Building on the success of its Karbon®-CL line of PCI Express frame
grabbers, BitFlow, Inc. (Woburn, MA) has introduced the model CL4-F featuring
interfaces for two independent base, medium or full CameraLink (CL) digital
video cameras. Two independent channels with separate trigger signals allow
the CL4-F to acquire from two different CL cameras asynchronously, whether
they are linescan or area cameras in monochrome or RGB. Alternatively, it can
be configured with a single trigger to simultaneously control both cameras.
It provides a full set of camera control signals and sync inputs for each
connected camera, and acquires data up to 160 bits at 85 MHz pixel clock rate
and DMA at data rates up to 2.0 GB/S. Truly plug-and-play, the CL4-F uses a
x8 PCI Express bus interface and uses standard CL cabling. Simply load the
included software, plug in the cameras and begin acquiring images. Its CamEd
GUI enables either fixed or variable size images to be acquired, plus
features a programmable Region of Interest (ROI) sub-windowing capability.
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