SONY XCL-S900C 9M Progressive Scan Color CameraLink Camera



In response to customer demand, Sony is proud to introduce a new top-of-the-line XCL CameraLink CameraSeries in monochrome and color. With their superb resolution and high frame rates, these new cameras delivera level of exceptional picture quality that analog cameras cannot achieve.The new XCL-S Series cameras incorporate a 1/1-type EXview HAD CCD II™ sensor which provides extremelyhigh sensitivity. In addition to inheriting many convenient functions from Sony's XCL Series, such as Bulk Triggerand Sequential Trigger modes, these new cameras also incorporate some unique features including ShadingCorrection, Defect Correction, and Temperature Readout.These new advanced features and benefits make XCL-S Series cameras ideal when the highest inspectionquality is demanded for display panels, semiconductors, solar panels, PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), andpharmaceutical applications.

  • Near-infrared Sensitivity
    Utilizing Sony's EXview HAD CCD II technology enablesXCL-S Series cameras to capture clear images in NIR(near-infrared) wavelengths. When used with an infraredstrobe, each camera produces outstanding picture qualityespecially in low light and NIR inspection applications.
  • High Frame Rate Image Transfer
    XCL-S Series cameras feature a high readout rate ofuncompressed images for smooth and clear results. TheXCL-S600 and XCL-S600C achieve 27 frames per second (fps),and the XCL-S900 and XCL-S900C achieve 18 fps when fourchanneloutput is selected. This enables these cameras tocapture fast-moving objects without sacrificing image quality.
  • Shading Correction
    With embedded shading correction, XCL-S Series camerasminimize the uneven image intensity often caused by lightingand/or the lens. Their internal hardware processing reducesthe need for external image correction that is normallyperformed via a frame grabber board and PC. This handyfunction reduces the processing load of the PC, and simplifiesthe processing task. In addition, these cameras are equippedwith three optional lighting settings to capture clear imagesin varying lighting conditions.
  • Defect Correction
    XCL-S Series cameras can automatically minimize defectivepixels (e.g., white and black dots) within the entire imagingarea directly inside the camera. This feature helps simplifyimage processing.
  • Temperature Readout
    Each camera comes with an internal temperature sensor. Thehost device can receive temperature information by issuinga command. This eliminates the need for a separate sensor,and simplifies system configuration.
  • Sensitivity Control
    The XCL-S Series is equipped with a saturation signal controlfunction to allow the amount of saturation signal chargeon the CCD to be increased or decreased via softwarecommands. For example when capturing dark objects, theuser can increase the amount of saturation signal charge —this elevates the camera's sensitivity to improve the picturequality instead of using a long exposure time*. On the otherhand, by decreasing the amount of saturation signal charge,the level of smear can be reduced or improved.
    * If the saturation signal charge amount exceeds the maximum that canbe transferred into the vertical and horizontal registers, a transfer error willoccur (e.g., smear).
  • Memory Channel (Userset)
    In addition to factory default settings, up to 16 cameraparameters — including brightness, gamma, shutter, gain, andtrigger mode — can be preset to suit each particular scene.
  • Bulk Trigger Mode & Sequential Trigger Mode
    These new XCL-S Series cameras feature advanced BulkTrigger and Sequential Trigger modes in addition to aconventional trigger mode. Each camera supports 16memory channels that can store up to 16 different camerasetups (e.g., exposure, and gain).
    Bulk Trigger mode allows these cameras to capture up to16 images in rapid succession using a single software orhardware trigger.
    Sequential Trigger mode allows each camera to capture asingle image using successive setups stored in the memorychannels with each software or hardware trigger.
  • Look-up Table (LUT)
    Each XCL-S Series camera supports a look-up table whichtransforms the input luminance signal into the requireddigital output. It supports factory presets — Linear, Negative,Binarization, and Linear Interpolation — as well as a UserdefinedLUT (input: 12 bits, output: 12 bits).
  • Trigger Noise Filtering
    With a trigger line filter, these cameras can specify a validpulse width for the trigger. This helps avoid unexpectedimage capture caused, for example, by triggers frominsignificant noise.
  • Pulse Train Generator
    XCL-S Series cameras are capable of outputting anyrectangular wave from one of the general-purpose outputs.This pulse train can be programmed for frequencies from0.5 Hz up to 100 KHz in 1 μs steps to control external devicessuch as LED lights, simplifying overall system configuration.

