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Xcelera-CL VX4 and Sapera APF

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Teledyne Dalsa has introduced its user programmable real-time image processing platform. The Xcelera-CL VX4 and Sapera APF deliver a powerful FPGA (field-programmable gate array) based vision processor and integrated graphical FPGA development environment. This user programmable FPGA technology enables users to adopt vision processors for a variety of high speed, computing intensive, real-time image processing applications.

The Xcelera-CL VX4 vision processor is the latest member of Teledyne Dalsa's Xcelera family of frame grabbers and vision processors. A PCI Express (PCIe) x4 based platform, the product features powerful user programmable embedded processing architecture for real-time high-performance machine vision applications.

The Xcelera-CL VX4 combines image acquisition with onboard processing capabilities. The boards support a wide variety of cameras, including multi-tap area and line scan cameras, colour and monochrome models, including 8-bit, 10-tap configurations, and are compatible with Base, Medium or Full Camera Link cameras.

Sapera APF is an integrated graphical FPGA development environment. It simplifies traditional FPGA development processes by combining a point and click graphical interface with FPGA-based image processing libraries.

The platform comes bundled with a bit accurate software version of the FPGA library functions for rapid functional simulation but also automatically generates necessary infrastructure to call user functions using Sapera SDK. This powerful, yet easy to use FPGA development environment allows users to create, debug, and deploy FPGA code via the development GUI.

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