MATRIX VISION - mvBlueFOX Technical Documentation
Introduction

The mvBlueFOX is a compact industrial CCD & CMOS camera solution for any PC with a Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port. A superior image quality makes it suited for most applications. Integrated preprocessing like binning reduces the PC load to a minimum. The standard Hi-Speed USB interface guarantees an easy integration without any additional interface board. To make the cameras flexible to any industrial applications, the image processing tools mvIMPACT as well as different example solutions are available

Figure 1: mvBlueFOX

The mvBlueFOX is suitable for following tasks:

  • machine vision
  • robotics
  • surveillance
  • microscopy
  • medical imaging

With the name mvBlueFOX-M1xx, the industrial camera mvBlueFOX is also available as a single-board version.

Order code nomenclature

mvBlueFOX

The mvBlueFOX nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueFOX - A B - (1) (2) (3) (4)

  - A: Sensor model
       220: 0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/4", CCD
       220a: 0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/3", CCD
       200w: 0.4 Mpix, 752 x 480, 1/3", CMOS
       221: 0.8 Mpix, 1024 x 768, 1/3", CCD
       202a: 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/2", CMOS
       223: 1.4 Mpix, 1360 x 1024, 1/2", CCD
       224: 1.9 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8", CCD
       205: 5.0 Mpix, 2592 x 1944, 1/2.5", CMOS

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

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

  - (2): Filter
      1: IR-CUT (standard)
      2: Glass
      3: Daylight cut
      9: None

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

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

mvBlueFOX-M

The mvBlueFOX-M nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueFOX-M A B - (1) (2) (3) (4)

  - A: Sensor model
       220: 0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/4", CCD
       220a: 0.3 Mpix, 640 x 480, 1/3", CCD
       200w: 0.4 Mpix, 752 x 480, 1/3", CMOS
       221: 0.8 Mpix, 1024 x 768, 1/3", CCD
       202a: 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/2", CMOS
       223: 1.4 Mpix, 1360 x 1024, 1/2", CCD
       224: 1.9 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8", CCD
       205: 5.0 Mpix, 2592 x 1944, 1/2.5", CMOS

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

  - (1): Lensholder
      1: No holder (standard)
      2: C-mount with adjustable backfocus
      3: CS-mount with adjustable backfocus 
      4: S-mount #9031
      5: S-mount #9033

  - (2): Filter
      1: None (standard)
      2: IR-CUT
      3: Glass
      4: Daylight cut

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

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

mvBlueFOX-IGC

The mvBlueFOX-IGC nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueFOX-IGC A B - (1) (2) (3) (4)

  - A: Sensor model
       200w: 0.4 Mpix, 752 x 480, 1/3", CMOS
       202b: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202d: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202v: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202a: 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/2", CMOS
       205: 5.0 Mpix, 2592 x 1944, 1/2.5", CMOS

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

  - (1): Lensholder
      1: CS-mount without adjustable backfocus  (standard)
      2: C-mount without adjustable backfocus (CS-mount with add. 5 mm extension ring)
      3: C-mount with adjustable backfocus

  - (2): Filter
      1: IR-CUT (standard)
      2: Glass
      3: Daylight cut
      9: none

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

  - (4): I/O
      1: None (standard)
      2: With I/O #08727

mvBlueFOX-MLC

The mvBlueFOX-MLC nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueFOX-MLC A B - C D E - (1) (2) (3) (4)

  - A: Sensor model
       200w: 0.4 Mpix, 752 x 480, 1/3", CMOS
       202b: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202d: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202v: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3", CMOS
       202a: 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/2", CMOS
       205: 5.0 Mpix, 2592 x 1944, 1/2.5", CMOS

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

  - C: Mini USB
       U: with Mini USB (standard)
       X: without Mini USB

  - D: Digital I/Os
       O: 1x IN + 1x OUT opto-isolated (standard)
       T: 2x TTL IN + 2x TTL OUT
       L: 3x LVTTL IN

