By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Teledyne DALSA’s Xtium2-XGV PX8 supports up to 32 cameras in different link-speeds and scanning configurations.
Waterloo-based Teledyne DALSA has released its Xtium2-XGV PX8, a GigE Vision compatible image acquisition board that features a real-time depacketization engine to convert GigE Vision image packets into ready-to-use images. The board targets image acquisition from single or multiple independent 10, 5, 2.5, or 1GigE Vision area scan cameras, line scan cameras and 3D profile sensors. The half-length multi-port 10GigE frame grabber is designed for PCI Express Gen 3.0 x8 platforms and supports up to 32 cameras in a variety of different link-speeds and scanning configurations. Available in a four or two port SFP+ configurations, the Xtium2-XGV PX8 can sustain aggregate input bandwidth of 4 GByte/s (4×10 Gb/s) and up to 6.8 GBytes/sec output bandwidth to the host memory. It can also perform on-board format conversions including Bayer to RGB, Bi-colour to RGB, etc. The Xtium2-XGV supports hardware assisted packet resend and action command for external event synchronization. It is also capable of transmitting/re-transmitting IEEE-1588 messages without requiring an external switch.