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Eureca USB camera boards for linear sensors

Eureca offers a new family of USB line scan camera boards from its own production, based on the TCD1304DG linear sensor from Toshiba. Due to their small size, they are ideal for building compact optoelectronic measuring devices. A high line rate and a wide range of possible exposure times enable use in a variety of applications. The low price also makes these modules interesting for research, teaching and the maker scene.

Starter kit with sensors and various e9u-LSMDs.

Possible applications are:

  • Spectroscopy / Spectrometry
  • Edge detectio/ Spectrometryol
  • Measuring objects
  • Scanning documents

Among other things the line scan cameras were developed as part of the Optocubes research project (open source modular system for agile prototyping of laser-based sensors) [Forschungsprojektes Optocubes (Open Source Systembaukasten für das Agile Prototyping laserbasierter Sensoren) – german only], which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Line scan camera modules

The modules of the line scan camera family are available in three basic versions.

ECO: Economy Version

The entry-level model with all basic functions. Compared to the standard version, these modules have higher tolerances, but this enables a lower price. Ideal for anyone looking for a first entry into measurement technology, for the proof-of-concept or for simple measurement tasks.

STD: Standard Version

This version offers a balanced price-performance ratio and is suitable for a variety of applications and different measuring tasks. By selecting components, the modules in this series offer better technical data than the economy class, such as a lower signal / noise ratio.

PRO: Professional Version

This version offers additional features such as an external trigger for demanding measurement tasks with lower tolerances. This significantly extends the possible uses.

Most versions are already available. PRO is expected to be available in Q2 / 2022, EURECA-USB-TCD1304 from 2023.

The following table contains the most important properties with the preliminary technical data. The documentation contains detailed information, which we would be happy to send you on request (currently only available in german).

Sample picture Line camera module e9u-LSMD-1304

TypeRead out
noise [e]
min.
Exposure
Time [ms]
Exposure
Time Gra-
dation [ms]
max. Frame
Rate [fps]
Frame Rate
Grada-
tion [ms]
Max. Data
Rate [MB/s]
Ext. Trigger
Input
Remark
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-ECO650.10.11001via USB: 2Economy Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-STD450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Standard Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-TRG450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Trigger Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-PRO450.010.01250 (t. b. d.)0.01via USB: 2Professional Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-STD-X450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Standard Version
without cover glass
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-STD-UV450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Standard Version
with UV coating, without cover glass
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-STD-UVQ450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Standard Version
with UV coating, with quartz cover
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-STD-Q450.010.011330.01via USB: 2Standard Version
with quartz cover
EURECA-USB-TCD130430 (t. b. d.)0.010.012500.0112

Version: 12-21-2021

Common values include:

  • 12 bit digitization depth (ECO, STD), 14 bit digitization depth, (PRO)
  • Conversion Gain: 16 e/LSB
  • Saturation capacity: 65 ke
  • Maximum data rate via USB: 2 MB/s
  • Supply current: < 250 mA
  • Size (L×W×H): 62×25×20 or 62×25×23 (STD & PRO)

Line scan camera modules Open Source (OS)

Starter set

A starter set based on a Raspberry single-board computer is also available. Only one of the camera modules, a monitor with HDMI connection, mouse and keyboard are required for commissioning. The set consists of:

TypeRead out
noise [e]
min.
Exposure
Time [ms]
Exposure
Time Gra-
dation [ms]
max. Frame
Rate [fps]
Frame Rate
Grada-
tion [ms]
Max. Data
Rate [MB/s]
Ext. Trigger
Input
Remark
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-OSI658150via USB: 0.4OSI Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-OSX658150via USB: 0.4OSX Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-PCB650.01n/a133n/avia SPI: 0.75n/aPCB Version
e9u-LSMD-TCD1304-OSGNEW!658150via USB: 0.4OSG Version

Version: 12-21-2021

Example of a starter kit e9u-LSMD with a line scan camera module

  • Raspberry Pi 3B+ or newer with attached heat sink
  • Aluminum housing or rib housing
  • Plug-in power supply 220V AC Euro plug
  • Supplied microSD card with pre-installed operating system and GUI interface (GUI: Grafical User Interface) for the separately selected camera module

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Last update: 2022-26-04