USB 2.0 board-level camera - mvBlueFOX-MLC

mvBlueFOX -MLC CMOS USB 2.0 board-level cameras
  • Compact industrial camera series with USB 2.0
  • High quality gray scale and color CMOS sensors
  • 8 Mpixels on-board memory
  • Hardware LUT 10 bit to 8 bit

The mvBlueFOX-MLC module is a fully featured compact board-level camera perfectly targeted for space and cost sensitive OEM applications. A superior image quality in combination with a very high frame rate make the camera ideally suited for embedded applications. The driver in combination with the FPGA represents a perfect team which reduces the PC load to a minimum.

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Ordering code sample: mvBlueFOX-MLC with CMOS 5.0 MPixel, color and rolling / global reset shutter: mvBlueFOX-MLC205C

CMOS mvBlueFOX        
Model -MLC200w -MLC202a -MLC202b1 -MLC202d1 -MLC205
Model variant2 G / C3 G G / C3 G / C3 G / C3
Resolution 752 x 480 1280 x 1024 1280 x 960 1280 x 960 2592 x 1944
Mpixels 0.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 5.0
Max. frame rate [Hz] 93 25 24.6 24.6 5.8
Binning H+V (frame rate 170 Hz) H+V H+V, AverageH+V
(frame rate unchanged)
H+V, AverageH+V
(frame rate unchanged)
H+V, 3H+3V,
AverageH+V, Average3H+3V,
DroppingH+V, Dropping3H+3V
(frame rate 22.7 Hz)
Shutter type Global Rolling Global Rolling Rolling / Global Reset
Sensor size 1/3" 1/2" 1/3" 1/3" 1/2.5"
Pixel size [µm] 6 x 6 5.2 x 5.2 3.75 x 3.75 3.75 x 3.75 2.2 x 2.2
Exposure time 6 µs - 460 ms4 100 µs - 10 s 10 µs - 4 s4 10 µs - 4 s4 10 µs - 1 s
ADC resolution / output 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit 10 bit → 10 / 8 bit
SNRmax   42 dB 40 dB > 43 dB 37.4 dB
DR (normal / HDR) 55 dB / > 110 dB 61 dB/ - > 61 dB / > 61 dB / ≥ 115 dB (gray scale version) 65 dB /
EMVA1288   G      
Trigger (HW / SW) Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / No Yes / No Yes / Yes
Pipelined in continuous / triggered mode Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No (Reset only)
Spectral sensitivity Gray WideVGA -x00wG / Color WideVGA -x00wC Grau SXGA -x02aG SXGA -x02bG / SXGA -x02bC Gray SXGA -x02dG / Color SXGA -x02dC Gray 5MP -x05G / Color 5MP -x05C
Sensor manufacturer Aptina Aptina Aptina Aptina Aptina
Sensor MT9V034 MT9M001 MT9M021 MT9M034 MT9P031

1 The operation in device specific AEC/AGC mode is limited in (non continous) triggered modes. AEC/AGC only works while trigger signal is active. When the trigger signal is removed AEC/AGC stops and gain and exposure will be set to a static value. This is due to a limitation of the sensor chip.

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

3 S-mount lens with IR-Cut filter coating required.

4 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.

  • USB 2.0 interface (up to 480 Mbit/s)
 
  • ADC resolution: 10 bit / 12 bit
  • CMOS with full frame / rolling shutter
 
  • AOI with horizontal and vertical step width of 2 pixels
  • Pipelined global shutter / global reset rolling shutter
 
  • Automatic gain control (AGC)
  • Very high frame frequency up to 90 fps
 
  • Automatic exposure control (AEC)
  • 8 Mpixels on-board memory for secure image transmission
 
  • High dynamic range mode
  • Hardware LUT 10 bit → 8 bit
 
  • Bus powered < 2.5 W
  • Micro-PLC for real-time sequencing (HRTC)
 
  • Different trigger modes
  • Digital I/O:
    - 1/1 opto-isolated or 2/2 TTL compliant digital
 
  • Size without lens (w x h x l): 35 x 33 x 25 mm
  • Connectors:
    - Mini-B USB or USB headerUSB
    - Headerdigital I/O
 
  • Weight without lens: approx. 10 g
  • optional S-mount or C(S)-mount
 
  • Permissible ambient temperature 5..55°C
   
  • Conformity: Immunity: EN 61000-6-2:2005; Emission: EN 61000-6-3:2007, FCC class B; RoHs; CE
 
  • DirectShow® driver
 
  • Further supported third-party software on request
 
   
  • Plug and play
Part code Article description
KS-MLC-IO-W 01.0 mvBlueFOX-MLC board-to-wire I/O data cable, Molex 0510211200 with crimp terminal 50058, Length: 1m
KS-MLC-USB2-IO-W 01.0 mvBlueFOX-MLC board-to-wire I/O data and USB 2.0 cable, Molex 0510211200 with crimp terminal 50058 to USB2-A, Length: 1m (only in combination with OEM model -XOW or -XTW)
KS-MUSB2-AB USB 2.0 connecting cable Mini-USB-B to USB-A, length up to 3m
KS-MUSB2-AB-LS USB 2.0 connecting cable Mini-USB-B to USB-A, with lock screws, length up to 8m
KS-MUSB2-AB-LS-AK90R USB 2.0 connecting cable Mini-USB-B to USB-A, with lock screws, Mini-USB-B 90° bent right, length up to 5m
KS-MUSB2-AB-LS-AK90U USB 2.0 connecting cable Mini-USB-B to USB-A, with lock screws, Mini-USB-B 90° bent down, length up to 5m
KS-MLC-IO-TTL 00.5 mvBlueFOX-MLC board-to-board TTL IO cable for master-slave synchronization (Molex plug to Molex plug), Length: 0.5m
MV-LENSHOLDER SH02M13 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0.5, height 13mm
MV-LENSHOLDER SH01F08 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0.5, height 8mm
N.N. On demand: Motor-(Auto-)Focus
Filters Filters on demand
Lenses To the lens selector
Lighting systems To the lighting systems selector
 
  • Surveillance
  • Security
 
  • Life science
  • Medical application
 
Dimensional drawing mvBlueFOX-MLC
Dimensional drawing mvBlueFOX-MLC

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.

Part code Article description
mvBlueFOX-MLCxxxC Standard product with Mini USB connector, 1/1 opto-isolated I/O on pin header (Board-to-Wire)
mvBlueFOX-MLCxxxC-XOB Possible quantity OEM model without Mini USB connector, opto-isolated I/O on header (Board-to-Board)
mvBlueFOX-MLCxxxC-XOW Possible quantity OEM model without Mini USB connector, opto-isolated I/O as well as USB on pin header (Board-to-Wire); necessary cable: KS-MLC-USB2-IO-W 01.0
Further adaptabilities 2/2 digital I/O instead of 1/1 opto-isolated
3 different S-mount depths C(S)-mount compatibility using mvBlueCOUGAR-X flange
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