Grablink Value

Frame grabber for one base-configuration Camera Link camera

At a glance
  • For one Camera Link Base configuration camera
  • Directly compatible with hundreds of Camera Link cameras available on the market
  • PCI 32-bit 33 MHz, 90 MB/s sustained delivery bandwidth
  • 8-MByte on board memory
  • Feature-rich set of 4 digital IO lines

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Directly compatible with hundreds of Camera Link cameras available on the market

Check out our camera compatibility page (in the Support menu) to download the relevant CamFiles


Flexible line-scan camera operation with the rate converter.

  • The rate converter is a smart, programmable frequency multiplier/divider.
  • Used with motion encoders and line-scan cameras, it allows the user to choose the aspect ratio of the pixels in the image.
  • It provides a way to calibrate the acquisition chain to easily reach square (1:1 aspect ratio) pixels.


General purpose I/O lines

Compatible with a wide range of sensors and motion encoders.


Windows and Linux drivers available


High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)

  • Direct transfer into user-allocated memory
  • Hardware scatter-gather support


Mechanical
Form Factor PCI card
Format Standard profile, half-length, 32-bit Conventional PCI card
Cooling method Air-cooling
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 32- or 64-bit, PCI card slot
Connectors
  • 'CAMERA LINK' on bracket:
    • 26-position Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) socket
    • Camera Link connector
  • 'SYSTEM I/O' on bracket:
    • 9-pin 2-row female sub-D connector
    • I/O lines and power output
Dimensions L 130 mm x H 104 mm
L 5.12 in x H 4.09 in
Host bus
Standard PCI 32-bit, 33 MHz, 3.3 V and 5 V signaling
DMA 32-bit
Peak delivery bandwidth 132 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 90 MB/s (Host PC motherboard dependent)
Power consumption Max. 3.5 W (700 mA @ +5V), excluding I/O power output
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) Camera Link
Connectors 1 Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) Camera Link (CL)
Number of cameras One Base camera
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 1.44 Gbit/s (180 MB/s)
Camera Link configuration Base
Camera Link clock frequency range From 20 MHz up to 60 MHz
Camera types
  • Gray-scale and color (RGB and Bayer) cameras
  • Area-scan and line-scan cameras
Camera pixel formats supported Monochrome, Bayer, and RGB (PFNC names):
  • Mono8, Mono10, Mono12, Mono14, Mono16
  • BayerXX8, BayerXX10, BayerXX12, BayerXX14, BayerXX16 where XX = GR, RG, GB, or BG
  • RGB8
Video delivery
Raw video format(s)
  • Monochrome formats: Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14, Y16
  • Packed RGB color formats: RGB24, RGB32
  • Planar RGB color formats: RGB24PL, RGB30PL, RGB36PL, RGB42PL, RGB48PL
  • Additional formats: BAYER8, BAYER10, BAYER12, BAYER14, BAYER16, RAW8, RAW10, RAW12, RAW14, RAW16
On-board processing
On-board memory 8 MB (4 MB for image data)
Image data stream processing
  • Unpacking of 10-/12-/14-bit to 16-bit with selectable justification to LSb or MSb
Geometrical operators
  • Cropping (not available for 2YE cameras)
  • Left/right and up/down mirroring
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 4 I/O lines:
  • 2 differential inputs (TRG)
  • 1 isolated output (STR)
  • 2 multimode inputs/outputs (A1, A2)
Usage
  • Camera and image acquisition trigger
  • Light strobe trigger
  • Camera synchronization using motion encoder
  • General purpose IO
Electrical specifications
  • A1, A2: Inputs or outputs, isolated up to 500 V:
    • Input: compatible with TTL or 12V signals
    • Output: TTL, open-collector or open-emitter
  • TRG: LVDS trigger input
  • STR: TTL strobe output
Filter control
  • Glitch removal filter available on input lines used as trigger sources:
  • Configurable with five time constants:
    • 100 ns, 500 ns and 2.5 µs for trigger/ page trigger /page end trigger sources
    • 100 ns, 500 ns, 2.5 µs for line trigger source
Power output
  • Non-isolated +5V, 1A and +12V, 500 mA with self-resettable fuse protection
  • Isolated +5V 100 mA with elf-resettable fuse protection
Software
Host PC Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
  • Linux, from kernel version 2.6 to 4.10, compatible with a wide range of distributions
  • 32- and 64-bit versions
APIs
  • MultiCam 32- and 64-bit binary libraries (Windows and Linux), for ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers
Environmental conditions
Operating ambient air temperature 0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -20 to +70 °C / -4 to +158 °F
Storage ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Certifications
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EMC - Emission
  • EN 55022:2010 Class B
EMC - Immunity
  • EN 55024:2010 Class B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
Flammability PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
RoHS European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH European Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEE Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information
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