Unibrain Fire-i firewire digital OEM board camera

By: Unibrain  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Digital Camera, Power Consumption, Firewire

Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera


Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera is a board-level fully operational FireWire 400Mbps camera, complying with IIDC specification for industrial uncompressed VGA picture acquisition.
Built around Texas Instruments 1394 digital camera chipset and Sony® Wfine CCD sensors, it is a high quality subassembly for OEM use.

 

Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera offers:

  • 400Mbps 1394a, IIDC v1.04 DCAM spec. compliance
  • Uncompressed VGA picture up to 30 fps
  • Square pixels, ¼” CCD
  • Full frame electronic shutter with progressive scanning
  • On-board 6 pin 1394a port and power jack input 8-30V DC
  • Second 6 pin 1394a port on removable daughter board
  • Standard lens base M12x0.5 (lens not included)
  • Small size and very low power consumption
  • Embedded hardware license for Unibrain’s
    Fire-i™ Software & SDK.

CE and FCC compliant



Dual port Fire-i™ Board Camera (new!)


Lenses for Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera :

Unibrain can provide you with the following lenses as standard products ( please consult us for special requests ) :

Focal
Length
(mm)

Horizontal
View
Angle

Aperture IR
filter
coating
B/W Use Color Use Dimensions
(mm)
Weight
(gr)
Part
No.
Photo
1.9 107°
wide
f2.0 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
15.1x18.8 4.5 4382
2.1 80.95°
wide
f2.0 yes visible light
only
all light
conditions
17 x 18.5 7 2042
2.1 80.95°
wide
f2.0 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
17 x 18.5 7 2047
4.3 42.25°
standard
f2.0 yes visible light
only
all light
conditions
14.8 x 16 5.5 2043
4.3 42.25°
standard
f2.0 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
14.8 x 16 5.5 2046
8.0 25.25°
telephoto
f2.0 yes visible light
only
all light
conditions
14 x 14 5 2044
12.0 16.99°
telephoto
f2.2 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
14 x 11.3 3 2041
25.0 10°
telephoto
f2.0 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
23.5 x 31.5 19 4369
50.0
telephoto
f2.5 no visible light
close IR
avoid IR, halogen,
sunlight
48.8 x 56.77 38 4370

C-Mount Lens Adapter
for Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera

2018

Common Features

  • Progressive scanning allows full frame non-interlaced acquisition and shuttering
  • ¼” CCD, progressive, 659(H)x494(V) square pixels, identical horizontal and vertical resolutions
  • Pixel size 5.6 um (H) x 5.6 um (V)
  • Low smear, high sensitivity, low dark current
  • Excellent anti-blooming
  • VGA output up to 30 fps
  • Continuous variable electronic shutter
  • outstanding low power consumption 0.9 W typical
  • software controllable sleep mode 0.4 W
  • 8 to 30V DC power supply, by any 1394 input or by separate jack
  • removable second 6 pin port
  • standard lens base M12x0.5

Color Version Features

  • CCD Sony ICX-098BQ with color RGB Bayer filter, 400 TV lines
  • 640x480 VGA out at 30 fps in YUV 4:1:1 and Y-8
  • 640x480 VGA out at 15, 7.5 and 3.75 fps in YUV 4:1:1, YUV 4:2:2, RGB-24 and Y-8
  • 320x240 out at 30, 15, 7.5 and 3.75 fps in YUV 4:2:2
  • 160x120 out at 30, 15 and 7.5 fps in YUV 4:4:4
  • control of gain, shutter, black level, gamma, sharpness, white balance, color saturation ( backlight compensation with SDK )
  • color bar generator

Monochrome Version Features

  • CCD Sony ICX-098BL without filter, 480 TV lines
  • 640x480 VGA out at 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps in Y-8
  • control of gain, shutter, black level, gamma, sharpness, ( backlight compensation with SDK )

RAW Color Version Features

  • CCD Sony ICX-098BQ with color RGB Bayer filter, 480 TV lines (as monochrome before de-Bayering, user dependent after)
  • 640x480 VGA out at 30, 15, 7.5, 3.75 fps in Y-8
  • control of gain, shutter, black level, gamma, white balance, ( backlight compensation with SDK )

Supported Interfaces

Operates with any 3rd party IEEE-1394 PCI or PCMCIA (CardBus) OHCI compliant adapter or any Desktop/Portable PC or Mac with built-in FireWire support.

OS Supported :

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista & XP/Vista 64 bit
  • Mac OS 10.2.x
  • Linux

Embedded license

Unibrain’s Fire-i™ Software & Fire-i API SDK

Powering the Camera

Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera is powered by the FireWire bus DC voltage, coming from host adapters or other FireWire devices connected with 6-pin cables.

Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera is provided with a DC power input jack connector, that can be used when the FireWire connection does not provide DC power. This happens typically:

  • when the FireWire bus is converted to a 4-pin connection
  • when, in 6-pin, no powering device is present, even from the FireWire interface.
    This is the case when using CardBus FireWire adapters or on some laptops with built-in interface.

Even if the FireWire bus is already powered, the DC power input jack of the camera can also be used to reinforce it. The FireWire bus voltage will adapt automatically when needed. A built-in diode avoid any risk of voltages conflict or reverse current flow.

Recommended DC adapter must provide stable regulated output voltage of at least 12V DC,1A.

To match camera DC input connector, the jack plug of the DC adapter need following dimensions and polarity as on the figure.


Fire-i™ Digital Board Camera exists in 3 versions:

  • Fire-i™ Color Digital Board Camera OEM, no lens : Part no.:  2056
    (Sony color CCD, 400 TV lines).
  • Fire-i™ B/W Digital Board Camera OEM, no lens : Part no.: 2057
    (Sony monochrome CCD, increased resolution 480 TV-lines, increased sensitivity, close IR sensitivity).
  • Fire-i™ RAW Color Digital Board Camera OEM, no lens : Part no.:  2060
    (Sony color CCD, resol.480 TV-lines, streams like monochrome, color processing by user (software)).
  • Fire-i™ Color Digital Board Camera KIT, no lens : Part no.:  2040
    (Includes board camera, 2m 1394a cable, CD with drivers and Fire-i camera control application).
  • Fire-i™ B/W Digital Board Camera KIT, no lens : Part no.: 2050
    (Includes board camera, 2m 1394a cable, CD with drivers and Fire-i camera control application).
  • Fire-i™ RAW Color Digital Board Camera KIT, no lens : Part no.:  2059
    (Includes board camera, 2m 1394a cable, CD with drivers with drivers and Fire-i camera control application).

Keywords: Digital Board, Digital Camera, Electronic Shutter, Embedded Hardware, Firewire, Power Consumption,

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