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Industrial Camera

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Industrial Camera Information

Introducing Toshiba Teli's Industrial cameras.


About Magnification of Taking Lens About Magnification of Taking LensPDFファイル (639KB)

  • In the machine vision field, optical magnification is important to select taking lens or to consider optical system.
    However, it is not well known and sometimes confused that magnification has a meaning other than imaging magnification, generally known, which indicates size ratio of object and image.
    We would like to explain, here, a concept and applications of magnification clearly. (Update: October 24th 2018)

Guide line for Thermal design Guide line for Thermal design (BU/DU series, BG series)

  • USB3 Vision Camera BU/DU series and GigE Vision camera BG series generate heat as they have compact size and high frame rate.
    As a guide line of thermal design for safe use of cameras, thermal design manual and thermal calculation tool are available. (Update: December 14th 2017)

Frame rate calculation tool Frame rate calculation tool (BU series(CMOS))

  • USB3 Vision cameras of BU series (CMOS model) achieve reduction of output pixel number by scalable function, and also achieve higher frame rate. Frame rate is widely affected by image output format such as Mono 8bit, YUV, RGB etc.
    This tool easily calculates frame rate with simulation. (August 22nd 2016)

Color Appearances of Invisible Light by an IR Cutoff Filterless Color Camera Color Appearances of Invisible Light by an IR Cutoff Filterless Color CameraPDF (486KB)

  • There are some applications which take the images using a color camera without the IR cutoff filter (IRCF) under invisible light in Machine Vision Systems, but the color appearances of these applications are rarely talked about.
    Therefore, the image data of mono wavelength light (MWL) which are including UV, IR and visible light were taken by using an IR cutoff filterless (IRCF-less) color camera. (Jun 17th 2016)

What does it taste like? GenICam: What does it taste like? (BU series, BG series)PDF (407KB)

  • What's GenICamTM? It's white paper explaining GenICam that Toshiba Teli Corporation has been working on since 2004 as one of the contributing members. (Jun 3rd 2016)

Bus Synchronization Mode Bus Synchronization Mode (BU series)PDF (518KB)

  • Toshiba Teli's unique "Bus Synchronization Mode" can synchronize exposure time easily in an application with multiple use of USB3 Vision camera BU series.
    "Bus Synchronization Mode" provides optimized circumstances for stereo camera, motion capture, multi vision logger etc. (September 30th 2015)

Bit Error Rate Test Function Bit Error Rate Test(BERT) Function (BU series(CMOS))PDF (510KB)

  • This is one of the most important factors for using USB3.0 application. Toshiba Teli's USB3 Vision camera BU series (CMOS model) have an unique "BERT Function" which can easily check a signal quality including cable.
    With "BERT Function", signal quality can be checked under user's circumstances at starting up or change system. (September 30th 2015)

ITE2015 USB3 Vision, its potential ··· PDF (3.28MB)

  • A Toshiba Teli person gave a lecture at "ITE2015" held in Yokohama Japan on December 2nd to 4th 2015.
    Brochure of seminar "USB3 Vision, its potential ···" is available. (January 21st 2016)

Industrial Vision Days 2014 Reacting to changing machine vision needs by USB3.0 and Sony's next generation CMOS sensor PDF (3.69MB)

  • A Toshiba Teli person gave a lecture at "VISION 2014" held in Stuttgart Germany on November 4th to 6th 2014.
    Brochure of seminar "Reacting to changing machine vision needs by USB3.0 and Sony's next generation CMOS sensor" is available. (September 30th 2015)

User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU406M/BU205M series User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU406M/BU205M seriesPDF (2.04MB)

  • BU406M/BU205M series are USB3 Vision cameras with global shutter method which CMOSIS's CMOS sensor is applied. 5 models of product range offers a choice among 4M pixel, 2M pixel, color, monochrome, NIR, with or without IR cut filter.
    This user's guide explains advantage and performance of BU406M/BU205M series.
    (September 19th 2018)

User's guide of GigE Vision camera BG505LM/BG302LM series User's guide of GigE Vision camera BG505LM/BG302LM seriesPDF (2.23MB)

  • 6 models of product range offers a choice among 5M pixels, 3.1M pixels, color, monochrome, with IR cut filter or dust-proof glass. Monochrome model is only with dust-proof glass. (Contain developing model)
    (September 19th 2018)

User's guide of USB3 Vision camera DU1207M/DU806M series User's guide of USB3 Vision camera DU1207M/DU806M seriesPDF (3.98MB)

