MATRIX VISION - mvBlueCOUGAR-X/-XD Technical Documentation
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mvBlueCOUGAR-X / -POE

Dimensions

Standard model (-xx1x)

Figure 1: Connectors mvBlueCOUGAR-X
mvBlueCOUGAR-X
Size of body (w x h x l) 39.8 x 39.8 x Y+5 mm
Length CMOSIS sensors Remaining sensors
Y 32 mm 30 mm
Lens protrusion C-Mount CS-Mount
X 8 mm (9.5 mm with max. Ø 20 mm) 6 mm
C-Mount CS-Mount
W approx. 15 mm (C-mount) approx. 10 mm (CS-mount)
Z 17.526 mm (in air) 12.5 mm (in air)

Model without housing (-xx9x) (on demand)

Figure 2: mvBlueCOUGAR-X without housing

Tripod adapter

Figure 3: Dimensional drawing of tripod adapter

Connectors

Circular connector male

Figure 4: 12-pin (male; top view), digital I/O, power; orientation mvBlueCOUGAR-X
Pin. Signal (Standard version) Signal (-POE option, not available for all products) Digital I/O color code of power supply MV-DC1201 BCSX IO; Rev. 2
1 GND GND1 gray-pink (not available with Rev. smaller than 2)
2 12V - 24V 12V - 24V1
3 DigOut3 (wxPropView numbering: line3) Reserved (Video iris to be supported on coming FW version: Ask support of MATRIX VISION for more details.) white
4 Opto DigIn0 (line4) Opto DigIn0 (line4) brown
5 DigOut2 (line2) N.C. green
6 DigOut0 (line0) Opto DigOut0 (line0) yellow
7 Opto GND Opto GND gray
8 RS232_RX RS232_RX pink
9 RS232_TX RS232_TX blue
10 +24V_HSD (12..24 V supply for the outputs) +24V_OPT (12..24 V supply for the outputs) red (using MV-DC1201 BCSX IO: you have to add supply for the outputs)
11 Opto DigIn1 (line5) Opto DigIn1 (line5) black
12 DigOut1 (line1) Opto DigOut1 (line1) violet

1 Using POE and an external power supply at the same time, the external power supply will be treated prioritized.

Connector (camera side): SAMWOO SNH-10-12 (RPCB) or equivalent
Plug (matching cable plug): Hirose HR10A-10P-12S (01) or equivalent

Pinning of cable KS-BCX-HR12

Pin. CON 1 mvBlueCOUGAR-X / -XD | Signal CON 2 open ended cable | Color
1 GND (Power) black
2 VIN+12V to +24V brown
3 DigOut3 12V to 24V (wxPropView numbering: line3) red
4 Opto DigIn0 3.3V to 24V (line4) orange
5 DigOut2 (line2) yellow
6 DigOut0 (line0) green
7 Opto GND blue
8 RS232_RX violet
9 RS232_TX gray
10 +24V_HSD (12..24 V supply for the outputs) white
11 Opto DigIn1 3.3V to 24V (line5) white-black
12 Opto DigOut1 12V to 24V (line1) white-brown
Main connector shield main shield

Color assignment following international code for UL wiring.

Characteristics of the digital inputs

Delay

Figure 5: Input switching times
Characteristics Symbol Test conditions Typ. Unit
Minimum trigger pulse width 5 us
Turn-On time tON R = 2 kOhm (Figure 7), internal output voltage 5V, IF = 16mA 2
Storage time tS 25
Turn-Off time tOFF 40
Standard and -POE option
Notes
High level +3 to +24V
Low level 0 to +0.3V
Threshold
(Low --> High /
High --> Low)
2.5V +- 0.5V
Imax 5mA
Figure 6: DigIn mvBlueCOUGAR-X (standard)
PLC option (inputs with PLC levels only)
Notes Not available in combination with -POE option.
Inputs with highest tolerance against interferences.
High level +11 to +24V
Low level 0 to +8V
Threshold
(Low --> High /
High --> Low)
10V +- 1V
Imax 16mA
Figure 7: DigIn mvBlueCOUGAR-X (PLC option)

