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Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board

Part Number: AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A

  • USB 3.1 Gen1 and HDMI interface solution for the Tamron MP2030M-GS, MP1110M, Harrier series and Sony EV-series (e.g. EV7520A) cameras.
  • SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Video Class output via USB 3.x Type C connector.
  • HDMI output via (micro) type D connector.
  • Supports HD modes up to 1080p60.
  • Simultaneous display on both video outputs.
  • Remote camera control (VISCA) via RS-232/RS-485/TTL serial port or USB Type-C port.
  • Video output mode selected by DIP switches or VISCA control.
  • Power supply over USB cable capability.
  • Kits for mounting the interface board to Tamron or Sony cameras are available.
  • Interface boards and cameras can be purchased as pre-assembled modules.
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The Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board (AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A) is a member of Active Silicon’s Harrier series of camera interface boards; it provides HDMI and USB Video Class (UVC) v 1.1 output for the Tamron MP2030M-GS, MP1110M-VC/-WP, the Sony EV-series (FCB-EV7520A) and the Harrier 10x and 36x AF-zoom cameras.

USB Video output is enabled when the board is connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.x host.  The HDMI output is always enabled when an HDMI cable is connected. On power up, the camera video mode may be selected by the DIP switch settings on the board. Camera video modes, along with other camera and interface board functions, may also be controlled by sending VISCA commands over RS‑485/RS-232/TTL or the Harrier Virtual COM port, or by using UVC commands over the USB interface.  The USB interface serves as video output, UVC/VISCA control input port and optional power supply connection. To deliver optimum performance, the board is configured for each model of camera using the HarrierControl software tool.

An example UVC video application is available with the Harrier USB SDK. Source code and Visual studio projects for C++/CLI, C#, and VB are available from Active Silicon on request.

The Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board can be purchased as board only or as assembled camera solution mounted to an Tamron autofocus-zoom camera or Sony FCB block camera. It can also be supplied in HDMI or USB-only variants. For more information contact our team.

General product information

Video Mode Selection

For supported video modes, the interface board video output mode is always the same as the output mode of the camera.  The video mode output the board can be set by changing the video mode of the camera using VISCA commands (over serial connection or Harrier Virtual Serial COM port), UVC control, or by changing the DIP switch settings (and power cycling).  Video modes up to 1080p60 (with camera dual LVDS mode setting) are supported.  For details of supported video modes please see section “Video and Control Mode DIP Switch (SW1)” in the datasheet.

On power-up, the camera interface board reads the SW1 DIP switches and compares the selected setting to the current mode of the camera; if they are different, the board will set the camera video mode according to the switch settings and reset the camera (required to change mode).  If the DIP switches are set for ‘Default Camera Mode’ then the camera (and camera interface board output) will power-up in the video mode last set on the camera.

For more information see the section on DIP switch settings in the datasheet.

USB/UVC Operation

The SuperSpeed USB video port (USB Type C, J6) can be used to stream/acquire image data in parallel with the HDMI display output.  The USB port provides a UVC compliant (YUV422) video stream, and video data may be viewed on any UVC compliant host application such as VLC, Microsoft Camera or Active Silicon’s HarrierView UVC Application.

Note: a Superspeed host USB port and Superspeed USB cable with a supported data rate ≥5Gbps must be used.

The HarrierView application demonstrates how to display/record video from the USB Video Class driver and implement UVC camera controls.  The HarrierView application is part of the Harrier USB SDK.

Video modes up to 1080p60 (with camera dual LVDS mode setting) are supported.  The camera must be set to a supported UVC video mode (note: the actual video modes supported are dependent on the model of the camera).  For details of video modes supported by the Harrier interface board please see the “Video and Control Mode DIP Switch (SW1)” section in the datasheet.  In addition, please consult the documentation for your camera.  The video mode of the camera can be changed using VISCA commands (over serial or Harrier Virtual Serial COM port), UVC control (see the section on Camera Control below) or with the DIP switch settings (and a power cycle).

For optimum USB video performance under Windows 10, it is important to set the Windows performance/power settings to high performance.  Similarly, the computer BIOS settings should be set to high processor performance with power saving modes disabled (including features like Speed Step, P States, etc.).

