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Introducing TurboDrive

Break through 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most common TurboDrive questions.

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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


Supported Models

  Line/Frame Rate
Family Example Models Resolution Standard With TurboDrive
Genie Nano-1GigE
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Genie Nano M1280 Mono 1280 x 1024 92 fps Up to 200 fps
Genie Nano C2050 Color 2064 x 1544 37.8 fps Up to 82 fps
Genie Nano C2590 Color 2592 x 2048 22.7 fps Up to 47 fps
Genie Nano C4040 Color 4112 x 3008 9.7 fps Up to 20 fps
Genie Nano M4040 Mono 4112 x 3008 9.7 fps Up to 20 fps
Genie Nano-5GigE
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Genie Nano 5G M2450 Mono 2464 x 2056 121 fps Up to 141 fps
Genie Nano 5G M4040 Mono 4112 x 3008 49 fps Up to 63 fps
Genie Nano 5G M4060 Mono 4112 x 2176 68 fps Up to 88 fps
Genie Nano 5G M8100 Mono 8192 x 5420 14 fps Up to 19.3 fps
Genie Nano 5G C8100 Color 8192 x 5420 14 fps Up to 19.3 fps
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Linea Mono 2k 52 kHz GigE 2048 x 1 52 kHz Up to 80 kHz
Linea Mono 4k 26 kHz GigE 4096 x 1 26 kHz Up to 80 kHz
Linea Mono 8k 13 kHz GigE 8192 x 1 13 kHz Up to 45 kHz