USB 2.0 board-level camera - mvBlueFOX-M

mvBlueFOX-M - CCD & CMOS USB 2.0 board level cameras
  • Compact industrial CCD & CMOS camera modules with Hi-Speed USB
  • High quality sensors up to 2592 x 1944 pixels
  • Gray scale and color versions
  • Integrated Bayer color conversion and image processing
  • Hardware Real-Time Controller (HRTC)
  • HALCON, NeuroCheck and LabVIEW drivers available

The mvBlueFOX-M module is the flexible board-level version of the compact industrial CCD & CMOS camera solution mvBlueFOX and especially for OEM customers. A superior image quality makes it suited for most applications. The driver in combination with the FPGA represents a perfect team which reduces the PC load to a minimum during preprocessings like binning.

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  • Accessories
  • Application areas
  • Sample configuration
  • Downloads
CCD sensors

Ordering code sample: mvBlueFOX-M with CCD 1.4 MPixel, gray scale and global shutter: mvBlueFOX-M123G

CCD mvBlueFOX
Model -M120 -M120a -M121 -M123 -M124
Model variant1 G / C G / C G / C G / C G / C
Resolution 640 x 480 640 x 480 1024 x 768 1360 x 1024 1600 x 1200
Mpixels 0.3 0.3 0.8 1.4 1.9
Max. frame rate [Hz] 60 100 392 20 16
Binning H+V H+V H+V H+V H+V
Shutter type Global Global Global Global Global
Sensor size 1/4" 1/3" 1/3" 1/2" 1/1.8"
Pixel size [µm] 5.6 x 5.6 7.4 x 7.4 4.65 x 4.65 4.65 x 4.65 4.4 x 4.4
Readout type Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive
Exposure time 44 µs - 10 s 26 µs - 10 s 44 µs - 10 s 33 µs - 10 s 30 µs - 10 s
ADC resolution / output 12 bit → 10 bit 12 bit → 10 bit 12 bit → 10 bit 12 bit → 10 bit 12 bit → 10 bit
Trigger (HW / SW) Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
Pipelined in continuous / triggered mode Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No
Spectral sensitivity Gray scale VGA -x20G / Color VGA -x20C Gray scale VGA -x20aG / Color VGA -x20aC Gray scale XGA -x21G / Color XGA -x21C Gray scale WXGA -x23G / Color WXGA -x23C Gray scale UXGA -x24G / Color UXGA -x24C
USB type USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
Sensor manufacturer Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony
Sensor ICX098AL/BL ICX424AL/AQ ICX204AL/AQ ICX267AL/AQ ICX274AL/AQ

1 G = Gray, C = Color, GE = Gray & Infrared Enhanced

2 With max. frame rate, image quality losings might be occur.

CMOS sensors

Ordering code sample: mvBlueFOX-M with CMOS 5.0 MPixel, color and rolling / global reset shutter: mvBlueFOX-M105C

CMOS mvBlueFOX
Model -M100w -M102a -M105
Model variant1 G / C G G / C
Resolution 752 x 480 1280 x 1024 2592 x 1944
Mpixels 0.4 1.3 5.0
Max. frame rate [Hz] 932 25 5.8
Binning H+V H+V H+V, 3H+3V,
AverageH+V, Average3H+3V,
DroppingH+V, Dropping3H+3V
Shutter type Global Rolling Rolling / Global Reset
Sensor size 1/3" 1/2" 1/2.5"
Pixel size [µm] 6 x 6 5.2 x 5.2 2.2 x 2.2
Exposure time 6 µs - 4 s3 100 µs - 10 s 10 µs - 10 s
ADC resolution / output 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit
SNRmax   > 43 dB 37.4 dB
DR (normal / HDR) 55 dB / > 110 dB / ≥ 115 dB 65 dB /
Trigger (HW / SW) Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
Pipelined in continuous / triggered mode Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No (Reset only)
Spectral sensitivity Gray scale WideVGA -x00wG / Color WideVGA -x00wC Gray scale SXGA -x02aG Gray scale 5MP -x05G / Color 5MP -x05C
USB type USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0 USB 1.1 / USB 2.0
Sensor manufacturer Aptina Aptina Aptina
Sensor MT9V034 MT9M001 MT9P031

1 G = Gray, C = Color, GE = Gray & Infrared Enhanced

2 Frame rate increase with reduced AOI width, but only when width ≥ 560 pixels, below frame rate remains unchanged.

3 Step width 1 µs. Adjustable settings, real limits and increment depend on clock frequency / AOI size / Binning mode. Some cameras may only reach max. expose with with min. clock and max. AOI.

