Machine vision: Powerful core technology

Silicon Software Lightbridge

Rapid external frame grabber for independent set up

  • External CameraLink acquisition card
  • Computer and acquisition card can be operated independently
  • Ultra fast data transfer thanks to Thunderbolt interface
  • Data transfer to Thunderbolt interface via copper wire or fibre optic
  • Using fibre optics:
    • Bridges large distances of up to 60 m between frame grabber and computer
    • Particularly suitable for environments sensitive to EMC radiation
  • Compact, fan-less housing for confined spaces
  • Suitable for industrial use thanks to various standard interfaces and screw locking cables
  • Ideally suited for multi-camera systems since multiple Lightbridge interface cards can be synchronised and daisy-chained
  • Flexibly adaptable to your individual needs thanks to programmable FPGA

3 reasons for Silicon Software Lightbridge

You have limited space and you want to set up your computer at a greater distance to the facility

The Silicon Software Lightbridge is a compact external frame grabber which can be set up independently of the processing unit. All you have to do is integrate Lightbridge into your application - the CameraLink interface gives you 10 metres of cable length. Using fibre optics even allows a distance of up to 60 metres between the Lightbridge and the computer, which makes it particularly interesting for long production lines.

Your benefits:

  • You save space when integrating machine vision components.
  • You can easily accomodate large computing units outside of your facility.
  • At the same time you save the cost for expensive and time-consuming security measures to protect your computer from dust, dirt and electrical interference.
  • When using fibre optics no EMC radiation occurs preventing your system from unwanted interferences.
You want easy integration with reliable technologies

The Silicon Software Lightbridge features the industry-proven high-speed CameraLink interface which does not require a special high-tech computer. Due to the GPIO interfaces you can easily connect your PLC or external triggers. Screw locking Thunderbolt ports provide for reliable connection of cables and frame grabber.

Your benefits:

  • Thanks to standard industrial interfacing the frame grabber can be integrated quickly and simply into an existing application.
  • This saves you time and money when installing the device and ensures rapid commissioning.
You want to be able to replace components quickly

The external Silicon Software Lightbridge acquisition card can be pre-configured outside of the plant.

Your benefits:

  • You are able to replace the acquisition card within a short period of time.
  • You minimise your downtimes in case of replacement or repair.


  • Interface:
    • 2 mini CameraLink inputs for CameraLink Base, Medium or Full configuration
    • 2 Thunderbolt inputs
    • GPIO interface
  • Silicon Software Driver and SDK Software
  • FPGA programmable via Visual Applets

Markets and Applications

  • Printing industry
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Automation
  • Automotive and supply industry

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Model Number of cameras (max) Power over data interface Inputs PC-interface Interface/Standard
SISO LIGHTBRIDGE 2 VCL 2 yes Full, Deca, Base, Medium Thunderbolt CameraLink
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Silicon Software Lightbridge ACL
Data sheets
1.6 MB
Silicon Software Lightbridge VCL
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1.6 MB