Press Release Summary:
FrameLink Express lets ExpressCard laptop computer users view and acquire real-time, single- or multiple-frame, and standard AVI clip images from 2 independent Camera Link Base cameras or one Medium camera. Along with date and time of capture, each acquired frame can be stamped with customizable message. ExpressCard/54 interface provides 2.5 Gbps bandwidth, and flow-through pipelined architecture incorporates intelligent scatter/gather DMA engine to provide 200+ Mb/sec throughput.
Original Press Release:
Imperx Introduces FrameLink Express Frame Grabber
June 5, 2008, Boca Raton, Fla., Imperx Incorporated, the world's leading supplier of frame grabbers for laptops, builds on the success of the FrameLink and VCE series of PCMCIA frame grabbers to introduce the new FrameLink Express. FrameLink Express is a Camera Link frame grabber specifically designed for ExpressCard laptops. This professional, state-of-the-art ExpressCard video capture card allows users to view and store real time megapixel video images from two Camera Link sources on their notebook computers.
Functionality, performance and versatility with 2.5 Gbp/s bandwidth
Providing the functionality, performance and versatility required by today's demanding vision systems, FrameLink Express is a highly versatile frame grabber capable of acquiring single or multiple frames and standard AVI clips images from two independent Camera Link Base cameras or a single Medium camera. Each captured frame can be stamped with a customizable user message along with the date and time of capture. The ExpressCard/54 interface (x1 lane PCIe) provides an impressive 2.5 Gbp/s bandwidth. The frame grabber features a flow-through pipelined architecture with an intelligent scatter/gather DMA engine to provide over 200 Mbytes/s of throughput for fast, efficient use of the ExpressCard bandwidth.
Adjustable RGB gain and offset with auto-white balance
The FrameLink Express features adjustable RGB gain and offset with auto-white balance. It also allows the user to select window sizes and offers a built-in programmable CC pulse generator. Measuring a compact 4.28 in. x 2.1 in. x 0.7 in. (108 x 54 x 18 mm), the FrameLink Express has a wide temperature range of 0°C to 65°C. The plug-and-play unit uses two mini-CL connectors and has hot insertion and removal for ease of use.
Full-featured software suite
A full-featured, intuitive, easy to use software suite, including drivers and an application program is provided with the card. The software allows for fast integration of the card into demanding machine vision environments. An optional C/C++ SDK is also available.
Integration into a wide variety of applications
The RoHS compliant FrameLink Express is ideal for integration into a variety of applications including silicon wafer and PCB inspection, machine vision and document scanning, ultrasound, X-ray, CT and MRI. It is also well suited for security applications including police in-car surveillance and biometric identification, as well as military uses including aerial mapping/survey, battlefield imaging and UAV and robotic vision.
Easy upgrade from FrameLink
FrameLink Express makes it easy for existing FrameLink users to upgrade to the next card. For example, a customer that has been using the Framelink can simply recompile the application with the updated SDK and work with the FrameLink Express.