  - E: Connector
       W: board-to-wire (standard) 
       B: board-to-board

  - (1): Lensholder
      1: No holder (standard)
      2: C-mount with adjustable backfocus (CS-mount with add. 5 mm extension ring)
      3: CS-mount with adjustable backfocus 
      4: C-mount without adjustable backfocus
      5: CS-mount without adjustable backfocus 
      6: LENSHOLDER SH01F08V3 #09851 
      7: LENSHOLDER SH02M13V2 #09951
      8: LENSHOLDER SH03H16V2 #09850

  - (2): Filter
      1: None (standard)
      2: IR-CUT
      3: Glass
      4: Daylight cut

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

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

Examples:

mvBlueFOX-120G1 640 x 480, CCD 1/4", gray
mvBlueFOX-102C1 1280 x 1024, CMOS 1/2", color
mvBlueFOX-M121C1 1024 x 768, CCD 1/3", color, module
mvBlueFOX-MLC200wC-XOW-5111 752 x 480, CMOS 1/3", color, single-board, without Mini-USB, 1x IN + 1x OUT opto-isolated, board-to-wire, CS-mount (w/o backfocus adjustment)

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 mvBlueFOX is shipped without accessories. The package contents:

  • mvBlueFOX
  • instruction leaflet

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

  • A USB 2.0 cable
Attention
"Reduced image quality"

According to the customer and if the mvBlueFOX-MLC is shipped without lensholder, the mvBlueFOX-MLC will be shipped with a protective foil on the sensor which will affect the image quality.

→ Before usage, please remove this foil!

Accessories for the mvBlueFOX:

Part code Description
ADAPTER CS-MOUNT Lens fixing for mvBlueFOX to match with CS-mount lenses
KS-USB2-AA-EXT 05.0 USB 2.0 extension, activeUSB2 A plug to USB2 A jack, length 5m
KS-USB2-AB 03.0 TR USB 2.0 cable A-B, transparent, Profi Line. Length 3m
KS-USB2-B4ST 02.0 USB 2.0 cable for mvBlueFOX, Binder 4pol to USB2-A. Length: 2m
KS-USB2-B4ST 03.0 USB 2.0 cable for mvBlueFOX, Binder 4pol to USB2-A. Length: 3m
KS-USB2-B4ST 05.0 USB 2.0 cable for mvBlueFOX, Binder 4pol to USB2-A. Length: 5m
KS-USB2-PHR4 01.5 USB connector cable for mvBlueFOX-M1xx. Length: 1.5m
KS-PHR12 500 Cable for mvBlueFOX-M1xx dig. I/O, 12-pin. Length: 500mm
1..4brown
5..8gray
9red
10black
11yellow
12black
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
KS-MLC-IO-W mvBlueFOX-MLC board-to-wire I/O data cable, Molex 0510211200 with crimp terminal 50058. Length: up to 1m
KS-MLC-USB2-IO-W mvBlueFOX-MLC board-to-wire I/O data and USB 2.0 cable, Molex 0510211200 with crimp terminal 50058 to USB2-A. Length: up to 1m
MV-Lensholder BFM-C C-mount lensholder for mvBlueFOX-M,incl. IR-Cut filter
MV-Lensholder BFM-S 9031 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0,5 type MS-9031 for mvBlueFOX-M102
MV-Lensholder BFM-S 9033 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0,5 type: MS-9033 for mvBlueFOX-M102
MV-LENSHOLDER SH02M13 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0.5, height 13mm for mvBlueFOX-MLC
MV-LENSHOLDER SH01F08 S-mount lensholder M12 x 0.5, height 8mm for mvBlueFOX-MLC
ADAPTER S-C AD01S Adapter for S-mount lens (M12x0,5) to C-mount, high penetration depth for mvBlueFOX-IGC
ADAPTER S-C AD02F Adapter for S-mount lens (M12x0,5) to CS-mount, penetration depth: 5.5mm, outside diameters: 31mm for mvBlueFOX-IGC
MV-Tripod Adapter BF Tripod adapter for mvBlueFOX