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DALSA Xcelera HS PX8 frame grabberXcelera HS PX8
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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 costs.


Key features

• 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 Trigger-to-Image 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 processing Supports XP Pro, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

Model Xcelera HS PX8
Product ID HSPX8
Camera Interface 1 HSLink
Bits / Pixel 8, 10, 12, 16, 24bit RGB and Bayer
Number of Camera Taps Up to 32 taps/8-bit
Host Bus PCIe x 8 half-length
On-board memory 256 MB
Maximum data rate Front End BW: 1.5 GB/sec. Back End BW: 1.5 GB/sec
Software Sapera Processing, Sapera Essential, Sapera LT

Xcelera 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 Reliability
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.


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