Q Imaging OptiMOS Series User Manual

Summary of OptiMOS Series

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    U s e r m a n u a l www.Qimaging.Com.

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 optimos user manual applicability this document applies to the optimos camera. For the latest updates, please visit www.Qimaging.Com . Notice of copyright copyright © 2014 quantitative imaging corporation. All rights reserved...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 optimos user manual qimaging limited warranty standard product warranty plan a standard product warranty plan is included with every qimaging camera purchase. This warranty plan includes parts and labor for two full years (st...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 optimos user manual optimos certificate of conformity.

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 optimos user manual table of contents introduction ............................................................................................................. 1 system components ...............................................

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 1 optimos user manual chapter 1 introduction optimos from qimaging is the live cell replacement to ccd cameras. Featuring faster frame rates and lower noise, optimos was designed as the budget friendly alternative that avoids...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 2 optimos user manual precautions the scmos sensor and other optimos camera system electronics are extremely sensitive to electrostatic discharge (esd). To avoid permanently damaging the system, please observe the following p...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 3 optimos user manual cleaning clean the exterior surfaces of the camera with a dry, lint-free cloth. To remove stains, contact qimaging support. To clean the camera’s imaging window, use only a filtered compressed-air source...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 4 optimos user manual chapter 2 installation this chapter will detail the proper installation of your optimos camera. In order to install and use the camera, the following items are required: ■ optimos camera (supplied) ■ hig...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 5 optimos user manual camera power requirements ■ 9v dc, 8.33a (maximum) a power supply for use with your optimos camera has been provided by qimaging. Important: follow the below steps in order. Do not install the driver unt...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 6 optimos user manual 4. Locate an available 4 channel or higher pcie slot (marked x4). Refer to the pc’s documentation or side covers for motherboard’s pcie slots information. 5. Holding the optimos pcie card (careful not to...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 7 optimos user manual after completing the pvcam installation, restart your pc when prompted by the wizard. Next, install the imaging software application of your choice that supports the optimos (e.G. Micro-manager). The cam...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 8 optimos user manual (bottom) (top) note: the trigger connector provides multiple i/o signals that allow highly precise synchronization with external hardware components such as light sources and motorized microscope stages ...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 9 optimos user manual chapter 3 using your optimos camera imaging software the qimaging optimos camera is supported in a multitude of software applications including micro-manager. For an up-to-date list of compatible third-p...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 10 optimos user manual the graphic below depicts the time delay between each row of pixels in a rolling shutter readout mode with a cmos camera. Rolling shutter exposure row by row exposure start/end offset with this rolling ...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 11 optimos user manual gain gain (with regards to cameras) is defined as the conversion factor of captured electrons to a digital signal, often referred to as a grey value or adu (analogue to digital unit) and has units of el...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 12 optimos user manual simultaneously in an overlap behavior. Normally with ccd cameras, when the sensor is running in an overlap mode, the shortest exposure time achievable is equal to the readout time of the camera which al...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 13 optimos user manual regions of interest (roi) regions of interest (rois) are defined areas within a single frame that the user selects to be captured and delivered to the host pc. With an roi, the camera exposes the entire...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 14 optimos user manual functions described in the specifications chapter) on the back of the camera for ttl communication. A special trigger cable is available as an accessory which allows the user to access the primary hardw...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 15 optimos user manual expose out behaviors note: all timing diagrams below shown with edge triggering mode first row “expose out” i/o signal leaving the camera is high only when the first row of a single frame is being expos...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 16 optimos user manual all rows “expose out” i/o signal leaving camera is high only when all rows within a single frame are exposing simultaneously. The length of the expose out signal is equal to the time between the start o...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 17 optimos user manual below is a comparison of the three different expose out behaviors under different exposure time lengths: exposure row 1 expose out any row expose out all row expose out expose expose = frame time expose...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 18 optimos user manual chapter 4 troubleshooting resolving problems with the camera computer does not recognize newly installed camera confirm that the latest pvcam camera driver was installed on the computer after the high s...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 19 optimos user manual image tear when streaming to disk image tears when streaming to either ram or disk typically means that either the computer hardware or solid state drive specifications are insufficient for the data rat...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 20 optimos user manual unresolved problems - contacting qimaging support if you are still unable to resolve your problem, contact qimaging support for assistance in one of four ways: ■ visit http://www.Qimaging.Com/support/fa...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 21 optimos user manual chapter 5 specifications camera dimensions (front) a a (0,0) camera dimensions (bottom) 4.93in 125.2mm 3.00in 76.2mm both sides 2.44in 61.9mm both sides additional camera measurements dimensions: 97.8 m...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 22 optimos user manual connectors on back of camera 3.850 4.930 (bottom) (top) power supply specifications important: only operate the optimos camera with the power supply provided by qimaging. Voltage output: +9 v dc, 8.33 a...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 23 optimos user manual focal plane measurement 0.22in 5.5mm ccd to top of window adjustable c-mount ring 0.71in 0.55in 18.1mm 14.1mm focal plane section a-a scale 1 : 1 1mm fused silica window image surface, ccd sensor specif...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com ©2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0 24 optimos user manual sensor orientation when the optimos is coupled to the side port of an inverted microscope with the flat surface of the camera parallel to the table, the sensor orientation will match the view seen throu...

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    Www.Qimaging.Com tel +1 800.874.9789 [email protected] © 2014 qimaging. All rights reserved. Qi_optimos_um_rev_a0