The PIXCI® CL1 Camera Link board accepts data from a Camera Link camera while providing exposure, reset, and serial control. The PIXCI® CL1 has a single 26 pin connector and supports a camera with the Base configuration of the Camera Link specification. The PIXCI® CL1 transfers video data to the PCI bus at up to 100 megabytes per second sustained rates as a PCI bus master. The PIXCI® CL1 operates in a 32 bit, 33 MHz PCI bus slot.
The PIXCI® CL1 has a programmable video capture window to allow capture of less than the entire image from the camera. The user can select a minimum of 1 line of 8 pixels or select up to the entire image array from the camera. A camera control circuit specific to the timing requirements of the attached camera provide camera reset, exposure control, and a strobe output. A trigger input allows the circuit to respond to external events. Camera integration can be programmed from microseconds to minutes.
XCAP is a ready-to-run interactive image processing and analysis program for quantitative and qualitative image operations running under Windows or Linux. A few mouse clicks can select FFTs, histograms, morphology, subpixel edge measurements, correlations, arithmetic operations, blob analysis, and many other functions. XCAP controls up to 8 PIXCI® CL1 boards in one computer.