Ultra-small USB 3.0 industrial digital camera

1/4", 860fps, 640x480, Mono, NIR, Global shutter, PYTHON 300, USB3.0

Ultra-small USB 3.0 industrial digital camera

The MERCURY USB3.0 series (MER-U3) camera is DAHENG IMAGING’s mature area scan industrial digital camera, featuring outstanding performance, compact design, extremely low noise and compact design. The MER-031-860U3M NIR camera is a NIR enhanced USB3 Vision camera with the Onsemi PYTHON 300 CMOS sensor, the sensor has optimized response in the near-infrared band. Thanks to the extremely compact (29mm × 29mm × 29mm), robust metal housings and locking screw connectors, the MERCURY cameras can secure the reliability of cameras deployed in harsh environments. The MER-031-860U3M NIR camera is powered over the USB interface. The MER-031-860U3M NIR camera has opto-isolated I/Os. The GPIOs give MER-U3 maximum flexibility to adapt to specific needs. The camera has an outstanding price/performance ratio. The MERCURY family cameras are especially suitable for machine vision applications such as industrial inspection, medical, scientific research, education, security and so on.

  • USB3.0 interface with 10-bit or 8-bit Mono output
  • Programmable ROI, increased frame rate with partial scan
  • Gain and exposure programmable
  • Support auto gain and auto exposure. Flash sync for firing external lights at precisely the moment when exposure is performed
  • Adjustable URB
  • Software reset function
  • Storable user sets
  • Support reverse X/Y (horizontal and vertical mirroring)
  • Support Decimation
  • Robust full metal housings and optional lockable devices
  • Hot plugging available
  • Compatible with GenICam™ and USB3 Vision®, support a variety of 3rd-party software such as HALCON, MERLIC and LabVIEW
  • Optimized software package for lower CPU loads in host running 32/64bit Windows, and support Linux, Android, ARMv7, ARMv8, etc.
  • Multiple samples and easy-to-integrate SDKs for various programming tools
  • Regulations: CE, RoHS, FCC, GenICam, USB3 Vision
Spectral Response Data:

MER-031-860U3M NIR Spectral Response

SpecificationsMER-031-860U3M NIR
Resolution640(H) × 480(V)
Frame Rate860fps @ 640 × 480
Sensor Type1/4" Onsemi PYTHON 300 global shutter CMOS
Pixel Size4.8 μm × 4.8 μm
SpectrumMono, NIR
Pixel Data FormatsMono8/Mono10
Data InterfaceUSB3.0
Power Consumption< 2.7W @5V
Lens MountC Mount
Dimensions (L × W × H)29mm × 29mm × 29mm (without lens adapter or connectors)
Operating Temp.0°C~45°C
Operating Humidity10% ~80%
RegulationsRoHS, CE, FCC, USB3 Vision, GenICam