Versatile smart camera of the next generation - mvBlueLYNX-X

mvBlueLYNX-X - versatile smart vision sensor of the next generation
  • Modular image sensor interface
  • Hybrid dual core: Cortex-A8 ARM CPU up to 1 GHz plus separate real-time DSP with video interface
  • 512 MByte RAM + Dual microSD card memory interface
  • Wide range of interfaces
  • .NET compliant Mono software interface
  • Green automation: high-performance with low power consumption

The mvBlueLYNX-X is the next generation of the successful MATRIX VISION intelligent camera product line. The CPU core is based on the state-of-the-art ARM technology with up to 1 GHz target clock and image processing acceleration by DSP coprocessor for parallel handling of multiple pixels. The system is ideally suited for the classical areas of machine vision, the large processing power and high-end display and graphics capability as well as the wide range of different interfaces make it perfect for many other application areas:

  • Sensors
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Accessories
  • Application areas
  • Dimensional drawing
  • Downloads
CCD sensors

Ordering code sample: mvBlueLYNX-X with CCD 1.4 MPixel, gray scale and global shutter: mvBlueLYNX-X223G

CCD mvBlueLYNX            
Model -X120a -X120b -X120d -X122 -X123 -X124 -X125a
Model variant1 G / C G / C G / C G / C G / C G / C G / C
Resolution 640 x 480 640 x 480 776 x 580 1280 x 960 1360 x 1024 1600 x 1200 2448 x 2050
Mpixels 0.3 0.3 0.5 1.2 1.4 1.9 5.1
Max. frame rate [Hz] 104 104 87 31 30 28 10
Shutter type Global Global Global Global Global Global Global
Sensor size 1/3" 1/2" 1/2" 1/3" 1/2" 1/1.8" 2/3"
Pixel size [µm] 7.4 x 7.4 9.9 x 9.9 8.3 x 8.3 3.75 x 3.75 4.65 x 4.65 4.4 x 4.4 3.45 x 3.45
Readout type Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive Progressive
Exposure time 10 µs - 10 s 10 µs - 10 s 10 µs - 10 s 10 µs - 10 s 20 µs - 10 s 20 µs - 10 s 20 µs - 10 s
ADC resolution (image bit depth in memory) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit) 14 bit (≤ 12 bit)
Trigger (HW / SW) Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
Pipelined global shutter in trigger mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spectral sensitivity Gray scale VGA -x20aG / Color VGA -x20aC Gray scale VGA -x20bG / Color VGA -x20bC Gray SVGA -x20dG / Color SVGA -x20dC Gray scale SXGA -x22G / Color SXGA -x22C Gray scale SXGA -x23G / Color SXGA -x23C Gray scale UXGA -x24G / Color UXGA -x24C Gray scale QSXGA -x25aG / Color QSXGA -x25aC
Sensor manufacturer Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony Sony
Sensor ICX424AL/AQ ICX414AL/AQ ICX415AL/AQ ICX445ALA/AQA ICX267AL/AK ICX274AL/AQ ICX655AL/AQ
Sensor technology HAD HAD HAD ExViewHAD HAD SuperHAD SuperHAD

1G = Gray, C = Color, GE = Gray & Infrared Enhanced

CMOS sensors

Ordering code sample: mvBlueLYNX-X with CMOS 5.0 MPixel, color and rolling / global reset shutter: mvBlueLYNX-X105C

CMOS mvBlueLYNX      
Model -X100w -X102b -X102e -X105
Model variant1 G / C G / C G / C G / C
Resolution 752 x 480 1280 x 960 1280 x 1024 2592 x 1944
Mpixels 0.4 1.2 1.3 5.0
Max. frame rate [Hz] 117 40.6 60 11.72
Shutter type Pipelined / Global Pipelined / Global Pipelined / Global Rolling / Global Reset
Sensor size 1/3" 1/3" 1/1.8" 1/2.5"
Pixel size [µm] 6 x 6 3.75 x 3.75 5.3 x 5.3 2,2 x 2,2
Exposure time 10 µs - 460 ms 10 µs - 1 s 10 µs - 1 s 10 µs - 10 s
ADC resolution / output 10 bit → 12, 10, 8 bit 12 bit → 12, 10, 8 bit 10 bit (10-8 companding) → 10, 8 bit 10 bit → 12, 10, 8 bit
SNRmax   40 dB 41 dB > 38 dB
DR (normal / HDR) 55 dB / > 110 dB > 61 dB / 62 dB / > 100 dB > 70 dB /
Trigger (HW / SW) Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
Pipelined global shutter in trigger mode No No No No
Spectral sensitivity Gray scale scale WideVGA -x00wG / Color WideVGA -x00wC SXGA -x02bG / SXGA -x02bC Gray scale SXGA -x02eG / Color SXGA -x02eC Gray scale 5MP -x05G / Color 5MP -x05C
Sensor manufacturer Aptina Aptina e2v Aptina
Sensor MT9V034 MT9M021 EV76C560 MT9P031

