MATRIX VISION - mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD Technical Documentation
About this manual

Goal of the manual

This manual gives you an overview of the mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD, MATRIX VISION's compact Gigabit Ethernet industrial camera family compliant to GigE Vision, its technical data and basic operation of the mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD. Programming the device is detailed in a separate documentation, which will be available in an online format.

The mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD manual is based on a modular concept and contains several individual books. That means like in many object-oriented programming languages you have for each functionality your own "class". Instead of classes, you have books. For example, if you want to know anything about the GUI based applications, then you have to go to the Application Usage book. If you want to know how images are acquired with the mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD, have a look in the respective programming language chapter.

Contents of the manual

At the beginning of the manual, you will get an introduction to the possible usages of the camera. The further chapters contain general information about the camera including:

The general information is followed by the description of the

For C, C++, .NET developers, there are separate mvIMPACT Acquire manuals
  • "mvIMPACT_Acquire_API_CPP_manual.chm",
  • "mvIMPACT_Acquire_API_C_manual.chm", and
  • "mvIMPACT_Acquire_API_NET_manual.chm"
available as downloads from our website The manuals contain chapter about
  • how to link and build applications using mvIMPACT Acquire,
  • how the log output for "mvIMPACT Acquire" devices is configured and how it works in general,
  • how to create your own installer packages for Windows and Linux, and
  • the general mvIMPACT Acquire API documentation.