Software Suite 4.94

Release Notes for IDS Software Suite 4.94

Introduction

These release notes describe the changes to the IDS Software Suite 4.94, which introduces new camera models, simplifies event programming and introduces new events.

IDS Software Suite 4.94.0

New camera models

UI-359xLE VU Rev. 2

  • Rolling shutter for extremely noise-free and high-contrast images
  • CMOS sensor ON Semiconductor AR1820HS
  • Very light-sensitive thanks to BSI pixel technology (“Back Side Illuminated”)
  • Extremely high resolution of 18.10 MP (4912 x 3684 pixels)
  • 10-pin Molex connector for GPIO, trigger and flash
  • Twist-proof USB Type-C connector
  • USB Power Delivery for peripheral power supply at the I/O port
  • Supports binning, subsampling, and long exposure
  • Global start function
  • Available as colour version
  • Vertical Type-C connector (model variant -VU)

UI-327xLE AF & UI-327xLE VU AF

  • Global shutter CMOS sensor Sony IMX265
  • 1/1.8" area sensor with a pixel size of 3.45 µm
  • Aspect ratio 4:3 (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Full resolution with up to 57 fps
  • Long exposure up to 30 seconds
  • 12 bit per pixel
  • Available as colour or monochrome version
  • Board for controlling liquid lenses with 4-pin FPC connector (model variant -AF)
  • Vertical Type-C connector (model variant -VU)

UI-386xLE AF

  • Rolling shutter CMOS sensor Sony IMX290
  • 1/3” sensor with 2.9 µm pixel size
  • Aspect ratio 16:9 (1936 x 1096 pixels)
  • Full resolution (2.12 MP) with up to 135 fps
  • 12 bit per pixel
  • Long exposure up to 120 seconds
  • Very light-sensitive BSI sensor
  • Available as colour or monochrome version
  • Board for controlling liquid lenses with 4-pin FPC connector (model variant -AF)

UI-388xLE VU AF

  • Rolling shutter CMOS sensor Sony IMX178
  • 1/1.8” sensor with 2.4 µm pixel size
  • Aspect ratio 3:2 (3088 x 2076 pixels)
  • Full resolution (6.41 MP) with up to 60 fps
  • Very light-sensitive BSI sensor
  • 12 bit per pixel
  • Long exposure up to 120 seconds
  • Available as colour or monochrome version
  • Board for controlling liquid lenses with 4-pin FPC connector with vertical Type-C connector (model variant -VU AF)

New and changed functions

New function for event programming

The is_Event() function replaces the former functions is_InitEvent(), is_EnableEvent(), is_WaitEvent(), is_DisableEvent(), and is_ExitEvent(). This not only simplifies the use of events, but also standardizes programming under Windows and Linux.

New events

The following events are newly introduced with version 4.94 and are available in C/C++ as well as .NET:

is_ExitCamera function enhanced

The is_ExitCamera() function was changed under Linux, so that the function works like under Windows. Under Linux the function was asynchronous and it could happen that the function returned before a camera was completely closed. This caused errors in a few applications where is_ExitCamera() and is_InitCamera() were called immediately after each other. This could cause is_InitCamera() to be called even though the camera was not yet completely closed.

The timing of the is_ExitCamera() function changes with this update.

General improvements

  • UI-1007XS:
    • Fixed a bug that in rare cases the colour display was incorrect.
    • The is_ColorTemperature() function returned IS_SUCCESS, although this function is not supported by the camera.
    • An error was fixed that the manual focus value was not restored from the parameter file or parameter set. Instead, the last value determined in autofocus mode from the API was used.
    • Fixed a bug in the HALCON interface that caused the focus values to not be applied correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the "GetsBytesPerPixel" function in the .NET interface to return incorrect values.
  • GigE uEye cameras
    • Fixed a bug that could cause GigE cameras to display the error "140 - A capturing operation is in progress and must be terminated first" during image acquisition.
    • The closing of GigE cameras has been time-optimized.
    • GigE uEye CP Rev. 2, GigE uEye FA and GigE uEye SE Rev. 4: The behavior of the "u64TimeStampDevice" timestamp (is_GetImageInfo()) in trigger mode was corrected.
  • UI-154xLE Rev. 2: Fixed a bug that the hot pixel correction did not work when horizontal mirroring was enabled.
  • UI-158x: Fixed a bug that caused false colours in the image.
  • UI-304xLE: Fixed a bug that caused the camera to stop supporting subsampling (2x).
  • UI-348x/UI-548x: Due to an error the flash timing was incorrect in burst trigger mode in combination with low exposure times.

Known issues

  • In IDS line scan, the GigE uEye CP Rev. 2 models may lose a line between two images with a pixel clock > 60 MHz.
  • UI-313xCP Rev. 2: When using the smallest possible AOI in hardware trigger mode, images may be permanently lost.

Status: 2020-07-20