Smart High Sensitivity CCD Line Camera
|Detector Range (CCD Chip)||350 - 1100 nm|
|Scan Rate Internal Trigger||Max 900 Scans/s|
|CCD Pixel Number||2048|
|CCD Pixel Size||14 µm x 56 µm (14 µm Pitch)|
|CCD Sensitivity||240 V/lx s|
|CCD Dynamic Range||333|
|Integration Time||1 ms - 50 s|
- Input and Output Triggers
- 5 User-Configurable General Purpose I/O Ports (GPIO)
- Up to 16 Independently Programmable Regions of Interest
- Internal Simple Pattern Matching Logic
- Standalone Operation
- Adapter for F-Mount Objectives
- Compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm Cage Systems and SM2 Lens Tubes
- Ø1/2" Post Mountable
- F-Mount Compatible via Included Adapter
- Versatile Software Package (Splicco) and Drivet Package (C/C++, VB, DotNet, LabVIEW) Included
- USB2.0 Interface
- Powered via USB
- Dust Proof, Rugged Housing for Field Usage
Thorlabs' LC100 Line Camera is designed for applications in optics, imaging, spectroscopy, biology, and industrial process control. It incorporates a 2048 pixel CCD array and is capable of detecting light in the 350 - 1100 nm range. With scan rates up to 900 scans per second (450 Hz with external trigger), this line camera offers trigger input and output, an analog output, and five digital software-controlled General Purpose Input/Outputs (GPIOs). The delay of the input and output triggers can be adjusted and the analog output monitors the intensity of a selectable single pixel of the line.
The LC100 line camera itself is capable of analyzing up to 16 freely definable regions of interest (ROIs) from the recorded line scans; it can analyze each spectrum independently using simple pattern matching. The five GPIOs can be programmed to return specific logic patterns according to the results of the spectrum analysis. Since version 4.3 of the SPLICCO software package the LC100 features a standalone mode that allows the line camera to perform this analysis without being connected to a PC.
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The LC100 with a Nikon F-Mount camera lens mounted via an SM2NFM
F-Mount to SM2 thread adapter.
The rugged, dust-proof housing makes the LC100 line camera ideal for field applications and process control. Typical applications include using the line camera as a sensor in custom spectrometers or interferometers as well as position or size sensing devices. These cameras are also used in defect sensing applications as well as for fill level and edge detection.
The housing has eight 4-40 taps with the correct spacings to make it compatible with Thorlabs' 30 mm Cage System and 60 mm Cage System. In addition, the housing is SM2 (2.035"-40) threaded for Ø2" Lens Tube compatibility. A 1/4"-20 (M6) tap is provided for post mounting.
|Detector Range (CCD Chip)||350 - 1100 nm|
|CCD Pixel Size||14 µm x 56 µm ( 14 µm pitch )|
|CCD Sensitivity||240 V / ( lx · s )|
|CCD Dynamic Rangea||333|
|CCD Pixel Number||2048|
|Integration Timeb||1.055 ms − 50 s|
|Scan Rate Internal Trigger|| Max 900 Scans/sc|
|S/N Ratiod||≤2000 : 1|
|Trigger Signal||TTL 5 V and 3.3 V|
|Trigger Frequency, Scan Rate|| Max 450 Hz, 450 Scans/sc|
|Trigger Puls Length||Min 50 ns|
|Trigger Delay||4.5 µs|
|Number of GPIOse||5|
|GPIOe Type||3.3 V TTL|
|Region of Interests (ROI)||16|
|Analog Output||Programmable 0 - 4 V|
|Interface||Hi-Speed USB2.0 (480 Mbit/s)|
|Dimensions ( L x W x H )||80 mm x 80 mm x 33 mm (3.13" x 3.13" x 1.30")|
All technical data are valid at 23 ± 5°C and 45 ± 15% rel. humidity (non condensing)
a ratio of saturation voltage to dark current voltage
b exposure time
c 1.055 ms integration time & depends on connected PC
d with 10x averaging, depending on integration time; for single shot use CCD dynamic range
e GPIO: General Purpose Input Output
Graphical User Interface
- Integration Time
- Trigger Modes: Internal, External, Continuous, Single Shot
- Averaging Method: Gliding or Block Average
- Smoothing Method: Block Smoothing
- Picture Flip and Revert
- Operates up to 10 Devices Simultaneously
- Auto-Detection of Compatible Devices
- Available Filters: Peak Finder, Smoothing, Averaging, Flip/Revert Picture
- Algorithms: Gaussian Transformation
- Normalized Y Axis
- Persistence Option
- Different Thread for Data Acquisition for Better Responsiveness to User Input
- User Selectable Colors
- Saving and Retrieval of Scans (JCAMP-DX or CSV)
- Copy Function to Clipboard
- Printable Windows
- Tabbed or Floating Windows
- Gaussian Data Fitting
The LC100 Series Line Camera is featuring the easy-to-use SPLICCO software with graphical user interface. The package is designed for laboratory and manufacturing applications. The data, background, and peaks can be shown in a single graph. With the help of smoothing and averaging algorithms the user is able to enhance specific features of the spectra. Furthermore the software is able to handle several devices at one time which are presented in different windows. The above screen shows the peakfinder screen that lists all peaks with a given min peak-height (threshold) and peak width. SPLICCO also allows to record scans sequentially, see Sequential Recording below.
Simple Pattern Matching
For the LC100 you can define up to 16 areas of interest (Evalboxes) with adjustable sizes at arbitrary locations in the Intensity vs. Pixel pane. They will be interrogated during scans. The result can be used for simple pattern matching and connected with customized logic to one of the 5 General Purpose Input Outputs (GPIO).
You can easily set the displayed range of the measured intensity by entering the min and max values at the y axis of the intensity plot.
The SPLICCO software allows to sequentially record individual scans in CSV file format. A maximum of 1000 scans can be recorded at a rate of upto 900 scans per second.
Software for Spectrometers and USB Line Cameras
This package also includes the instrument drivers for the National Instruments™, LabWindows™/CVI, and LabVIEW™* development environments. The drivers are intended for developers who want to extend or adapt the functionality of the device to their special requirements.
Standard full software application packages and graphical user interfaces.
Advanced Beta Version*
Version 188.8.131.528 (April 22, 2013)
Full software version software application with latest bug fixes:
- Improved VXIpnp compatibility
- Includes 64bit versions of LabVIEW drivers/examples
*This release candidate software version, which incorporates new features and/or bug fixes as outlined in the change log file on the download page, has been through several rounds of testing and there are currently no significant bugs. Once full testing and documentation is available, this version will become the standard software package. In the interim, Thorlabs is making this complete software file available for those customers whose research endeavors would benefit from the updated features.
Pin Configuration of Trigger Cable Connector
|Connector Pins|| Pin # || Description |
| 1 || Trigger Input, LL TTL|
| 2 || Common GND (Trigger and GPIO) |
| 3 || Analog Output|
| 4 - 8 || GPIO Ports 1 - 5, LL TTL |