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Viper Quad
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The Viper-Quad is a single slot, high speed video acquisition device for the PCI-bus. It features four independent acquisition channels each comprised of an analog-to-digital converter, synchronization circuitry, anti-aliasing filter (optional) and input look-up tables. These four channels can be used to acquire images from four non-genlocked monochrome cameras. For synchronization purposes, each channel also features separate horizontal and vertical sync signals (I/O), trigger inputs (optically isolated for protection from potentially hazardous voltages), trigger outputs, exposure control output and a strobe output. These permit each channel to acquire images from four completely independent cameras. Viper Quad

Targeted at machine vision applications using multiple cameras, the Viper-Quad can be used to acquire multiple views of the same object (360 degree inspection) or can be used to acquire images of multiple objects on a production line.

The Viper-Quad can transfer images to host memory via the host PCI-bus, or across the 200MB/s Coreco Auxiliary Bus (CAB) to the Mamba for embedded processing. Available in two versions, the Viper-Quad comes mounted with four acquisition channels, or for more cost sensitive applications, with two acquisition channels.

Acquisition Features

  • Simultaneous acquisition from four on-synchronized cameras
  • Acquires from interfaced or progressive scan cameras
  • Asynchronous reset acquisition on four independent channels
  • Hirose connectors for industrially secure camera connections
  • 40 MHz digitization per channel
  • 46 dB signal-to-noise ratio

Control Features

  • Four independent trigger input and output controls
  • Four independent exposure control outputs
  • Four independent strobe outputs
  • 12 volt fused camera power supply
  • 16 bits of generalized I/O
  • Localized I/O controller circumvents operating system latencies
  • CAB interface for transferring images to the Mamba for embedded processing

Host Interface Features

  • i960 System Controller
  • PCI-bus master supports scatter/gather transfers
  • 100 MB/s sustained PCI-bus bandwidth
  • Local memory stores buffer image data during heavy PCI-bus traffic


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