1 G = Gray, C = Color, GE = Gray & Infrared Enhanced

2 Displayable frequency might be lower depending on CPU load.

  • ARM Cortex-A8. up to 1 GHz (OMAP™ 37 series)
 
  • ADC resolution: ≤ 14 bit
  • Image bit depth in memory: ≤ 12 bit
  • DSP up to 800 MHz C64x:
    L1: 32 KB D + 32 KB IL2: 256 KB
 
  • Automatic gain control (AGC)
  • SIMD:
    NEON, 8 x 8 bit, VFPv3 
 
  • Automatic exposure control (AEC)
  • Memory:
    DDR RAM512 MB
    FLASHinternal microSD. externally accessible microSD
 
  • Power consumption < 5 W
  • Connectors:
    100 Mbit Ethernet LAN 
    2x Hirose 12-pin#1 (male): RS-232. power supply. digital I/O
     #2 (female): VGA display (analog, resolution up to XGA), USB 2.0 host
    microSD card 
    USB 2.0 on-the-go 
 
  • Industrial power supply 12..24 VDC
  • C-mount, optional: CS-/S-mount, I2C support for wet lens, support for motorized zoom lens (option)
 
  • Permissible ambient temperature:
    - operation0 to 50 °C / 30 to 80 %RH
    - storage-20 to 60 °C / 20 to 90 %RH
  • Optional flashing LED ring light in different colors
 
  • Weight without lens: approx. 195 g
  • Digital I/O:
    - 2 inputs
    (opto-isolated with current limiters)
    3..24V ± 1V
    - 4 outputs
    (high-side)
    up to 24V and 700 mA direct drive output for high power flash or relays or actuators
 
  • Size without lens (w x h x l): 87.5 x 55 x 37 mm
  • IP65 as an option
 
  • Conformity: Immunity: EN 61000-6-2:2005; Emission: EN 61000-6-3:2007, FCC class B; RoHs; CE, IP30
  • Operating system: Linux®
 
  • Applications: OCR, Barcode, DataMatrix, etc.
 
  • SDK for own algorithms and applications on request
  • TI library for DSP preprocessing available
 
Part code Article description
KS-BLX-VGA-USB 01.0 USB 2.0 cable and VGA cable for mvBlueLYNX-X, Hirose 12pin to USB2-A and VGA, length 1m
KS-BLX-VGA-USB 05.0 USB 2.0 cable and VGA cable for mvBlueLYNX-X, Hirose 12pin to USB2-A and VGA, length 5m
KS-BLX-PWR Ready-made connection cable for power and I/O, length up to 20 m
MV-DC1201 BLX IO Power supply 12V for mvBlueLYNX-X with digital I/O on separate cable, length: power 3 m, I/O: 0.5 m
KS-BLX-IO6 02.0 I/O cable for additional I/O connector, length 2m
MVBL-X I/O-BOX I/O-Box to connect and test a mvBlueLYNX-X camera, for digital I/O and RS-232
MICRO SD CARD 8GB External MicroSD memory card with 8 GB
STAUBSCHUTZKAPPE C-MOUNT Dust cap for C-mount cameras
Lenses To the lens selector
Lighting systems To the lighting systems selector
  • Machine vision
 
 
  • Life science
  • Medical application
 
Dimensional drawing mvBlueLYNX-X
Dimensional drawing mvBlueLYNX-X
W approx. 15 mm (C-mount) approx. 10 mm (CS-mount)
X 8 mm (C-mount)
9.5 mm with max. Ø 20 mm
6 mm (CS-mount)
Y 32 mm (CMOSIS sensors) 30 mm (Remaining sensors)
Z 17.526 mm (C-mount; in air) 12.5 mm (CS-mount; in air)

 

The dimensional drawings / sketches only contain reference values. For concrete technical drawings with tolerances or related 3D models, please contact our sales or support team.

Firmware

If your camera has access to the Internet the easiest way to keep your mvBlueLYNX-X up-to-date is to use the built-in package management system: just use opkg update and then opkg upgrade (see manual). The packages are listed here and, as an alternative, can be downloaded with a web browser: ARM V7 Base PackagesBLX Packages, no-arch Packages

Update Archives

If your camera doesn't have Internet access then you can use these update archives. On updating, apply in the correct order and please read the README File before use.

README FW1.5 to FW1.6 README FW1.5 to FW1.6 | 3.5 kB

README file for FW1.6 incremental update script

FW1.5 to FW1.6 Update (Jan. 2014) FW1.5 to FW1.6 Update (Jan. 2014) | 99,942.5 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X from FW1.5 to FW1.6 when camera has no direct Internet connection

README FW1.4 to FW1.5 README FW1.4 to FW1.5 | 3.4 kB

README file for FW1.5 incremental update script

FW1.4 to FW1.5 Update (Apr. 2013) FW1.4 to FW1.5 Update (Apr. 2013) | 104,829.3 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X from FW1.4 to FW1.5 when camera has no direct Internet connection

