MATRIX VISION - mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD Technical Documentation
Introduction
Figure 1: mvBlueCOUGAR-X

The mvBlueCOUGAR is an extreme compact and flexible industrial Gigabit Ethernet camera family compliant to GigE Vision and GenICam. The mvBlueCOUGAR offers

  • a wide range of sensors,
  • high frame rates over long distances using inexpensive standard network parts,
  • I/Os suitable for industrial applications, and
  • wide range of resolutions.

The image memory of the camera enables a high-speed-buffer mode (a.k.a. burst mode) which writes images faster in the camera's memory as they are transferred. With this mode, image losses are a thing of the past.

The mvBlueCOUGAR is ideally suited for all classical areas of machine vision and allows an easy integration in the environment and support the application with helpful features to deliver faster and better results. The hardware capabilities can be teamed with machine vision libraries which are compliant to GigE Vision.

The Dual-GigE version named mvBlueCOUGAR-XD is also available.

Software concept

The mvBlueCOUGAR is a GigE Vision compliant device, using a GenICam XML-file describing the device capabilities. Within this XML-file it uses the names, units, data types etc. recommended by the SFNC to describe the devices features. Whenever custom features have been added to the mvBlueCOUGAR firmware these can clearly be spotted by the leading 'mv' in the features name. The device can communicate with every third party compliant GigE Vision capture driver that can interpret GenICam XML-files.

The following figure shows the software concept of MATRIX VISION's camera devices:

Figure 2: Software concept of mvBlueFOX3

As shown in figure 2, for the mvBlueCOUGAR the mvIMPACT_Acquire interface is stacked on the GigE Vision and Genicam layers. The mvIMPACT_Acquire interface internally uses the GenICam runtime libs, so that it can be considered as an user application written with the GenICam interface.

Order code nomenclature

mvBlueCOUGAR-X

The mvBlueCOUGAR-X nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Product name Model name
0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/3'', ICX424, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0003AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X120aG/C
0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/3'', ICX414, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0003ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X120bG/C
0.4 Mpix, 728 x 544, 1/2.9'', IMX287, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0004FG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X100fG/C
0.4 Mpix, 752 x 480, 1/3'', MT9V034, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0004ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X100wG/C
0.5 Mpix, 776 x 580, 1/2'', ICX415, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0004BG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X120dG/C
1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3'', MT9M021, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0012BG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102bG/C
1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3'', MT9M034, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0012DG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102dG/C
1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3'', ICX445, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0012EG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X122G/C
1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/1.8'', EV76C560, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0013ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102eG/C
1.6 Mpix, 1456 x 1088, 1/2.9'', IMX273, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0016ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102fG/C
1.8 Mpix, 1600 x 1104, 1.1'', IMX425, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0017ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102mG/C
1.8 Mpix, 1600 x 1104, 1.1'', IMX432, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0017BG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102kG/C
2.0 Mpix, 1632 x 1248, 1/1.2'', IMX430, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0020DG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X102nG/C
1.4 Mpix, 1360 x 1024, 1/2'', ICX267, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0014ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X123G/C
1.9 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8'', ICX274, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0020BG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X124G/C
1.9 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8'', EV76C570, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0020ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X104eG/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX249, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0024AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X104fG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX265, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0032AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X104iG/C
4.2 Mpix, 2048 x 2048, 1'', CMV4000, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0042ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X104bG/C
5.0 Mpix, 2592 x 1944, 1/2.5'', MT9P031, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0050ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X105G/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX264, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0051AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X105bG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250 _POL, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0051PG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X105pG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2448 x 2050, 2/3'', ICX655, CCD BVS CA-GX0-0050BG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X125aG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2448 x 2050, 2/3'', ICX625, CCD BVS CA-GX1-0050AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X225G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1.1'', IMX428, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0071AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X107bG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX267, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0089AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X109bG/C
10.7 Mpix, 3856 x 2764, 1/2.35'', MT9J003, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0107ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X1010G/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX304, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0124AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X1012bG/C
20.5 Mpix, 5544 x 3692, 1.1'', IMX183, CMOS BVS CA-GX0-0205ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-X1020G/C
Series Sensor Color Options HW Variant CUP/STD
Product name BVS CA-GX0-
BVS CA-GX1-
xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name mvBlueCOUGAR-X xxx G/C/GE - see legend below - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Product name Model name
Options   POE: Power over Ethernet, PoE class 2
PLC: Inputs for PLC levels only
POE-I: Power over Ethernet, PoE class 2 with a modular M12 industrial connector concept
POE-IP67: Power over Ethernet, PoE class 2 with a modular M12 industrial connector concept and IP67 protection class
POE-IP67C: Compact IP67 version
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling
2: Extended temperature range test

