Xtium-CL PX4

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The Xtium-CL PX4, the first member of a new series of frame grabbers from Teledyne Dalsa, is now available from Stemmer Imaging. The Xtium series is engineered to meet the ever-increasing image resolution and faster frame rates of today’s camera technology. In addition to PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 and Camera Link, upcoming models will support Camera Link HS as well as other popular interface standards on a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 platform.

The Xtium-CL PX4 uses FPGA technology to deliver higher bandwidth which sustains Camera Link 80-bit modes over longer cable distances. Based on the industry standard PCI Express Gen 2.0 4x expansion bus to deliver high speed access to host memory, the frame grabber offers data rates of over 850MB/s and supports a wide variety of area and line scan colour and monochrome cameras.

The frame grabber is fully compatible with Camera Link 2.0 and features Power over Camera Link for Base, Medium and Full cameras as well as supporting Camera Link 80-bit modes (also known as 10-tap and deca mode) in a compact, single slot solution. Fully compatible with PCIe Rev 2.0, the frame grabber is also backwards compatible with PCIe Rev 1.x x4/x8/x16 slots, ensuring a wider selection of PCs and slots.

The newly engineered, on-board data transfer engine produces maximum bandwidth without the need for specialised motherboards or chipsets. By enabling maximum sustained throughput and ready-to-use image data, the Xtium–CL PX4 minimises CPU usage and improves processing times for host applications. The frame grabber is supported by the Sapera Vision SDK and Sapera CamExpert utility.