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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 64-bit 66 MHz
  • 32-MByte on board memory
  • Feature-rich set of 9 digital IO lines



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Directly compatible with hundreds of Camera Link cameras available on the market
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
General purpose I/O lines

Compatible with a wide range of sensors and motion encoders.


Windows and Linux drivers available
Windows and Linux drivers available


High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)
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, 64-bit Conventional PCI card
Cooling method Air-cooling
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 64-bit, PCI card slot
Connectors
  • 'CAMERA LINK' on bracket:
    • 26-position Mini Delta Ribbon (MDR) socket
    • Camera Link connector
  • 'SYSTEM' on bracket:
    • 26-pin 3-row high-density male sub-D connector
    • I/O lines and power output
  • 'SYSTEM' on PCB:
    • 26-pin 2-row 0.1" pitch pin header with shrouding
    • I/O lines and power output
Dimensions L 168 mm x H 107 mm L 6.61 in x H 4.21 in
Host bus
Standard PCI 64-bit, 66 MHz, 3.3 V and 5 V signaling
DMA 32-bit
Peak delivery bandwidth 528 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 240 MB/s (Host PC motherboard dependent)
Power consumption Max. 5.35 W (500 mA @ +3.3V, 50 mA @ +5V, 300 mA @ +12V), 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 2.04 Gbit/s (255 MB/s)
Camera Link configuration Base
Camera Link clock frequency From 20 MHz up to 85 MHz
Camera types
  • Gray-scale and color (RGB and Bayer) cameras
  • Area-scan and line-scan cameras
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 32 MB (16 MB for image data)
Image data stream processing
  • Unpacking of 10-/12-/14-bit to 16-bit with selectable justification to LSb or MSb
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 9 I/O lines:
  • 4 TTL input/output lines (ENHANCED I/O)
  • 2 differential inputs (TRA1, TRA2)
  • 1 isolated output (STA)
  • 2 multimode input/output lines (ISOA1, ISOA2)
Usage
  • Camera and image acquisition trigger
  • Light strobe trigger
  • Camera synchronization using motion encoder
  • General purpose IO
Electrical specifications
  • ISOA1, ISOA2: Inputs or outputs, isolated up to 500 V:
    • Input: compatible with TTL or 12V signals
    • Output: TTL, open-collector or open-emitter
  • TRA1, TRA2: Inputs compatible with TTL, LVTTL, differential LVDS, differential RS-422, differential RS-485 signals, protected against electrostatic discharge, with choke for the rejection of common-mode noise
  • STA: Opto-isolated outputs, compatible with signals up to 60V, with 3 µs fall time, isolated up to 500V
  • ENHANCED IO Inputs or outputs compatible with TTL signals, protected against electrostatic discharge, with high-frequency noise filter
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 250 mA with electronic fuse protection
Software
Host PC Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 for x86 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) processor architectures
  • Linux, from kernel version 2.6 to 4.13, compatible with a wide range of distributions, for x86 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) processor architectures
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
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
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