(2): Lensholder
1: C-mount Type 1 with adjustable backfocus (standard)
2: CS-mount Type 1 with adjustable backfocus
6: C-mount Type 2 with high durability and factory-set backfocus
9: None
A: C-Mount Type 2 + center position adjustable

(3): Filter
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut (only without backfocus adjustment)
9: None

(4): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo, no label MATRIX VISION
4: IP67 enclosure for POE-I + lens, black anodized aluminium
6: IP67 enclosure for POE-I + lens, stainless steel
9: None
C: IP67 grade housing, blue with logo (available for POE-I)

(5): I/O
0: None
2: Default I/Os (standard)
3: Power over Ethernet and isolated inputs / outputs
4: Power over Ethernet with M12 industrial grade I/O connectors
6: PLC logic level digital inputs

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None
(1)(2)(3)(4)

(1): Lensholder
1: C-mount Type 1 with adjustable backfocus (standard)
2: CS-mount Type 1 with adjustable backfocus
6: C-mount Type 2 with high durability and factory-set backfocus
9: None
A: C-Mount Type 2 + center position adjustable

(2): Filter
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut (only without backfocus adjustment)
9: None

(3): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo, no label MATRIX VISION
4: IP67 enclosure for POE-I + lens, black anodized aluminium
6: IP67 enclosure for POE-I + lens, stainless steel
9: None
C: IP67 grade housing, blue with logo (available for POE-I)

(4): I/O
0: None
1: Default I/Os (standard)
CUP/STD 001 ET: With extended temperature behavior

mvBlueCOUGAR-XD

The mvBlueCOUGAR-XD nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Product name Model name
1.6 Mpix, 1456 x 1088, 1/2.9'', IMX273, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0016ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD102fG/C
2.2 Mpix, 2048 x 1088, 2/3'', CMV2000, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0022ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD204G/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1214, 1/1.2'', IMX174, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0024ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD104dG/C
2.8 Mpix, 1936 x 1460, 2/3'', ICX674, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0028ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD124aG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX252, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0032ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD104hG/C
4.2 Mpix, 2048 x 2048, 1'', CMV4000, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0042ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD204bG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0051ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD105aG/C
6.1 Mpix, 2752 x 2208, 1'', ICX694, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0060ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD126G/C
6.1 Mpix, 2752 x 2208, 1'', ICX695, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0060AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD126aG/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1.1'', IMX420, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0071ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD107G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1.1'', IMX428, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0071AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD107bG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX267, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0089AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD109bG/C
9.2 Mpix, 3384 x 2712, 1'', ICX814, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0092ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD129G/C
9.2 Mpix, 3384 x 2712, 1'', ICX815, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0092AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD129aG/C
12.1 Mpix, 4250 x 2838, 1'', ICX834 _2T, CCD BVS CA-GX2-0121ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1212aG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX304, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0124AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1012bG/C
16.2 Mpix, 5328 x 3040, 1.1'', IMX542, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0162AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1016G/C
20.4 Mpix, 4512 x 4512, 1.1'', IMX541, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0204AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1020aG/C
24.6 Mpix, 5328 x 4608, 1.2'', IMX540, CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0246AG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1025G/C
31.5 Mpix, 6480 x 4856, APS-C'', IMX342 CMOS BVS CA-GX2-0315ZG/C mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1031G/C
Series Sensor Color Options HW Variant CUP/STD
Product name BVS CA-GX2- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name mvBlueCOUGAR-XD xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Product name Model name
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
1: C-mount (standard)
2: CS-mount
6: C-mount Type2 with high durability and factory-set backfocus + square filter fix
9: None
A: C-mount Type 2 + center position adjustable
N: M42x1 10mm no filter
P: M42x1 12mm focal distance with filter
Q: M42 to F-Mount adapter 46mm focal distance with filter

(3): Filter
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut (only without backfocus adjustment)
9: None

(4): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
9: None

(5): I/O
0: None
1: Default I/Os (standard)

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None
(1)(2)(3)(4)

(1): Lensholder
1: C-mount (standard)
2: CS-mount
3: C-mount without backfocus adjustment
4: CS-mount without backfocus adjustment
5: M42 mount

