BitFlow has offered a Camera Link frame grabber for over 20 years. This latest offering, our 6th generation, combines the knowledge learned from the handling of the high data rates of CoaXPress with the requirements of Camera Link 2.0.
The Axion-CL is fully compatible with every high-speed, high-performance Camera Link camera including base, medium, full and 80-bit (10-tap) CL configurations. It can acquire from up to two 80- bit/85 MHz cameras simultaneously with the board appearing to application software as two independent frame grabbers which greatly simplifies set-ups for multiple cameras. The Axion was built on a half-size x8 PCI Express Gen 2.0 board. The Gen 2.0 PCIe bus doubles the data rate of the Gen 1.0 bus while using the same footprint and connectors and is fully backwards compatible with Gen 1.0 motherboards. The Axion 1xE supports one base, medium full or 80-bit camera while the Axion 2xE supports two cameras at any of those modes. Additionally, Power over Camera Link (PoCL) is available.
- Camera Link 2.0 compliant
- Industry standard SDR Camera Link connectors
- PCI Express x4 Gen 2.0 interface (also works in x8 and x16 slots), also compatible with PCIExpress Gen 1.0 slots
- Supports dual connector PoCL
- Supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
- Requires BitFlow SDK 6.2 or later
Like the Cyton-CXP frame grabber, the Axion-CL leverages features such as the new StreamSync system, a highly optimized DMA engine, and expanded I/O capabilities that provide unprecedented flexibility in routing. The StreamSync system consists of an Acquisition Engine and a buffer manger. Additional features include efficient support for variable sized images with fast context switches between frames, per frame control of acquisition properties, hardware control of image sequencing, enhanced debug capabilities, efficient support of on-demand buffer allocation and graceful recovery for dropped packets.
The Axion-CL is a culmination of the continuous improvements and updates BitFlow has made to Camera Link frame grabbers. It is the most powerful CL frame grabber BitFlow has ever manufactured.