The PIXCI® D32 series of PCI imaging boards provides
a simple, high bandwidth, low cost interface between camera
and computer. It provides clean, accurate, and precise pixel
information from single, dual, triple, or quad channel DALSA
digital output cameras.
The PIXCI® D32 series supports a wide range of
digital cameras, but any single PIXCI® D32 imaging
board is configured for a specific camera model. It is a plug-and-play
board with no jumpers or adjustments. Simply insert the board
into your computer, install the software, and connect the
cable - your system is ready to capture and analyze images!
The PIXCI® D32 is a high bandwidth interface controlled
by the camera's pixel clock for data in, and by the computer's
PCI clock for data out.
Only the PCI bandwidth constrains the use of multiple cameras.
The PCI bus can transfer data at rates up to 132 megabytes
per second in burst mode, or up to 100 megabytes per second
A single PIXCI® D32 can interface to either 1,
2, 3, or 4 single channel 8-bit cameras (if the cameras can
be pixel-clock locked), allowing simultaneous video rate acquisition
to PC memory. The PIXCI® D32 also supports dual channel
16-bit cameras, or can interface to triple channel 10-bit
cameras. Multiple PIXCI® D32 imaging boards can be
installed in a single computer.
EPIX software is designed for imaging applications requiring
control of specific DALSA camera signals. Software control
is provided for the PRIN signal (exposure) and the EXSYNC
signal (line rate or frame rate).
The PIXCI® D32 provides 16 bit counters to program
the EXSYNC and PRIN signals for DALSA cameras. The board can
be used for asynchronous capture or extended integration.
EPIX software specializes in sequence capture and display
with the ability to fill all of the available PC memory. Sequences
from DALSA line scan cameras are captured into user-defined
image buffers without loss of a single line! Line scan images
can be viewed, processed, and analyzed exactly like area scan