Almost written-off by the introduction of new technology, the venerable frame grabber is alive and well. Here we look at some of the major players.
Gidel is based in the US and Israel.
The company’s frame grabber families offer a spectrum of possibilities, from plug-and-play frame grabbers to full vision, or imaging system solutions that include data acquisition, image processing on FPGA, custom camera interface and protocol, and custom I/O connectivity.
Gidel’s infrastructure is designed for flexible modularity and is supported by Gidel’s development tools for exceptionally efficient and effective system development and integration.
Gidel’s off-the-shelf frame grabbers currently support CoaXPress and Camera Link cameras. In addition, it is extremely simple to implement support for any userdefined camera using Gidel’s open infrastructure option.
For customers requiring quick custom implementation and optimized system performance, Gidel offers inhouse consultation and development according to user specification.
HawkEye-CXP CoaXPress Frame Grabbers
- Grabbing from up to 4 CoaXPress (cXp-6) channels
- Grabbing from 1, 2, or 4 cameras simultaneously
- Infrastructure for full vision/imaging system solution, including image acquisition, real-time image processing, and post-processing on host
- Huge frame buffers of up to 16 GB to enable high acquisition capacity and to enhance image processing capabilities
- Ultra-high CPU-free data offload capability of up to 64 Gb/s, enabling high-resolution post-processing on host computer
- Powerful tools for efficient development of both software and FPGA code
HawkEye-CL Camera Link Frame Grabbers
- Supports PoCL Camera Link 2.0, including 80-bit (Deca) and dual-base
- Option for image processing on FPGA, allowing for real-time processing free of host computer
- Huge frame buffers of up to 16 GB to enable high-acquisition capacity and to enhance image processing capabilities
- Ultra-high data offload capability of up to 64 Gb/s, enabling high-resolution post-processing on host computer