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MEDIA RELEASE: New Xtium Frame Grabber Delivers Universal Support for all Camera Link Configurations

Maximum Line Rate, Color Images, and Longer Cable Lengths enabled by Xtium-CL MX4

WATERLOO, Ontario – July 7, 2015 - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision, announced the Xtium™-CL MX4 frame grabber, a Camera Link® compatible image processing board based on the industry-standard PCI Express™ Gen 2.0 expansion bus to deliver high speed images to host memory.

The new series of Xtium frame grabbers is engineered to meet the ever-increasing image resolution and faster frame rates of today’s camera technology and supports applications such as color print inspection, flat-panel inspection, and general machine vision inspections. The Xtium-CL MX4 frame grabber offers higher bandwidth to sustain Camera Link 80-Bit modes over longer cable distances and supports a wide variety of area and line scan cameras in a compact half-length, single slot solution.

Taking full advantage of the PCIe Gen 2.0 x 4 platform, the Xtium-CL MX4 can deliver bandwidth in excess of 1.7 GB/s and continues to support PCIe Gen 1.0 with 850 MB/s throughput. The newly engineered, on-board, Data Transfer Engine (DTE) produces maximum bandwidth without the need for specialized motherboards or chipsets.

“The Xtium-CL MX4 is the first Teledyne DALSA frame grabber to support all Camera Link configurations with the same hardware. Camera Link configurations are field-configurable – from Dual Base, to one 80-bit, to Full, or to Medium – by simply loading a different configuration file. With its onboard processing engine, the Xtium-CL MX4 minimizes host CPU usage, offers longer cable lengths and helps reduce overall system cost with its compact design. ” said Inder Kohli, Senior Product Manager at Teledyne DALSA.

The new Xtium-CL MX4 supports the full capabilities of Teledyne DALSA’s Piranha4 Color and Linea CL line scan cameras with proprietary bi-color and RGB 9.1 processing to deliver higher line rates in color mode over increased distances.

The Xtium series of frame grabbers is fully supported by Teledyne DALSA’s Sapera™ LT and Trigger to Image Reliability™ Framework. Sapera Essential Standard Tools run-time license is free when combined with Teledyne DALSA frame grabbers.

About Teledyne DALSA
Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

An international leader in digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide and headquartered in Waterloo Canada, the company designs and manufactures imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing specialized semiconductor products and services.

Media Contact:
Geralyn Miller
Teledyne DALSA
Tel: +1 (519) 886 6001 ext. 2187
[email protected]

Sales Contact:
Contact us on our website.

Published 2015-07-07

The Xtium-CL MX4 supports all Camera Link configurations with the same hardware. It also enables the highest bandwidth and longer cables.

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