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DALSA Xcelera PX8: Imaging with CameraLink

26 Jul 2011

Teledyne DALSA announces a CameraLink version of their high-speed frame grabber, the DALSA Xcelera PX8.

The Xcelera PX8 works uses the PCI Express 8x interface and is designed to be future-proof for 32- and 64-bit technology, due to its internal architecture and its driver support. The new CameraLink frame grabber the Xcelera-CL PX8, provides a bandwidth of more than 1GByte per second for image acquisition. This allows the user to connect CameraLink cameras with Base, Medium or Full, and to transfer image data at up to 85Mhz.

Comprehensive Onboard Pre-processing

Like the HS-Link versions, the CameraLink version also features comprehensive onboard pre-processing features such as tap sorting, look-up tables, Bayer conversions, flat field/flat line corrections, and correction of bright and dark pixels.

For machine interfacing, the frame grabber is fitted with numerous connections for triggers, strobes, rotary encoders, digital I/Os, status LEDs, and voltage supply. All inputs are also fitted with a »Trigger-to-Image-Reliability« functionality developed by Teledyne DALSA, which will increase the data integrity of the system.

Software support

The Teledyne DALSA Sapera and STEMMER IMAGING Common Vision Blox libraries are available for software support. They provide the user with a series of examples in all common programming languages, facilitating integration into customer-specific applications.

The Xcelera-CL PX8 frame grabber displays its strengths in particular in combination with the high-speed line and area cameras Piranha3, Piranha HS, Piranha ES and Falcon 4M60 from Teledyne DALSA and with the high-speed cameras CL600X2 from Optronis.


Kehl, Germany

Optronis manufactures and distributes streak cameras and highspeed cameras for scientific and industrial applications. These high-end cameras can be used to capture ultra-fast moving events of many different types.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

The Canadian company Teledyne DALSA Inc., a subsidiary of the US-based Teledyne Technologies Inc., offers an enormous range of machine vision components for digital image processing. In addition to its line-scan camera products, DALSA´s range includes high-end technologies such as TDI (Time Delay Integration) line-scan cameras, colour line-scan cameras, multi-tap cameras, high-speed cameras, area scan and high-resolution cameras. Their product range also covers PCI frame grabbers, embedded processing systems and software tools, in addition to the IPD range of compact systems that are ideally suited to a wide variety of different tasks in the fields of industrial quality assurance, completeness inspection and fault monitoring.

Teledyne DALSA Sapera LT
  • Controls, monitors and corrects the image acquisition process via Trigger to Image Reliability
  • Multi-threading and multiprocessing compliant, with build-in support for pixel format conversion
  • Simplified programming interface
  • Application wizard for rapid development
Teledyne DALSA Falcon - High responsive CMOS cameras
  • CMOS camera with global shutter sensor
  • Resolution up to 2,352 x 1,728 pixels
  • CameraLink output
  • Partial Scan function to increase frame rate
Optronis CamRecord CL - High Speed CMOS camera with CameraLink interface
  • High-speed CameraLink camera for real-time data acquisition
  • High sensitive CMOS image sensor
  • Exposure Time down to 1µs
  • Monochrome and colour models available