Building on the field proven technology and performance of Teledyne DALSA’s
Xcelera-CL frame grabbers, the Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-HS Series leverages the PCI
Express (PCIe) platform to bring traditional image acquisition and processing
technology to new levels of performance and flexibility.
The PCIe host interface is a point-to-point host interface allowing
simultaneous image acquisition and transfer involving little intervention from
the host CPU. Designed with the requirements of the machine vision OEMs in
mind, the Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-HS PX8 combines HS-Link interface with onboard
preprocessing functions such as shading correction, Bayer decoding etc.
Addressing the emerging needs of bandwidth-hungry machine vision applications,
Teledyne DALSA’s Xcelera HS Series is defining next generation frame grabber
capabilities to deliver image acquisition bandwidth of 1.8GB/s and host
transfer bandwidth of 2GB/s over multiple-lane PCI Express implementations
with room to grow.
The Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-HS PX8 has been built within Teledyne DALSA’s Trigger-to-Image Reliability technology framework. Trigger-to-Image Reliability leverages
Teledyne DALSA’s hardware and software innovations to control, monitor and
correct the image acquisition process from the time that an external trigger
event occurs to the moment the data is sent to the host, providing
traceability when errors do occur and permitting recovery from those errors.
All of the frame grabbers in the Xcelera series are supported by Teledyne
DALSA’s Sapera Essential software package. Sapera Essential, is a cost-
effective machine vision software toolkit that bundles board level acquisition
and control with advanced image processing capability, featuring a value
added, all new geometric search tool.
Sapera Essential is designed to deliver the critical functionality needed to
design, develop and deploy high-performance machine vision applications while
at the same time significantly lowering deployment costs.
The HSLink interface is a new machine vision connectivity interface pioneered
by Teledyne DALSA. HSLink is designed specifically to meet the needs of all
machine vision applications and therefore carries image data, configuration
data and low jitter, real time triggering signals over a simple network
topology supporting cameras, intermediate devices and frame grabbers. The
interface has taken the key strengths of Camera Link, and added new features
and functions. HSLink delivers scalable bandwidth of 300 to 6000 MB/s, 1x to
20x configurations while using globally available, off-the-shelf components.
HS-Link Interface - Next generation image acquisition interface
Image acquisition at rates up to 1.5GB/s
Ultra compact, field proven CX4 cable and connector
Dedicated communication channel supports data rates up to 300MB/s (600MB/s total)
Built-in support for data forwarding for distributed processing
Supports Windows 32/64-bit , Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista