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The I/O TLL Trigger Board for microEnable IV and microEnable 5



The sections below provide the following information:


1 Connector Naming Conventions
2 Installation
3 Functional Description
3.1 Overview
3.2 Electrical Environment
3.3 Input Signals
3.4 Output Signals
3.5 Power Supply for Cameras
3.6 Connection to microEnable IV frame grabber
4 Electrical Characteristics
5 Pin Configuration
5.1 Pin Configuration SUB-D15
5.2 Pin Layout Trigger/IO Interface (34-Pin Flat Cable Connector)



1 Connector Naming Conventions

Connector

Type

Function

Port A

SUB-D15 female connector

4 output and 4 input signals

Port B

SUB-D15 female connector

4 output and 4 input signals

Flat cable

34-pin flat cable connector

cable connector to frame grabber

Power

Tyco 171826-4

4-pin power input for +5V and +12V from PC




2 Installation

The installation of the TTL trigger board is very easy. You only have to connect the TTL trigger board to the frame grabber via one flat cable.

You need the following components:

  1. One microEnable IV or microEnable 5 frame grabber,
  2. One TLL trigger board
  3. One 34-pin flat cable

Carry out the following steps:

  1. Switch off the computer.
  2. Connect the trigger jack of the frame grabber with the flat cable jack of the TTL trigger board, using a 34-pin flat cable. All jacks and cables own a construction shelter. This guarantees safety during assembling.
  3. Plug the connected system (frame grabber with TLL trigger board) into two slots of your computer chassis: Make sure the frame grabber board is seated correctly in a PCIe slot of the motherboard. The TLL trigger board doesn't need a connection to the motherboard of the computer, so it is possible to use a PCIe, a PCI, or an ISA slot. Fasten the frame grabber board and the TLL trigger board to the PC chassis by screws.
  4. Reboot the computer. If the device driver of the frame grabber isn't installed yet, install it now. Follow the instructions in the manual of your frame grabber.

Now, the TLL trigger board is ready to use.




3 Functional Description

3.1 Overview

 




3.2 Electrical Environment

The TLL trigger board operates internally with LVCMOS33 or LVCMOS25 levels respectively, depending on the attached frame graber model. All input and output drivers are +5V TTL tolerant.



3.3 Input Signals

The TTL trigger board supports eight input signals (four signals per port). These signals are connected to the trigger inputs of the frame grabber. They are intended to trigger image or line acquisition. For a functional description of the trigger system, refer to the frame grabber documentation of the frame grabber you are using (microEnable IV A-Series, microEnable IV-V Series, or microEnable 5).

The polarity of the input signals is NOT inverted.



3.4 Output Signals

The TTL trigger board supports eight output signals (four signals per port). These signals are connected to the trigger outputs of the of the frame grabber. For a functional description of the trigger system, refer to the frame grabber documentation of the frame grabber you are using (microEnable IV A-Series, microEnable IV V-Series, or microEnable 5).

The polarity of the output signals is NOT inverted.



3.5 Power Supply for Cameras

Cameras with a +5V or +12V power supply can be powered by the TTL trigger board. The power supply is available on both frontal plugs of the TLL trigger board (SUB-D15) (see section Pin Configuration).

In order to provide external power you need to plug on a power cable from the PC´s power supply to the 4 pin Tyco 171826-4 power connector. This connector is only needed to supply for external power.

If you want to supply the camera with power by the TLL trigger board, you have to use a 4 pin power supply cable (colour code yellow-black-black-red), as it is used on floppy controller in PCs. Plug the 4 pin power connector directly on the trigger extension (see figure in chapter 2.1).




3.6 Connection to the Frame Grabber

The frame grabber is connected to the TLL trigger board by a 34-pin flat cable. The signals of the flat cable use open collector drivers.

This allows to either

  • use several TLL trigger boards (and Opto trigger boards) at the same time (inputs are wired-ORed), or
  • use the same TLL trigger board with several frame grabbers (outputs are wired-ORed).

Important Notes

Note 1: Do NOT connect frame grabbers residing in different PCs.

Note 2: To connect to several frame grabbers, a custom-made single flat cable with a connector for the TLL trigger board and multiple connectors for the frame grabbers must be used. Please contact Basler sales department for ordering information.

Note 3: microEnable IV AD4-CL, microEnable IV AD4-LVDS, and microEnable IV VD4-CL with implemented I/O option "3.3V TTL (LVTTL) compatible (push/pull)" DO NOT allow the connection of two or more microEnable IV frame grabbers via flat cable.




4 Electrical Characteristics

 

Min

Max

Unit

Circuit speed t PD

10

ns

V input level low

 -0.3

0.8

V

V input level high

2

5.5

V

V output level low

 

0.4

V

V output level high

 

2.9

V

I output level low

8

mA

I output level high

-4

mA

Temperature range

-40

105

°C




5 Pin Configuration

5.1 SUB-D15

There are two SUB-D15 female plugs on the TLL trigger board. The upper one is called Port A, the lower one Port B (see the figure in section Connector Naming Conventions).

 

 

SUB-D15 Port A

SUB-D15 Port B

Pin #

Signal name

Signal name

1

Trigger Output 0 Port A
Flash Signal

Trigger Output 4 Port B
Flash Signal

2

Trigger Output 1 Port A
For Area Cameras: Image Trigger (Ex Sync)
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync2)

Trigger Output 5 Port B
For Area Cameras: Image Trigger (Ex Sync)
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync2)

3

Trigger Output 2 Port A
For Area Cameras: HD Sync
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (Ex Sync)

Trigger Output 6 Port B
For Area Cameras: HD Sync
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (Ex Sync)

4

Trigger Output 3 Port A
User Output (DigitalOut Bit#0)

Trigger Output 7 Port B
User Output (DigitalOut Bit#0)

5

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6

GND

GND

7

nc

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8

+12V (for external devices only)

+12V (for external devices only)

9

+5V (for external devices only)

+5V (for external devices only)

10

nc

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11

Trigger Input 0 Port A

Trigger Input 4 Port B

12

Trigger Input 1 Port A

Trigger Input 5 Port B

13

Trigger Input 2 Port A

Trigger Input 6 Port B

14

Trigger Input 3 Port A

Trigger Input 7 Port B

15

GND

GND

Connector: SUB-D15 female (Port A and B)




5.2 Pin Layout Trigger Interface / IO Interface (34-Pin Flat Cable Connector)

The 34-pin flat cable connector links the frame grabber to the trigger board. All Basler frame grabbers offer 8 digital inputs (IN 0 - 7) , and 8 digital outputs (OUT 0-7).

The mapping of the connector pins to the individual inputs and outputs is the same for all Basler frame grabbers.

How the individual inputs and outputs are used you can configure via applet. Please refer to the documentation of the applet you are using.

The pins of the 34-pin flat cable connector are connected to the following camera port inputs and outputs:


Pin Number I/O Name Pin Number I/O Name
 
1 Trigger Output 0 2 +3.3 V
3 Trigger Output 1 4 +3.3 V
5 Trigger Output 2 6 GND
7 Trigger Output 3 8 GND
9 Trigger Input 0 10 GND
11 Trigger Input 1 12 GND
13 Trigger Input 2 14 GND
15 Trigger Input 3 16 GND
17 Trigger Output 4 18 GND
19 Trigger Output 5 20 GND
21 Trigger Output 6 22 GND
23 Trigger Output 7 24 GND
25 Trigger Input 4 26 GND
27 Trigger Input 5 28 GND
29 Trigger Input 6 30 GND
31 Trigger Input 7 32 VCCIO (+2.5 V)
33 Presence Detect 34 VCCIO (+2.5 V)

You can configure the parameter settings for each individual input and output in microDisplay and via SDK.

Default I/O configuration: 2.5V logic level signals (LVCMOS25). Signals are driven by open-collector drivers, pullups are on-board.

Optional I/O configuration only for microEnable IV AD4-CL and AD4-PoCL:
3.3V TTL (LVTTL) compatible I/Os (push/pull). VCCIO on Pin 32 and 34: +3.3V.
Please note that this configuration DOES NOT support the connection of two or more microEnable IV frame grabbers via the special flat cable offered by Basler. If you are interested in this optional configuration, please contact SiliconSoftware sales department or your local distributor.


Attention:

With some applets, however, the usage of the individual inputs and outputs is fix and cannot be configured. These are the Acquisition Applets (as opposed to Advanced Acquisition Applets) on microEnable 4 frame grabbers. Sections 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 (below) list how the usage of the individual inputs and outputs is programmed in these applets.