  • Connectors:
    - shrouded header 4-pinUSB
    - shrouded header 12-pindigital I/O
 
  • ADC resolution: 10 bit (transfer 8 bit)
  • 4/4 digital I/Os (LVTTL)
 
  • Hardware Real-Time Controller (HRTC) for time critical I/O and acquisition control by defining a sequence of operating steps
  • 8 Mpixels image memory
 
  • Expose and image transfer possible at the same time
  • Flexible binning modes to reduce the resolution and increase the sensitivity of the sensors or to increase the frame rate
 
  • Progressive scan
  • Horizontal and vertical mirroring, sharpening and Bayer color conversion (via mvIMPACT Acquire)
 
  • Partial scan for faster chart acquisition
  • Automatic gain control (AGC)
 
  • Bus powered < 2.5W
  • Automatic exposure control (AEC)
 
  • Size without lens (w x h x l): 38.8 x 38.8 x 34 mm (CCD with C-mount)
   
  • Weight: approx. 17 g
 
  • DirectShow® driver
 
  • Further supported third-party software on request
 
   
  • Plug and play
Part code Article description
KS-USB2-PHR4 01.5 USB connector cable for mvBlueFOX-M1xx 1.5 m
KS-PHR12 500 Cable for mvBlueFOX-M1xx dig. I/O, 12-pin, length: 500mm
MV-Lensholder BFM-CSxxx CS-mount lens holder incl. IR-Cut filter for mvBlueFOX-Mxxx
MV-Lensholder BFM-Cxxx C-mount lens holder incl. IR-Cut filter for mvBlueFOX-Mxxx
FILTER DL-CUT 15.5x1.5 Daylight cut filter, dia. 15.5 mm +- 0.2mm x 1.00 mm, LP750 Avg. T > 92% 800-2000 nm
FILTER GLASS 15.5X1.75 Substitute of IR-cut, Mounted.
Lenses To the lighting systems selector
Lighting systems To the lighting systems selector
 
  • Robotics
  • Surveillance
 
  • Microscopy
  • Medical imaging
 

You will need at least following parts to run, for example, a mvBlueFOX-M120a with C-mount:

  • KS-USB2-PHR4 01.5
 
  • KS-PHR12 500
  • MV-Lensholder BFM-C120a
   
Drivers and applications for Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (mvIMPACT Acquire)

Since version 2.10.1 of mvIMPACT Acquire the "Merge Modules for mvIMPACT Acquire" are available as a separate download.
For this reason the installation packages are smaller now. The Merge Modules are needed for private setup routines, which shall include mvIMPACT Acquire drivers. More details are available in the mvIMPACT Acquire manuals.

mvBlueFOX x86 2.22.0.msi mvBlueFOX x86 2.22.0.msi | 45,108.0 kB

mvBlueFOX 32 Bit Windows (7, 8.1, 10)

mvBlueFOX x86_64 2.22.0.msi mvBlueFOX x86_64 2.22.0.msi | 59,512.0 kB

mvBlueFOX 64 Bit Windows (7, 8.1, 10)

mvIMPACT Acquire.history mvIMPACT Acquire.history | 779.9 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire History-Datei / mvIMPACT Acquire history file

Older driver versions

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Drivers and applications for Linux 2.6 .. 3.x.x (mvIMPACT Acquire)
install_mvBlueFOX install_mvBlueFOX | 21.4 kB

Linux Installer Skript für mvBlueFOX / Linux installer script for mvBlueFOX

mvBlueFOX x86_ABI2 2.22.0.tgz mvBlueFOX x86_ABI2 2.22.0.tgz | 7,622.6 kB

mvBlueFOX 32 Bit Linux

mvBlueFOX x86_64_ABI2 2.22.0.tgz mvBlueFOX x86_64_ABI2 2.22.0.tgz | 8,867.4 kB

mvBlueFOX 64 Bit Linux

mvIMPACT Acquire.history mvIMPACT Acquire.history | 779.9 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire History-Datei / mvIMPACT Acquire history file

