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a2A5320-52cm#

The a2A5320-52cm Basler ace 2 V camera is equipped with a Sony IMX542 sensor.

Specifications#

General Specifications#

a2A5320-52cm
Resolution (H x V Pixels) 5328 x 3040 (full resolution)
5320 x 3032 (default resolution)
Resolution 16.1 MP
Sensor Type Sony IMX542-AAMJ-C
Progressive scan CMOS
Global shutter
Sensor Format 1.1"
Effective Sensor Diagonal 16.8 mm
Pixel Size (H x V) 2.74 x 2.74 µm
Frame Rate (at Default Settings) 42.8 fps
52.4 fps (with sensor bit depth set to 8 bit)
Frame Rate @ CoaXPress Speeds 52.4 fps @ CXP-12
52.4 fps @ CXP-10
35.9 fps @ CXP-6
28.6 fps @ CXP-5
17.7 fps @ CXP-3
14.1 fps @ CXP-2
Conditions: default resolution, sensor bit depth set to 8 bit, pixel format set to Mono 8
Product Family ace 2 V
Mono / Color Mono
Image Data Interface CoaXPress (2.5–12.5 Gbps)
Pixel Formats See Pixel Format.
Synchronization Via hardware trigger
Via software trigger
Via free run
Exposure Time Control Via hardware trigger
Programmable via the camera API
Camera Power Requirements Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP): 24 VDC supplied via the camera's Micro-BNC (HD‑BNC) connector
≈TBD W (typical) @ 24 VDC
I/O Lines 1 opto-coupled input line
2 general purpose I/O (GPIO) lines
Lens Mount C-mount
Size (L x W x H) 36.3 x 29 x 29 mm (without lens mount or connectors)
50.2 x 29 x 29 mm (with lens mount and connectors)
Weight <85 g
Conformity CE (includes RoHS), UL (in preparation), GenICam, CoaXPress 2.0, IP30
Certificates for your camera model
For more information, see the Compliance section of the Basler website.
Software Basler pylon Camera Software Suite (version 6.2 or higher)
Available for Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM, macOS, and Android
Accessories Accessories for your camera model
Availability and Pricing See the product page on the Basler website.

Spectral Response#

Sony Pregius S Relative Spectral Sensitivity

The spectral response curve excludes lens characteristics.

Mechanical Specifications#

Camera Dimensions and Mounting Points#

Mechanical Dimensions (in mm) for Cameras with C-mount Lens Mount

→ Download the CAD/technical drawing for your Basler camera.

Maximum Allowed Lens Intrusion#

→ See Maximum Allowed Lens Intrusion.

Mounting Instructions#

→ See Mounting Instructions.

Stress Test Results#

→ See Stress Test Results.

Requirements#

Environmental Requirements#

Temperature and Humidity#

Housing temperature during operation -10–50 °C (14–122 °F)
Humidity during operation 20–80 %, relative, non-condensing
Storage temperature -20–80 °C (-4–176 °F)
Storage humidity 20–80 %, relative, non-condensing
Housing temperature according to UL 62368-1 max. 70 °C (158 °F)
Ambient temperature according to UL 62368-1 max. 30 °C (86 °F)

Heat Dissipation#

→ See Providing Heat Dissipation.

Electrical Requirements#

WARNING – Electric Shock and Fire Hazard / Risque de choc électrique et d'incendie

Unapproved power supplies may cause electric shock or fire or both. Serious injury or death may occur.

  • You must use power supplies that meet the Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) and Limited Power Source (LPS) or the Electrical Source 1 (ES1) and Power Source 2 (PS2) requirements.
  • If you use a powered hub or powered switch, they must meet the above requirements.

Les blocs d'alimentation non approuvés peuvent causer des décharges électriques ou des départs de feu, ou les deux. Celles-ci représentent un risque de mort ou de blessure grave.

  • Vous devez utiliser un bloc d'alimentation conforme aux exigences Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) et Limited Power Source (LPS) ou Electrical Source 1 (ES1) et Power Source 2 (PS2).
  • Si vous utilisez un hub alimenté ou un switch alimenté, ils doivent être conformes aux exigences ci-dessus.
NOTICE – Incorrect voltage can damage the camera.

You must supply camera power within the safe operating voltage ranges specified below.

Do not use negative voltage for an I/O line.

Camera Power#

You must supply camera power via Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP) according to the CoaXPress Standard version 2.0.

The power supply via PoCXP is 24 VDC.

Opto-Coupled I/O Input Line#

Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
0–24 VDC Safe operating range.
0–1.4 VDC Indicates a logical 0 (with inverter disabled).
>1.4–2.2 VDC Region where the logic level transition occurs; the logical state is not defined in this region.
>2.2 VDC Indicates a logical 1 (with inverter disabled).
  • Input current (high-level): <15 mA internally limited
  • Input current (high-level): >5 mA required to drive the opto-coupler

General Purpose I/O Lines#

NOTICE: Applying incorrect electrical signals to the camera's GPIO line can severely damage the camera.

Before you connect any external circuitry to the GPIO line, use the Line Mode feature to configure the line for input or output.

Make sure to apply appropriate input or output signal voltages as specified below.