Characteristics of the digital outputs

Standard version
Delay
Figure 8: Output switching times (standard)
Characteristics
Symbol Typ. Unit
Turn-On time tON 20 us
Rise time tR 10
Fall time tF 8
Turn-Off time tOFF 30

High level +12.0V to +24V
Low level max. +1V
Iout 4x 0.7A max. short circuit
Notes Each output has a short circuit protection between 1 A and 1.7 A (generally 1.3 A). So if you combine two outputs with one load, the short circuit protection can have an effect.
Figure 9: DigOut mvBlueCOUGAR-X
Features - undervoltage detection
- current limitation
- overtemperature protection
- short circuit protection
-POE option
Delay
Figure 10: Output switching times (-POE option)
Characteristics
Characteristics Symbol Test conditions Typ. Unit
Turn-On time tON RL = 100 Ohm, VCC 10V, IC = 2mA 3 us
Storage time tS 3
Turn-Off time tOFF 3
Turn-On time tON RL = 1.9 kOhm, VCC 5V, IC = 16mA 2 us
Storage time tS 25
Turn-Off time tOFF 40

Comment Min Typ Max Unit
Ion load current 15 mA
Ioff leakage current 10 uA
Von Sat. at 2.4 mA VIH 0 (0.2) 0.4 V
Voff 30 V
Notes
Figure 11: DigOut mvBlueCOUGAR-X with example circuit (-POE option)
Features

Measurement conditions : VCC = 24 V; -25 °C < TJ < 125 °C, RL = 48 Ohm

Example circuit 1: High-side switch uses power supply of the camera

In this case you have to bridge pin 2 (external power supply) with pin 10 (the supply of the outputs):

Figure 12: Bridge circuit between pin 2 and pin 10

Example circuit 2: High-side switch uses external (higher) power supply

Following figure shows, how to connect, for example, high power flash LEDs in series at the direct drive output at pin 3:

Figure 13: LEDs connected in series to pin 3 powered externally via pin 10

A 24V power supply is connected at pin 10. To protect the LEDs a series resistor is needed, which can be calculated in this way:

Voltage:

U_HS - (n * U_F) = U_D

Series resistor:

      U_D
R = --------
     0.7A

Power:

P = duty cycle * U_D * I

The duty cycle is a coefficient < 1, which defines the power of the resistor. It is the ratio of the time period while current flows compared to the total time. If the current always flows, "P = U * I" will be the determining factor. If the current only flows a hundredth of time (duty cycle 1%), a resistor with a hundredth of power will be enough.

Note
For the connected LEDs and the ground of the external power supply, you have to use the ground of the camera at Pin 1.
Warning
The series resistor has to handle the power, which depends on the duty cycle and the frequency.

Example circuit 3: Control motorized lens with mvBlueCOUGAR-X

It is possible to control a motorized lens using the mvBlueCOUGAR-X. However, an external micro relay is necessary which changes the polarity of the lens slider when triggered by the camera's digital output. The following figure shows an example circuit:

Figure 14: External micro delay

RJ45 100/1000 MBit Ethernet

With the -POE option, the camera is a class 2 compliant PoE device.

Figure 15: RJ 45 pin numbering (female)
Pin. Signal I/O Comment
1 D1+ bi data positive
2 D1- bi data negative
3 D2+ bi data positive
4 D3+ bi data positive
5 D3- bi data negative
6 D2- bi data negative
7 D4+ bi data positive
8 D4- bi data negative
Note
The Ethernet signals are galvanically isolated from the camera electronics and camera housing.

