MATRIX VISION - mvBlueFOX3 Technical Documentation
Introduction
Figure 1: mvBlueFOX3-1

The mvBlueFOX3 is a compact USB 3 camera which is compliant to the brand new vision standard USB3 Vision. The mvBlueFOX3 offers

  • a wide range of CMOS sensors,
  • high frame rates,
  • 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 mvBlueFOX3 is ideally suited for all classical areas of machine vision and especially for applications in the medicine and microscopy area. The hardware capabilities can be teamed with MATRIX VISION's machine vision library mvIMPACT or any other third party libraries which are compliant to USB3 Vision.

Software concept

The mvBlueFOX3 is a USB3 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 mvBlueFOX3 firmware these can clearly be spotted by the leading 'mv' in the features name. The device can communicate with every third party compliant USB3 Vision capture driver that can interpret GenICam XML-files.

Note
Given that the mvBlueFOX USB 2.0 camera family is not a GenICam based device, it is not compliant to the mvBlueFOX3. I.e. software written for the mvBlueFOX USB 2.0 camera family has to be adapted concerning the initialization of the camera (minor changes necessary) and the changing of settings. However, the driver a.k.a mvIMPACT_Acquire interface remains the same.

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

Figure 2: Software concept

As shown in figure 2, for the mvBlueFOX3 the mvIMPACT_Acquire interface is stacked on the USB3 Vision and Genicam layers. The mvIMPACT_Acquire interface internally uses the GenICam runtime libraries, so that it can be considered as a user application written with the GenICam interface.

Order code nomenclatures

mvBlueFOX3-1

The mvBlueFOX3 nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Balluff model name Model name
1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3'', MT9M031, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0012BG/C mvBlueFOX3-1012bG/C
1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3'', MT9M034, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0012DG/C mvBlueFOX3-1012dG/C
1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/1.8'', EV76C560, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0013ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-1013G/C
2.0 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8'', EV76C570, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0020ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-1020G/C
2.0 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8'', EV76C570 _AxT6, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0020AG/C mvBlueFOX3-1020aG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', AR0331, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0031ZC mvBlueFOX3-1031C
10.7 Mpix, 3856 x 2764, 1/2.35'', MT9J003, CMOS BVS CA-SF1-0107ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-1100G/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF1- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name mvBlueFOX3-1 xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name Model name
HW Variant

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
0: None
1: CS-Mount, (no adjustment)
2: C-Mount (CS-mount, same as 1 + 5 mm spacer)

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

(4): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo, no label MATRIX VISION
(5): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/Os (standard)

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None

(1)(2)(3)(4)

(1): Lensholder
0: None
1: CS-Mount, (no adjustment)
2: C-Mount (CS-mount, same as 1 + 5 mm spacer)

(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): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/Os (standard)
CUP/STD 001

mvBlueFOX3-M1

The mvBlueFOX3-M1 nomenclature scheme is as follows:

mvBlueFOX3-M1(A)(B)(C) - (1)(2)(3)(4)

  - (A): Sensor model
      012b: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3"
      012d: 1.2 Mpix, 1280 x 960, 1/3"
      013: 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/1.8"
      020: 2.0 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8"
      020a: 2.0 Mpix, 1600 x 1200, 1/1.8"
      031: 3.1 Mpix, 2052 x 1536, 1/3"
      100: 10 Mpix, 3856 x 2764, 1/2.35"

  - (B): Sensor color
      G: Gray scale
      C: Color

  - (C): Infrared enhanced (for -013G)
      E: Infrared enhanced

  - (1): Lensholder
      1: None
      2: S-Mount 13mm

  - (2): Filter
      1: none

  - (3): Case
      1: standard

  - (4): I/O
      1: standard; if I/O is needed, use separate article: mvBlueFOX3-IO

mvBlueFOX3-2

The mvBlueFOX3-2 nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Balluff model name Model name
0.4 Mpix, 728 x 544, 1/2.9'', IMX287, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0004FG/C mvBlueFOX3-2004G/C
1.6 Mpix, 1456 x 1088, 1/2.9'', IMX273, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0016ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2016G/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX174, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0024ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2024G/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX249, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0024AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2024aG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX252, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0032ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2032G/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX265, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0032AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2032aG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2051G/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX264, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2051aG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2472 x 2064, 1/1.8'', IMX547, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051DG/C mvBlueFOX3-2051dG/C
6.4 Mpix, 3096 x 2080, 1/1.8'', IMX178, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0064ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2064G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1/1'', IMX420, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0071ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2071G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1/1'', IMX428, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0071AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2071aG/C
8.1 Mpix, 2856 x 2848, 2/3'', IMX546, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0081AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2081aG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX255, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0089ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2089G/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX267, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0089AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2089aG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX253, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-2124G/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX304, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2124aG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4128 x 3008, 1/1.1'', IMX545, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124DG/C mvBlueFOX3-2124dG/C
16.2 Mpix, 5328 x 3040, 1.1'', IMX542, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0162AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2162G/C
20.4 Mpix, 4512 x 4512, 1.1'', IMX541, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0204AG/C mvBlueFOX3-2204G/C
24.6 Mpix, 5328 x 4608, 1.2'', IMX540, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0246A/C mvBlueFOX3-2246G/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF2- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name mvBlueFOX3-2 xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name Model name
HW Variant

