Adlink Technology, a provider of machine vision boards, has released the HDV62, a PCI Express frame grabber offering uncompressed image acquisition and video streaming in full 1,080p HD.
The frame grabber provides 1,920 x 1,080p resolution, progressive scan, and noise reduction for greater image quality, as well as a wide aspect ratio that is more comfortable to the human eye. Equipped with a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and 512MB memory buffer, the HDV62 offers the ability to stream uncompressed images to the host PC, in addition to colour space conversion in real-time via on-board hardware in order to offload repetitive tasks from the host CPU.
Based on the PCI Express x4 form factor, the HDV62 is specifically designed for medical imaging, scientific imaging, military application and high-end video surveillance system integrators by providing uncompressed video streaming up to 1,920 x 1,080p at 60fps and lossless pixel information for both spatial and frequency domain analysis.
Real-time colour space conversion, supporting RGB, YUV, and monochrome pixel output formats, is also performed on the HDV62 in real-time to facilitate applications that require different colour formats for different image analysis. As this colour space conversion is performed via the board's hardware, different colour formats can be obtained without consuming host system resources. The HDV62 also provides various video input support from both digital and component analogue video inputs for HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition) video via a 170MHz DVI input or through RBG and YPbPr analogue component inputs.
Image acquisition and deployment of the frame grabber are greatly simplified through Microsoft DirectShow, a user-friendly Windows-based application development software package.