Recognising the emerging needs of bandwidth-hungry machine vision applications, DALSA has called on its field-proven design and manufacturing expertise to develop the Xcelera HS PX8, bringing traditional image-acquisition and processing technology to new levels of performance and flexibility.
The Xcelera HS PX8 leverages the PCI Express (PCIe) platform which is a point-to-point host interface allowing simultaneous image acquisition and transfer involving little intervention from the host CPU.
Designed with the future requirements of the machine vision OEMs in mind, DALSA's Xcelera HS Series is shaping next-generation frame grabber capabilities to deliver image acquisition bandwidth of 1.8GByte/sec and host transfer bandwidth of 2GByte/s over multiple-lane PCI Express implementations, and with room to grow.
What features can I expect from the Xcelera HS PX8?
- HS-Link Interface - Next generation image-acquisition interface
- Image acquisition at rates up to 1.5GByte/s
- Ultra-compact, field proven CX4 cable and connector
- PCIe host interface
- The combining of an HS-Link interface (see below) with onboard pre-processing functions such as shading correction, Bayer decoding
- Image-acquisition bandwidth of 1.8GByte/sec and host transfer bandwidth of 2GByte/s over multiple-lane PCI Express
- Trigger-to-Image Reliability technology framework
- Built-in support for data forwarding for distributed processing
- Dedicated communication channel supporting data rates up to 300MByte/s (600MByte/s total)
The Xcelera HS PX8 frame grabber is supported by DALSA’s Sapera Essential software package, a cost-effective machine vision software toolkit that bundles board level acquisition and control with advanced image processing capability and now 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.
What is HS-Link?
The HSLink interface is a new machine vision connectivity interface pioneered by 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 Mbytes/s, 1x to 20x configurations while using globally available, off-the shelf components.