PIXCI® Selection Guide


PIXCI® series imaging boards interface to over 1000 different camera models made by over 70 camera manufacturers. Use this guide to check XCAP software's support for your camera; click on the Camera Controls link to view the custom, camera specific, control panels. Or, use the guide to help select a new camera with the characteristics you need! (Last Updated: 30 Sep 2016)

EPIX, Inc. is continually engineering new products and expanding its support for cameras used in research, industry, and other demanding applications. Please contact us if your camera isn't listed.

Camera/Format Resolution Format (at dflt. res.) Pixels Supported By Notes Custom Controls Order Code Software
Critical Link MityCAM-B1910 1920x1080 75.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-F2B(B), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 1 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-F2B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4G2-F2B(F), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-F2B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4G2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-4B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4G2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 3 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-2F XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-f2b(b), PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 4 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-F2B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-f2b(f), PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-F2B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-4b, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 5 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-4B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-2f, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 6 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-2F XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E8DB, PCI Express x8 Note 7 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 8 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4DB, PCI Express x4 Note 9 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1DB, PCI Express x1 Note 10 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1, PCI Express x1 Note 11 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® ECB2, ExpressCard/54 Note 12 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® ECB1-34, ExpressCard/34 Note 13 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB134 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® ECB1, ExpressCard/54 Note 14 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1mini, PCI Express Mini Note 15 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1MINI XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, PCI Express x1 Note 16 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1P XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1, PCI Express x1 Note 17 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EC1, ExpressCard/54 Note 18 See Controls! PIXCI-EC1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E8, PCI Express x8 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4, PCI Express x4 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® CL2, PCI 64 Bit Note 19 See Controls! PIXCI-CL2 XCAP XCLIB
Critical Link MityCAM-B2521 2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-F2B(B), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 1 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-F2B XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-F2B(F), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-F2B XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-4B XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2-2F XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-f2b(b), PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 4 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-F2B XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-f2b(f), PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-F2B XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-4b, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 5 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-4B XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-2f, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-2F XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E8DB, PCI Express x8 Note 7 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 8 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4DB, PCI Express x4 Note 9 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1DB, PCI Express x1 Note 10 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1, PCI Express x1 Note 11 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® ECB2, ExpressCard/54 Note 12 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB2 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® ECB1-34, ExpressCard/34 Note 13 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB134 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® ECB1, ExpressCard/54 Note 14 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB1 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1mini, PCI Express Mini Note 15 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1MINI XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, PCI Express x1 Note 16 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1P XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1, PCI Express x1 Note 17 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EC1, ExpressCard/54 Note 18 See Controls! PIXCI-EC1 XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E8, PCI Express x8 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4, PCI Express x4 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® CL2, PCI 64 Bit Note 19 See Controls! PIXCI-CL2 XCAP XCLIB

Note 1. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® E4G2-F2B (Base-section) Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® E4G2-F2B (Base-section) Frame Grabber. The Full section of the PIXCI® E4G2-F2B(B) Frame Grabber offers support for additional Camera Link modes.

Note 2. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® E4G2-4B Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® E4G2-4B Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 3. The PIXCI® E4G2-2F Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x4 Gen 2 bus. The bandwidth is sufficient for a single camera, but may not be sufficient for multiple cameras sharing a single PIXCI® E4G2-2F Frame Grabberwithout reducing the cameras' resolution (AOI), taps (channels), bits per pixel, or pixel clock and frame rate. (The PCI Express x4 Gen 2 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 1390 MByte/sec.)

Note 4. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® e104x4-f2b (Base-section) Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® e104x4-f2b (Base-section) Frame Grabber. The Full section of the PIXCI® e104x4-f2b(b) Frame Grabber offers support for additional Camera Link modes.

Note 5. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® e104x4-4b Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® e104x4-4b Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® e104x4-2f frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 6. The PIXCI® e104x4-2f Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 bus. The bandwidth is sufficient for a single camera, but may not be sufficient for multiple cameras sharing a single PIXCI® e104x4-2f Frame Grabberwithout reducing the cameras' resolution (AOI), taps (channels), bits per pixel, or pixel clock and frame rate. (The PCI Express x4 Gen 2 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 1390 MByte/sec.)

Note 7. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® E8DB Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® E8DB Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 8. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+) Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+) Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 9. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® E4DB Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® E4DB Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 10. The PIXCI® EL1DB Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x1 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the PCI Express x1 bus. (The PCI Express x1 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) Consider a PIXCI® E8DB frame grabber, using the PCI Express x8 bus, as an alternative. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EL1DB Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EL1DB Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 11. The PIXCI® EL1 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x1 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the PCI Express x1 bus. (The PCI Express x1 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) Consider a PIXCI® E4 frame grabber, using the PCI Express x4 bus, as an alternative. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EL1 Frame Grabber only supports the Base, Medium, and Full Camera Link modes. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EL1 Frame Grabber.

Note 12. The PIXCI® ECB2 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's ExpressCard/54 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the ExpressCard/54 bus. (The ExpressCard bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® ECB2 Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® ECB2 Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EC1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 13. The PIXCI® ECB1-34 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's ExpressCard/34 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the ExpressCard/34 bus. (The ExpressCard bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® ECB1-34 Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® ECB1-34 Frame Grabber.

Note 14. The PIXCI® ECB1 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's ExpressCard/54 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the ExpressCard/54 bus. (The ExpressCard bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® ECB1 Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® ECB1 Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EC1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 15. The PIXCI® EB1mini Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express Mini bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the PCI Express Mini bus. (The PCI Express mini bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EB1mini Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EB1mini Frame Grabber.

Note 16. The PIXCI® EB1-PoCL Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x1 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the PCI Express x1 bus. (The PCI Express x1 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EB1-PoCL Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EB1-PoCL Frame Grabber.

Note 17. The PIXCI® EB1 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x1 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the PCI Express x1 bus. (The PCI Express x1 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EB1 Frame Grabber only supports the Base Camera Link mode. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EB1 Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 18. The PIXCI® EC1 Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's ExpressCard/54 bus. The camera's specified taps (channels) and bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the limits of the ExpressCard/54 bus. (The ExpressCard bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 190 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EC1 Frame Grabber only supports the Base, Medium, and Full Camera Link modes. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® EC1 Frame Grabber.

Note 19. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® CL2 Frame Grabber only supports the Base, Medium, and Full Camera Link modes. The camera's specified taps (channels) and/or bits per pixel has been reduced to allow operation within the modes supported by the PIXCI® CL2 Frame Grabber.

 
Modified:
27-Feb-2017