Picolo PCIe

PCIe video capture card with BNC and S-Video connectors for standard PAL/NTSC cameras

Picolo PCIe

Product Features

  • Low-cost
  •  Acquisition up to 50 / 60 fps – Composite and S-Video video signals – One camera among 3 connected cameras
  • Form factors:PCI Express x1small PCB size delivered with low-profile and standard-profile brackets Conventional PCI 32 bit, 33 MHz, 5V signaling
  •  Software:MultiCam drivers for Microsoft Windows® and Linux, DirectShow filters

 

Flexible Video Connections

Up to three cameras can be connected to a Picolo. Picolo PCIe and Picolo acquire images from any one of them. The following table shows the allowed multiple cameras configurationsPicolo is equipped with an S-Video, a DB9 and a BNC connector on the bracket. Picolo PCIe exposes different connectors depending on the bracket mounting. The standard-profile mounting also exposes an S-Video, a DB9, and a BNC connector on the bracket. A flat cable connects the DB9 connector on the bracket to an internal 10-pin header connector.The low-profile mounting exposes an S-Video, and a BNC connector on the bracket. The signals of the DB9 are available internally through a 10-pin header.

 

TTL I/O Lines

Four TTL-compatible input / output lines are available from the on-bracket DB9 connector or the internal 10-pin header connector when available. One line can be configured as an external acquisition trigger.

ModelPicolo PCIe (EOL Product)
Format Low profile, half length, 1-lane PCI Express card
Dimensions L 115.00 mm x H 64.40 mm
Host bus StandardPCI Express 1.0
Link Width1 lane
Link speed2.5 GT/s (PCIe 1.0)
DMA 32-bit
Peak delivery bandwidth 256 MB/s
Power consumption Max. 2.6 W (200 mA @ +3.3V, 160 mA @ +12V), excluding I/O power output
Interface standard(s) NTSC-M, PAL-B/G, RS-170, CCIR
Connectors
VIDEO 1: BNC female connector on the bracket for composite video input
S-VIDEO: 4-pin mini-DIN female connector on the bracket for components video input
DB9: 9-pin sub-D female connector on the bracket (not available with low-profile bracket)
Internal: 10-pin shrouded male header on the PCB
Termination resistor Selectable using jumpers on the PCB
Native resolution Square pixels, broadcast and custom resolutions
Frame rate Up to 25/30 images per second, 50/60 fields per second
Number of cameras 3
Number of cameras (at full frame rate) 1
Raw video format(s) Planar, packed, YUV and RGB color formats
Deliverable video resolution (SD) Frame, field, CIF, QCIF and custom image formats
Number of lines 4 I/O lines (IO)
Connectors
DB9: 9-pin female sub-D connector on the bracket
INTERNAL: 10-pin dual-row 0.1" shrouded header on the PCB
Usage General purpose IO
Electrical specifications IO: TTL-compatible I/O lines
Host PC Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7 for x86 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) processor architectures
Linux for x86 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) processor architectures
APIs
MultiCam 32- and 64-bit binary libraries (Windows and Linux), for ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers
DirectShow 32- and 64-bit filters (Windows only), for Microsoft Visual C++ compilers
Operating ambient air temperature 0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -20 to +70 °C/ -4 to +158 °F
Storage ambient air humidity10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Electromagnetic - EMC standardsEuropean Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
United States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC - EmissionEN 55022:2010 Class B
FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
EMC - ImmunityEN 55024:2010 Class B
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-6
KC CertificationKorean Radio Waves Act, Article 58-2, Clause 3
FlammabilityPCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
RoHSEuropean Union Directive 2015/863 (ROHS3)
REACHEuropean Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEEMust be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations

Note: This product is available within the limit of our stock of components, expected until middle of 2022

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