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
1: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
2: C-Mount, Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter with screw ring, Ø23.2 mm
4: CS-mount Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter glued, Ø20 mm
A: C-Mount, Type 2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter, adjustable center position
B: C-Mount Type 2 + D23.2mm Filter with screwring

(3): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
0: None
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut

(4): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo

(5): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/O

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None

(1)(2)(3)(4)

(1): Lensholder
1: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
2: C-Mount, Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter with screw ring, Ø23.2 mm
4: CS-mount Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter glued, Ø20 mm
A: C-Mount, Type 2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter, adjustable center position
B: C-Mount Type 2 + D23.2mm Filter with screwring

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

(3): Housing
1: Color blue (standard)
2: Color black, no logo

(4): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/O
CUP/STD 001

mvBlueFOX3-M2

The mvBlueFOX3-M2 nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Note
Model name is the same as mvBlueFOX3-2 with the additional order option 0 for "without housing".
E.g. BVS CA-SF2-0004FG
BVS CA-SF2-0004FG-xxx0xx (x is any value which can be combined with 0)
Sensor Balluff model name Model name
0.4 Mpix, 728 x 544, 1/2.9'', IMX287, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0004FG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2004G/C
1.6 Mpix, 1456 x 1088, 1/2.9'', IMX273, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0016ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2016G/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX174, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0024ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2024G/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX249, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0024AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2024aG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2048 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX252, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0032ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2032G/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX265, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0032AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2032aG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2051G/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX264, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2051aG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2472 x 2064, 1/1.8'', IMX547, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0051DG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2051dG/C
6.4 Mpix, 3096 x 2080, 1/1.8'', IMX178, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0064ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2064G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1/1'', IMX420, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0071ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2071G/C
7.1 Mpix, 3216 x 2208, 1/1'', IMX428, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0071AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2071aG/C
8.1 Mpix, 2856 x 2848, 2/3'', IMX546, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0081AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2081aG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX255, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0089ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2089G/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX267, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0089AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2089aG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX253, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124ZG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2124G/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX304, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2124aG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4128 x 3008, 1/1.1'', IMX545, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0124DG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2124dG/C
16.2 Mpix, 5328 x 3040, 1.1'', IMX542, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0162AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2162G/C
20.4 Mpix, 4512 x 4512, 1.1'', IMX541, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0204AG/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2204G/C
24.6 Mpix, 5328 x 4608, 1.2'', IMX540, CMOS BVS CA-SF2-0246A/C-xxx0xx mvBlueFOX3-M2246G/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF2- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name mvBlueFOX3-2 xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name Model name
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
0: None
1: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
2: C-Mount, Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter with screw ring, Ø23.2 mm
A: C-Mount, Type 2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter, adjustable center position
B: C-Mount Type 2 + D23.2mm Filter with screwring
Y: S-Mount, 13 mm length for sensors with image circule <= 2/3 inch

(3): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
0: None
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut

(4): Housing
0: Without housing
(5): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/O

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

(1): Lensholder
1: None
6: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
2: C-Mount, Type1, with adjustable backfocus, round filter with screw ring, Ø23.2 mm
A: C-Mount, Type 2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter, adjustable center position
B: C-Mount Type 2 + D23.2mm Filter with screwring
4: S-Mount, 13 mm length for sensors with image circule <= 2/3 inch

(2): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
1: IR-CUT (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut
9: No filter

(3): Housing
1: Standard
5: Mounting and thermal conduction plate for board level camera

(4): I/O
1: None (standard)
2: With I/O
CUP/STD 001

mvBlueFOX3-3M

The mvBlueFOX3-3M nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Balluff model name Model name
6.4 Mpix, 3096 x 2080, 1/1.8'', IMX178, CMOS BVS CA-SF3-0064ZG/C BF3-3M-0064ZG/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF3- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name BF3-3M xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name / Model name
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
0: No lensholder
Y: S-Mount, 13 mm length for sensors with image circule <= 2/3 inch

(3): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
0: No filter
1: IR cut (standard)
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut filter
6: Dualband filter DB850

(4): Housing
0: None (standard)

(5): I/O
Note: only available via BF Embedded Interface boards which are available as accessories

