Picolo Comparison Chart

VIDEO ACQUISITION BOARDS

PICOLO Alert
PICOLO Alert PCIe
PICOLO Alert
Compact

PICOLO Alert
Compact PCIe
PICOLO PICOLO Junior 4 PICOLO Pro 2 PICOLO Pro 3 PICOLO Tymo PICOLO Tetra
PCI interface(s) 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI 32-bit, 66 MHz PCI 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI
or PCI Express x1
64-bit, 66 MHz PCI
or PCI Express x1
Video resolution Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Square - Broadcast
QCIF => Full D1
Video acquisition rate
fps= fields per second
ips=images per second
Up to 50/60 fps,
up to 25/30 ips
Up to 50/60 fps,
up to 25/30 ips
Up to 50/60 fps,
up to 25/30 ips
Up to 50/60 fps,
up to 25/30 ips
Up to 200/240 fps,
up to 100/120 ips
Up to 200/240 fps,
up to 100/120 ips
200/240 fps,
up to 100/120 ips
constantly available
200/240 fps,
up to 100/120 ips
constantlyavailable
Nr. of real time cameras
per board
1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4
Max. cameras
per board
3 4 4 4+12* 16 16 16 16
S-Video inputs 1 - - - 4 - - -
Video acquisition type Real-time => Switching Real-time => Switching Real-time => Quick switching Real-time => Quick switching Real-time => Quick switching Real-time => Quick switching Real-time => Digital switching Real-time => Digital switching
Two independent and simultaneous video output destinations per video input - - - - - - Leading to 32 video output streams Leading to 32 videooutput streams
Video input connector
On the bracket
Internally
75-Ohm termination resistor

BNC/S-Video/DB9
-
Internal jumpers

4 BNC
-
Internal jumpers

4 BNC
-
Internal jumpers

4 BNC
2 headers for 3 Pro 3 Modules***
Internal jumpers

HD44F
2 PH40M
Internal jumpers

4 BNC
3 PH10M
Piano-switches

4 BNC
4 PH10M
Piano-switches

HD44F
-
Piano-switches
Video output - - - - 1 selected with cascade input 4 - -
Size 121 x 70 mm
4,76 x 2,76 in
120 x 90 mm
4,72 x 3,54 in
121 x 85 mm
4,76 x 3,34 in
125 x 107 mm
4,92 x 4,21 in
Low profile
Half length
Full height
Half length
Full height
Half length
Full height
Half length
Input Output Lines
I/O connector(s)
On the bracket Internal
DB9F
-
-
-
-
PH16M
RJ45F
PH10M
 for MIO Link
-
PH20M
-
PH16M, PH10M
for MIO Link
-
PH20M
-
PH20M
Max I/O lines
On-board input lines
On-board output lines
On-board bidirectional lines
4
-
-
4 TTL
-
 
 
 
13
-
-
13 TTL
5 + 40**
-
-
5 TTL
9 professionals
4 contact-closure
5 solid-state relay
-
13 + 40**
-
-
13 TTL
9 professionals
4 contact-closure
5 solid-state relay
-
9 professionals
4 contact-closure
5 solid-state relay
-
Serial I/O port - - - 1 RS485 - - - -
Watchdog - - - check check check check check
Modules and Accessories
MIO I/O Module - - - check - check - -
VEB
Video Expansion bracket
- - - - - 3 for video in
1 for video out
3 for video in -
Module Pro 3 - - - check - - - -
Spider cable
Connectors: HD44M - 16 BNC
- - - - check - - check
Divers
Drivers for Windows®
32-bit
64-bit
MultiCam and DirectShow filters
-
MultiCam and DirectShow filters
MultiCam and DirectShow filters
Drivers for Linux®
32-bit
64-bit
MultiCam
-
MultiCam
MultiCam
*With 3 additional Pro 3 Modules **Up to 20 optically isolated Input lines and 20 relay output lines with 5 additional MIO modules ***In cascade configuration
Connectors legend: PH= pin header, FTSH= half-pitch pin header, HD= high density, M= male, F= female