C3-1280: CameraLink
High-speed 3D-Sensor High-speed 3D-Sensor and CameraLink

Sensor properties

  • Non-contact 3D measurement in accordance with the laser-sheet of light (triangulation) method
  • Measuring speed up to 60 million 3D points per second (at 47000 profiles/s)
  • Image processing integrated in the camera. Height profile output via standard camera interfacee
  • Configurable camera modes: image mode, profile mode
  • Selection of 3D camera algorithms: threshold-selection method, maximum method, COG method
  • All algorithms achieve the maximum profile rate, regardless of the algorithm selected and its parameters
  • Simple configuration via camera register
  • Configurable selection of the data output, e.g. height data or height data + intensity data
  • Genuine global snapshot shutter for accurate profiles without movement distortion (blurring)
  • Programmable number of profiles that can be merged to form a height image
  • Up to 8 freely selectable AOIs (sensor read-out window) in image and profile mode
  • Configurable shutter-modes: snapshot-shutter (sequential und interleaved), rolling-shutter
  • Flexible trigger functions for profile and image triggering
  • RS422 interface converter with programmable counter for profile trigger generation and integral identification of direction of movement
  • Data transmission via Camera Link™ interface.
  • Configurable opto coupled I/Os for trigger function and synchronisation
  • Storage of a user-defined start-up camera configuration in a configuration EEprom

Brochure: C3-1280

Sensor Data
Sensor resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixels
Pixel size: 12µm x 12µm
Dynamic range: 59dB linear
Profile width: 1280 elements
Typical profile rates in relation to height resolution (with one subpixel):
2048 height readings @ 450 Profile/s
1024 height readings @ 900 Profile/s
512 height readings @ 1800 Profile/s
256 height readings @ 3600 Profile/s
128 height readings @ 7200 Profile/s
64 height readings @ 14400 Profile/s
32 height readings @ 28800 Profile/s
Available connections: Camera Link™
Max. image rate (full image): - 61fps with 40Mhz Camera Link™ - pixel clock (2 Tap mode)
- 76fps with 50Mhz Camera Link™ - pixel clock(2 Tap mode)
Max. number of sensor AOIs: 8
Digital I/Os: 2 inputs, 2 outputs, opto coupled for 5-24 V
External synchronisation: RS422 resolver interface with A,/A,B,/B inputs and digital inputs for trigger function
Supply voltage: 7 - 24V
Power consumption: 2,5W
Optical system: C-mount / f-mount for 1" lens
Size: 72mm x 72mm x 57,4mm (C-Mount) x 86,4 (F-Mount)
Weight: 330g (C-Mount) / 400g (F-Mount)
Hardware requirements: Gigabit Ethernet orCamera Link™ - card with base connection or PC
Operating systems: Windows 98, WIN NT, 2000, XP
Development environment: C3-Explorer, API source code (C++) with examples
Delivery includes: CD-ROM with documentation (in German and English), Frame Grabber configuration files for Matrox-MeteorIICL, Coreco PcCamLink & X64CL-Ipro/Lite/Express, X64-Xcelera, National Instruments, Euresys and programming examples in C++
Name: Explanation


C3-1280 with Camera Link™ interface, comes as standard with a CameraLink™ - pixel rate of 50Mhz (other rates on request).
CL-TL: Transport-Layer for integration in GenICam applications
C3-I/O-Kit: Connection kit for DIN rail assembly with camera-I/O cable and power supply
C3-Explorer Configuration and recording software for all cameras in the C3 series