal / Max. Decimation Vertical
4 EMVA1288 measurement data of gray scale version

  • Gigabit Ethernet interface
    (1000 Mbit/s with 100 Mbit/s compatibility)
 
  • Distances up to bis 100 meters without switch
 
  • Timestamp (latch/reset, µs precise, 64 bit)
  • 64 MB image memory
 
  • Single frame / multi frame
  • Connectors:
    - RJ-45 | Gigabit Ethernet with screw-locking
    - Industry standard Hirose type 12-pin locking connector
 
  • Electronic mirror functionality: CMOS: hor./vert.
  • Support for motorized lenses; additional external circuit needed
 
  • Enhanced I/O functionality (4 counters, 2 timers) for
    - Pulse Width Modulation
    - Direct fan control
    - Direct flash control
 
  • Industrial power supply range 12..24 VDC
 
  • Adjustable C-mount, CS-mount, S-mount (optional)
 
  • ADC resolution: CCD: 14 bit (14/12/8 bit transfer); CMOS ADC on chip
 
  • Power consumption < 5.5 W
  • Freely editable hardware Look Up Table (LUT):
    Color camera10 bit → 10 bit
    Gray scale camera12 bit → 10 bit
 
  • Weight without lens: approx. 110 g
  • Trigger overlap
 
  • Permissible ambient temperature:
    - Operation0 to 45 °C / 30 to 80 %RH
    - Storage-20 to 60 °C / 20 to 90 %RH
 
  • Size without lens (w x h x l): 39.8 x 39.8 x 35 mm
  • Storable user configurations (5 config.) and user parameters (512 bytes on EEPROM)
 
  • Conformity: Immunity: EN 61000-6-2:2005; Emission: EN 61000-6-3:2007, FCC class B; RoHs; CE; IP30; PoE IEEE 802.3af (IEEE 802.3at Type 1)
  • 64 KByte sector in flash memory for user data (UserFile)
   

Additional Features of the mvBlueCOUGAR-X2xx Model

 
  • Electronic mirror functionality: CCD: horizontal (on request)
Part code Article description
Cables To the cable selector
Lenses To the lens selector
Lighting systems To the lighting systems selector
Peripherials To the peripherials selector
  • Gray scale sensors:
    - Mono8, Mono12, Mono14, Mono16, Mono12Packed
 
  • Color sensors:
    - BayerGR8, BayerGR10, BayerGR12, BayerGR16, BayerGR12Packed (GR, RG, GB, BG depends on camera type)
    - RGB8Packed, BGR8Packed, BGRA8Packed, BGR10V2Packed
    - YUV422Packed, YUV422_YUYVPacked, YUV444Packed
 
  • Surveillance
  • Life science
 
  • Microscopy
 
Dimensional drawing mvBlueCOUGAR-X
Dimensional drawing mvBlueCOUGAR-X
W approx. 15 mm (C-mount) approx. 10 mm (CS-mount)
X 8 mm (C-mount)
9.5 mm with max. Ø 20 mm
6 mm (CS-mount)
Y 32 mm (CMOSIS sensors) 30 mm (Remaining sensors)
Z 17.526 mm (C-mount; in air) 12.5 mm (CS-mount; in air)

 

The dimensional drawings / sketches only contain reference values. For concrete technical drawings with tolerances or related 3D models, please contact our sales or support team.

Drivers and applications for Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (mvIMPACT Acquire)

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mvIMPACT Acquire History-Datei / mvIMPACT Acquire history file

Drivers and applications for Linux 2.6 .. 4.x.x (mvIMPACT Acquire)

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Drivers for ARM based embedded boards (mvIMPACT Acquire)

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Additional packages for LabVIEW, DirectShow, VisionPro and Halcon

Since version 1.10.69, a DirectShow® driver is part of the mvIMPACT Acquire installation package.

Since version 1.10.85, an interface to VisionPro® (Cognex) will be installed automatically when installing an MSI based mvIMPACT Acquire driver package.

Since version 1.12.39, an interface to NeuroCheck 6 for the families mvBlueFOX and mvBlueCOUGAR will be installed automatically.

mvIMPACT Acquire bindings for HALCON are available on MVTec's website: http://www.halcon.de/download/

LabVIEW acquire-x86-1.6.8 LabVIEW acquire-x86-1.6.8 | 9,028.0 kB

32 Bit mvIMPACT Acquire Binding für LabVIEW ab Version 6.1 / 32 Bit mvIMPACT Acquire binding for LabVIEW 6.1 or greater

LabVIEW acquire-x86 64-1.6.8 LabVIEW acquire-x86 64-1.6.8 | 10,980.0 kB

64 Bit mvIMPACT Acquire Binding für LabVIEW ab Version 6.1 / 64 Bit mvIMPACT Acquire binding for LabVIEW 6.1 or greater

LabVIEW acquire.history LabVIEW acquire.history | 7.2 kB

32 Bit LabView Binding History-Datei / 32 Bit LabView binding history file

Released Firmware Versions

This section contains all firmware versions, that have been released. For updating, download the needed firmware version and rename the package to mvBlueCOUGAR-X_Update.mvu.

In the chapter "GUI -> mvDeviceConfigure -> How to update the firmware" in the manual "mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD technical manual" you can find a description how to update the firmware.

versionInfo.txt versionInfo.txt | 89.9 kB

Firmware History-Datei / Firmware history file

mvBlueCOUGAR-X_Update-181005.mvu mvBlueCOUGAR-X_Update-181005.mvu | 21,154.4 kB

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Firmware 181005

Older firmware versions

GenICam description files
MATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_7_0_0.zipMATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_7_0_0.zip | 40408 Bytes | 15 Dec 2016
MATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_9_0_0.zipMATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_9_0_0.zip | 51596 Bytes | 15 Dec 2016
MATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_8_0_0.zipMATRIXVISION_mvBlueCOUGAR-X_GigE_8_0_0.zip | 40502 Bytes | 15 Dec 2016
3D camera models

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Manuals
mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD technical manual (chm) mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD technical manual (chm) | 18,167.3 kB

mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual

Hinweis / Note

mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD technical manual  (pdf) mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD technical manual (pdf) | 12,913.3 kB

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual

MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (de) MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (de) | 1,060.5 kB

MV-X I/O-BOX Technisches Handbuch

MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (en) MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (en) | 1,060.4 kB

MV-X I/O-BOX Technical Manual

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Recommended NICs (de) mvBlueCOUGAR-X Recommended NICs (de) | 20.4 kB

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Empfohlene Netzwerkkarten

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Recommended NICs (en) mvBlueCOUGAR-X Recommended NICs (en) | 19.4 kB

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Recommended network interface cards

mvBlueCOUGAR-X technical manual (html) mvBlueCOUGAR-X technical manual (html)

mvBlueCOUGAR-X Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ | 7,744.0 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API C mvIMPACT Acquire API C | 2,323.0 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET | 5,681.8 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET Handbuch / Manual

Datasheets
mvBlueCOUGAR-X e 2018-11 MR mvBlueCOUGAR-X e 2018-11 MR | 820.1 kB

Datasheet mvBlueCOUGAR-X

mvBlueCOUGAR-X d 2018-11 MR mvBlueCOUGAR-X d 2018-11 MR | 815.7 kB

Datenblatt mvBlueCOUGAR-X

mvBlueCOUGAR-X / -X-POE-I technical details 2018-11 mvBlueCOUGAR-X / -X-POE-I technical details 2018-11 | 1,938.9 kB

Technical details mvBlueCOUGAR-X / -X-POE-I 

Subject to change without notice, Date 09/2018