Picolo Pro 2 PCIe

PCIe video capture card with four BNC connectors for standard PAL/NTSC cameras

At a glance
  • 4x BNC connectors on the bracket
  • PCIe x1 bus
  • One video decoder, 25/30 images per second (50/60 fields per second)
  • Fast switching between up to 4 cameras
  • PCI and PCIe versions available

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Robust, reliable, dependable video capture card

Take advantage of the lowest-cost industrial cameras available on the market

Windows and Linux drivers available

Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 1-lane PCI Express card
Dimensions L 115.00 mm x H 84.85 mm
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 1.0
Link width 1 lane
Link speed 2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
DMA 32-bit
Peak delivery bandwidth 256 MB/s
Power consumption Max. 2.8 W (900 mA @ +3.3 V)
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) NTSC-M, PAL-B/G, RS-170, CCIR
  • VIDEO 1 to VIDEO 4: BNC female connectors on the bracket for composite video inputs
Termination resistor Selectable using jumpers on the PCB
Native resolution Square pixels, broadcast and custom resolutions
Frame rate Up to 25/30 images per second, 50/60 fields per second
Number of cameras 4
Number of cameras (at full frame rate) 1
Line-scan cameras supported No
Video delivery
Raw video format(s) Planar, packed, YUV and RGB color formats
Deliverable video resolution (SD) Frame, field, CIF, QCIF and custom image formats
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 13 I/O lines (IO)
Connectors DIGITAL I/O: 16-pin two-row 0.1" shrouded header on the PCB
Usage General purpose IO
Electrical specifications IO: TTL-compatible I/O lines
Host PC Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP
  • MIcrosoft Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2
  • Linux Kernel versions from 2.6 up to 3.13, compatible with a wide range of distributions
  • 32- and 64-bit versions
  • MultiCam 32-bit and 64-bit binary libraries (Windows and Linux), for ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers
  • DirectShow filters (Windows only) for Microsoft Visual C++ compilers (32-bit only)
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
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • Unites States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC - Emission
  • EN 55022:2010 Class B
  • FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
EMC - Immunity
  • EN 55024:2010 Class B
  • EN 61000-4-2
  • EN 61000-4-3
  • EN 61000-4-4
  • EN 61000-4-5
  • EN 61000-4-6
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
Product code - Description

Low cost image acquisition from industrial analog cameras for inspection machines

Take advantage of the lowest-cost industrial cameras available on the market with the Domino and Picolo series cards.

Standard and high-definition image acquisition

Endoscopy applications

Standard and high-definition image acquisition 1

Dental applications

Standard and high-definition image acquisition 2

Video-guided surgery applications

High-definition image acquisition

Offline inspection stations

High-definition image acquisition 1

Laboratory and measuring microscopes

  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes multicam-release-notes-6.13.641.pdf 1.1 MB Windows, Linux
Documentation grablink-documentation-update-6.13.641.pdf 1.8 MB Windows, Linux
grablink-gpio-user-guide-1.2.0.pdf 1.1 MB Windows, Linux
grablink-migration-guide-1.0.0.pdf 5.5 MB Windows, Linux
grablink-multicam-parameters-6.13.640.pdf 2.7 MB Windows, Linux
grablink-tap-geometries-2.2.0.pdf 1.5 MB Windows, Linux
multicam-acquisition-principles-1.1.0.pdf 1.8 MB Windows, Linux
multicam-linux-documentation- 58 MB Linux
multicam-storage-formats-1.5.0.pdf 1.5 MB Windows, Linux
multicam-win-documentation- 91 MB Windows
Setup Files multicam-linux- 19 MB Linux
multicam-linux-readme- 1 kB Linux
multicam-win- 25 MB Windows
multicam-win-readme- 1 kB Windows
Sample Programs multicam-linux-sample-programs- 17 kB Linux
multicam-linux-sample-programs-description-6.13.641.pdf 0.8 MB Linux
multicam-win-sample-programs- 0.6 MB Windows
multicam-win-sample-programs-description-6.13.641.pdf 0.8 MB Windows
  • Windows XP was supported up to MultiCam 6.9.8
  • Grablink Expert 2 was supported up to MultiCam 6.9.8
  • An incorrect "Signature is corrupt or invalid" error message appears after downloading multicam- with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Please ignore this message.
  • Domino Iota was supported up to MultiCam 6.9.5
  • Grablink Quickpack ColorScan and Grablink Quickpack CFA PCIe were supported up to MultiCam 6.9.4
  • The following boards were supported up to MultiCam
    • Domino Symphony
    • Grablink Quickpack CFA
    • Grablink Expert 2 cPCI
    • Grablink Value cPCI
    • Picolo Pro 3
    • Picolo Diligent
    • Picolo Diligent Plus
  • Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 were supported up to MultiCam 6.8.2
  • Domino Delta was supported up to MultiCam 6.4.3
  • Windows Server 2003 was supported up to MultiCam 6.4.2
  • Windows 2000 was supported up to MultiCam 6.4.0
  • Picolo Jet-X was supported up to MultiCam 6.3.0
Please select the boxes above to find supported cameras you’re looking for!

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