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Xtium-CL PX4
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Supporting a wide variety of area and line scan colour and monochrome cameras, the Xtium series has been engineered to meet the emerging demands of high speed and high bandwidth to sustain Camera Link® 80-Bit modes over longer cable distances, in a half-length, single slot solution.

• Half-length PCI Express Gen 2.0 x4 Board • Camera Link Rev 2.0 compliant • Acquires from one Base, Medium or Full Camera Link® camera
• Supports Camera Link operations up to 85MHz • Extended cable distance at max data rate • Supports advanced Camera Link pixel/tap configurations
• Windows®, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32/64-bit) compatible • Fully supported by Sapera Vision SDKs • FCC, CE and ROHS compliant
• PoCL support for all Camera Link configurations    

Leveraging the FPGA technology to implement Camera Link protocol helps overcome conventional Camera Link limits of long cable lengths at high data rates. This new implementation technique allows the Xtium-CL PX4 to offer a new combination of products and features.

This compact, flexible image-acquisition and processing platform supports multiple interfaces and delivers twice the sustained host transfer bandwidth across extended cable lengths and without the need for specialized motherboards or chip sets.

The Xtium-CL PX4 takes full advantage of PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 platform to deliver a bandwidth in excess of 1.7GB/s, while at the same time supporting PCIe Gen 1.0 slot to deliver 850MB/s via the newly engineered, on-board, Data Transfer Engine (DTE).

By enabling maximum sustained throughput and ready-to-use image data, the Xtium-CL PX4 minimizes CPU usage and improves processing times for host applications. Additionally, this frame grabber has been engineered with enhanced memory architecture allowing it to handle different sensor tap topologies while sustaining colour decoding at the maximum frame/line rate.

The Xtium-CL PX4 offers built-in, robust electrical signals for external event synchronization, and status notification LEDs. One or more boards can be synchronized to acquire images from multiple area or line scan cameras simultaneously and supports one Base, Medium, Full or 80-bit mode or two Base1 Camera Link cameras with Base/Medium/Full PoCL capabilities.

The Xtium series is engineered to meet the ever-increasing image resolution and faster frame rates of today’s camera technology. So in addition to PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 and Camera Link, upcoming models will support Camera Link HS as well as other emerging interface standards on a PCIe Gen 2.0 x8 platform.

Bundled software

The Sapera Essential standard processing tool run-time license is offered at no additional charge. The includes access to image processing functions, areabased (normalized correlation based) template matching tool, blob analysis and lens correction tool.

Optional software
Sapera™ Nitrous accelerates Sapera Essential applications by providing a seamless support for graphical processing units (GPU) and multi-core CPUs optimization (MCO).

Sapera™ Architect Plus gives system integrators and industrial vision automation specialists a user-friendly, non-programming graphical environment to quickly prototype and test drive application specific imaging tools within Sapera Essential and Sapera Nitrous.

Xtium-CL PX4
Board Half-length PCI Express x4 Rev 2.0 compliant
Camera Interface 1 Full, 80-bit (Deca), Med, Base or 2 Base
Camera format Base, Med., or Full Camera Link, PoCL
Pixel clock up to 85 MHz MHz
Bits/pixel up to 16
Camera taps up to 10 taps/8-bit
Host Bus PCIe Gen2 x 4
Frame Buffer 512 MB
Advanced features ILUTS, Flat Field, Flat Line, Dead Pixel, Bayer, PoCL
OS support Windows 7 and 8 (32/64-bit) compatible
GPIO On-board 4-in/4-out

Xtium-CL PX4 Data Sheet


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