Matrix Vision has expanded the range of sensors for the mvBlueFox-MLC with two CMOS sensors, taking account of customer preferences for sensors with higher resolutions. The first camera, named -202d, has a resolution of 1,280 x 960 pixels, achieves a maximum frame rate of 25Hz and uses the rolling shutter mode. The second sensor, -205, has a 5 Megapixel sensor with a resolution of 2,592 x 1,944 pixels, as already used in the standard version of the mvBlueFox. This sensor supports both global reset and rolling shutter and achieves maximum frame rates of 5.8Hz. Both Aptina sensors stand out due to high image quality and dynamics.
With a size of only 35 x 33mm the camera contains an image memory of 8 Megapixels for secure and tearing-free image transmissions as well as a unique micro-PLC sequencer for time-critical I/O and acquisition control, which is useful in stereo acquisitions. Depending on the requirements, the camera is available with different configurations with regard to interfaces and lens mounts. The board can be equipped with a Mini USB connector as well as with a USB header. An integrated S-Mount lens interface is part of the standard version and is available in three different depths. Optionally, high quality C-Mount and CS-Mount interfaces can be chosen. There also exists an industrial flexibility with the choice of digital inputs and outputs: either 1/1 opto-isolated or 2/2 TTL compliant digital I/Os are possible.
Beside the drivers for Linux and Windows, the camera also completely supports DirectShow, NeuroCheck, Halcon, and LabView as well as further third-party software products and, of course, the Matrix Vision image processing library mvImpact.