ECCO+ / ECCO: Extended Camera Link Cable Operation

  • Use longer, up to 20 meters long, Camera Link cables!
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High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)

  • Direct transfer into user-allocated memory
  • Hardware scatter-gather support
  • 64-bit addressing capability


Line-scan triggering capabilities

  • The Grablink frame grabber controls the camera scanning rate based on the signals received from a motion encoder. When the parts move faster, the acquisition line rate of the camera increases. When the parts move slower, the acquisition line rate of the camera decreases.
  • The Grablink boards interpret A/B signals from quadrature motion encoders to know in which direction (forward or backward) the part is moving.
  • Optionally, the Grablink can be instructed to acquire lines only when the object is moving forward or only when the object is moving backward.
  • A feature called Backward Motion Cancellation stops the acquisition when a backward motion is detected. The line acquisition automatically resumes when the motion is again in the forward direction, at the exact place where the acquisition was interrupted.
  • A Rate Converter allows the camera to acquire lines at any programmable resolution lower or higher than the resolution of the motion encoder. This gives the designer incredible freedom and flexibility during the development of the application.
  • A Rate Divider allows the camera to acquire lines at a resolution lower than the resolution of the motion encoder. It divides the frequency of the incoming encoder signal by a programmable integer.


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


Area-scan triggering capabilities

  • A trigger is used to start the acquisition when the part is in position. Hardware triggers come from the Grablink's I/O lines. Software triggers come from the application.
  • An optional trigger delay is available to postpone the acquisition for a programmable time.
  • A trigger decimation function allows to skip some of the triggers.
  • Camera exposure control allows the application to control the exposure time of the camera.
  • When the acquisition starts, at the appropriate timing, the Grablink board generates a signal to control an illumination device connected to one of its output lines.


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.


Line-scan triggering capabilities

Grablink supports continuous web scanning (to inspect infinite, continuously moving surfaces without losing a single line) and discrete object scanning (to acquire the image of objects moving in front of the camera).

  • A trigger is used to start the acquisition when the part is in position. Hardware triggers come from the board's I/O lines. Software triggers come from the application.
  • After it is started, the acquisition either:
    • Continues indefinitely (for web inspection applications)
    • Continues for a programmable number of lines (to acquire the image of objects of a known length)
    • Continues until an end trigger is received (to acquire the image of objects of a variable length)
  • An optional trigger delay is available to postpone the beginning of the acquisition for a programmable number of lines.


Windows and Linux drivers available


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High speed image acquisition for inspection machines.

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise camera control and synchronization functions.

  • AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) machines
  • 3D SPI (Solder Paste Inspection) machines
  • 3D lead/ball inspection machines

Very high resolution line-scan image acquisition for inspection machines

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

  • Flat Panel Display inspection
  • Solar cell inspection

High frame rate image acquisition for inspection machines

Glass inspection: bottles, vials

Line-scan image acquisition for surface inspection machines

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

Line-scan image acquisition for textile inspection

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

High speed line-scan image acquisition for printing inspection machines

  • Printing inspection for packages
  • Printing inspection for labels
MultiCam
  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes multicam-release-notes_6.12.615.pdf 1.1 MB Windows, Linux
Documentation grablink-documentation-update_6.12.615.pdf 2.1 MB Windows, Linux
Migration Guide for Grablink series.pdf 5.5 MB Windows, Linux
Grablink_TapGeometry_Parameter_Reference_Rev2-2.pdf 1.5 MB Windows, Linux
Using the IO ports of Grablink Base, Grablink DualBase, Grablink Full, and Grablink Full XR_Rev1-2.pdf 1.1 MB Windows, Linux
multicam-linux-6.7.6.474-documentation.tar.gz 39 MB Linux
multicam-6.12.0.3102-readme.txt 1 kB Linux
multicam-storage-formats_1.5.pdf 1.5 MB Windows, Linux
multicam-win-6.7.6.474-documentation.exe 40 MB Windows
multicam-6.12.0.3103-readme.txt 1 kB Windows
Setup Files multicam-6.12.0.3103.exe 25 MB Windows
multicam-6.12.0.3102.tar.gz 19 MB Linux
Sample Programs multicam-linux-6.12.0.3102-sampleprograms.tar.gz 10 kB Linux
multicam-linux-samples-description_6.12.615.pdf 0.7 MB Linux
multicam-win-6.12.0.3103-sampleprograms.zip 0.6 MB Windows
multicam-win-samples-description_6.12.615.pdf 0.7 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-6.9.8.2918.exe 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 6.9.0.2200:
    • 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
Memento
  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes memento-release-notes_7.0.623.pdf 0.7 MB Windows, Linux
Setup Files memento-linux-aarch64-7.0.0.14.tar.gz 14 MB Linux
memento-linux-x86_64-7.0.0.13.tar.gz 11 MB Linux
memento-linux-x86-7.0.0.12.tar.gz 11 MB Linux
memento-win-7.0.0.11.exe 15 MB Windows