PCI board adds digital interface to C80
GMI-DCAM, a PCI mezzanine module, provides a digital camera interface to Ariel`s TMS320C80-based Griffin PCI-bus image-inspection board. DCAM links 8- and 16-bit digital cameras and supports line- and area-scan cameras from Dalsa, Kodak, and DVC. The DCAM module provides a pair of RS-422 ports, which implement two separate 16-bit digital-camera data channels, including data, sync, and pixel clock I/O lines. Featuring a maximum clock rate of 40 MHz with separate clock and data lines, the two channels can be operated independently or synchronously; they also can be configured as a single 32-bit data channel. DCAM interfaces to Griffin via a synchronous, 64-bit, 400-Mbyte/s mezzanine module dubbed GMIbus, which gives digital cameras direct access to the C80 processor. DCAM module operating modes include external trigger, strobe, internal/external pixel clock, and internal/external sync.
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