USB3 Vision Camera

The Mercury USB3.0 camera series is an industrial vision camera, with an USB3.0 interface. USB3.0 is an appropriate interface for high resolution and high-speed cameras. Furthermore, this interface is very suitable for embedded platforms such as the Raspberry Pi 3, NVIDIA Jetson TX1, TX2 and Tegra TK1.

This model is interesting for you when your application complies with the following conditions:
-    An industrial camera
-    Maximum cable length of 4.5 meters
-    Only one cable is required to connect the device
-    Dimensions are: 29x29x29mm
-    Suitable for PC’s and embedded platforms: ARM V7 & ARM V8
-    Optional hardware triggering

If more details are required, the manual can be consulted.

Specification MER-1220-32U3C-L


Color/Mono Color
Resolution 4024x3036
Sensor Type IMX226
Optical Size  1/1.7"
Pixel Size 1.85um
Frame rate 32fps
Shutter type Rolling Shutter
ADC Bith Depth 12bit
Pixel Bit Depth 8bit, 12bit
Shutter time 10us~1s
Digital gain TBD
Pixel Data Formats Bayer GR8 / Bayer GR12
Synchronization Software trigger
Operating Temp. 0℃~45℃
Operating Humidity 10%~80%
Power Consumption <2.5W
Lens Mount C
Dimensions 29x29x29mm
Weight 53g
Software Windows XP/7/8/10 32 and 64 bit
Data Interface USB3.0
Programmable control Image size, gain, Exposure time, etc.
Conformity RoHS, CE, USB3 Vision GenICam



Color Camera

A color camera makes use of a Bayer pattern to produce a colored image. The RGB value of every pixel is being calculated by taking the value of a pixel, in combination with all the values of neighboring pixels. This results into less sharp images than those of a monochrome camera.
Due to the RGB filter on the pixels, every single pixel, considering white light, on average has 66% less photons than a monochrome camera. Which makes a color camera less light sensitive than a monochrome one. To compensate this, the following options are available:
-    Increase the amount of light
-    Increase the gain
-    Increase shutter speed / exposure time
-    Select a more light sensitive sensor
-    Select a more light sensitive lens

Without I/O

Most applications do not require I/O. Applications that need a software trigger or need continuous imaging, do not need I/O. The USB port of a PC provides both power and data communication to the camera. If a I/O connector is not being implemented, both the material costs and development time will be reduced. The result is that L-version cameras are cheaper than the standard USB camera version.

Information sensor manufacturer

(Please note that not all sensor features may be implemented)
The IMX226CQJ employs approximately 12.40M effective pixels and supports 12M (4:3 ratio) and 4K (approximately 17:9 ratio). High quality picture and fast video imaging is possible at 4K 60 frame/s with Type 1/1.9 approximately 9.03M pixels (approximately 17:9 ratio), and the specifications serve best for next generation of 4K high resolution security camera.This image sensor provides higher quality picture and clearer imaging than full HD output image of the existing front-illuminated structure 3.75 μm unit pixel, the IMX185LQJ.
For the image sensor with higher pixel counts supporting 4K video or other formats, the reduced pixel size might cause sensitivity deterioration, which is crucial for security camera purpose.The IMX226CQJ has back-illuminated structure 1.85 μm unit pixel and achieves a big difference in its high sensitivity and low noise compared with the existing front-illuminated CMOS image sensor while it keeps 4K and the image size of Type ½.

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