Older driver versions

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Drivers for ARM based embedded boards (mvIMPACT Acquire)

Requirements for the usage of the ARM driver:

- libc (glibc, eglibc or similar) version >= 2.15
- gcc version >= 4.6.3
- ARM hardware with armv7-a architecture
or newer, which supports the Thumb-2 instruction set

Tested ARM devices Tested ARM devices | 17.4 kB
install_mvBlueFOX_ARM install_mvBlueFOX_ARM | 21.2 kB

ARM 32 Bit / 64 Bit Installer Skript für mvBlueFOX / ARM 32 bit / 64 bit Installer script for mvBlueFOX

mvBlueFOX ARMhf_gnueabi 2.22.0.tgz mvBlueFOX ARMhf_gnueabi 2.22.0.tgz | 6,582.1 kB

Treiber-Paket für ARM Boards / Driver package for ARM boards (hard float)

mvBlueFOX ARMsf_gnueabi 2.22.0.tgz mvBlueFOX ARMsf_gnueabi 2.22.0.tgz | 6,660.4 kB

Treiber-Paket für ARM Boards / Driver package for ARM boards (soft float)

mvBlueFOX ARM64_gnu 2.22.0.tgz mvBlueFOX ARM64_gnu 2.22.0.tgz | 4,922.1 kB

Treiber-Paket für ARM Boards 64 Bit / Driver package for ARM boards 64 bit

For Raspberry Pi (armv6):

Readme Raspbian Readme Raspbian | 1.3 kB

Readme für Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) / Readme for Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) 

mvIMPACT Acquire ARM Raspbian 2.10.1 mvIMPACT Acquire ARM Raspbian 2.10.1 | 3,442.3 kB

Treiber-Paket für Raspberry Pi Embedded Boards / Driver package for Raspberry Pi embedded boards

Additional packages for NeuroCheck, 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

NCUSBmvBF NCUSBmvBF | 264.2 kB

32 Bit NeuroCheck Binding / 32 Bit NeuroCheck binding

Die NCUSBmvBF Pakete sind nur für den Einsatz mit NeuroCheck 5.1 und die mvBlueFOX Familie geeignet. / The NCUSBmvBF packages are suitable for mvBlueFOX together with NeuroCheck 5.1 only.

NCUSBmvBF-x64 NCUSBmvBF-x64 | 344.8 kB

64 Bit NeuroCheck Binding / 64 Bit NeuroCheck binding

Die NCUSBmvBF Pakete sind nur für den Einsatz mit NeuroCheck 5.1 und die mvBlueFOX Familie geeignet. / The NCUSBmvBF packages are suitable for mvBlueFOX together with NeuroCheck 5.1 only.

3D camera models

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Manuals
mvBlueFOX technical manual (chm) mvBlueFOX technical manual (chm) | 5,398.1 kB

mvBlueFOX Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual

Hinweis / Note

mvBlueFOX technical manual (pdf) mvBlueFOX technical manual (pdf) | 4,396.2 kB

mvBlueFOX Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual

mvBlueFOX manual

mvBlueFOX online version of the manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ | 5,753.6 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API C mvIMPACT Acquire API C | 2,285.5 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET | 5,552.5 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET Handbuch / Manual

Datasheets
mvBlueFOX e 2016-04 MR mvBlueFOX e 2016-04 MR | 1,831.0 kB

Datasheet mvBlueFOX

mvBlueFOX d 2016-04 MR mvBlueFOX d 2016-04 MR | 606.5 kB

Datenblatt mvBlueFOX

mvBlueFOX / mvBlueFOX-M technical details 2016-02 mvBlueFOX / mvBlueFOX-M technical details 2016-02 | 201.4 kB

Technical details mvBlueFOX

mvBlueFOX-IGC / mvBlueFOX-MLC technical details 2016-02 mvBlueFOX-IGC / mvBlueFOX-MLC technical details 2016-02 | 202.0 kB

Technical details mvBlueFOX-IGC / mvBlueFOX-MLC

Subject to change without notice, Date 10/2014