IMAQ D6826 Breakout Cable Installation Guide

INSTALLATION GUIDE
IMAQ D6826 Breakout Cable
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This guide describes how to use the National Instruments D6826 breakout
cable to connect the IMAQ PCI/PXI-1428 image acquisition device to a
Medium configuration Camera Link camera and provide connectivity to
the device’s triggering lines.
The D6826 breakout cable converts the VHDCI connector into an MDR
26-pin Camera Link connector for Medium configuration connectivity and
a 25-pin D-SUB connector for triggering.
Getting Started
The following items are necessary for installing the IMAQ D6826 breakout
cable:
❑ IMAQ D6826 breakout cable
❑ Standard Camera Link cable (For Medium configuration only)
❑ IMAQ 1428 device and documentation
❑ Camera and documentation
Installation
Complete the following steps to connect the IMAQ D6826 breakout cable
to the IMAQ 1428 device and camera. Refer to Figure 1 for an illustration
of the cable.
1.
Connect the 68-pin VHDCI connector to the connector on the
IMAQ 1428 device and tighten the thumbscrews.
2.
For Medium configuration, connect the MDR 26-pin Camera Link
connector to a standard Camera Link cable and tighten the
thumbscrews.
3.
For Medium configuration, connect the Camera Link cable to the
Medium configuration connector of the camera.
4.
For triggering, connect the 25-pin D-SUB connector to your
application’s timing and triggering devices.
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25-pin D-SUB Connector
Figure 1. IMAQ D6826 Breakout Cable
Note If your application uses Base configuration only, you will not use the MDR 26-pin
connector.
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Connectors
Refer to Figures 2, 3, and 4 for diagrams of the IMAQ D6826 breakout
cable connectors.
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2
Pin 1
Pin 34
3
1
4
2
3
4
Pin 35
Pin 68
Figure 2. 68-Pin VHDCI Connector (Cable)
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2
1
3
2
4
Pin 1
Pin 13
3
4
Pin 14
Pin 26
Figure 3. MDR 26-Pin Medium Configuration Camera Link Connector (Cable)
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2
1
3
2
4
Pin 1
Pin 13
3
4
Pin 14
Pin 25
Figure 4. 25-Pin D-SUB Connector (Cable)
Pin Assignments
Refer to Figures 4 and 5 for the pin assignments for the 25-pin D-SUB and
MDR 26-pin Camera Link connectors.
TTL_TRIG (0)
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
GND
GND
GND
RESERVED
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
GND
GND
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
TTL_TRIG (3)
TTL_TRIG (2)
TTL_TRIG (1)
RESERVED
Figure 5. 25-Pin D-SUB Trigger Connector Pinout (Cable)
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GND
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
CL_Y(3)+
CL_YCLK+
CL_Y(2)+
CL_Y(1)+
CL_Y(0)+
GND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
GND
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
CL_Y(3)–
CL_YCLK–
CL_Y(2)–
CL_Y(1)–
CL_Y(0)–
GND
Figure 6. MDR 26-Pin Medium Configuration Camera Link Connector Pinout (Cable)
Triggering
You can use the IMAQ D6826 breakout cable for applications that require
precise triggering or exposure control. The IMAQ D6826 breakout cable
connects the trigger lines on the IMAQ 1428 to the 25-pin D-SUB
connector. You can use these trigger lines to generate precise timing and
triggering for controlling a camera or other devices. You can also use the
trigger lines as general purpose I/O lines.
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