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Grasshopper FireWire CCD Camera

 

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The Grasshopper® IEEE-1394b (FireWire) digital camera line offers a large selection of high resolution, high sensitivity sensors and an ultra fast 800Mb/s digital interface. Attractive pricing makes these powerful cameras ideal for OEMs and system integrators who need compact systems that deliver 0.3M, 1.4M, 2.0M or 5.0M images at high frame rates. The Grasshopper cameras are particularly effective in demanding imaging applications such as those used in electronics manufacturing, life sciences and microscopy, surveillance and security, and ITS.

Sensor Technology: Learn more about Sony EXview HAD CCD II used in the ICX625 sensor.

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
GRAS-03K2C-C
GRAS-03K2M-C
Color
Mono
0.3 MP
  • Kodak KAI0340 CCD, 1/3", 7.4 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 640x480 at 200 FPS
GRAS-03S3M-C
Mono
0.3 MP
  • Sony ICX414 CCD, 1/2", 9.9 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 648x488 at 74 FPS
GRAS-14S3C-C
GRAS-14S3M-C
Color
Mono
1.4 MP
  • Sony ICX267 CCD, 1/2", 4.65 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 1384x1032 at 21 FPS
GRAS-14S5C-C
GRAS-14S5M-C
Color
Mono
1.4 MP
  • Sony ICX285 CCD, 2/3", 6.45 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 1384x1036 at 15 FPS
GRAS-20S4C-C
GRAS-20S4M-C
Color
Mono
2.0 MP
  • Sony ICX274 CCD, 1/1.8", 4.4 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 1624x1224 at 30 FPS
GRAS-50S5C-C
GRAS-50S5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  • Sony ICX625 CCD, 2/3", 3.45 Ám
  • Global Shutter
  • 2448x2048 at 15 FPS

 

A/D Converter 14-bit
Image Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Y8, Y16 (all models), RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV 444, 8- bit and 16-bit raw Bayer data (color models)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, white balance
Gain Automatic/Manual/One-Push Gain modes
0 dB to 24 dB
Gamma 0.50 to 4.00
White Balance Automatic/manual modes, programmable via software
Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
Digital Interface Dual Bilingual 9-pin IEEE-1394b for camera control, video data transmission, and power
Transfer Rates 100, 200, 400, 800 Mb/s
GPIO 8-pin Hirose HR25 GPIO connector for power, trigger, strobe, PWM, and RS232
External Trigger Modes IIDC Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, 14, and 15
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Shutter Global Shutter
Automatic/Manual/One-Push/Extended Shutter modes
0.02 ms to >10 seconds (extended shutter mode)
Image Buffer 32 MB frame buffer
Memory Channels 2 memory channels for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 512 KB
Dimensions 58 mm x 44 mm x 29 mm (excluding lens holder and connectors)
Mass 104 g (without optics or tripod mounting bracket)
Power Consumption 8 to 30 V, 3.5 W at 12 V via GPIO or FireWire interface
Camera Specification IIDC v1.31
Camera Control via FlyCapture SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount C-mount
Temperature Operating: 0░ to 40░C; Storage: -30░ to 60░C
Emissions Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Vista SP1, Windows7, Linux Ubuntu 8.04
Warranty Two 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 B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off or on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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)
Selecting a Grasshopper model

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Product Change Notifications
PDF PCN2009008A - Change to Grasshopper CE and FCC Certification
PDF PCN2009010A - Addition of Shielding to GPIO Wiring Harness Cable
PDF PCN2009006A - Printed Circuit Board Revision to Add Physical Layer Port Protection
PDF PCN2011002A - Change to Grasshopper Form-Factor Tripod Mounts
PDF PCN2011002A - Change to Grasshopper Form-Factor Tripod Mounts
PDF PCN2011002A - Change to Grasshopper Form-Factor Tripod Mounts

Technical Application Notes / White Papers
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 TAN2007001 - Exceeding bandwidth limitations when using Format 7
PDF TAN2007003 - Developing DirectShow applications with FlyCapture
PDF TAN2007004 - Accessing the On-Camera Frame Buffer
PDF TAN2007006 - Transitioning from the Scorpion to the Grasshopper
PDF TAN2008001 - Factors to consider with multiple camera arrays
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 TAN2010002 - Selecting a Lens for your Camera
PDF TAN2010003 - Image Tearing Causes and Solutions
PDF TAN2010004 - Transitioning from Grasshopper to Grasshopper2
PDF TAN2012003 - Setting up multiple GigE cameras
PDF TAN2013008 - Using Cognex VisionPro
PDF TAN2011001 - Transitioning from Grasshopper to Grasshopper2 GS2-FW FireWire Camera
PDF TAN2011002 - Optimized Modes for Low Light Imaging in the Grasshopper2 FireWire Camera

Knowledge Base Articles
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