dual Base or Medium configuration
The Grablink Expert 2 is a Camera Link compatible frame
grabber fitted with two Camera Link connectors. It acquires
images simultaneously and independently from two line-scan
or area-scan digital cameras in a dual Base configuration.
The Grablink Expert 2 also supports one camera in the
Medium configuration. It supports various types of cameras:
||Base_1T8, Base_1T10, Base_1T12, Base_1T14, Base_1T16
||Base_2T8, Base_2T10, Base_2T12, Medium_2T14, Medium_2T16
||Medium_4T8, Medium_4T10, Medium_4T12
||Base_1T24, Medium_1T30, Medium_1T36, Medium_1T42,
| Camera Link
|1 tap x (8-10-12-14-16 bits)
||2 taps x (8-10-12bits)
|| 1 tap x (24 bits)
|| 2 taps x (14-16 bits)
||4 taps x (8-10-12 bits)
||1 tap x (30-36-42-48 bits)
||2 taps x (24 bits)
Grablink Expert 2 is available in two form factors,
PCI and cPCI. Both are designed for high-speed acquisition
with a 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI bus. The Compact PCI board
(cPCI) serves the purpose of the industrial applications.
This particular form factor brings a high resistance
to shocks and vibrations thanks to the rugged packaging
and the high-density pin-and-socket connection to the
PC. Besides, cPCI PCs offer many more slots - in the
33 MHz configuration up to eight slots are available-.
The 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI bus of the Grablink Expert 2
is compatible with all the conventional PCI slots of
a PC: from 32-bit, 33 MHz -5V- to 64-bit, 66 MHz -3
For more information the "PCI Variation Application
Note" is available on the download area.
On board memory
The Grablink Expert 2 incorporates a 16-Mbyte on board
memory. Clocked at 100 MHz, it provides a throughput
of 800 Mbytes/s implementing a huge FIFO for each camera.
Multiple Windows Of Interest (WOI) support
The Grablink series frame grabbers seamlessly support
the acquisition of a Window Of Interest rather than
a full image. Most cameras provide this feature, allowing
image acquisition at an increased frame rate. Moreover,
when working with some specific CMOS cameras, the Grablink
Expert 2 supports the acquisition of multiple WOI (up
to 16) in the image, with possible overlapping of the
The Grablink Expert 2 PCI is delivered with an auxiliary
I/O board implementing the trigger and strobe facilities.
The bracket is fitted with two connectors. On the female
DB9 connector, system components (such as a motion encoder)
benefit from isolated I/O lines and power supply. TTL
trigger and strobe lines are available on a female DB25
together with 16 fully programmable general-purpose
I/O lines. On the Grablink Expert 2 cPCI, the two I/O
connectors, DB 25 and DB 9, are located directly on
the front panel.