 

HDMI Operation

The HDMI output is enabled when an HDMI cable is plugged in. The video mode of the HDMI output is the same as the output of the camera; there is no video mode conversion carried out in the interface board. To change the mode of the HDMI output the mode of the camera should be changed using VISCA serial commands, UVC control or DIP switch settings (and power cycling). Video modes up to 1080p60 are supported.

Configuring the Board for Your Camera

The Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board is configured by default for the Tamron MP1110M camera, if you are using a different camera the board needs to be re-configured to support the properties of the other camera.  If you have purchased a pre-assembled camera unit then the board will already be correctly configured for the camera.

When the interface board is connected by a USB3 cable, the board will appear in the camera section of the Windows Device Manager.  Depending on how it is configured it will appear with a different name.

Cameras supported by the Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board:

CAMERA (WINDOWS DEVICE MANAGER NAME)
Tamron MP1110M-VC/-WP (Active Silicon Harrier T1110-2)
Tamron MP2030M-GS (Active Silicon Harrier T2030-2)
Sony FCB-EV7520A (Active Silicon Harrier S7520A-2)
Harrier 10x AF-Zoom Camera (Active Silicon Harrier 10LHD-2)
Harrier 36x AF-Zoom Camera (Active Silicon Harrier 36LGHD-2)

To change the configuration of your Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board please go to the HarrierControl software page. Instructions for changing the board configuration are included in the download.

Camera Control

The camera settings (including video mode) can be controlled by serial VISCA commands (via the board PWR/CTRL connector – J3), or by USB/UVC control (via the USB Type C port – J6). Selection of USB based or serial VISCA control is determined by the (SW1) DIP switch settings; these DIP switches also determine the type of serial communication (RS-485/RS-232/TTL) used at the PWR/CTRL connector.
For more information see the datasheet of the Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board).

Analog Output

Some cameras can output an analog video signal (e.g. Tamron MP1110M-VC), this signal is accessible as an output on the PWR/CTRL (J3) connector on the camera interface board. When the Tamron camera mode is set to PAL/NTSC (analog) output there is no digital video output from the camera.

Note: the ground for the analog video signal is connected to the camera ground.

Test Pattern

A video test pattern output may be selected by
(a) driving pin 1 of connector J2 low, or
(b) sending the appropriate VISCA command over serial/USB communications.

Mechanical Overview

See “Other Information” tab above for mechanical overview diagrams.

Connector specification

KEL30 Connector (J1)

The interface board is fitted with a 30-way miniature connector to link to the matching connector on the camera.

Connector type: KEL USL00-30L.

Mating cable: KEL USL20-30SS-010-C (100mm length) or KEL USL20-30SS-005-C (50mm length) 30-way micro coaxial cable. Other lengths available (subject to minimum order quantities).

Input/Output Connector (J2)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 4-way connector for VSync signal output and test pattern/reset control inputs.

Connector type: JST SM04B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable can be purchased as part of a cable kit (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignments and control options.

Power and Control Connector (J3)

The interface board is fitted with an industry standard 10-way connector for power and serial control.

Connector type: JST SM10B-SRSS-TB

Mating cable: Suitable cable be purchased as part of a cable kit (see ordering information).

See datasheet for pin assignment and output options.

JTAG Connector (J4):

Test connector used in manufacturing for circuit verification.

HDMI Output Connector (J5)

The interface board is fitted with a micro HDMI display output connector. HDMI output is active when an HDMI cable is connected.

Connector type: HDMI Type D (micro).

Mating Connector: Standard micro HDMI cable.

USB 3.0 Connector (J6)

This USB Type C connector provides a USB Video Class (UVC) v1.1 video stream for connection to a host PC. The connector also provides a UVC control port for camera control (optional).

Connector type: USB Type C (5 Gbps)

Mating Connector: Standard USB 3.x Type A/C to Type C cable (5 Gbps min.)

Switches, status LED and VISCA control

Video and Control Mode DIP Switch (SW1)

The interface board is fitted with an 8-way DIP switch (SW1) to enable selection of camera video format on power-up, and VISCA camera control communication modes. See datasheet for the configuration of the DIP switch elements.

