BitFlow frame grabber controls two Camera Link cameras

BitFlow's model CL4-F frame grabber features interfaces for two independent Base, Medium, or Full Camera Link digital video cameras.

Jun 1st, 2012
BitFlow CL4-F frame grabber controls two Camera Link cameras
BitFlow CL4-F frame grabber controls two Camera Link cameras

The model CL4-F frame grabber features interfaces for two independent Base, Medium, or Full Camera Link digital video cameras. Two independent channels with separate trigger signals allow the board to acquire from two different cameras asynchronously, whether they are linescan or area cameras in monochrome or RGB. It can be configured with a single trigger to simultaneously control both cameras. The frame grabber provides a full set of camera control signals and sync inputs for each connected camera and acquires data up to 160 bits at 85 MHz pixel clock rate and DMA at data rates up to 2.0 Gbytes/sec. It employs a x8 PCI Express bus interface and uses standard Camera Link cabling. The CamEd GUI enables either fixed or variable size images to be acquired and includes a programmable region of interest (ROI) sub-windowing capability.
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Woburn, MA, USA


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BitFlow Frame Grabber Reduces System Cost with Support for Two Full Camera Link Cameras

WOBURN, MA -- Building on the success of its Karbon-CL line of PCI Express frame grabbers, BitFlow, Inc., a worldwide innovator in machine vision technology, has introduced the model CL4-F featuring interfaces for two independent base, medium or full CameraLink (CL) digital video cameras. Because it supports two full-configuration CL cameras - as compared to competitive frame grabbers that can support only one - the CL4-F reduces system cost without compromising image resolution or data rate speed, while also minimizing the hardware footprint.

Two independent channels with separate trigger signals allow the CL4-F to acquire from two different CL cameras asynchronously, whether they are linescan or area cameras in monochrome or RGB. Alternatively, it can be configured with a single trigger to simultaneously control both cameras. It provides a full set of camera control signals and sync inputs for each connected camera, and acquires data up to 160 bits at 85 MHz pixel clock rate and DMA at data rates up to 2.0 GB/S.

Truly plug-and-play, the CL4-F uses a x8 PCI Express bus interface and uses standard CL cabling. Simply load the included software, plug in the cameras and begin acquiring images. Its CamEd GUI enables either fixed or variable size images to be acquired, plus features a programmable Region of Interest (ROI) sub-windowing capability. Like all Karbon frame grabbers, the CL4-F leverages BitFlow's FlowThru technology, which provides zero latency access to data, extremely low CPU usage, and unlimited DMA destination size.

For more information, please call 781-932-2900 or visit www.bitflow.com.

About BitFlow
BitFlow has been developing reliable, high-performance Frame Grabbers for use in imaging applications since 1993. BitFlow is the leader in Camera Link frame grabbers, building the fastest frame grabbers in the world, with the highest camera/frame grabber densities, triggering performance, and price. With thousands of boards installed throughout the world, into hundreds of imaging applications, BitFlow is dedicated to using this knowledge and experience to provide customers with the best possible image acquisition and application development solutions. BitFlow, located in Woburn, MA, has distributors and resellers located all over the world including Asia, Japan, and Europe.

SOURCE: BitFlow

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