PCI Express x8 Camera Link Frame Grabber


  • PCIe x8 frame grabber
  • Operates in PCI express bus x16 or x8 slot
  • 20 gigabit per second burst DMA transfer rate
  • 850 megabytes per second sustained transfer rate
  • Power over Camera Link selectable
  • Two 26-pin MDR Camera Link connectors
  • 64-bit memory addressing

Image Capture

  • Base, medium, full, or 80-bit camera
  • Two base cameras
  • Line scan or area scan cameras
  • Monochrome or color cameras
  • Individual lines or frames
  • Triggered image sequence

Trigger, Strobe, and I/O Signals

  • Camera exposure and asynchronous reset control
  • Trigger and frame enable inputs
  • Strobe output
  • General purpose inputs and outputs


  • 12 volts @ 120 mA, 3.3 volts @ 720 mA
  • 13.1 cm long, 10.6 cm high, 5.15" long, 4.15" high
  • 102 grams,¬† 3.6 ounces
  • 0 to 70 degrees Celsius operation
  • CE, FCC, ROHS compliant
  • Camera pixel clock frequencies from 20 to 85 MHz
  • Made in U.S.A.


  • XCAP-Lite image capture, display, and save program included with frame grabber purchase
  • XCAP-LTD captures video to computer memory and more..
  • XCAP-STD streams video to disk and performs image processing and more..
  • PIXCI Selection Guide ¬†lists cameras supported with dedicated Capture & Adjust dialogs
  • XCAP supports all camera link cameras connected to PIXCI® frame grabbers
  • XCLIB programmer libraries for frame grabber and camera control
  • PXIPL image processing, measurement, and analysis libraries
  • Windows & Linux, 32 & 64-bit
  • TWAIN compatible
  • 3rd Party software solutions also available.

Featured In:


  Camera Resolution Frame Rate Bit Depth / Pixels Notes
Allied Vision Technologies Bonito CL-400 Monochrome or Color 2320×1726 400 fps 10-Bit CMOS 7 µ2 3.89 Mpixel Needs one PIXCI® E8 for half frame rate, two for full frame rate.
Basler Basler A406k
Monochrome or Color
2320×1726 209 fps 8-Bit CMOS 7 µ2 3.89 Mpixel  
Basler Basler A504k
Monochrome or Color
1280×1024 500 fps 8-Bit CMOS 12 µ2 1.25 Mpixel Global Shutter.
Windowing for faster frame rate.
Mikrotron Mikrotron EoSens CL 1362/1363
Monochrome or Color
1280×1024 500 fps 8/10-Bit CMOS 14 µ2 1.25 Mpixel Global Shutter. ISO 2500 (Mono).
Windowing for faster frame rate.
NAC NAC HotShot 512 CL
Monochrome or Color
512×512 2300 fps 8-Bit CMOS 16 µ 2 0.25 Mpixel ISO 1650 (Mono).
Freeze-Frame Global Shutter.
NAC NAC HotShot 1280 CL Monochrome or Color 1280×1024 500 fps 8-Bit CMOS 12 µ2 1.25 Mpixel ISO 400 (Mono).
Freeze-Frame Global Shutter.
Princeton Instruments Cameras Princeton Instruments ES2020 or ES2001 Monochrome or Color 1600×1200 31.85 fps 12-Bit CCD 7.4 µ2 1.92 Mpixel Simultaneous
up to
at full
bit depth,
frame rate.
Princeton Instruments Cameras Princeton Instruments ES2093 Monochrome or Color 1920×1080 30.12 fps 12-Bit CCD 7.4 µ2 2.074 Mpixel
Princeton Instruments Cameras Princeton Instruments ES4020 Monochrome or Color 2048×2048 15.05 fps 12-Bit CCD 7.4 µ2 4.19 Mpixel
Princeton Instruments Cameras Princeton Instruments ES11000 Monochrome or Color 4008×2672 5.86 fps 12-Bit CCD 9.0 µ2 10.71 Mpixel
Princeton Instruments ES1603 Princeton Instruments ES1602 or ES1603 Monochrome 1536×1024 6.2 fps 12-Bit CCD 9.0 µ2 1.57 Mpixel
Princeton Instruments Cameras Princeton Instruments ES3200 Monochrome 2184×1472 2.9 fps 12-Bit CCD 6.8 µ2 3.3 Mpixel
Princeton Instruments EC11000 Princeton Instruments EC11000 Monochrome or Color 4008×2672 5.86 fps 12-Bit CCD 9.0 µ2 10.71 Mpixel Peltier Cooled
  Virtually ALL Full, Medium, & Base Camera Link Cameras Supports Camera's Maximum Resolution Supports Camera's Maximum Frame Rate Any Optimzed for camera link cameras listed in PIXCI Selection Guide .

The chart lists high-performance cameras that showcase the PIXCI® E8 board's capability to transfer massive amounts of image data which translates into the ability to capture high resolutions at comparatively fast frame rates. The PIXCI® E8 is primarily designed to support high performance cameras, but it also works with virtually ALL camera link cameras.

Please visit the PIXCI Selection Guide for a comprehensive listing of supported cameras.


EIA RS-644 (LVDS) Drivers & Receivers support pixel clock frequencies up to 85 MHz.
PERFORMANCE (Camera Link):
Supports the camera's maximum:
Horizontal Resolution
Vertical Resolution
Frame Rate
Bit Depth
Two 26-pin 3M MDR Camera Link connectors for Full, Medium, and Base.
10-pin header for Trigger, Frame Enable, and Strobe.
10-pin header for General Purpose Inputs and Outputs.
PCI Express x8 Bus slot.
Operates in PCI Express Bus x16 or x8 slot.
12 V @ 120 mA
3.3 V @ 720 mA
Total 3.816 Watts
13.08 cm long by 10.55 cm high
(5.15" long x 4.153" high)
CE. FCC, & ROHS Compliant

Supported by XCAP-Lite (no charge with board purchase), XCAP-Ltd, XCAP-Std, XCLIB, and XCLIBIPL.
Compatible with 32-bit & 64-bit Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, LINUX, and 32-bit DOS. Windows Media Foundation (DirectShow) and Video for Linux (V4L2) drivers are included with all versions of XCAP. TWAIN drivers available.


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