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Since 1993, BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software specializing in interfacing to cameras with high data/frame rates; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious. We currently offer CXP, CL, and Differential frame grabbers.

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CL4-F Frame Grabbers

POSTED 02/09/2012

Karbon CL4-F Frame Grabbers for CameraLink CamerasBuilding on the success of its Karbon®-CL line of PCI Express frame grabbers, BitFlow, Inc., a worldwide innovator in machine vision technology, has introduced the model CL4-F featuring interfaces for two independent base, medium or full CameraLink (CL) digital video cameras. Because it supports two full-configuration CL cameras - as compared to competitive frame grabbers that can support only one -  the CL4-F reduces system cost without compromising image resolution or data rate speed, while also minimizing the hardware footprint.
 
Two independent channels with separate trigger signals allow the CL4-F to acquire from two different CL cameras asynchronously, whether they are linescan or area cameras in monochrome or RGB. Alternatively, it can be configured with a single trigger to simultaneously control both cameras. It provides a full set of camera control signals and sync inputs for each connected camera, and acquires data up to 160 bits at 85 MHz pixel clock rate and DMA at data rates up to 2.0 GB/S.
 
Truly plug-and-play, the CL4-F uses a x8 PCI Express bus interface and uses standard CL cabling. Simply load the included software, plug in the cameras and begin acquiring images. Its CamEd GUI enables either fixed or variable size images to be acquired, plus features a programmable Region of Interest (ROI) sub-windowing capability. Like all Karbon frame grabbers, the CL4-F leverages BitFlow's FlowThru™ technology, which provides zero latency access to data, extremely low CPU usage, and unlimited DMA destination size.