README FW1.3 to FW1.4 README FW1.3 to FW1.4 | 3.4 kB

README file for FW1.4 incremental update script

FW1.3 to FW1.4 Update (Nov. 2012) FW1.3 to FW1.4 Update (Nov. 2012) | 47,180.9 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X from FW1.3 to FW1.4 when camera has no direct Internet connection

README FW1.2 to FW1.3 README FW1.2 to FW1.3 | 3.4 kB

README file for FW1.2 to FW1.3 incremental update script

FW1.2 to FW1.3 Update (Jul. 2012) FW1.2 to FW1.3 Update (Jul. 2012) | 13,420.0 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X from FW1.2 to FW1.3 when camera has no direct Internet connection

README FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 README FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 | 2.8 kB

README file for FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 incremental update script

FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 Update v2 (Mar. 2012) FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 Update v2 (Mar. 2012) | 51,145.9 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X from FW1.1.3 to FW1.2 when camera has no direct Internet connection (version 2)

README FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 README FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 | 2.7 kB

README file for FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 incremental update script

FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 Update (Dec. 2011) FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 Update (Dec. 2011) | 9,134.7 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X FW1.1 to FW1.1.3 when camera has no direct Internet connection

README FW1.0 to FW1.1 README FW1.0 to FW1.1 | 1.8 kB

README file for FW1.1 incremental update script

FW1.1 Update (Nov. 2011) FW1.1 Update (Nov. 2011) | 81,462.7 kB

Incremental update script + packages to update mvBlueLYNX-X FW1.0 to FW1.1 when camera has no direct Internet connection

SDK and toolchain for cross-compiling mvBlueLYNX-X applications on a Linux PC

DVD ISO for FW1.6 (January 2014):

Use this to create a bootable DVD that contains the complete development system for mvBlueLYNX-X (based on Ubuntu). The LiveDVD can be used to install the development system on a PC or within a virtual machine. Please see the Technical Manual for details.

angstrom-2010.7-test-20140121-i686-linux-armv7a-linux-gnueabi-toolchain-mvia.tar.bz2 angstrom-2010.7-test-20140121-i686-linux-armv7a-linux-gnueabi-toolchain-mvia.tar.bz2 | 167,380.9 kB

Toolchain (cross compiler) + mvIMPACT-Acquire SDK (2.5.19) for mvBlueLYNX-X (Jan 2014).

Now includes QT SDK.

mvIMPACT-6.8.461.6555-19823-armv7a.tgz mvIMPACT-6.8.461.6555-19823-armv7a.tgz | 24,012.6 kB

mvIMPACT (SDK Version 6.8.461.6555)

Recovery files

Please download the file "BLX_Recovery_Card.tar.gz" and unpack it on a Linux system using the following command:

tar xzf BLX_Recovery_Card.tar.gz

Afterwards, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the microSD card (instructions see README_Recovery.txt).
  2. Copy the image files to the partitions of the microSD card.
  3. Recover the internal microSD card with the created microSD card (instructions see README_Recovery_usage.txt).
BLX_Recovery_Card.tar.gz BLX_Recovery_Card.tar.gz | 181,192.3 kB
  • README_Recovery.txt
  • omap3-mkcard.sh: Script for setting up a microSD card
    • BOOT_FW1.6-Recovery.tar.bz2: Image of boot partition
    • LINUX_FW1.6-Recovery.tar.bz2: Image of Linux partition
  • README_Recovery_usage.txt
  • restore_image.sh: Script for restoring the internal microSD card 
3D camera models

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Manuals
mvBlueLYNX-X technical manual mvBlueLYNX-X technical manual | 6,210.4 kB

mvBlueLYNX-X Technisches Handbuch / Technical Manual v1.49

mvBlueLYNX-X API manual mvBlueLYNX-X API manual | 3,487.2 kB

mvBlueLYNX-X API Handbuch / API Manual

mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Schnellstartleitfaden mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Schnellstartleitfaden | 465.4 kB

mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Schnellstartleitfaden

mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Quick Start Guide mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Quick Start Guide | 462.0 kB

mvBlueLYNX-X Starterkit - Quick Start Guide

MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (de) MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (de) | 1,060.5 kB

MV-X I/O-BOX Technisches Handbuch

MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (en) MV-X I/O-BOX technical manual (en) | 1,060.4 kB

MV-X I/O-BOX Technisches Handbuch

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ | 5,799.6 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C++ Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API C mvIMPACT Acquire API C | 2,301.6 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API C Handbuch / Manual

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET | 5,587.8 kB

mvIMPACT Acquire API .NET Handbuch / Manual

Datasheets
mvBlueLYNX e 2016-04 MR mvBlueLYNX e 2016-04 MR | 1,756.0 kB

Datasheet mvBlueLYNX-X

mvBlueLYNX d 2016-04 MR mvBlueLYNX d 2016-04 MR | 573.4 kB

Datenblatt mvBlueLYNX-X

mvBlueLYNX-X technical details  2016-04 mvBlueLYNX-X technical details 2016-04 | 220.8 kB

Technical details mvBlueLYNX-X

Subject to change without notice, Date 02/2015