RJ45 LED states

States LED1 LED2
Power on Green light on Yellow light on
1Gb transmission Green light on Yellow blink on
100Mb transmission Green light off Yellow blink on

Signal LED

The mvBlueCOUGAR-X features a RGB LED. There are following states:

Typical start sequence (LLA)

See also
LLA
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
LLA (auto IP) Green blink
LLA got Green on
Waiting for client Blue on

Typical start sequence (DHCP)

See also
DHCP
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
DHCP request Blue blink
DHCP got Bright Blue
Waiting for client Blue on

Typical start sequence (Fixed IP)

See also
Fixed IP
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
Fixed IP Bright Green
Waiting for client Blue on

General behavior

State LED color
Starting wxPropView
Connected, streaming off Yellow on
Streaming on Green on
Error
Red on

mvBlueCOUGAR-X-POE-I / -IP67

Dimensions

Power over Ethernet model (-POE-I)

Figure 16: mvBlueCOUGAR-X-POE-I

For sizes X and Y please have a look at: Standard model (-xx1x)

Compact IP67 version (-IP67C)

Figure 17: mvBlueCOUGAR-X-IP67C

Connectors

Circular connector male (POE-I Rev. 2.00)

Figure 18: M12 12-pin (male; top view), digital I/O, power;
Note
The power pinning is different to the circular connector male pinning due to the different cable color scheme.
Pin. Signal Description Pin color cable BCC M41C-0000-1A-169-PS0C25-xxx-C0009 / KS-M12-PWR-IO xx.x
1 PWR_IN+ 1 white
2 PWR_IN-/GND 1 brown
3 DigOut3 wxPropView numbering: line3, high side solid state relays green
4 Opto DigIn0 line4, opto-coupler yellow
5 DigOut2 line2, high side solid state relays grey
6 DigOut0 line0, high side solid state relays pink
7 In GND Ground for opto-coupler (In) blue
8 Opto DigIn2 line6, opto-coupler red
9 Opto DigIn3 line7, opto-coupler black
10 OUT_VCC 10..28 V supply for the high side outputs, ground via pin 2 "PWR_IN-/GND" purple
11 Opto DigIn1 line5, opto-coupler grey / pink
12 DigOut1 line1, high side solid state relays red / blue

1 Using POE and an external power supply at the same time, the external power supply will be treated prioritized.

Camera connector (male): Binder M12/12pol 09-3491-90-12 or equivalent

Matching cable and connector (female):

  • Binder 79-3490-32-12 | M 12 | A-coded series 763, length 2m open end
  • Binder 79-3490-35-12 | M 12 | A-coded series 763, length 5m open end
Note
- All inputs (DigIn1..DigIn4 and GND Opto-coupler) are galvanically isolated from the camera electronics.
  • The digital inputs have the same characteristics as the inputs of mvBlueCOUGAR-X with PLC option.
  • The digital outputs have the same characteristics as the outputs of the standard mvBlueCOUGAR-X.

Characteristics of the digital inputs

Delay

Figure 19: Input switching times
Characteristics Symbol Test conditions Typ. Unit
Minimum trigger pulse width 5 us
Turn-On time tON R = 2 kOhm (Figure 21), internal output voltage 5V, IF = 16mA 2
Storage time tS 44
Turn-Off time tOFF 95
Notes Inputs with highest tolerance against interferences.
High level +11 to +24V
Low level 0 to +8V
Threshold
(Low --> High /
High --> Low)
10V +- 1V
Imax 16mA
Figure 20: DigIn mvBlueCOUGAR-X-POE-I

Characteristics of the digital outputs

Delay
Figure 21: Output switching times (standard)
Characteristics
Symbol Typ. Unit
Turn-On time tON 20 us
Rise time tR 10
Fall time tF 8
Turn-Off time tOFF 30

High level +12.0V to +24V
Low level max. +1V
Iout 4x 0.7A max. short circuit
Notes Each output has a short circuit protection between 1 A and 1.7 A (generally 1.3 A). So if you combine two outputs with one load, the short circuit protection can have an effect.
Figure 22: DigOut mvBlueCOUGAR-X POE-I
Features - undervoltage detection
- current limitation
- overtemperature protection
- short circuit protection

Measurement conditions : VCC = 24 V; -25 °C < TJ < 125 °C, RL = 48 Ohm

M12 x-coded 100/1000 MBit Ethernet (option POE-I Rev. 2.00)