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None
CUP/STD 001

mvBlueFOX3-4

The mvBlueFOX3-4 nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Balluff model name Model name
16.9 Mpix, 5472 x 3080, 4/3'', IMX387, CMOS BVS CA-SF4-0169ZG/C BF3-4-0169ZG/C
19.6 Mpix, 4432 x 4432, 4/3'', IMX367, CMOS BVS CA-SF4-0196ZG/C BF3-4-0196ZG/C
31.5 Mpix, 6480 x 4856, APS-C'', IMX342, CMOS BVS CA-SF4-0315ZG/C BF3-4-0315ZG/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF4- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name BF3-4 xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name / Model name
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling

(2): Lensholder
N: M42x1 mount, 12mm factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
P: M42x1 mount, 45.5mm factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
Q: F-Mount, 46mm factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
T: Lensholder with TFL-Mount or Adapter for M42 to TFL-Mount

(3): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
0: No filter
1: IR cut (standard)
2: Glass

(4): Housing
1: Blue housing (standard)

(5): I/O
0: None (standard)
2: Standard I/Os

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None
CUP/STD 001

mvBlueFOX3-5M

The mvBlueFOX3-5M nomenclature scheme is as follows:

Sensor Balluff model name Model name
0.4 Mpix, 728 x 544, 1/2.9'', IMX287, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0004FG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0004FG/C
1.6 Mpix, 1456 x 1088, 1/2.9'', IMX273, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0016ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0016ZG/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX174, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0024ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0024ZG/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/1.2'', IMX249, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0024AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0024AG/C
2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1216, 1/2.3'', IMX392, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0024BG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0024BG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2048 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX252, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0032ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0032ZG/C
3.2 Mpix, 2064 x 1544, 1/1.8'', IMX265, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0032AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0032AG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0051ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0051ZG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX250_POL, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0051PG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0051PG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2464 x 2056, 2/3'', IMX264, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0051AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0051AG/C
5.1 Mpix, 2472 x 2064, 1/1.8'', IMX547, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0051DG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0051dG/C
6.4 Mpix, 3096 x 2080, 1/1.8'', IMX178, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0064ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0064ZG/C
8.1 Mpix, 2856 x 2848, 2/3'', IMX546, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0081AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0081aG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX255, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0089ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0089ZG/C
8.9 Mpix, 4112 x 2176, 1'', IMX267, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0089AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0089AG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX253, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0124ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0124ZG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4064 x 3044, 1/1.7'', IMX226, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0124RG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0124RG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4112 x 3008, 1.1'', IMX304, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0124AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0124AG/C
12.4 Mpix, 4128 x 3008, 1/1.1'', IMX545, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0124DG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0124dG/C
16.2 Mpix, 5328 x 3040, 1.1'', IMX542, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0162AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0162AG/C
16.9 Mpix, 5472 x 3080, 4/3'', IMX387, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0169ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0169ZG/C
19.6 Mpix, 4432 x 4432, 4/3'', IMX367, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0196ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0196ZG/C
20.4 Mpix, 4512 x 4512, 1.1'', IMX541, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0204AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0204AG/C
20.5 Mpix, 5544 x 3692, 1'', IMX183, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0205ZG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0205ZG/C
24.6 Mpix, 5328 x 4608, 1.2'', IMX540, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0246AG/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0246AG/C
31.5 Mpix, 6480 x 4856, APS-C'', IMX342, CMOS BVS CA-SF5-0315Z/C mvBlueFOX3-5M-0315ZG/C
Series Sensor Color HW Variant CUP/STD
Balluff model name BVS CA-SF5- xxxxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Model name BF3-5M xxx G/C - see legend below - see legend below
Legend Balluff model name / Model name
HW Variant (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

(1): Handling
1: Standard handling
2: Extended Temperature Range
3: Extended cleanliness
8: Customized handling

(2): Lensholder
0: None
1: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
A: C-Mount, Type2, with high durability and factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter, adjustable center position
B: C-Mount Type 2 + D23.2mm Filter with screwring
N: M42x1 mount, 12mm factory-set backfocus, fixed square filter
Y: S-Mount, 13 mm length for sensors with image circule <= 2/3 inch

(3): Filter (only valid with lensholder)
0: No filter
1: IR cut
2: Glass
3: Daylight cut filter
5: Bandpass filter BP680
6: Dualband filter DB850
8: Customized filter type

(4): Housing
0: No housing
5: Mounting and thermal transfer plate for board level camera
8: Customized housing

(5): I/O
Note: only available via BF Embedded Interface boards which are available as accessories

(6): Software Adjustments
0: None
CUP/STD 001

Ordering code samples

mvBlueFOX3-1013G1 CMOS, 1.3 Mpix, 1280 x 1024, 1/1.8", gray scale.
mvBlueFOX3-2024C-1212 CMOS, 2.4 Mpix, 1936 x 1214, 1/1.2", color, CS-mount without back focus adjustment, glass filter, etc.
mvBlueFOX3-1100G-2312 CMOS, 10 Mpix, 3856 x 2764, 1/2.35", gray scale, C-mount without back focus adjustment, daylight cut filter, with I/O

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

What's inside and accessories

The mvBlueFOX3 is shipped without any accessories:

Figure 3: mvBlueFOX3 - scope of supply

For this reason, you will need at least

  • a lens (by default, the mvBlueFOX3 is shipped without lens) and
  • a USB 3 cable

to use the mvBlueFOX3.

