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DALSA Xcelera PX8: Imaging with CameraLink

26 Jul 2011

Teledyne DALSA announces a CameraLink version of their high-speed frame grabber, the DALSA Xcelera PX8.

The Xcelera PX8 works uses the PCI Express 8x interface and is designed to be future-proof for 32- and 64-bit technology, due to its internal architecture and its driver support. The new CameraLink frame grabber the Xcelera-CL PX8, provides a bandwidth of more than 1GByte per second for image acquisition. This allows the user to connect CameraLink cameras with Base, Medium or Full, and to transfer image data at up to 85Mhz.

Comprehensive Onboard Pre-processing

Like the HS-Link versions, the CameraLink version also features comprehensive onboard pre-processing features such as tap sorting, look-up tables, Bayer conversions, flat field/flat line corrections, and correction of bright and dark pixels.

For machine interfacing, the frame grabber is fitted with numerous connections for triggers, strobes, rotary encoders, digital I/Os, status LEDs, and voltage supply. All inputs are also fitted with a »Trigger-to-Image-Reliability« functionality developed by Teledyne DALSA, which will increase the data integrity of the system.

Software support

The Teledyne DALSA Sapera and STEMMER IMAGING Common Vision Blox libraries are available for software support. They provide the user with a series of examples in all common programming languages, facilitating integration into customer-specific applications.

The Xcelera-CL PX8 frame grabber displays its strengths in particular in combination with the high-speed line and area cameras Piranha3, Piranha HS, Piranha ES and Falcon 4M60 from Teledyne DALSA and with the high-speed cameras CL600X2 from Optronis.

Teledyne DALSA Sapera Software Suite

Image acquisition, control, and processing and analysis functions to design, develop and deploy high-performance machine vision applications

Optronis CamRecord CL - High Speed CMOS camera with CameraLink interface
  • High-speed CameraLink camera for real-time data acquisition
  • High sensitive CMOS image sensor
  • Exposure Time down to 1µs
  • Monochrome and colour models available

Kehl, Germany

Optronis, located in Kehl/Germany, provides ultra high-speed and streak cameras that are easy to use and integrate and are ideal for capturing ultra-fast moving events of different types in scientific and industrial applications.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.