Press Release Summary:
Leveraging PCIe technologiesÂ andÂ camera link front end featuring 32-bit differential interface (circa 1997), Neon™-DIF provides upgrade pathÂ that lets differential users keep existing LVDS and RS-422 cameras, cables, and code while benefiting from FlowThru™ architecture. Product can control, acquire, reformat, and transfer video data directly into user's application at camera speeds with zero CPU usage and near-zero latency. Solution also handles porting of applications to 64-bit WindowsÂ®.
Original Press Release:
BitFlow Goes Back to the Future By Launching New Neon(TM)-DIF Differential Frame Grabber
Company supports customers using differential vision systems dating back to 1997
WOBURN, MA -- BitFlow, the world's leading innovator of frame grabbers for machine vision, semi-conductor and scientific imaging, is demonstrating its continuing support for customers who use legacy differential vision systems by introducing the new Neon-DIF differential frame grabber. Able to capture images at cameras' highest frame/data rates, the Neon-DIF leverages today's PCIe high-speed technologies merged together with a camera link front end featuring a 32-bit differential interface, circa 1997.
By delivering a simple, cost-effective upgrade path, the Neon-DIF allows differential users to keep their existing LVDS and RS-422 cameras, cables and code, while benefitting from BitFlow's FlowThru™ architecture which is built into every frame grabber the company manufacturers. FlowThru architecture lets the Neon-Dif control, acquire, reformat and transfer video data directly into the user's application at camera speeds with zero CPU usage and almost zero latency.
"The Neon-Dif is ideal for manufacturers that require the high-speed performance of a PCI Express bus with a differential interface, and one of the lowest price points in the industry," said Donal Waide, Director of Sales & Marketing for BitFlow. "Another niche the Neon-DIF fills is differential applications where the PC needs upgrading, but the frame grabber has a PCI interface. Motherboards with PCI slots have become difficult to find."
According to Waide, customers that want to port their application to 64-bit Windows are discovering that their current differential frame grabbers are not supported on newer operating systems. The Neon-Dif can handle these situations.
Adding the Neon-Dif to an application is simple with the BitFlow SDK, which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The SDK provides high level APIs for sophisticated buffer management and low-level direct access to the board for speedy custom control.
Learn more at www.bitflow.com.
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BitFlow has been developing reliable, high-performance Frame Grabbers for use in imaging applications since 1993. BitFlow is the leader in Camera Link frame grabbers, building the fastest frame grabbers in the world, with the highest camera/frame grabber densities, triggering performance, and price. With thousands of boards installed throughout the world, into hundreds of imaging applications, BitFlow is dedicated to using this knowledge and experience to provide customers with the best possible image acquisition and application development solutions. BitFlow, located in Woburn, MA, has distributors and resellers located all over the world including Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Visit our website at http://www.bitflow.com.
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