Status LED ("LED1):

The interface board is fitted with multi-color LED to indicate camera status, see above for more information.

VISCA Control:

The VISCA serial signal is routed through the interface board and to the camera.  However, this serial signal is also connected to the camera interface board; extended VISCA commands (not used by the camera) may be used to control the interface board.

For information on interface board operation using extended VISCA serial commands, refer to the Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board datasheet.

For information on camera operation using VISCA serial commands, refer to the camera’s user manual.

Conformance

USB Video:

Compliant with SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (UVC).

HDMI:

Compliant with HDMI specification 1.4a.

Approvals:

The interface board has been designed to meet EMC and FCC requirements when housed in a suitable enclosure:

CE – Compliant with the relevant EU directives as listed below.

RoHS – Conforms to RoHS3, the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2015/863/EU.

EMC – Compliant with EN 55022:2010 (class A) and EN 55024:2010 in accordance with EU Directive 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility.

REACH – Compliant with the requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, EC 1907/2006), the European Union’s chemical substances regulatory framework for Substances of Very High Concern.

UL – All printed circuit boards used in this product are manufactured by UL recognized manufacturers and have a flammability rating of 94-V0.

FCC – Compliant with FCC Rules for Class A digital devices.

Mechanical Overview:

See “Other Information” tab above for mechanical overview diagram.

Physical and environmental details

Dimensions:

51mm x 39mm.

Weight:

~10g (interface board only, no cables).

Power Supply:

8.25V to 12.25V via J3 or 5V via J6 (USB)

Power Consumption:

1.6W typical @1080p60 with USB and HDMI active. (Note: does not include camera power).

Storage Temperature:

-40°C to +125°C.

Operating Temperature:

0°C to +70°C (ambient environment).

Relative Humidity:

10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage).

Ordering Information

Part number Description

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A

Harrier USB/HDMI Camera Interface Board. Board only, no cables included.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-10LHD-A

Harrier 10x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera; includes 100mm 30-way micro-coax cable AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, 50mm available upon request.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-1110-A

Harrier 10x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera (Tamron MP1110M-VC); includes 100mm 30-way micro-coax cable AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, 50mm available upon request.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-1110WP-A

Harrier 10x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera (Tamron MP1110M-WP); includes 100mm 30-way micro-coax cable AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, 50mm available upon request.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-7520A-A

Harrier 30x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera (Sony FCB-EV7520A); includes 100mm 30-way micro-coax cable AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, 50mm available upon request.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-2030-A

Harrier 30x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera (Tamron MP2030M-GS); includes 100mm 30-way micro-coax cable AS-CIB-USL30-100MM, 50mm available upon request.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-36LGHD-A

Harrier 36x AF-Zoom USB/HDMI Camera.

AS-CIB-USBHDMI-001-EVAL-A

Evaluation Kit for Harrier USB/HDMI. Includes power supply, board cables (AS-CIB-CBLKIT-003-A) and the Harrier Evaluation Board with PC serial interface (via USB UART). Not included: Camera and camera interface board.

AS-CIB-USL30-100MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 100mm. (Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-010-C)

AS-CIB-USL30-50MM

30-way micro-coax cable for connecting the interface board (J1) to the camera. Length 50mm. (Manufacturer: KEL, part number: USL20-30SS-005-C).

Note: if you are mounting the interface board to the side of the camera this cable will be too short, the 100mm cable is required.

AS-CIB-CBLKIT-003-A

Cable kit for AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A containing cables for J2 and J3 that connect to the Harrier Evaluation Kit board.

AS-CIB-FIXKIT-001-A

Plastic clip, screws and spacers for mounting the AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A to Tamron MP1110M camera.

AS-CIB-BRK-007-A

Metal bracket, screws and spacers for mounting the AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A to Sony FCB-EV7520A camera, Tamron MP2030M-GS camera, or Harrier 36x AF-Zoom Camera.

AS-CIB-BRK-003-A

Metal bracket, screws and spacers for mounting the AS-CIB-USBHDMI-002-A to Harrier 10x AF-Zoom Camera.