    Image sensor
    1/1-type progressive scan IT CCD
    Image sensor
    (Number of effective pixels, H x V)
    3,388 x 2,712
    2,758 x 2,208
    Cell size (H x V)
    3.69 μm x 3.69 μm
    4.54 μm x 4.54 μm
    Output pixels (H x V)
    3,384 x 2,704
    2,752 x 2,200
    Output pixels (H x V, Full resolution)
    3,388 x 2,712
    2,758 x 2,208
    Color filter
    RGB color mosaic filter
    RGB color mosaic filter
    Frame rate
    18 fps (4ch), 9 fps (2ch), 5 fps (1ch)
    27 fps (4ch), 13 fps (2ch), 9 fps (1ch)
    Minimum illumination (50%)
    1.0 lx (Iris: F1.4, Gain: +18 dB, Shutter: 1/18 s)
    6 lx (Iris: F1.4, Gain: +18 dB, Shutter: 1/18 s)
    1.0 lx (Iris: F1.4, Gain: +18 dB, Shutter: 1/27 s)
    6 lx (Iris: F1.4, Gain: +18 dB, Shutter: 1/27 s)
    Sensitivity F8 (400 lx, Gain: 0 dB) F8 (2000 lx, Gain: 0 dB) F8 (400 lx, Gain: 0 dB) F8 (2000 lx, Gain: 0 dB)
    S/N ratio More than 50 dB
    Gain Auto, Manual: 0 dB to +18 dB
    Shutter speed Auto, Manual: 2 s to 1/100,000 s
    White balance -- One push WB, Manual -- One push WB, Manual
    Readout modes Normal, Binning (2 x 1, 1 x 2, 2 x 2), Partial scan Normal, Partial scan Normal, Binning (2 x 1, 1 x 2, 2 x 2), Partial scan Normal, Partial scan
    Readout features Binnarization, Gamma (variable), Built-in test pattern, LUT, 3 x 3 filter Binarization, Gamma (variable), Built-in test pattern, LUT, 3 x 3 filter, Color matrix Binnarization, Gamma (variable), Built-in test pattern, LUT, 3 x 3 filter Binarization, Gamma (variable), Built-in test pattern, LUT, 3 x 3 filter, Color matrix
    Synchronization Hardware trigger, Software trigger
    Trigger modes Edge detection, Pulse width detection, Bulk Trigger, Sequential Trigger
    Memory channel (Usersets) 16 channels
    User memory 32 kbytes + 64 bytes x 16ch
    Other features Shading correction, Defect correction, Temperature readout
    Video data output 8, 10, 12-bit, digital 8, 10, 12-bit, Raw, digital, RGB Color 8, 10, 12-bit, digital 8, 10, 12-bit, Raw, digital, RGB Color
    Digital interface LVDS
    Camera specification CameraLink® Version1.2
    Output data clock 4ch: --- (1 tap), 84 MHz (2 tap)

    2ch: 84 MHz (1 tap), 42 MHz (2 tap)

    1ch: 27 MHz (1 tap), 27 MHz (2 tap)

    Digital input/output IN (x2), OUT (x2), IN/OUT (x2)
    Lens mount C mount
    Power requirements DC +12 V (+10.5 V to +15.0 V)
    Power consumption 6.0 W (typical)
    Operating temperature -10°C to +45°C (14°F to +113°F)
    Performance guarantee temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to +104°F)
    Storage temperature -30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)
    Operating humidity 20% to 80% (no condensation)
    Storage humidity 20% to 95% (no condensation)
    Vibration resistance 10 G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
    Shock resistance 70 G
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 50 x 50 x 57.5 mm (2 x 2 x 2 3/8 inches) (excluding protrusions)
    Mass 200 g (7.1 oz)
    Regulations UL60950-1, FCC Class A, CSA C22.2-No.1, IC Class A Digital Device, CE: EN61326 (Class A), AS EMC: EN61326, VCCI Class A, KCC
    Supplied accessories Lens mount cap (1), Operating instructions (1)