Drivers Aptina Imaging USB2 Demo2 Board

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  • FLIR USB 2.0 machine vision cameras come in compact packages available in both housed and board-level options. They feature GPIO connection and onboard status LED. They also include a tripod mount adapter, C-mount adapter, removable glass/IR filter as well as full compatibility with our FlyCapture API library. For advanced systems needing more than 40 MB/s bandwith, longer cable lengths,.
Product codeResolution (max)FPS (max)FormatSensorTriggerI/OsTypeShutter
DFK 33UX287720×540(0.4MP)5391/2.9 inchIMX287LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UP13001,280×1,024(1.3MP)2101/2 inchPYTHON 1300CMOS Pythonglobal
DFK 33UX2731,440×1,080(1.6MP)2381/2.9 inchIMX273LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UX2901,920×1,080(2.1MP)1431/2.8 inchIMX290LQRCMOS STARVISrolling
DFK 33UX1741,920×1,200(2.3MP)1621/1.2 inchIMX174LQJCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UX2491,920×1,200(2.3MP)481/1.2 inchIMX249LQJCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UP20001,920×1,200(2.3MP)1292/3 inchPYTHON 2000CMOS Pythonglobal
DFK 33UX2522,048×1,536(3.1MP)1201/1.8 inchIMX252LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UX2652,048×1,536(3.1MP)601/1.8 inchIMX265LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UX2502,448×2,048(5MP)752/3 inchIMX250LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UP50002,592×2,048(5.3MP)601 inchPYTHON 5000CMOS Pythonglobal
DFK 33UX1783,072×2,048(6.3MP)601/1.8 inchIMX178LQJCMOS STARVISrolling
DFK 33UX2642,448×2,048(5MP)382/3 inchIMX264LQRCMOS Pregiusglobal
DFK 33UJ0033,856×2,764(10.7MP)141/2.3 inchMT9J003CMOSrolling
DFK 33UX2264,000×3,000(12MP)301/1.7 inchIMX226CQJCMOS STARVISrolling
DFK 33UX1835,472×3,648(20MP)181 inchIMX183CQJCMOS Exmorrolling
Subject to change.

Using the latest Sony and Aptina CCD and CMOS sensor technology, The Imaging Source USB 2.0 monochrome board cameras are well suited to a wide range of applications where space limitations are an issue. Delivering a dramatic improvement in signal to noise ratios, it is ideally suited to applications in industrial automation, quality control, surveillance and medicine.

HW and SW installation steps for using your new Demo3.

This document will provide complete installation instructions for the Demo3 interface board. It is intended for internal Aptina usage and assumes access to the purchase/request system and internal servers.

It is recommended to acquire the following items prior to starting the installation:

  • USB 3.0 adapter card and driver
    • Necessary if your PC does not have a built in USB 3.0 host controller.
    • Order through your site's purchasing process. Use the guidelines covered by the 'Demo3 – USB 3.0 Host System Selection' document.
  • USB 3.0 cable
    • Order through your site's purchasing process.
  • Demo3 interface board
    • Baseboard silkscreened: 'DEMO3 REV2 AGB1N0CS'
  • Adapter for Demo2 style headboards (optional)
    • Necessary if using existing headboards with the legacy connector (26 or 26+13pin interface).
    • Silkscreened: 'AGB2N0CS DEMO 2 HB TO DEMO 3 ADAPTER REV2'
  • CAT6 cable(s) (optional)
    • Necessary if using Demo3 style headboard that supports CCP, MIPI or HiSPi.
  • DevSuite installation file
    • Release 4.4.2 or later.
  1. Install DevSuite onto the target system by running the installation (setup.exe) file. During the installation process, the Demo3 driver files for various operating systems will be copied for later use. Please be aware that this does not actually 'install' the driver. Installation will occur at a later step, but it will be useful to note the locations and structure of the 'drivers' folder.


For Developer builds, the default location is:
C:Aptina Imaging Devdrivers
For External builds, the default location is:
C:Aptina Imagingdrivers
The sub-folder structure will break out into the individual operating system versions that are supported:
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2. When the installation is complete, power down the system if you need to install a USB 3.0 PCIe adapter card. If installing an ExpressCard adapter the laptop does not need to be shutdown. If the system already comes with a USB 3.0 host adapter skip ahead to Demo3 Assembly.

3. Consult the instructions supplied with your USB 3.0 adapter. These generally encompass the following steps:

a. Hardware installation consisting of placing the adapter card into a free slot.

Tip #1: From our experience with various NEC/Renesas based PCIe adapters, it has been noted that these designs typically have a supplemental power connector on the board. This connector is usually a 4-pin Molex (legacy hard drive) or 4-pin Berg (floppy drive) type:
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In some cases, the system may not have any available power connectors. While in others cases, they may not be the appropriate type or no adapter is available. In these situations, some users have forgone this power connection with no ill effects, so it may not be 100% necessary. However, you will need to test if this works for your particular setup.

b. Reboot system.

c. Driver installation

Tip #2: The drivers packaged with the adapter may be out of date. It is strongly recommended to download the latest drivers for your particular adapter. A ZIP file containing the latest drivers for various USB 3.0 vendors are found here.

d. Firmware update – Only known affect NEC/Renesas based adapters. These designs have programmable firmware which may also be out of date. It is recommended to check and update if necessary.

