Teledyne DALSA Xtium: High-end image capture, also in colour
21 May 2014
The Xtium-CL PX4 utilises the power of FPGA technology and CameraLink standards to provide a broad bandwidth of image data transmission over long cable distances. The basis is the PCI Express Gen 2.0 4x interface which permits fast access to the host server. The Xtium-CL PX4 allows data rates of over 850 MB/s and supports a multitude of area scan and line cameras.
The recently presented new driver version 1.10 for the Xtium-CL PX4 now also enables colour image processing. Here, the driver currently supports the RGB colour space in the standard configurations of CameraLink Base and Medium as well as 80-Bit RGB in extended configurations. 80-Bit RG/BG is available for line cameras with Bi-Colour modus such as the DALSA Piranha4 Color with 8 k resolution. Area scan cameras with Bayer filter can be operated in colour with 8, 10 and 12 Bit with the Xtium. According to Teledyne DALSA, more options will follow shortly.
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.