Frame Grabbers &
Before each frame can be processed and analyse with software, data has to be transported seamlessly from the cameras to the PC memories with Frame grabbers or camera interface cards.
Vital Vision supplies a wide range of cards from simple low cost to high end processing cards with on board processing capibilities.
Camera Link is a serial communication protocol standard designed for computer vision applications based on the National Semiconductor interface Channel-link. It was designed for the purpose of standardizing scientific and industrial video products including cameras, cables and frame grabbers.Camera Link comes in several variants which differ in the amount of data that can be transferred. Some of them require two cables for transmission.
Base configuration, Medium configuration and Full configuration.
CoaXPress (CXP) is the latest high end interface standard for machine vision. It is based on asymmetric high speed, point to point serial communication standard for the transmission of images, scalable , expandable. It featured high speed downlink of up to 6.25Gbps per cable ,and a 20Mbps uplink for communications and control. Power over data cable is supported as part of the standard.