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Introducing TurboDrive

Video: Introducing TurboDrive

Break the
GigE Limit

TurboDrive is a mode of operation used to push past the gigabit Ethernet speed ceiling, allowing a GigE Vision cameras to send pixel information at a rate in excess of 125 MB/s and speeding up line and frame rates beyond the nominal link capacity.

How much more speed does TurboDrive deliver? The degree of improvement is dependent on the image itself, but is often double the standard throughput.

Image Quality

TurboDrive does not affect your images—the images transmitted to system memory are exactly the same as the images read from the camera sensor, bit for bit. There is no loss of image data and no compromise.


TurboDrive does not require any hardware or software changes to your network or application. However it is only available on select Teledyne DALSA cameras and requires Teledyne DALSA's free Sapera LT SDK (v8.0 minimum), which includes our GigE driver.

Download TurboDrive Primer

Get the in-depth technical details on how TurboDrive works.
» Download the primer now (Deutsch, 中文)

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most common TurboDrive questions.
» Read the FAQ (Deutsch, 中文)

TurboDrive Calculator

See how TurboDrive can increase your performance in the real world. Analyze your own images to see what sort of performance improvements are possible with TurboDrive. (Sample images included. Requires Microsoft Windows 7 or higher.)
» Download TurboDrive Calculator


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Supported Models

  Line/Frame Rate
Family Example Model Resolution Standard With TurboDrive
Genie Nano
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M2450 Mono GigE 2448 x 2048 22 fps Up to 53 fps
C1940 Color GigE 1920 x 1200 52 fps Up to 84 fps
M1280 Mono/NIR GigE 1280 x 1024 93 fps Up to 213 fps
M800 Mono/NIR GigE 800 x 600 255 fps Up to 550 fps
C640 Color GigE 640 x 480 392 fps Up to 850 fps
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Mono 2k GigE 2048 x 1 52 kHz Up to 80 kHz
Mono 4k GigE 4096 x 1 26 kHz Up to 80 kHz
Mono 8k GigE 8192 x 1 13 kHz Up to 45 kHz
Color 2k GigE 2048 x 2 26 kHz Up to 45 kHz
Color 4k GigE 4096 x 2 13 kHz Up to 45 kHz

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