Figure 23: M12 x-coded 8-pin Ethernet connector pin numbering (female)
Pin. Signal
1 MDX0+
2 MDX0-
3 MDX1+
4 MDX1-
5 MDX3+
6 MDX3-
7 MDX2-
8 MDX2+
Note
The Ethernet signals are galvanically isolated from the camera electronics.

mvBlueCOUGAR-XD

Dimensions

Standard model (-xx1x)

Figure 24: Connectors mvBlueCOUGAR-XD
mvBlueCOUGAR-XD
Size of body (w x h x l) 50 x 50 x 32 mm
Lens protrusion C-Mount CS-Mount
X 8 mm (9.5 mm with max. Ø 20 mm) 6 mm
Length CMOSIS sensors CCD sensors Other sensors
Y 7 mm 11 mm 5 mm
C-Mount CS-Mount
Z 17.526 mm (in air) 12.5 mm (in air)
Figure 25: mvBlueCOUGAR-XD mounting holes

Hi-res model with M42 mount (-5x1x)

Figure 26: Connectors mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1031 with M42 mount
mvBlueCOUGAR-XD
Size of body (w x h x l) 50 x 50 x 45.215 mm
Figure 27: mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1031 mounting holes

Connectors

Circular connector male

Figure 28: 12-pin (male; top view), digital I/O, power; orientation mvBlueCOUGAR-XD
Pin. Signal Digital I/O color code of power supply MV-DC1201 BCSX IO; Rev. smaller than 2 Digital I/O color code of power supply MV-DC1201 BCSX IO; Rev. 2
1 GND GND -
2 12V - 24V
3 DigOut3 (wxPropView numbering: line3) white white
4 Opto DigIn0 (line4) brown brown
5 DigOut2 (line2) green green
6 DigOut0 (line0) yellow yellow
7 Opto GND gray gray
8 RS232_RX pink pink
9 RS232_TX blue blue
10 +24V_HSD (12..24 V supply for the outputs) red red
11 Opto DigIn1 (line5) black black
12 DigOut1 (line1) violet violet

Connector (camera side): SAMWOO SNH-10-12 (RPCB) or equivalent
Plug (matching cable plug): Hirose HR10A-10P-12S (01) or equivalent

We recommend to use the connection cable Pinning of cable KS-BCX-HR12 .

Circular connector female

Figure 29: 12-pin (female; top view), digital I/O
Pin. Signal Description Color of open end of cable KS-BCXD-HR12
1 Opto DigIn2 (line6) Additional input with the same characteristics as the inputs of the male connector blue
2 Opto GND Ground of DigIn2 and DigIn3 red
3 Opto DigIn3 (line7) Additional inputs with the same characteristics as the inputs of the male connector pink
4 Focus+ Focus control for motorized lenses (12V PWM) gray
5 Focus- yellow
6 Zoom+ Zoom control for motorized lenses green
7 Zoom- brown
8 Iris+ Lens aperture control for lenses with three motors white
9 Iris- black
10 Channel4+ Optional fourth channel light blue
11 Channel4- orange
12 GND Ground violet

Connector (camera side): SAMWOO SN-10-12 (RPCB) or equivalent
Plug (matching cable plug): Hirose HR10A-10P-12P (01) or equivalent

Characteristics of the digital inputs

Delay

Figure 30: Input switching times
Characteristics Symbol Test conditions Typ. Unit
Minimum trigger pulse width 5 us
Turn-On time tON R = 2 kOhm (Figure 32), internal output voltage 5V, IF = 16mA 2
Storage time tS 25
Turn-Off time tOFF 40
Standard
Notes
High level +3 to +24V
Low level 0 to +0.3V
Threshold
(Low --> High /
High --> Low)
2.5V +- 0.5V
Imax 5mA
Figure 31: DigIn mvBlueCOUGAR-XD

Characteristics of the digital outputs

Delay
Figure 32: Output switching times (standard)
Characteristics
Symbol Typ. Unit
Turn-On time tON 20 us
Rise time tR 10
Fall time tF 8
Turn-Off time tOFF 30

