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Flea2 FireWire CCD Camera


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At 29x29x30mm, the Flea®2 is even smaller than the original Flea camera and is designed to have the form factor of similar industry standard analog cameras. The 800Mb/s interface enables full frame rate RGB image transmission and even more cameras on the same bus. The IEEE-1394b cable with jack screws allows a more secure connection to the camera.

0.3 MP
  • Sony ICX424 CCD, 1/3", 7.4 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 648x488 at 80 FPS
  • FL2-08S2C-C
    0.8 MP
  • Sony ICX204 CCD, 1/3", 4.65 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1032x776 at 30 FPS
  • FL2G-13S2C-C
    1.3 MP
  • Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3", 3.75 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1288x964 at 30 FPS
  • FL2-14S3C-C
    1.4 MP
  • Sony ICX267 CCD, 1/2", 4.65 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1384x1032 at 15 FPS
  • FL2-20S4C-C
    2.0 MP
  • Sony ICX274 CCD, 1/1.8", 4.4 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1624x1224 at 15 FPS
  • FL2G-50S5C-C
    5.0 MP
  • Sony ICX655 CCD, 2/3", 3.45 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 2448x2048 at 7.5 FPS

    A/D Converter 12-bit
    Image Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
    Image Data Formats Y8, Y16 (all models) RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV444, Raw8, Raw16 (color models)
    Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
    Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, hue, saturation, and sharpness
    Gain Automatic/Manual/One-Push Gain modes
    0 dB to 24 dB
    Gamma 0.50 to 4.00
    White Balance Automatic/manual/one push modes, programmable via software
    Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
    Digital Interface Bilingual 9-pin IEEE 1394b interface for camera control, data, and power
    Transfer Rates 100, 200, 400, 800 Mbit/s
    GPIO 8-pin Hirose HR25 GPIO connector opto-isolated pins for trigger and strobe (FL2G only), bi-directional pins for trigger, strobe or serial port
    External Trigger Modes IIDC Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, 4, and 5 (03S2 and 08S2), 14, and 15
    Synchronization Via external trigger, software trigger (on same bus), or free running
    Shutter Global Shutter
    Automatic/Manual/One-Push/Extended Shutter modes
    0.02 ms to greater than 10 s (extended shutter mode)
    Image Buffer 32 MB Frame Buffer (FL2G only)
    Memory Channels 3 memory channels for custom camera settings
    Flash Memory 512 KB (FL2G only)
    Dimensions 29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
    Mass 58 grams (without optics)
    Power Consumption 8-30V, <2.5W, via GPIO or 1394b interface
    Camera Specification IIDC v1.31, compatible with IEEE-1394b and IEEE-1394a interfaces
    Camera Control via FlyCapture SDK, CSRs, or third party software
    Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
    Lens Mount C-mount
    Temperature Operating: 0 to 45C; Storage: -30 to 60C
    Emissions Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
    Operating System Vista SP1, Windows 7
    Warranty Three years

    Development Kit Contents
    The following items are included in the Flea2 / Flea3 / Grasshopper / Grasshopper2 / Grasshopper Express / (1394b models only) Development Accessory Kit DEVKIT-01-0001:

    • ACC-01-2006: 4.5 meter, 9-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394b cable
    • ACC-01-2007: 4.5 meter, 6-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394a to 1394b cable
    • ACC-01-1001: IEEE-1394b OHCI PCI Host Adapter 2 Port 800Mbps card
    • ACC-01-3000: Hirose HR25 8-pin male GPIO connector with 1m wiring harness
    The following items are included in the Flea2 / Flea3 / Grasshopper / Grasshopper2 / Grasshopper Express / (1394b models only) Development Accessory Kit DEVKIT-01-0002:

    • ACC-01-2006: 4.5 meter, 9-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394b cable
    • ACC-01-2007: 4.5 meter, 6-pin to 9-pin locking IEEE-1394a to 1394b cable
    • FWB-PCIE-01: FirePRO low profile single bus IEEE-1394b PCI Express card
    • ACC-01-3000: Hirose HR25 8-pin male GPIO connector with 1m wiring harness

    Emissions and RoHS Compliance

    FCC / CE Compliance

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

    You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

    RoHS / WEEE Compliance

    This product is RoHS and WEEE compliant.

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    Technical Documents
     Product Datasheet
     Getting Started Manual
     Technical Reference Manual (Login Required)
    Benefits of IEEE-1394b (FireWire S800)

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    Product Change Notifications
    PDF PCN2009010A - Addition of Shielding to GPIO Wiring Harness Cable
    PDF PCN2009006A - Printed Circuit Board Revision to Add Physical Layer Port Protection
    PDF PCN2011003A - Change to ACC-01-0003 Tripod Mounts
    PDF PCN2011004A - Update of Physical Layer Chip
    PDF PCN2011008Av2 - Change to Camera FCC Labeling

    Technical Application Notes / White Papers
    PDF TAN2009002 - Comparing the Flea2 and Flea2G Digital Imaging Cameras
    PDF TAN2009004 - Storing data in flash memory
    PDF TAN2009003 - Getting Started with FlyCapture 2.0 and Linux
    PDF TAN2004003 - PGR FlyCapture SDK Color Processing Algorithm Performance
    PDF TAN2004004 - Synchronizing to an external signal using DCAM 1.31 Trigger Mode_0
    PDF TAN2006005 - Transitioning from the Flea to the Flea2
    PDF TAN2006008 - Streaming raw video to disk from multiple 1394 cameras
    PDF TAN2007001 - Exceeding bandwidth limitations when using Format 7
    PDF TAN2007003 - Developing DirectShow applications with FlyCapture
    PDF TAN2007004 - Accessing the On-Camera Frame Buffer
    PDF TAN2008001 - Factors to consider with multiple camera arrays
    PDF TAN2008004 - New GPIO functionality in Flea2 FL2G-xx models
    PDF TAN2008006 - Sensor response curve comparison for ICX445
    PDF TAN2008008 - FL2G-50S5M and GRAS-50S5M imaging performance comparison
    PDF TAN2008009 - Extending the distance between camera and host
    PDF TAN2008011 - Working with embedded image information
    PDF TAN2008013 - White blemish pixel defects
    PDF TAN2010001 - A Guide to Transitioning from the Flea2 to the Flea3
    PDF TAN2010002 - Selecting a Lens for your Camera
    PDF TAN2010003 - Image Tearing Causes and Solutions

    Knowledge Base Articles
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