Imperx - Industrial Cameras

c-2880-cmos-camera The C2880 is our most technically advanced, ruggedized, progressive scan digital camera intended for machine vision, surveillance, reconnaissance, aerospace, aerial imaging and intelligent traffic systems. The C2880 incorporates a number of unique features tailored to reduce system complexity, maximize interface bandwidth, and expand the usable operational range.

The C2880 features the ON Semiconductor KAC-06040 CMOS image sensor with a native resolution of 2832 x 2128  in an 1” optical format delivering up to 160 frames per second in either global or rolling shutter mode and supports the following outputs: Camera Link® Full w/PoCL® (CLF), USB3 (U3V), dual CXP-6 CoaXPress® w/PoCXP (CXP). CMOS technology eliminates smear columns from areas of ultra-bright intensity and specular reflections in uncontrolled lighting applications. The camera has excellent sensitivity, fast frame rates, exceptional dynamic range and supports strobe outputs, trigger inputs, automatic exposure, automatic gain control with multiple LUTs, and other high-value functions.

The Imperx Cheetah line provides excellent image quality with Imperx proprietary processing. In addition, Imperx puts you in control and gives you full access to raw data without corrections. Using the simple, intuitive graphical user interface, you can quickly apply image corrections, if desired. The C2880’s flexibility, image quality, and speed make it suitable for a broad range of diverse and demanding applications, but “one size doesn’t fit all,” and Imperx can help optimize the camera to your exact requirements.

Unique features include:

  • Smart Wide Dynamic Range. Advanced technology monitors each pixel’s exposure independently and sets it to one of three user-selectable values based on the intensity of the source at the pixel.
  • Multi-Frame Capture & Switching. This allows you to configure two independent camera frames, each with its own resolution, exposure, gain, dynamic range, and decimation. You can mix and match the frames programmatically or by external trigger to extend your capture options and capabilities. For example, you could set Frame A to capture high resolution detail and Frame B for low resolution contextual information.


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  • FeatureSpecification
    Resolution2832 x 2128 (6 MP)
    SensorKAC-06040, CMOS Color/Mono
    Sensor Format1" optical format
    Pixel Size4.7 microns square
    InterfacesCamera Link® Full/Deca w/PoCL, USB3, dual CXP-6 CoaXPress® w/PoCXP
    NIR SensitivityMono: 850 nm: 15%, 950 nm: 5%
    Frame Rate160 fps (CXP), 129 fps (CLF), 55 fps (U3V)
    Output Bit Depth8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit
    Sensor Digitization10-bit or 12-bit
    ShutterGlobal shutter (GS), Rolling shutter (RS)
    Shutter Speed1 μs/step, 5 μs to 1.0 s (GS), 2 μs to 1.0 s (RS)
    Dynamic Range74 dB (RS), 57 dB (GS)
    Analog Gain Control12-bit: 0-12 dB (16 steps); 8 or 10-bit: 0-18 dB (32 steps)
    Digital Gain24 dB (128 steps)
    Digital Offset0 to 2048, 1 step increment
    Exposure ControlOff, internal, external
    Regions of Interest (ROI)1 ROI
    Dual Video2 independent acquisition frames: Frame A and Frame B
    Frame A/B settingsIndependent control of each frame: resolution, gain, offset, pixel averaging, sub-sampling, AOI and WDR
    Trigger InputsExternal, pulse generator, software, computer (CLF)
    Trigger OptionsEdge, debounce
    Trigger ModesInternal, external, computer
    External Inputs/Outputs2 IN (OPTO, LVTTL) / 2 OUT (OPTO, TTL)
    Lens MountC-Mount (default)
    Dimensions72.0 mm (W) x 72.0 mm (H) x 33.5 mm (L) (CLF, CXP)
    72.0 mm (W) x 72.0 mm (H) x 34.4 mm (L) (U3V)
    Weight370 g (U3V), 383 g (CXP), 385 g (CLF)
    Power12 V DC (6.5 V to 33 V), 1.5 A inrush; Power over CXP (CXP)
    Environmental-40 °C to +85 °C Operating
    -50 °C to +90 °C Storage
    Vibration, ShockComplies with IEC60068-2-64 and IEC60068-2-27
    RegulatoryFCC Part 15 Class A, CE, RoHS
    • Ruggedized
    • Global shutter or Rolling shutter
    • Fast frame rates
    • Wide dynamic range
    • Excellent sensitivity
    • Camera Link® Full/Deca w/PoCL, USB3, dual CXP-6 CoaXPress® w/PoCXP interfaces
    • Lens control for Canon EF mount
    • Available as Color or Monochrome
    • Ultra-low fixed pattern noise
    • Exceptional blooming suppression
    • Automatic and manual white balance
    • Internal/external exposure control
    • Programmable long exposure mode
    • Programmable triggers
    • Programmable strobes
    • Programmable look-up tables
    • Defective pixel correction, hot pixel correction
    • Dynamic transfer function and gamma corrections
    • Large number of trigger modes
    • Aerial mapping tools (cross-hair superposition)
    • Field upgradeable firmware
  • User Manual and Application Notes are available on the product download page.
  • To create your own customer Cheetah ordering code, simply choose one element from each column.
    Sample Ordering Code: CLF-C2880M-RC000 – Camera Link® Full, Monochrome, Ruggedized, C-Mount Lens, No filter option
    InterfaceCamera NumberSensor TypeEnvironmentalLens Mount
    CLF – Camera Link® Full w/PoCL®
    U3V – USB3 Vision
    CXP – dual CXP-6 CoaXPress® w/PoCXP
    C2880M – Monochrome
    C – Color
    R – Ruggedized (Standard)C – C (Default)
    M – M42 (Optional)
    E – EF Canon passive (Optional)
    L – EF Canon active (Optional)
    F – F (Optional)

    For additional features, including filter options, contact IMPERX: +1-561-989-0006 or [email protected]
  • Software updates are available on the product download page.
  • Power Supply
    PS12V04A – Power Supply w/1 input and 1 output

    CBL-PWIO01: Cable Power; Hirose 12p (F) to loose end; 2m – Camera Power Hirose Connection

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