Industrial frame grabber supports PoCL standard

Paul Boughton
Adlink Technology is releasing the PCIe-CPL64 industrial frame grabber that supports the power-over-camera link (PoCL) standard. The PCIe-CPL64 is specifically designed for cost-sensitive machine vision applications by providing two base configuration channels with data transfer rates up to 4.0Gb/s and pixel clock rates up to 85MHz. The PoCL feature reduces costs by reducing wiring, as external power adapters are not necessary.

In addition, the PCIe-CPL64 supports non-PoCL cameras automatically through the Safepower function that is designed for backwards-compatibility with non-PoCL cameras. By supporting the extended memory space of 64-bit operating system such as the 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista, the PCIe-CPL64 is well-suited to large address space vision applications such as flat panel display, LCD and solar cell surface inspections.

The PCIe-CPL64 provides two TTL/LVDS trigger inputs to synchronise the image acquisition process with an external encoder or position sensor and two programmable trigger outputs to manage triggered events such as activating a strobe light.

PCIe-CPL64 units are available now and support both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems. Adlink also provides Camcreator, a simple, yet powerful utility to setup, configure, test and debug systems without requiring any software programming.

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