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Backed by their
field-proven design and manufacturing expertise, the Xcelera HS
PX8 is DALSA's response to the emerging needs of bandwidth-hungry
machine vision applications.
Designed with the aim of increasing performance and
enhancing flexibility and with the future requirements
of the machine vision OEMs in mind, DALSA's Xcelera HS Series is
shaping 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.
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 features a value-added,
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
|• HS-Link Interface - Next generation image-acquisition
interface (What is "HS-Link Interface"?)
||• Image acquisition at rates up to 1.5GByte/s
|• Ultra-compact, field proven CX4 cable and connector
||• PCIe host interface.
(What is "PCIe host interface"?)
|• Image-acquisition bandwidth of 1.8GByte/sec
and host transfer bandwidth of 2GByte/s over multiple-lane PCI Express
Reliability technology framework (What
is "Trigger-to-Image Reliability"?)
|• ROHS compliant
||• Dedicated communication
channel supporting data rates up to 300MByte/s (600MByte/s total)
|• Built-in support for data forwarding for distributed
||• Supports XP Pro,
Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
||Xcelera HS PX8
|| 1 HSLink
|Bits / Pixel
||8, 10, 12, 16, 24bit RGB and Bayer
|Number of Camera Taps
||Up to 32 taps/8-bit
||PCIe x 8 half-length
|Maximum data rate
||Front End BW: 1.5 GB/sec. Back End BW: 1.5 GB/sec
||Sapera Processing, Sapera Essential, Sapera LT
HS PX8 Data Sheet
What is HS-Link Interface?
The HSLink1 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.
What is PCIe host interface?
PCIe host interface is a point-to-point host interface and allows
simultaneous image acquisition and transfer involving little intervention
from the host CPU
What is Trigger-to-Image
Trigger-to-Image Reliability technology framework leverages
DALSA’s hardware and software innovations to control, monitor and
correct the image acquisition process from the time that an external trigger
event occurs to the moment the data is sent to the host providing traceability
when errors do occur and permitting recovery from those errors.