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Digital Microscope I guess?

  1. Mar 12, 2016 #1
    Hello everyone, I would like to ask if anyone has ever know about this one. I have no idea how to make it run. The jack on top of it is 26pin inside but the cable is 26pin plus 2 more very black wire welding on each side of the Jack. I remove the Lense i see the small camera with name is CIMARK. Please help me because i would like to make it run, so do please tell me what things i need to run via PC or TV. I tried to figure out which cable is out put but no luck with Google. lT622nW.jpg
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  3. Mar 13, 2016 #2

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    It is not a digital microscope. I think it is a digital camera with a telephoto lens. 35mm f2.8

    http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Cimark made the lens

    There should be more information on the PCB assembly or mounting assembly somewhere.

    It looks like part of a machine vision system. The back assembly is a camera, possibly including a frame grabber.
    It's hard to tell without more info, numbers. Perhaps you can take a picture of the large IC that will show the part numbers. (may or may not help)
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2016 #3
    Thank you so much for your reply meBigGuy. I have a photo of IC now. After google that IC number i found something like this " +3.3V Programmable LVDS Transmitter 24Bit Flat Panel Display (FPD) Link-65 MHz/ +3.3V LVDS Receiver 24-Bit Flat Panel Display (FPD) Link-65 MHz " and to be honest with you, i have no idea what that is. 9ACABiR.jpg
     
  5. Mar 13, 2016 #4

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    That IC provides a high speed digital interface to a companion IC that drives a digital video device. It is probably a "custom" interface, that is, not an industry standard of any kind. If you look at the picture in the data sheet, what you have is represented by the Host Graphics Controller and Transmitter. Your cable will connect to a receiver and display (or frame grabber, or who knows what?).

    You will need some sort of model number or such information to proceed. Unless you are set up to do some sophisticated experimentation to reverse engineer what you have (that's not likely to yield anything useful --- depends on your level of determination.). I wouldn't even hazard a guess about how to power it up.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2016 #5
    Thanh you MeBigGuy, i just want to make it run simple as CCTV without recording.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2016 #6

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  8. Mar 14, 2016 #7

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    The 24 bit driver IC is not designed for that interface, but it is something close/related to that. Check out http://www.ti.com.cn/cn/lit/ds/snls124a/snls124a.pdf

    He needs to find the model numbers somewhere on the PCB or metal assembly.

    There will be a control interface and control protocol also. It is not a "simple" camera. He will need to find a manual, and build an interface designed to receive that LVDS data stream and turn it into something compatible with some kind of display.

    I expect there is a CCD/imaging chip with companion controller, and an fpga, implementing a video stream and a control channel, all interfaced through the LVDS chip and other driver/receiver chips we don't see.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2016 #8

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  11. Mar 15, 2016 #10
    Thank you guys, As on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_Link showing Pin Connection in and out of all range of Data Bit. There are only 10 pin out and in so i wonder 16 pin left stand for power and I do not know. Another thing so hard for me is Cable colour is not marching with any MDR26 Ribbon datasheet.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2016 #11

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    I sure missed that one
     
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