X64 Xcelera-CL LX1 Base
PCI Express x1 Frame Grabbers
Advanced PCIe x1 image acquisition
Building on the field proven technology and performance of DALSA’s X64 frame grabbers,
the X64 Xcelera™ Series leverages the PCI Express (PCIe) platform to bring traditional image
acquisition and processing technology to new levels of performance and flexibility.
The PCIe point-to-point host interface allows simultaneous image acquisition and transfer
with little intervention from the host CPU.
X64 Xcelera-CL LX1 Base
Key Features
• Image acquisition from Camera
Link Base camera
• Supports Camera Link operations
up to 85MHz
• Supports 32/64-bit Windows
• Quarter-length PCI Express x1
• Power Over Camera Link (PoCL)
• Offers external acquisition control
signals on single PCIe x1 slot
• ROHS compliant
• DALSA Platform Development
Advantage – Free Run-time
The X64 Xcelera -CL LX1 Base is a cost effective frame grabber based on the PCI Express
x1 interface. Fully compliant with Camera Link (V. 1.20) specifications, the Xcelera-CL LX1
supports single Base cameras and can acquire images from a wide variety of multi-tap area
and line scan, color and monochrome cameras.
The Xcelera-CL LX1 Base is built within DALSA’s Trigger-to-Image Reliability technology
framework and combines acquisition and external control signals on a single PCIe slot.
Trigger-to-Image Reliability leverages DALSA’s hardware and software innovations to control,
monitor and correct the image acquisition process from the time that an external trigger event
occurs to the moment the data is sent to the host, providing traceability when errors do occur
and permitting recovery from those errors.
Software Support
All of the frame grabbers in the Xcelera series are supported by DALSA’s Sapera™ Essential
software package. Sapera Essential is a cost-effective machine vision software toolkit that
bundles board level acquisition and control with advanced image processing capability,
featuring 1D/2D barcodes, OCR, pattern finding, color analysis, blob analysis and lens
correction tools.
Sapera Essential is designed to deliver the critical functionality needed to design, develop
and deploy high-performance machine vision applications while significantly lowering
deployment costs.
DALSA Platform Development Advantage - Free Run-Time Licensing
The Sapera Essential standard processing tool run-time license is offered at no additional
charge when combined with the DALSA frame grabbers. This software run-time license
includes access to over 400 image processing functions, area-based (normalized correlation
based) template matching tool, blob analysis and lens correction tool.
Some conditions and limitations apply, contact DALSA sales for details.
X64 Xcelera-CL LX1 Base
PCI Express x1 Frame Grabbers
Camera Link Specifications Rev 1.20 compliant
Half length PCI Express 1.20 x1 compliant ROHS
Supports one Base Camera Link area and line scan
Acquisition pixel clock rates up to 85MHz
Horizontal Size (min/max): 8 byte/256K bytes
Vertical Size (min/max): 1 line/infinite lines for linescan cameras
1 line/16million lines/frame for area-scan cameras
Variable length frame size from 1 to 16 million lines
for area-scan cameras
Integrated advanced tap reversal engine allows
independent tap formatting
Comprehensive event notification includes end/
Camera control signals for external event
Optically isolated TTL/LVDS trigger inputs
programmable as active high or low (edge or level
PC independent serial communications ports
provide support 9600 to 11500K baud
Appear as system serial ports enabling seamless
interface to host applications
Shaft-Encoder Input
Optically isolated quadrature (AB) shaft-encoder
inputs for external web synchronization
Supports up/down scaling
Power Output
Power-on-reset fused +12V output @ 1.5A +5V DC
output at 1.5A
Device driver supports :
32/64-bit OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
and Windows Vista
Full support of DALSA’s Sapera Essential software
Application development using C++ DLLs and
.NET components
System Requirements
PCI Express 1.10 compliant with one x4 slot system
with 64MB or higher system memory
3.0” (7.5cm) Length X 4.20” (10.7 cm) Height
0ºC (32º F) to 55º C (131º F)
Relative Humidity: up to 95% (non-condensing)
FCC Class B - Approved
CE - Approved
ROHS - Compliant
Pixel Format
and Tap configurations
Supports Camera Link tap configurations for 8, 10,
or 12-bit mono and RGB cameras:
For Base cameras in any of the following
- 3x8-bit/tap, 2x10-bits/tap, 2x12-bit/tap, 1x14-bit/
tap, 1x16-bits/tap, & 1x24-bit/RGB
Real-time transfers to system memory
Intelligent Data-Transfer-Engine automatically loads
scatter-gather and tap description tables from the
host memory without CPU intervention
* Specifications last updated 04/09
Boston, USA
Tel: +1 978-670-2000
Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 8142-46770
Asia Pacific
Tokyo, Japan
+81 3-5960-6353
DALSA is an international leader in digital imaging and semiconductors and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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