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New CoaXPress frame grabber on PCIe Gen2 x8 platform

31 Mar 2017

The new Xtium-CXP from Teledyne DALSA extends the Xtium series of high performance frame grabbers to include the CoaXPress interface standard as well as CameraLink and CameraLink HS. The Xtium series takes full advantage of the industry standard PCI Express Gen 2.0 expansion bus to deliver high speed access to host memory, with a host bandwidth up to 3.4 GB/s for the Xtium-CXP.

The half-length PCIe Gen2 x8 Xtium-CXP series support image acquisition rates of up to 6.25 Gb/s per channel from cameras with 4, 2 or 1 output 
channels. By enabling maximum sustained throughput and ready-to-use image data, the Xtium series minimizes CPU usage, thus improving processing times for the host applications.

Additional features of the Xtium-CXP include:

  • Accepts monochrome and RGB cameras
  • Suitable for area and line scan cameras
  • Power Over CoaXPress possible on 4 channels
  • 1 GB onboard frame buffer
  • Output Lookup Table

The Xtium series of frame grabbers is fully supported by Teledyne DALSA’s Sapera LT and Trigger to Image Reliability Framework and is also fully supported by Sherlock machine vision software and STEMMER IMAGING’s CVB imaging library.

Trigger-to-image reliability (T2IR)

The Teledyne DALSA T2IR framework is designed to deliver maximum reliability of the image acquisition system to help increase system uptime, increase productivity and lower costs. The T2IR functions provide critical, real-time details of system events that help track and monitor acquisition, transfer, and control processes to ensure reliability of the imaging system.


Puchheim, Germany

STEMMER IMAGING has been one of the leaders in the machine vision market since 1987. It is one of Europe's largest technology providers in this field. In 1997 STEMMER IMAGING presented Common Vision Blox (CVB), a powerful programming library for fast and reliable development and implementation of vision solutions, which has been deployed successfully throughout the world in more than 40,000 imaging applications in various industries.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.

Teledyne DALSA Xtium - Fast frame grabber for high resolution images
  • Half-length PCIe Gen2 x8 board
  • Supports CXP cameras with 4, 2 or 1 output channels or CameraLink HS interface with 1 - 7 lanes
  • Maximum image acquisition input bandwidth up to 2.5GB/s
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
CVB Image Manager
  • Platform for the development of image processing applications
  • Open programming environment
  • Simple to operate, combining flexibility with high performance