Basler BCON Control Protocol Additional Information

This project provides additional information on the Basler BCON control protocol. Basler BCON cameras are configured via a standard I2C interface. The cameras are GenICam devices and use GenCP version 1.2, as their low level protocol.


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Basler BCON Control Protocol Additional Information

This project provides additional information on the Basler BCON control protocol. Basler BCON cameras are configured via a standard I2C interface. The cameras are GenICam devices and use GenCP version 1.2, as their low level protocol.

Use Cases for interfacing Basler BCON via I2C

When interfacing Basler BCON cameras via I2C (control channel), we distinguish among three possible use cases:

 

1. Using a Linux x86 or Linux for ARM in combination with the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite for Linux x86 or Linux ARM

In this case the pylon BCON adapter library has to be built and integrated (as a dynamic library) into to user's application in order to control a Basler BCON camera.

This is the recommended and supported by Basler use case.

For more information on that refer to the "Programmer's Guide and API Reference for a BCON Adapter library used with pylon" part of the pylon for Linux camera software suite.

 

2. Using a Linux x86 or Linux for ARM in combination with a 3rd party GenICam based library, i.e. without using the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite

In this case the 3rd party library has to be compatible with GenCP version 1.2 and take note of the specifics described in the document "AW00140501000_Basler_BCON_Control_Protocol_Additional_Information".

This document is provided in the current project.

 

3. Using no operating system (bare-metal) and no Basler pylon Camera Software Suite or 3rd party GenICam based libraries

In this case the user has to make sure to implement the GenCP 1.2 protocol and consider the specifics described in the document "AW00140501000_Basler_BCON_Control_Protocol_Additional_Information", which is provided in this project.

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