(2): Filter
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut (only without backfocus adjustment)
9: None

(3): Case
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo, no label MATRIX VISION
9: None

(4): Misc
0: None
1: Default I/Os (standard)
CUP/STD 001 ET: With extended temperature behavior

mvBlueCOUGAR-3X

The mvBlueCOUGAR-3X nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueCOUGAR-3X - A B - D - (1) (2) (3) (4)

  - A: Sensor model
       120a: 0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/3, CCD
       123: 1.4 Mpix, 1360 x 1024, 1/2, CCD

  - B: Sensor color
       G: Gray scale version
       C: Color version

  - D: Options
       POE-I: Power over Ethernet, PoE class 2 with a modular M12 industrial connector concept

  - (1): Lensholder
      1: S-mount (standard)
      2: C-mount
      3: CS-mount

  - (2): Filter
      1: IR-CUT (standard)
      2: Glass
      3: Daylight cut (only without backfocus adjustment)
      9: None

  - (3): Case
      9: None

  - (4): Misc
      1: None (standard)

Ordering code samples

mvBlueCOUGAR-X120aC1 640 x 480, CCD 1/3", color, Gigabit Ethernet, IR-CUT filter, C-mount, etc.
mvBlueCOUGAR-X122G-POE-1211 1280 x 964, CCD 1/3", gray scale, Gigabit Ethernet with Power over Ethernet, C-mount, glass filter, etc.
mvBlueCOUGAR-XD129C-2111 3384 x 2712, CCD 1", color, Dual-Gigabit Ethernet, CS-mount, IR-CUT filter, etc.

1: -1111 is the standard delivery variant and for this reason it is not mentioned.

What's inside and accessories

Due to the varying fields of application the mvBlueCOUGAR is shipped without accessories. The package contents:

  • mvBlueCOUGAR

For the first use of the mvBlueCOUGAR we recommend the following accessories to get the camera up and running:

  • network cable and
  • power supply via
    • MV-DC1201 BCX.
Note
To be able use the mvBlueCOUGAR-XD it is required that the GigE ports (the two GigE interfaces at the host; either PC or a switch) support the LAG (Link Aggregation Group) functionality. Windows 7 and Linux support this functionality by default. Although the mvBlueCOUGAR-XD is connected via two cables it will act like a single device.

Accessories for the mvBlueCOUGAR:

Part code Description
MV-Tripod Adapter Tripod adapter for mvBlueCOUGAR-X
MV-DC1201 BCS Power supply 12V for mvBlueCOUGAR-X
MV-DC1201 BCSX IO REV2 Power supply 12V for mvBlueCOUGAR-X with digital I/O on separate cable length Power 3m, I/O: 0.5m
KS-RJ45-M12-8X Connecting cable RJ45/M12 8 pin X-coded, CAT6a, length up to 20m
KS-GIGE LS SLK x.0 Gigabit Ethernet cable RJ45 to RJ45 with horizontal screw lock 20mm, M2x0.4, drag chain capable, CAT6, length up to 20m
KS-GIGE VLS SLK x.0 Gigabit Ethernet cable RJ45 to RJ45 with vertical screw lock 20mm for mvBlueCOUGAR-XD, M2x0.4, drag chain capable, CAT6, length up to 20m
KS-GIGE LS SLK AK90L x.0 Gigabit Ethernet cable RJ45 to RJ45 with horizontal screw lock 20mm, M2x0.4, drag chain capable, CAT6 Camera plug 90° angled left direction,length up to 20m
KS-GIGE LS SLK AK90R x.0 Gigabit Ethernet cable RJ45 to RJ45 with horizontal screw lock 20mm, M2x0.4, drag chain capable, CAT6 Camera plug 90° angled right direction,length up to 20m
KS-BCX-HR12 Hirose I/O cable up to 20m
KS-BCXD-HR12-MZ 00.50 Hirose I/O cable adapter for motor zoom (0.5m)
KS-M12-PWR-IO Shielded connection, M12 male connector to prepared wires, UL/CSA, drag chain, length up to 20m
MV-X I/O-BOX IO-Box to connect and test a mvBlueCOUGAR-X camera, to loop the camera into an existing system, and to mix both connection variants selectively
LAN KARTE 1000 PCIE REV2 PCI Express extension card with Gigabit Ethernet interface
LAN KARTE 1000 QUAD PCIE REV2 PCI Express extension card with 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces