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Grablink Full: Full-Featured Base, Medium or Full Camera Link Frame Grabber
Grablink Full: Full-Featured Base, Medium or Full Camera Link Frame Grabber

The Grablink Full is a cost-effective full-featured frame grabber for single Camera Link camera applications. It supports one Base-, Medium- or Full-configuration camera, including 10-tap. The Grablink Full features a 4-lane PCI Express bus. This high-end acquisition board targets high-speed and high-resolution area-scan and line-scan applications such as printing, web and Flat Panel Display inspection, 3D inspection and manufacturing inspection for fast production lines.

  • Support of Full, Medium and Base Camera Link® configuration cameras
    - Monochrome, Bayer CFA, and color RGB cameras supported including 10-tap configuration cameras
    - Line-scan and area-scan cameras
    - 2 Mini Camera Link® SDR connectors with camera activity
    LED indicators
  • On-board processing
    - LUTs operators, Bayer CFA decoder, pixel formatting, and image reconstruction
  • 10 digital I/O lines compatible with a wide range of sensors and encoders
  • Effective delivery bandwidth: up to 850 MB/s (application and motherboard dependent)
  • 128MB on-board memory
  • Form factor:
    - PCI Express x4, full-height, half-length
  • MultiCam drivers for Microsoft Windows® and Linux (32- and 64-bit)


Support of One Full, Medium or Base Camera Link® Configuration Camera

Monochrome, Bayer CFA, and color RGB progressive-scan cameras supported
- Full pixel clock range: from 20 MHz up to 85 MHz
- Serial control of Camera Link cameras:
The Grablink series supports the Camera Link serial communication line. The application software can use the Camera Link API functions to control the camera. Alternatively, the serial line can be configured as an additional PC COM port ensuring interoperability with existing camera control software.


On-Board Processing

  3 Look-up table (LUT) operators
Monochrome operation with selectable output bit depth: 8 bits, 10 bits or 12 bits
RGB and Bayer color operations with selectable output bit depth: 3 x 8 bits, 3 x 10 bits, 3 x 12 bits or 3 x 16 bits
  Bayer CFA decoder computes the R, G and B components of the image
  Pixel formatting in the following formats:
Monochrome formats: Y8, Y10, Y12, Y16
Bayer CFA formats: BAYER8, BAYER10, BAYER12, BAYER16
Three packed RGB components format: RGB24
Three planar RGB components formats: RGB24PL, RGB30PL, RGB36PL, RGB48PL
Four packed RGB plus alpha components format: RGB32
  Image reconstruction: tap re-ordering, H/V flipping
  High-performance DMA transfers into user allocated memory with 64-bit addressing capability with image cropping capability


10 digital I/O Lines Compatible with a Wide Range of Sensors and Encoders

  It forms a rich set of I/O lines with, per camera:
4 isolated current-sense inputs for a wide voltage input range up to 30V
4 isolated contact outputs
2 high-speed differential inputs
  Moreover, +5V and +12V power outputs with electronic fuse protection are provided.
  The set of I/O lines and the power output are available from an I/O connector on the bracket.
  These I/O lines can be used as general-purpose I/O lines. They also have specific usages as trigger, strobe or quadrature encoder input lines.


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