12 June 2012
BitFlow has introduced the Karbon KBN-PCE-CXP4, a four-channel video frame grabber based on the CoaXPress (CXP) digital interface standard.
The frame grabber incorporates four independent channels allowing engineers to sync four single link CXP cameras easily onto the same board for simultaneous image capture. Alternatively, the board can connect a single quad link CXP camera, two dual-link CXP cameras, or a combination of one dual and two single link CXP cameras.
To acquire image sequences well beyond the 4GB barrier, the board features a PCI Express x8 host interface with a maximum transfer rate of 3.125Gb/s per link combined with exclusive BitFlow FlowThru technology that eliminates the need for on-board memory. The cameras are linked via individual BNC connections, so the Windows operating system sees a separate frame grabber for each. Cameras can be accurately synchronised or operated completely unsynchronised.
Adding either the Karbon-CXP2 or CXP4 to an application is simplified with the BitFlow SDK, which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Both the CXP and Camera Link versions of Karbon frame grabbers are software compatible with each other, as well as with other current BitFlow frame grabbers, to make the migration from Camera Link or analogue to CXP seamless and hassle-free.