ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of industrial frame grabbers, has announced the release of the PCIe-CPL64, supporting the power over camera link (PoCL) standard. The PCIe-CPL64 is specifically designed for cost-sensitive computer vision applications by providing two base configuration channels with data transfer rates up to 4.0 Gb/s and pixel clock rates up to 85 MHz. The PoCL feature reduces costs by reducing wiring as external power adapters would not be necessary.
The PCIe-CPL64 can also support non-PoCL cameras automatically through SafePower function which is designed for backwards compatibility with non-PoCL cameras. By supporting the extended memory space of 64-bit operating system such as the 64-bit editions of Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Vista®, the PCIe-CPL64 is well-suited for large address space vision applications such as flat panel display, LCD, and solar cell surface inspections.
The PCIe-CPL64 provides two TTL/LVDS trigger inputs to synchronize the image acquisition process with an external encoder or position sensor and two programmable trigger output to manage triggered events such as activating a strobe light. The PCIe-CPL64 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft® Windows® XP and Microsoft® Windows® Vista operating systems. ADLINK also provides CamCreator®, a simple, yet powerful, utility to setup, configure, test, and debug a system without requiring any software programming.
Pricing and Availability
The PCIe-CPL64 is currently available in the low $800s for OEM quantities.
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).