Tip #3:
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Run the NEC/Renesas utility, typically located at:
C:Program Files (x86)Renesas ElectronicsUSB 3.0 Host Controller DriverApplicationnusb3utl.exe
Or for older versions of software:
C:Program Files (x86)NEC ElectronicsUSB 3.0 Host Controller DriverApplicationnusb3utl.exe
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Since there are different generations of NEC/Renesas parts, there are different corresponding firmware versions for each.
μPD720200:
Uses 3xxx series firmware, recommend version 3028 or later
μPD720200A
Uses 4xxx series firmware, recommend version 4015 or later
μPD720201 / μPD720202
Uses 2xxx series firmware, recommend version 2017 or later
The latest NEC/Renesas FW in the ZIP file found here, in 'Renesas_(NEC)'. Demo3 Assembly
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The Demo3 interface board utilizes a new sensor headboard interface that supports parallel, CCP, MIPI, and HiSPi interfaces through a single connector. Due to this design, all new headboards will be designed for the Demo3 interface. As of September 2012 there are two headboards using this interface, the AR0833 and AR1330. If you are using either of these sensors, assembly involves simply connecting the headboard to the Demo3.
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Demo3 interface board AR0833 + Demo3 interface board
The Demo3 also supports headboards designed for the previous Demo2/Demo2X interface boards. A Demo2 headboard to Demo3 adapter must be used in this case. The adapter provides the legacy 26 + 13 pin parallel headers and two RJ-45 jacks for the CCP, MIPI or HiSPi connections. Assembly consists of connecting the headboard to the adapter; and then connecting the adapter to the Demo3.
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D2 headboard to D3 adapter A-14041 HiSPi + D2-D3 adapter + Demo3 interface board

At this point your Demo3 assembly is ready to be connected to the PC. Take a USB 3.0 cable and connect the between the Standard-A receptacle on the Demo 3 interface board and the Standard-B port on the USB 3.0 host.
While most USB 3.0 host configurations will supply 2 or more ports, we recommend that the Demo3 be the only the device connected for power and performance concerns. Other USB devices that do not require USB 3.0 performance (i.e. mice, keyboards, etc.) should be attached to available USB 2.0 ports when possible.

Notes on Cables

  • USB 3.0 cables are different than USB 2.0 cables. A cable designed specifically for USB 3.0 must be used to achieve the Demo3's full bandwidth potential. Below USB 3.0 cable plugs are shown on the left of each picture while USB 2.0 cable plugs are shown on right. Note the additional height of the USB 3.0 Standard-B (left image):

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  • USB 3.0 cables will also use the blue color coding within the plugs and be labeled accordingly on jacket. The jacket color may be any color (blue, black , etc.)
  • USB 3.0 cables contain more internal elements than USB 2.0 cables. There are more signal wires and additional shielding which in turn creates a stiffer cable. Extra care must be taken with these cables, try to avoid complex or tight radius bends over short distances of cables. Do not tie knots with or fold the cable onto itself, rather gradually coil the cable:

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This will prevent internal breakage, which will cause various performance issues with the Demo 3 camera system.

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  • It is possible to use a USB 2.0 cable between the Demo3 and USB 3.0 host. However, performance will be limited to USB 2.0 bandwidth as the SuperSpeed lanes of the cable are not being used. This usage is not recommended, but may be useful for troubleshooting or in event a USB 3.0 cable is not readily available.

Notes on USB 3.0 Receptacles/Ports

  • If you have installed an add-in USB 3.0 host adapter it should be fairly obvious which ports to use. For systems that have a built in USB 3.0 host, there is likely to be a USB 2.0 host too. The USB 3.0 ports will typically use the blue color coding, while the USB 2.0 ports will have the traditional black color coding. Some manufacturers opt not to use the color coding, in these cases the USB 3.0 port may be identified with the SuperSpeed logo and/or labeling.


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  • It is possible to connect the Demo3 assembly to a USB 2.0 host with either cable. However, performance will be limited to USB 2.0 bandwidth. This usage is not recommended, but may be useful for troubleshooting issues with the USB 3.0 host.

Once connected, the Windows operating system will detect the Demo3 and attempt to install an appropriate driver. If one is not found, it will prompt for a driver location. Demo3 - Installation Guide > worddav708473eece4a8af5ca8e17c79a9b24db.png'> to the locations noted earlier and path to the folder that suits the flavor of Windows you use (Windows7 dialogs shown):
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Tip #1: If the driver search was aborted, you can always go back and:

  1. Open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the 'Other devices' section and locate the 'DEMO3' entry:

Aptina Imaging Corp

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  1. Then right-click the DEMO3 entry and select the 'Update Driver…' option and follow the prompts.


Tip #2: Windows7 will attempt to search the Windows Update site for a driver. If your system is behind the Aptina corporate firewall, Windows Update will be blocked and this action will eventually timeout and fail. To save a few minutes of your time, click the bubble that appears on the taskbar:
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Next click 'Skip obtaining driver software from Windows Update':
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Click 'Yes' on the 'Driver Software Installation' dialog:
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Then begin the 'Update Driver Software…' process described in Tip #1.
Tip #3:
The Demo3 Team has uploaded Windows7 drivers for the Demo3 to the Windows Update site. Users, who have internet access that does not block the Windows Update site, will automatically have drivers installed for them.
Tip #4:
To confirm the Demo3 driver installation:

  1. Run the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the 'Universal Serial Bus controllers' section.
  3. Then check for the 'Aptina Demo3' (making note of any error codes/warnings):

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