Operation as Input#
Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
0–5 VDC Safe operating range. The minimum external pull-up voltage is 3.3 VDC.
0–0.8 VDC Indicates a logical 0 (with inverter disabled).
>0.8–2.0 VDC Region where the logic level transition occurs; the logical state is not defined in this region.
>2.0 VDC Indicates a logical 1 (with inverter disabled).
  • Input current (high-level): <100 μA
  • Input current (low-level): <5 mA sink current from the GPIO input line without exceeding 0.8 VDC.
Operation as Output#
Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
3.3–24 VDC Safe operating range.
<3.3 VDC Unreliable GPIO output.
  • Internal pull-up resistor: ≈650 Ω, with open collector. Many applications will have to provide an additional pull-up resistor.
  • Residual voltage ("on" state): ≈0.4 VDC at 50 mA and 25 °C (77 °F) housing temperature. Actual residual voltage depends on operating temperature, load current, and production spread of electronic components.
  • Leakage current: <60 µA. Actual leakage depends on operating temperature and production spread of electronic components.
  • Maximum load current: 50 mA
  • Minimum load current: Not specified. Consider the following:
    • Leakage current will have a stronger effect when load currents are low.
    • Propagation delay of the output increases as load currents decrease.
    • Higher-impedance circuits tend to be more susceptible to EMI.
    • Higher currents cause higher voltage drops in long cables.

For more information about the I/O lines, see the I/O Control section.

Circuit Diagrams#

→ See Circuit Diagrams.

Cable Requirements#

CoaXPress Data Cable#

Use a high-quality CoaXPress data cable with a Micro-BNC (HD-BNC) plug at both the camera and the host side.

The data cable must comply with the CoaXPress Standard version 2.0. The following table shows CoaXPress data cable specifications.

CoaXPress Data Cable Specifications
Impedance 75 Ω ± 4 Ω
Maximum Return Loss -15 dB
Maximum Attenuation -17.9 dB
Frequency Range 1–6.25 GHz
Connector Micro-BNC (HD-BNC), 75 Ω type
Total DC Roundtrip Resistance <4.98 Ω
Cable Current Capacity 1 A (normal operation)

Basler recommends using CoaXPress data cables from the Basler cable portfolio. There are CoaXPress data cables of various lengths available.

If you want to use longer CoaXPress cables or cables with a higher attenuation, it may be necessary to reduce the CoaXPress speed.

The following table shows the relation between cable length, maximum attenuation, and CoaXPress speed. The table is taken from the CoaXPress Standard version 2.0. A typical Belden 1694A cable is used in this example.

Info

As the following values are only reference values, check the cable that you want to use: CoaXPress-certified cables are always marked with the maximum speed they support.

CoaXPress Speed Maximum Attenuation @ Frequency Cable Length (Belden 1694A)
CXP-3 (3.125 Gbps) -26.8 dB @ 1.5625 GHz 100 m
CXP-5 (5 Gbps) -20.9 dB @ 2.5 GHz 60 m
CXP-6 (6.25 Gbps) -15.8 dB @ 3.125 GHz 40 m
CXP-10 (10 Gbps) -20.8 dB @ 5 GHz 40 m
CXP-12 (12.5 Gbps) -17.9 dB @ 6.25 GHz 30 m

I/O Cable#

  • The I/O cable must be shielded.
  • The I/O cable must have a cross-section of at least 0.14 mm² (close to AWG26).
  • Use twisted pair wire cables.
  • Maximum recommended cable length: 10 m
  • Camera-side connector: M8 6-pin male, coding A-standard, according to IEC 61076-2-104
  • Proximity to strong magnetic fields should be avoided.
  • Basler recommends using I/O cables from the Basler cable portfolio.

Physical Interface#

Camera Connectors and Status LED#

Camera Connectors

I/O Connector#

  • M8 6-pin female connector, coding A-standard, according to IEC 61076-2-104
  • Recommended mating connector: M8 6-pin male, coding A-standard, according to IEC 61076-2-104

Micro-BNC (HD-BNC) Connector#

Micro-BNC (HD-BNC) connector according to the CoaXPress Standard version 2.0

Status LED#

Indicates camera connection states according to the CoaXPress Standard version 2.0

LED States#

LED State Meaning
Off No power
Solid orange System booting
Red flashing at a frequency of 12.5 Hz System error (e.g., internal error)
Red flashing at a frequency of 1 Hz Powered, but no CXP cable connected
Alternating green/orange flashing at a frequency of 0.5 Hz Connection test packets being sent
Solid green Device/Host connected, but no data being transferred
Green flashing at a frequency of 12.5 Hz Device/Host connected, data being transferred
Alternating green/orange flashing at a frequency of 12.5 Hz (shown for a minimum of 1 s even if the connection detection is faster) Connection detection in progress, PoCXP active
Orange flashing at a frequency of 12.5 Hz (shown for a minimum of 1 s even if the connection detection is faster) Connection detection in progress, PoCXP not in use

Connector Pinout#

Pin Numbering for the I/O Connector

Pin Line Function
1 - Reserved, do not connect
2 Line 1 Opto-coupled I/O input line
3 - Ground for opto-coupled I/O lines
4 Line 2 General purpose I/O (GPIO) line
5 Line 3 General purpose I/O (GPIO) line
6 - Ground for General Purpose I/O (GPIO) lines

Precautions#

→ See Safety Instructions (ace, ace 2).

Installation#

→ See Camera Installation.

Features#

→ See Features.