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acA640-120um - Basler ace

The Basler acA640-120um USB 3.0 camera with the Sony ICX618 CCD sensor delivers 120 frames per second at VGA resolution.

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General Information

Discontinuation: 08/2018
Order Number 106223
Product Line ace classic


Sensor Vendor Sony
Sensor ICX618
Shutter Global Shutter
Max. Image Circle 1/4"
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 3.7 mm x 2.8 mm
Resolution (H x V) 659 px x 494 px
Resolution VGA
Pixel Size (H x V) 5.6 µm x 5.6 µm
Frame Rate 120 fps
Mono/ Color Mono


EMVA Quantum Efficiency (typical) 61.8 %
Dark Noise (typical) 11.7 e¯
Saturation Capacity (typical) 17.8 ke¯
Dynamic Range (typical) 63.7 dB
Signal- to -Noise Ratio 42.5 dB

Camera Data

Interface USB 3.0
Pixel Bit Depth 12 bits
  • software trigger
  • hardware trigger
  • free-run
Exposure Control
  • programmable via the camera API
  • hardware trigger
Digital Input 1
Digital Output 1
General Purpose I/O 2
Power Requirements
  • Via USB 3.0 interface
Power Consumption (typical) 2.4 W


Housing Type Box
Housing Size (L x W x H) 29.3 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm
Lens Mount
  • C-mount
Housing Temperature 0 - 50°C
Weight (typical) 80g


  • CE
  • RoHS
  • GenICam
  • IP30
  • USB3 Vision
  • UL
  • FCC


  • CRC Checksum
  • Counter Value
  • Exposure Time
  • Gain
  • Line Status All
  • Sequencer Set Active
  • Timestamp
Event Reporting
  • Exposure End
  • Frame Burst Start
  • Frame Burst Start Overtrigger
  • Frame Burst Start Wait
  • Frame Start
  • Frame Start Overtrigger
  • Frame Start Wait
Image Acquisition Control
  • Acquisition Start Trigger
  • Acquisition Status
  • Frame Burst Start Trigger
  • Frame Start Trigger
  • Trigger Delay
  • Triggered by Hardware
  • Triggered by Software
  • Device Information Parameters
  • Remove Parameter Limits
  • User Defined Values
  • User Sets (Configuration Sets)
Physical Interface and I/O Control
  • Debouncer
  • I/O Signals: Frame Burst Start Wait
  • I/O Signals: Frame Start Wait
  • I/O Signals: Timer 1 Active
  • I/O Signals: User Output
  • Minimum Output Pulse Width
Pixel Formats
Standard Features
  • Auto Function Profile
  • Binning Horizontal
  • Binning Vertical
  • Black Level
  • Digital Shift
  • Exposure Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Timed (Control via API)
  • Exposure Mode: Trigger Width (Control via External Trigger)
  • Gain
  • Gain Auto
  • Gamma Correction
  • Lookup Table (LUT)
  • Region of Interest (ROI)
  • Reverse X (Horizontal Mirroring)
  • Test Images


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