Note
Although maximum cable length is not specified in the USB 3 standard, the electrical properties of the cable and signal quality limitations may define the practical maximum length.
There are different USB 3 cable qualities available on the market. If you want to use your own USB 3 cables, you have to ensure that the data quality and shielding of the cable is sufficient.
As a rule of thumb thin cables will only work for short distances up to max. 3m.
Better cable qualities which go alongside with thicker cable diameter will allow longer distances such as 5m or even 8m.
We recommend to use the cables we supply to be on the safe side.

Accessories for the mvBlueFOX3

Part code Description
Cables
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS USB 3 cable lockable, length up to 5 m
KS-BCX-HR12 I/O cable, length up to 20 m
KS-USB3A-A EXT OPT 10.0 REV2 USB 3.0 active optical cable, A plug to A plug, Shield not connected to connector housing, additional device for power needed (Hub USB3 HUB U3H01AR); length 10 meters
KS-USB3A-A EXT OPT 30.0 REV2 USB 3.0 active optical cable, A plug to A plug, Shield not connected to connector housing, additional device for power needed (Hub USB3 HUB U3H01AR); length 30 meters
KS-TUSB3C-A LS 03.0 000 USB3 connecting cable Type C USB3 to USB3-A, Ø6.2mm, with lock screws on both sides, for mvBlueFOX3-3M/-5M, length 3m
KS-TUSB3C-A LS 05.0 000 USB3 connecting cable Type C USB3 to USB3-A, Ø6.2mm, with lock screws on both sides, for mvBlueFOX3-3M/-5M, length 5m
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS AC12 05.0 USB3 connecting cable micro USB-B angled to USB-A, with lock screws, length 5m
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS AC14 05.0 USB3 connecting cable micro USB-B angled to USB-A, with lock screws, length 5m
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS 08.0 USB3 connecting cable micro USB-B to USB-A, with lock screws on both sides, for mvBlueFOX3, length 8m
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS 03.0 R2 USB3 connecting cable micro USB-B to USB-A, Ø5.8mm, with lock screws on both sides, for mvBlueFOX3, length 3m
KS-MICUSB3B-A LS 05.0 R2 USB3 connecting cable micro USB-B to USB-A, Ø5.8mm, with lock screws on both sides, for mvBlueFOX3, length 5m
BFE-FLEX-100 Flex cable extension for BF3embedded interface, length 100mm, weight 1g, for use with mvBlueFOX3-3M and mvBlueFOX3-5M, lock screws included
BFE-FLEX-300 Flex cable extension for BF3embedded interface, length 300mm, for use with mvBlueFOX3-3M and mvBlueFOX3-5M, lock screws included
KS-12pPicoBlade-OPEN W0.30 Cable set periphery to mvBlueFOX3-3M/-5M; design board-to-wire; MOLEX plug to 12 x cable ends
KS-03pPicoBlade-OPEN W0.30 Cable set periphery to mvBlueFOX3-3M/-5M; design board-to-wire; MOLEX plug to 3 x cable ends
Optics
MV-ZWISCHENRING 5MM CMOUNT Spacer for C-Mount lenses
Mounting
MV-Tripod Adapter BF3 1/4" tripod adapter including three suitable screws
TRIPOD ADAPT BF3-2 Tripod adapter for mvBlueFOX3-2
Boards
mvBlueFOX3-IO I/O board for mvBlueFOX3-M (mvBlueFOX3-IO)
mvBlueFOX3-IO NC I/O board for mvBlueFOX3-M (mvBlueFOX3-IO) without Hirose connector
BFE-IF-MICUSB3B-H-IO12 BF3embedded interface board, USB3 Micro B connector, horizontal, 12pin connector for I/O, weight 2g, for use with mvBlueFOX3-3M and mvBlueFOX3-5M
BFE-IF-USB3C-H-IO12 BF3embedded interface board, USB3 typ C connector, horizontal, 12pin connector for I/O, weight 2g, for use with mvBlueFOX3-3M and mvBlueFOX3-5M
Peripherals
USB3 HUB U3H01AR 4-Port USB 3.0 HUB Upstream Port USB3 A; Power connector Mini-Combicon; Power Input Range: DC 5 - 12V ( max. 5.0A)
BF3-3M-AP-00 Thermal transfer plate for use with mvBlueFOX3-3M and mvBlueFOX3-5M, weight 5g