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iPORT SB-GigE External Frame Grabbers
Leverage the long-distance cabling and multicasting capabilities of GigE for Sony block cameras
Pleora’s iPORT™ SB-GigE External Frame
Grabbers improve the usability of Sony block
cameras by allowing systems manufacturers
and integrators to treat them as native GigE
Vision® cameras. With these external frame
grabbers, Sony block cameras can leverage
the simple, long-distance cabling of Gigabit
Ethernet (GigE) for both video and control
signals. The cameras can also be used with
a broader selection of computing platforms,
lowering system costs.
The SB-GigE presents a user friendly interface
to the Sony® VISCA™ protocol set, both
graphically and in the eBUS SDK (software
development kit) . This allows system
designers to rapidly prototype interactions
between the SB-GigE, the Sony block camera,
and their software as well as quickly deploy
production-ready software.
The SB-GigE transmits full-resolution video
with low, predictable latency over a GigE link.
The connection at the PC is a standard GigE
plug, eliminating the need for a desktop PC
with an available peripheral card slot for a
traditional frame grabber.
As a result, system designers can reduce
system size, cost, and power consumption by
using computing platforms with smaller form
factors, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and
single board computers.
GigE supports cabling distances of up to 100
meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling.
Deploying an off-the-shelf Ethernet switch,
extended distances and more flexible network
configurations are supported. Multiple
cameras can be aggregated to a single port,
imaging data can be multicast from one
camera or image sensor to multiple displays,
or images from multiple cameras can be
combined on one computer or processing
•Plugs into a wide range of
computing platforms without
needing a PCI frame grabber
•Transmits full-resolution images
at the maximum rate supported
by the block camera
A sophisticated on-board programmable logic
controller (PLC) and support for the IEEE
1588 Precision Time Protocol allows users to
precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and
control the operation of other vision system
The SB-GigE is bundled with Pleora’s feature
rich application toolkit, eBUS™ SDK, and
compatible with Pleora’s vDisplay™ External
Frame Grabbers, which deliver video directly
to a monitor.
For more information, visit www.pleora.com
InterTest, Inc • 303 Route 94 • Columbia, NJ 07832 USA
908-496-8008 • sales@intertest.com • www.intertest.com
•Transforms Sony block cameras
into GigE Vision cameras
•Power, control, and video over
the same cable
•Converts video to 8-bit Bayer
(color) or 8-bit monochrome
formats to conserve bandwidth
(except in 1080p modes at 50
fps or higher)
•Simplifies Sony VISCA interface
•Synchronizes image capture
with other elements of the
• Low, predictable latency
•Sony FCB-EV7500
•Sony FCB-SE600
•Sony FCB-EV7100
•Sony FCB-EV5500
•Sony FCB-EH6500
•Sony FCB-EH6300
•Sony FCB-EH3410
•Sony FCB-EH3310
iPORT SB-GigE External Frame Grabbers
Networked Video Connectivity Solutions
iPORT External
Frame Grabbers
•Highly reliable, 1 Gb/s data transfer rate
with low, end-to-end latency
•OEM, in-camera board set
12-pin circular
•RS-232 serial communication interface
•External power (optional)
•eBUS Universal Pro driver
•Sample applications, including NetCommand™
sample application, a demonstration of
multi-device network connectivity
•Driver installation tool
RJ-45 jack
•Network/computer interface
•Power over Ethernet (PoE)
GigE Vision and
•Fully-compatible firmware load
•Guarantees delivery of all packets
•Comprehensive data transfer diagnostics
Video Formats
Size (L x W x H)
(Without bracket)
•37 mm X 37 mm X 34.3 mm
•Full resolution images
•1080p, 25/29.97/30Hz
•1080i, 50/59.94/60Hz
•720p, 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60Hz
•Sony FCB-EV7500: 1080p, 50/59.94/60Hz
Operating temperature
•0°C to 60°C
Storage temperature
•-40°C to 85°C
External power supply
(when not using PoE)
•4.8 V to 16 V
•Mono8 (8 bits per pixel)
•BayerGR8 (8 bits per pixel)
•YUV 4:2:2 (16 bits per pixel)
•YUV 4:1:1 (12 bits per pixel)
Power consumption
(Typical, incl. block
•Sony FCB-EH3310, FCB-EH3410: 5.7 W
•Sony FCB-EH6500, FCB-EH6300: 6.1 W
•Sony FCB-EV5500: TBD
•Sony FCB-EV7100: TBD
•Sony FCB-EV7500: 5.8 W
•Sony FCB-SE600: TBD
Video acquisition
•Digital video interface
Input Resolutions
Pixel formats
30-pin connector
•Sony block camera interface (cable provided)
•Digital video interface: 4 lanes of LVDS, 8 lanes
for FCB-EV7500
•VISCA serial command interface
•Power for block camera
Gigabit Ethernetbased
Multicast capability
• Connection to low-cost, easy-to-use equipment
• Compatible with 10/100/1000 Mb/s IP/
Ethernet networks
• Supports IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IP, IGMP v.2,
UDP, ICMP (ping), and IEEE 1588 Precision Time
Protocol (PTP)
• Long reach: 100 m point-to-point, further with
Ethernet switches
•Enables advanced distributed processing and
control architectures
Mechanical Bracket •Easy assembly with Sony block cameras
InterTest, Inc
303 Route 94 • Columbia, NJ 07832 USA
908-496-8008 • sales@intertest.com
Ordering Information
•iPORT SB-GigE External Frame Grabber OEM Kit includes
SB-GigE OEM board set mounted on camera bracket,
mounting screws, external GPIO board option including
flat flex cable and loose 12-pin circular connector, and
30-pin micro-coaxial video/control camera cable.
•iPORT SB-GigE Development Kit includes SB-GigE
OEM board set mounted on camera bracket and GPIO
bracket extension, mounting screws, external GPIO
board option including flat flex cable and soldered
12-pin circular connector, 30-pin micro-coaxial video/
control camera cable, Gigabit Ethernet desktop NIC, PoE
injector, 2 Ethernet cables, power supply, and eBUS SDK
USB stick.
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