Machine Vision Acquisition - STEMMER IMAGING


Secure and flexible image capture from

any source to any destination

Teledyne DALSA Xtium

High performance image acquisition boards for PCIe Gen2 platforms

The Xtium series is a reliable and versatile family of frame grabbers with the most popular camera interface standards CoaXPress, CameraLink and CameraLink HS. The Xtium is based on the industry standard PCI Express x4 and x8 Gen 2.0 bus to deliver high speed access to host memory.

The onboard Data Transfer Engine (DTE) produces maximum bandwidth without the need for specialised motherboards or chipsets. By enabling maximum sustained throughput and ready to use image data, the Xtium minimises CPU usage and improves processing times for the host application. In addition, the Xtium series 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.

Various models within the series

The acquisition of digital image sources via CoaXPress, CameraLink or CameraLink HS ensures the availability of various models with different configuration options and interfaces, supporting future scalability.

All CameraLink configurations

The CameraLink configurations are field-configurable Base, Dual Base, Medium, Full and 80-bit (“Deca”) by simply loading a different configuration file. This helps by reducing the effort for system set up and development and by reducing storage requirements by having just one model in stock – minimising the effort for service and repairs - a considerable cost saving.

Multi board configurations (CLHS version only)

The data-forwarding feature of the Xtium-CLHS boards refers to a built-in repeater capability to resend images across multiple computers for distributed processing at 2.1 GB/s. The incoming images can be redistributed to up to six additional Xtium-CLHS “slave” frame grabbers.

Thanks to the "board synchronisation" features and data forwarding, multi-camera solutions can be developed and the higher material throughput enables more accurate error detection. The two CLHS models within the family enable different configuration possibilities and interface support the scalability.

Trigger-to-image reliability (T2IR) framework

T2IR ensures the image capture process is controlled and monitored from the trigger point right the way through to the transfer onto the host memory. T2IR is a combination of hardware and software features that work together at a system level to improve the reliability of the inspection system. This prevents many errors before they happen and makes the system more reliable, which in turn delivers more uptime, more productivity, and lower costs.


  • Interface: CameraLink, CameraLink HS, CoaXPress
  • Camera type: monochrome and colour area scan and line scan with synchronisation of one or several boards for simultaneous image acquisition from multiple area or line scan cameras
  • Signal processing: robust signal processing for external event synchronisation
  • Host bandwidth: up to 3.4 GB/s
  • Onboard frame buffer: up to 1 GB
  • Operating system: Windows 7 , Windows 8.1, Windows 10 with 32 and 64 bit
  • Software: Common Vision Blox, Sapera LT SDK and trigger-to-image reliability framework

Show products

of products were found. products were found. Show all
Model PC: Internal Expansion Bus Inputs Power over data interface Number of cameras (max) Interface/standard
DALSA XTIUM-CLHS PX4 PCIe x4 (Gen2) Single CLHS no 1 CameraLink
DALSA XTIUM-CLHS PX8 PCIe x8 (Gen2) Single CLHS no 1 CameraLink
DALSA XTIUM-CXP PX8 PCIe x8 (Gen2) CXP-1, CXP-2, CXP-3, CXP-5, CXP-6, CXP-4 yes 4 CoaXPress
File Topics Size
FAQ Trigger-To-Image Reliability
Data sheets
67.7 KB
Teledyne DALSA Xtium CLHS PX8
Data sheets
260.1 KB
Teledyne DALSA Xtium-CXP PX8 | 2017/3
Data sheets
234.7 KB
Trigger-To-Image Reliability Technology Primer
Data sheets
1.1 MB
Xtium-CL MX4 User Manual | 1.20
3.5 MB
Xtium-CLHS PX4 Manual | 1.00
6.6 MB
Xtium-CLHS PX8 Manual | 1.00
3.5 MB
Xtium-CXP User Manual | 1.01
3.0 MB
Xtium2-CL MX4 Datasheet | 2022.11
Data sheets
425.5 KB
Xtium2-CL MX4 User Manual | 1.01
3.7 MB