5.2.1 Standard Acquisition Applets on microEnable 4 Camera Link Frame Grabbers

With the Standard Acquisition Applets on microEnable 4, the usage of the individual inputs and outputs is fix and cannot be configured via applet. The table below shows how the inputs und outputs are programmed.

For each camera port (A and B), one process runs on the frame grabber. For each camera port (i.e., process), four inputs and four outputs are available. The pins of the 34-pin flat cable connector are connected to the following camera port inputs and outputs:

1 Trigger Output 0 Port A
Flash Signal
+3.3V 2
3 Trigger Output 1 Port A
For Area Cameras: Image Trigger (ExSync)
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync2)
+3.3V 4
5 Trigger Output 2 Port A
For Area Cameras: HD Sync
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync)
GND 6
7 Trigger Output 3 Port A
User Output (Digital Out Bit #0)
GND 8
9 Trigger Input 0 Port A GND 10
11 Trigger Input 1 Port A GND 12
13 Trigger Input 2 Port A GND 14
15 Trigger Input 3 Port A GND 16
17 Trigger Output 4 Port B
Flash Signal
GND 18
19

Trigger Output 5 Port B
For Area Cameras: Image Trigger (ExSync)
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync2)

GND 20
21 Trigger Output 6 Port B
For Area Cameras: HD Sync
For Line Cameras: Line Trigger (ExSync)
GND 22
23 Trigger Output 7 Port B
User Output (Digital Out Bit #1)
GND 24
25 Trigger Input 4 Port B GND 26
27 Trigger Input 5 Port B GND 28
29 Trigger Input 6 Port B GND 30
31 Trigger Input 7 Port B VCCIO (+2.5V) 32
33 Presence Detect VCCIO (+2.5V) 34

 Pin Layout of 34-pin flat cable connector on microEnable 4 Camera Link frame grabbers running Standard Acquisition Applets


You can configure the parameter settings for each individual input and output in microDisplay and via SDK.

Default I/O configuration: 2.5V logic level signals (LVCMOS25). Signals are driven by open-collector drivers, pullups are on-board.

Optional I/O configuration:
3.3V TTL (LVTTL) compatible I/Os (push/pull). VCCIO on Pin 32 and 34: +3.3V.
Please note that this configuration DOES NOT support the connection of two or more microEnable IV frame grabbers via the special flat cable offered by Basler. If you are interested in this optional configuration, please contact SiliconSoftware sales department or your local distributor.


5.2.2 Standard Acquisition Applets on microEnable 4 GigE Vision Frame Grabbers

With the Standard Acquisition Applets on microEnable 4, the usage of the individual inputs and outputs is fix and cannot be configured via applet. The table below shows how the inputs und outputs are programmed.

For each camera port (A, B, C, and D), one process runs on the frame grabber. For each camera port (i.e., process), two inputs and two outputs are available. The pins of the 34-pin flat cable connector are connected to the following camera port inputs and outputs:


Pin Number Pin Layout Pin Number Pin Layout
  I/O Name Connected Ports (processes)    
 
1 Trigger Output 0 Port A (Process 0) 2 +3.3 V
3 Trigger Output 1 Port A (Process 0) 4 +3.3 V
5 Trigger Output 2 Port B (Process 1) 6 GND
7 Trigger Output 3 Port B (Process 1) 8 GND
9 Trigger Input 0 Port A (Process 0) 10 GND
11 Trigger Input 1 Port A (Process 0) 12 GND
13 Trigger Input 2 Port B (Process 1) 14 GND
15 Trigger Input 3 Port B (Process 1) 16 GND
17 Trigger Output 4 Port C (Process 2) 18 GND
19 Trigger Output 5 Port C (Process 2) 20 GND
21 Trigger Output 6 Port D (Process 3) 22 GND
23 Trigger Output 7 Port D (Process 3) 24 GND
25 Trigger Input 4 Port C (Process 2) 26 GND
27 Trigger Input 5 Port C (Process 2) 28 GND
29 Trigger Input 6 Port D (Process 3) 30 GND
31 Trigger Input 7 Port D (Process 3) 32 VCCIO (+2.5 V)
33 Presence Detect 34 VCCIO (+2.5 V)

 Pin Layout of 34-pin flat cable connector on microEnable 4 GigE Vision frame grabbers running Standard Acquisition Applets


You can configure the parameter settings for each individual input and output in microDisplay and via SDK.

Default I/O configuration: 2.5V logic level signals (LVCMOS25). Signals are driven by open-collector drivers, pullups are on-board.







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