High level +12.0V to +24V
Low level max. +1V
Iout 4x 0.7A max. short circuit
Notes Each output has a short circuit protection between 1 A and 1.7 A (generally 1.3 A). So if you combine two outputs with one load, the short circuit protection can have an effect.
Figure 33: DigOut mvBlueCOUGAR-XD (same as mvBlueCOUGAR-X)
Features - undervoltage detection
- current limitation
- overtemperature protection
- short circuit protection

Measurement conditions : VCC = 24 V; -25 °C < TJ < 125 °C, RL = 48 Ohm

Example circuit 1: High-side switch uses power supply of the camera

In this case you have to bridge pin 2 (external power supply) with pin 10 (the supply of the outputs):

Figure 34: Bridge circuit between Pin 2 and Pin 10

Example circuit 2: High-side switch uses external (higher) power supply

Following figure shows, how to connect, for example, high power flash LEDs in series at the direct drive output at Pin 3:

Figure 35: LEDs connected in series to Pin 3 powered externally via Pin 10

A 24V power supply is connected at Pin 10. To protect the LEDs a series resistor is needed, which can be calculated in this way:

Voltage:

U_HS - (n * U_F) = U_D

Series resistor:

      U_D
R = --------
     0.7A

Power:

P = dutycycle * U_D * I

The duty cycle is a coefficient < 1, which defines the power of the resistor. It is the ratio of the time period while current flows compared to the total time. If the current always flows, "P = U * I" will be the determining factor. If the current only flows a hundredth of time (duty cycle 1%), a resistor with a hundredth of power will be enough.

Note
For the connected LEDs and the ground of the external power supply, you have to use the ground of the camera at Pin 1.
Attention
The series resistor has to handle the power, which depends on the duty cycle and the frequency.

RJ45 100/1000 MBit Ethernet

Figure 36: RJ 45 pin numbering (female)
Pin. Signal I/O Comment
1 D1+ bi data positive
2 D1- bi data negative
3 D2+ bi data positive
4 D3+ bi data positive
5 D3- bi data negative
6 D2- bi data negative
7 D4+ bi data positive
8 D4- bi data negative
Note
The Ethernet signals are galvanically isolated from the camera electronics and camera housing.

RJ45 LED states

States LED1 LED2
Power on Green light on Yellow light on
1Gb transmission Green light on Yellow blink on
100Mb transmission Green light off Yellow blink on

Video iris

Figure 37: Video iris pin numbering

This pin configuration is compliant to the JEITA standard:

Pin Signal
1 12V iris power supply
2 NC
3 DC / video iris control
4 Ground
Warning
Please check the wiring of your video iris lenses, because there are brands which uses the standard 4-pin connector with non-standard wiring.

Signal LED

The mvBlueCOUGAR-XD features a RGB LED. There are following states:

Typical start sequence (LLA)

See also
LLA
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
LLA (auto IP) Green blink
LLA got Green on
Waiting for client Blue on

Typical start sequence (DHCP)

See also
DHCP
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
DHCP request Blue blink
DHCP got Bright Blue
Waiting for client Blue on

Typical start sequence (Fixed IP)

See also
Fixed IP
State LED color
FPGA loaded White on
Self-test running Green on
Waiting for Ethernet connection White blink
Fixed IP Bright Green
Waiting for client Blue on

General behavior

State LED color
Starting wxPropView
Connected, streaming off Yellow on
Streaming on Green on
Error
Red on

mvBlueCOUGAR-3X

Dimensions

Figure 38: Connectors mvBlueCOUGAR-3X
Size of body (w x h x l) 39.8 x 39.8 x 50.5 mm

Connectors

Please have a look at chapter connectors of the standard model for the characteristics of the standard connectors or at chapter connectors of the POE-I model for the characteristics of the POE-I connectors.