  • DU1207M/DU806M series are USB3 Vision cameras with global shutter method which Sony's Pregius CMOS sensor is applied. 6 models of product range offers a choice among 12.3M pixel, 8.8M pixel, color, monochrome, with IR cut filter or Dust-proof glass (monochrome model: with Dust-proof glass).
    This user's guide explains advantage and performance of DU1207M/DU806M series and details of USB3.0 as well. (July 25th 2017)

User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU505M/BU302M series User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU505M/BU302M seriesPDF (2.50MB)

  • BU505M/BU302M series are USB3 Vision cameras with global shutter method which Sony's Pregius CMOS sensor is applied. 6 models of product range offers a choice among 5M pixel, 3M pixel, color, mono chrome, with or without IR cut filter.
    This user's guide explains advantage and performance of BU505M/BU302M series and details of USB3.0 as well. (July 29th 2016)

User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU132M User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU132MPDF (2.05MB)

  • BU132M is a USB3 Vision mono chrome camera with 1.3M pixel resolution which e2v's global shutter CMOS sensor is applied.
    This user's guide explains advantage and performance of BU132M and details of USB3.0 also. (July 29th 2016)

User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU1203MCF User's guide of USB3 Vision camera BU1203MCFPDF (3.37MB)

  • BU1203MCF is a 12M pixels USB3 Vision camera with back side illuminated rolling shutter type CMOS sensor.
    This user's guide contains description about USB3.0 and rolling shutter in addition to description of advanced features and functions of BU1203MCF. (December 22nd 2015)

USB3 Vision camera BU/DU series product range USB3 Vision camera BU/DU series product rangePDF (239KB)

  • USB3 Vision camera BU/DU series have a wide range of products from VGA to 12M pixel. And also, by adopting image sensors of Sony, CMOSIS, e2v and Toshiba Teli's original, Toshiba Teli is supplying products for customer's needs. (September 30th 2015)

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*Pregius are trademarks of Sony Corporation.


Industrial Camera's FAQ

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How to use LUTPDF (252KB)

  • LUT (Look Up Table) feature is a feature to convert input signal value to arbitrary value using look up table inside the camera. User application can modify the contents of look up table freely. Typical applications of LUT are gamma correction, image thresholding, positive-negative reversal. (April 15th 2019)

Corrupted image (e.g. BU1203MCF)PDF (324KB)

  • This document shows how to get normal images when the following corrupted images are acquired. (March 19th 2019)

How to use ImageBuffer mode (BU/DU series)PDF (238KB)

  • ImageBuffer mode is one of the camera imaging modes. Images shot by a camera will be accumulated to the image buffer in the camera without being transferred to PC. PC application can read out these images in the image buffer of the camera at any desired moment.
    ImageBuffer function is useful for below cases.
      1) To take images at higher frame rate than usual image reading procedure can manage.
      2) High speed image processing with low power CPU.
      3) Heavy processing on images taken at high speed.
      4) With SequentialShutter, processing images taken at high speed under various conditions.
    This document explains ImageBuffer mode and its usage. (March 19th 2019)

How to detect frame loss (BU/DU series)PDF (176KB)

  • Frame lost means that an application fails to receive some of the frames continuously sent by a camera.
    This might be caused by various elements such as camera, communication line, USB adapter, device driver or API (DLL).
    Frame lost can be detected by checking BlockID of image received.
    This document contains how to detect a frame lost and tips to prevent it. (March 19th 2019)

PixelFormat, PixelCoding, PixelSize (BU/DU series, BG series)PDF (133KB)

  • PixelFormat is a value to indicate pixel data format of the image sent by the camera. It is standardized by Pixel Format Naming Convention (Automated Imaging Association). (It is defined differently from Bitmap of PixelFormat.)
    This document describes PixelFormat information which is useful with TeliCamSDK. (March 19th 2019)

How to get PixelFormats available in a camera (BU/DU series, BG series)PDF (245KB)

  • PixelFormat is a value to indicate pixel data format of the image sent by the camera. (It is defined differently from Bitmap of PixelFormat.)
    PixelFormat to set on the camera varies depend on the camera.
    PixelFormat value can be specified by following way other than consulting with camera manual.
      1) To get the useful PixelFormat list by using GenAPI library.
      2) To get the useful PixelFormat list by using IIDC2 register.
    This document describes how to get PixelFormat list in detail with sample code. (March 19th 2019)

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