CMOS Camera with PIXCI® D2X1 PCI Interface

SILICON VIDEO 1310C is a 10-bit Bayer Pattern color camera system with the advantages of high resolution progressive scan image capture, low noise digital signaling, convenient software control, the availability of extensive processing, measurement, and analysis capabilities, and low cost. XCAP software provides control of all camera operations.

SENSOR BY KODAK - SILICON VIDEO 1310C camera is based on the KAC-1310 CMOS sensor from Eastman Kodak Company. This progressive scan sensor offers continuous and single frame rolling shutter modes, windowing, sub-sampling, anti-blooming, 10 bit dynamic range, and an active programmable array resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Visit the Kodak web site for detailed sensor specifications.

PIXEL CLOCK AND FRAME RATE - The SILICON VIDEO 1310C camera has a programmable pixel clock that generates user-selectable frequencies from 1 MHz to 20 MHz. An increase in the pixel clock frequency provides a higher frame rate. For example, capture a 1280 x 1024 image @ 0.72 fps using a 1 MHz pixel clock - or capture the same resolution at 14.55 fps using a 20 MHz pixel clock. With a resolution of 64 x 64, capture 99 fps @ 1 MHz, or 2000 fps @ 20 MHz. Capture PAL resolution, 774 x 580 pixels, without interlacing artifacts, at 41 fps. Capture NTSC / RS-170 resolution, 640 x 480 pixels, at 59 fps - again, using superior digital progressive scan, not analog interlaced, image capture.

ONLY ONE CABLE - One cable connects the SILICON VIDEO 1310C camera head to the PIXCI D2X1 board. The PIXCI D2X1 provides power to the camera, sends and receives camera control signals, generates the programmable pixel clock, and receives video data. No dedicated power supply or power cable required.

CAPTURE & ADJUST DIALOG - The XCAP Imaging Application provides a Capture & Adjust Dialog for selecting pixel clock frequency, integration/exposure time, capture resolution, gain, offset, trigger control, and more. The color camera dialog provides automatic white balance as well as manual adjustment of Red, Green, and Blue gain.

The SILICON VIDEO 1310C camera system includes:

  • Silicon Video 1310C color camera head
  • Infrared Cut Filter (attenuates IR)
  • Interface Cable (various lengths)
  • PIXCI D2X1 PCI Image Capture Board
  • XCAP-Lite Imaging Program (option: XCAP-Ltd or Std)

To complete the system add 2/3" C-Mount lens, analysis software, lighting, and computer - all available from EPIX, Inc., or from your authorized EPIX, Inc. representative or distributor.


Example of SV1310C Capture & Adjust Dialog.
SV1310C Capture & Adjust Dialog

The XCAP Imaging Program simplifies camera operation with a dedicated Capture & Adjust Dialog that pops-up when the PIXCI D2X1 board is "Opened". The Capture & Adjust Dialog provides one convenient location for camera controls such as exposure, resolution, triggering, color balance and frame rate. In addition, the SV1310C Dialog provides a camera-to-computer communication indicator, a programmable pixel clock, and exposure times synchronized to AC voltages.

Camera-to-computer communication is confirmed by a communication graphic at the bottom of the dialog - the presence or absence of the 2 communication lines between the camera and computer indicate whether or not the computer and camera are connected and capable of communicating.

The camera's pixel clock frequency is user-selectable over a range of 1 MHz to 20 MHz. The programmable pixel clock provides a wider range of frame rates and exposure times.

The intensity of AC lighting fluctuates with the phase of the AC voltage that powers it. Capturing sequences of images using arbitrary frame rates with AC lighting will result in images with differing brightness. The SV1310 Capture & Adjust Dialog offers a convenient fix to this problem - exposure times can be easily set to multiples of the local AC line voltage, either 1/50th or 1/60th second. Synchronizing exposure times to the line voltage provides images with consistent illumination from a 50/60 Hz AC light source.


KODAK CMOS KAC-1310 Sensor
Resolution: 1280H x 1024V
Pixel Size: 6µm x 6µm

Supported by XCAP-Lite (no charge with camera purchase), XCAP-Ltd, XCAP-Std, XCLIB, and XCLIBIPL. Compatible with WIN XP, 2K, NT, ME, 98, & 95.
XCLIB developer library is available for LINUX.

1280 (H) x 1024 (V) Maximum
4 (H) x 2 (V) Minimum

6.9 cm (H) x 6.5 cm (W) x 1.9 cm (D)
2.72" (H) x 2.56" (W) x 0.725" (D)
Weight: 181 Grams (5.8 Ounces)
Tripod Mounting: 5 holes, 1/4"-20
Lens: 2/3" C-mount

Tested per EMC directive 89/336/EEC and performed to class B.

3.3 volt or 5 volt PCI slot. 1.55 Amps @ +5 Volts

PIXCI D2X1 Dimensions:
12.5 cm (L) x 9.3 cm (H)
4.94" (L) x 3.63" (H) [short slot]

14.5 fps 1280 x 1024
41 fps 774 x 580
59 fps 640 x 480
194 fps 342 x 256
5000 fps 1280 x 1
(8 or 10 bits per pixel, 20 MHz pixel clock)
SV1310C - Bayer Pattern Color (10 Bit)
Pixel Clock:
1 MHz - 20 MHz (Adjustable)

SV1310 Dimensions

There are five 1/4" 20 (standard) tripod mounting holes centered horizontally / vertically in the top and two sides of the camera body - there are two mounting holes in the bottom. These holes are centered 7.6mm from the front of the camera.

Camera Side View showing front-to-back clearances for camera body, cable connections, and for the flexible interface cable.

SV1310 Back View

Only 181 Grams or 5.8 Ounces

Kodak KAC-1310 Color

Imaging Board:

2/3” C-Mount Lens with 17.526mm Flange Distance


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