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Teledyne DALSA Xtium: High-end image capture, also in colour

21 May 2014

In the middle of 2013 Teledyne DALSA presented the frame grabber Xtium-CL PX4 as the first model of its Xtium Frame Grabber series. Now a new driver for the board is available which also supports colour image processing.

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 Xtium

A half-length PCIe Gen2 x8 board that supports cameras with CameraLink HS interface with 1 - 7 lanes.