The 3-head-model uses the same back panel as the standard mvBlueCOUGAR-X. Two version are available for the 3-head-model:

Standard

POE-I

Sensor heads

The three sensor heads of the mvBlueCOUGAR-3X are connected via a starrflex connection of 200 mm length. The sensor heads feature a S-mount lensholder. For both available sensors there are different sensor heads:

-120a

See also
-120a

-123

See also
-123

Model specific features

In contrast to the standard mvBlueCOUGAR-X model:

Features mvBlueCOUGAR-3Xxxx -G/-C
Environment
Ambient Temperature
Operation 0..40 deg C / 30 to 80% RH
Power supply
Pmax 3..6 W according to the used sensor

Summary of components

Features mvBlueCOUGAR-Xxxx -G/-C mvBlueCOUGAR-XDxxx -G/-C
Standard version "-PLC" option
(inputs with PLC levels only)
Power over Ethernet Power over Ethernet with IP67
Image Memory 64 MByte (128 MB option available: mvBlueCOUGAR-X2xx) 256 MByte
Proc. Memory 64 MByte
ADC resolution CCD: 14 bits (14/12/8 bit transfer)
CMOS: ADC on chip
Inputs 2 2 (PLC levels only) 2 4 4
Type opto-isolated with current limiters
Outputs 4 2 4 4
Type high-side solid state relay opto-isolated high-side solid state relay high-side solid state relay
Summary of available Digital I/O's http://www.matrix-vision.com/faq-mvbluecougar-en.html?show=760
Ethernet 100/1000 Mbit on RJ45 100/1000 Mbit on M12 x-coded 2x 100/1000 Mbit each on RJ45
Optics
Lens Mount (Focal Distance) C-mount (17.526 mm in air), CS-mount (12.5 mm in air), optional S-mount
Lens Protrusion 6 .. 8 mm
Environment
Ambient Temperature
Operation 0..45 deg C / 30 to 80% RH 0..45 deg C / 0 to 100% RH 0..45 deg C / 30 to 80% RH
Storage -20..60 deg C / 20 to 90% RH -20..60 deg C / 0 to 100% RH -20..60 deg C / 20 to 90% RH
  Protection class IP40 IP67 IP30
Additional features temperature sensor temperature sensor
video iris
lens control (zoom, focus, iris)
Weight without lens approx. 110 g approx. 127 g approx. 170 g, mvBlueCOUGAR-XD1031: approx. 215 g
Power supply
DC 10...28 V
Pmax 6.5 W 9 W
Max. current consumption 1.0 A @ 10 V
Reverse polarity protection up to 28 V

Summary of advanced features

The following table shows an excerpt of the advanced features. For the complete list, please use the "Product Comparison" in Appendix B. Product Comparison .

Advanced features mvBlueCOUGAR-X1xx mvBlueCOUGAR-X2xx mvBlueCOUGAR-XDxxx
MultiFrame / SingleFrame / Continuous X X X
Trigger Overlap X X X
Temperature settings upper limit (<= 255 deg C)
lower limit (>= 0 deg C)
X X X
User Sets 5 config sets storable X X X
User Data 512 byte of EEPROM data X X X
FPGA based look-up table (LUT) on the fly on the camera X X X
Timestamp (latch/reset) microsecond precise camera individual 64 bit counter X X X
Flat Field Correction (FFC) full AOI, 14 bit to 14 bit (12 bit coeff.), pixel to pixel X - -
Enhanced I/O functionality acc. to SFNC (counter, timer) timers can be used for pulse width modulation 4 counters, 2 timers 4 counters, 2 timers 8 counters, 2 timers
Auto Exposure Control (AEC) X X X
Auto Gain Control (AGC) X X X
White balance X X X
Auto white balance X X X
RGB-to-YUV conversion X X X
Color correction matrix X X X
Timestamp for inter-camera synchronization X X X
Image recorder with pretrigger option X X X
Linescan mode mvBlueCOUGAR-X102e (1.3 Mpix [1280 x 1024])
mvBlueCOUGAR-X102eGE (1.3 Mpix [1280 x 1024])
mvBlueCOUGAR-X104e (1.9 Mpix [1600 x 1200])
X X X
Logic gates X X X
Chunk Data X X X
Introducing multicasting X X X
Primary application switchover X X X
Frame average - X -
Horizontal mirror (CCD) - X X