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MERIDIAN Color 6.6 Megapixel CMOS Camera
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  MERIDIAN Color 6.6 Megapixel CMOS Camera -- Also Available in Monochrome
A 6.6 megapixel (2210 x 3002) CMOS camera with USB 2.0 interface. It is designed for capturing, streaming and storing high quality digital images.
Features
  • 2208x 3000 active imaging pixels
  • Speed: 6 fps at 2208 x 3000 (48 MHz)
  • Low noise
  • Rolling shutter
  • Small size
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Cost effective
  • Operating system: Windows¬ģ or Linux¬ģ
  • Includes Drivers and SDK
  • Compatibility With Third Party Software/IDE:    
         • Delphi/Builder C++
         • LabVIEW
         • HALCON (upcoming)
         • MATLAB
         • Streampix

  •      • Visual Basic 6.0
         • Visual Studio 6.0 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010)
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  • No external power supply required
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  • Minimum cables
  • Plug-n-play
  • Less than 5 minutes to install
Output Video and Camera Control Characteristics
Maximum resolutions of output window: 2208x 3000, full resolution mode
1104 x 1500, decimated by 2 mode
Frame rate at resolution (48 MHz): 6 fps at 2208 x 3000, full resolution
31 fps at 1280 x 1024
24 fps at 1104 x 1500
52 fps at 1024 x 768
91 fps at 768 x 576
126 fps at 640 x 480
219 fps at 400 x 400
426 fps at 320 x 240
Output bits per pixel: 8 or 10 bits, selectable
Lookup table:
(only for 8 bit mode)
Downloadable, converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
3.33 MHz, 6.66 MHz, 8 MHz, 10 MHz, 12 MHz, 13.33 MHz, 16 MHz, 20 MHz,
24 MHz, 32 MHz, 40 MHz, 48 MHz
Exposure range
(at highest resolution), ms:
min: 0.93 (at 48 MHz)
max: 2497.57 (at 3.33 MHz)
Pixel gain control: Programmable (hardware), 17 gain levels from 0 to 17.4
Separate software gain controls for R, G, B: 17 gain levels from 0.01 to 2 with step 0.01
Output window modes: View port (from 2208 x 3000 to 8 x 8 with 8 pixels/1 line step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:6)
Horizontal "mirroring"
Vertical "flipping"
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table
Trigger control:
The Meridian camera utilizes an IBIS4 sensor which has no snapshot mode. At the same time, the camera operating in video mode can receive an external signal via the external connector and mark the current frame. The driver and API allow the user application to distinguish the labeled frame and act according to requirements.
Imaging Chip Characteristics
Type: Color 6.6 megapixel CMOS 1 " sensor
Pixel size: 3.5¬Ķm x 3.5¬Ķm
Image array size: 7.74 mm x 10.51 mm
Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter
Scanning mode: Progressive
ADC resolution: 10 bits
Sensitivity (peak) 650 nm
(85 lux = 1 W/m2):
411 V.m2/W.s,
4.83 V/lux.s
Sensitivity (visible)
400-700 nm
(163 lux = 1 W/m2)
328 V.m2/W.s
2.01 V/lux.s
Dynamic Range: 1100:1 Full: 61 dB.
940:1 Linear: 59.5 dB.
Camera Electrical Characteristics
Supply voltage: 5 V supplied by USB 2.0 interface
Supply current: 360 mA (at 5.0 V)
Maximum power consumption: 2.28 W
Camera Interface Characteristics
Interface Type: USB 2.0, 480 Mbps
Connector Type: USB mini-B, 5 pin
System Requirements
Operating System: Windows¬ģ 2000 SP4, Windows¬ģ XP Professional SP1 or later, Windows¬ģ Server 2003, Windows¬ģ Vista, Windows¬ģ Server 2008, Windows¬ģ 7, Linux¬ģ
Processor: Pentium 4, recommended 2 GHz or higher
RAM:
Minimum: 256 MB (512 MB for Vista/2008/W7)
Recommended: 512 MB (1024 MB for Vista/2008/W7)
Hard Disk Space: 5 MB for installation plus additional space for captured images
Video: 24 bit True Color, 8 MB video memory
Hardware Interface: USB 2.0 Host Controller, recommended Intel integrated host controller (VIA-based USB controller is not recommended)
At least one USB 2.0 port for connection.
 

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