What is the function of the 30-pin connector of the legacy Photon? What is the function of the optional legacy Photon 640 connectors?

This question applies to the legacy Photon camera models. The Photon product line and its accessories have been discontinued. The information here is provided for historical reference.

The 30-pin SAMTEC connector is the primary electrical interface to all Photon camera versions. This connector passes input power, output video, RS-232 commands, and serial digital data. The optional 15-pin D-Sub connector used on the Photon 320, 160, 120, and 80 cameras passes these same signals and voltages (power, video, RS-232, serial LVDS). The 30-pin connector provisions for external sync as well as a few spare leads that are reserved for factory and OEM customer use.

A description of the pin assignments for the 30-pin SAMTEC connector as well as the optional 15-pin D-Sub connector used on the Photon 320, 160, 120, and 80 cameras can be found at this link.

The 15-pin D-Sub connector (Photon 320) and the 26-pin D-Sub connector (Photon 640) configuration is required for compatibility with the respective Ethernet Module accessory.

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