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: 12 Dec 2018)

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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® E4TX2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 1 See Controls! PIXCI-E4TX2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4TX2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4TX2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4G2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4G2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-4b, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 3 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-4B XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® e104x4-2f, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-2F XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E8DB, PCI Express x8 Note 4 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 5 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® E4DB, PCI Express x4 Note 6 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 7 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1DB, PCI Express x1 Note 8 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 9 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EL1, PCI Express x1 Note 10 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® ECB2, ExpressCard/54 Note 11 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB2 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® ECB1-34, ExpressCard/34 Note 12 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB1-34 XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® miniH2, PCI Express Mini x1 Gen 2 See Controls! XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® miniH2b, PCI Express Mini x1 Gen 2 Note 13 See Controls! XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1mini, PCI Express Mini x1 Note 14 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1MINI XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, PCI Express x1 Note 15 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1P XCAP XCLIB
PIXCI® EB1(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 16 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1 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® E4TX2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 1 See Controls! PIXCI-E4TX2 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4TX2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4TX2 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-4B, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4G2-2F, PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4G2 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-4b, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 Note 3 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-4B XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® e104x4-2f, PCIe/104 x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E104X4-2F XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E8DB, PCI Express x8 Note 4 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 Note 5 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4DB, PCI Express x4 Note 6 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1DB(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 7 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1DB, PCI Express x1 Note 8 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1DB XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 9 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EL1, PCI Express x1 Note 10 See Controls! PIXCI-EL1 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® ECB2, ExpressCard/54 Note 11 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB2 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® ECB1-34, ExpressCard/34 Note 12 See Controls! PIXCI-ECB1-34 XCAP XCLIB
1920x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® miniH2, PCI Express Mini x1 Gen 2 See Controls! XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® miniH2b, PCI Express Mini x1 Gen 2 Note 13 See Controls! XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1mini, PCI Express Mini x1 Note 14 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1MINI XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1-PoCL, PCI Express x1 Note 15 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1P XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1(Rev7+), PCI Express x1 Gen 2 Note 16 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EB1, PCI Express x1 Note 17 See Controls! PIXCI-EB1 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 28.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® EC1, ExpressCard/54 Note 18 See Controls! PIXCI-EC1 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E8, PCI Express x8 See Controls! PIXCI-E8 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4(Rev7+), PCI Express x4 Gen 2 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 70.00 fps, Progressive Monochrome, 12 bits, square PIXCI® E4, PCI Express x4 See Controls! PIXCI-E4 XCAP XCLIB
2560x2160 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® E4TX2-4B 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® E4TX2-4B Frame Grabber.

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 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 4. 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® E8 frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 5. 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® E4(Rev7+), PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 6. 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® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 7. The PIXCI® EL1DB(Rev7+) Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express x1 Gen 2 bus. The bandwidth is sufficient for a single camera, but may not be sufficient for multiple cameras sharing a single PIXCI® EL1DB(Rev7+) Frame Grabber without reducing the cameras' resolution (AOI), bits per pixel, or pixel clock and frame rate. (The PCI Express x1 Gen 2 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 413 MByte/sec.) Consider a PIXCI® E4DB, PIXCI® E8DB, or PIXCI® E4G2-4B frame grabber, using the PCI Express x4, PCI Express x8, or PCI Express x4 Gen 2 bus, as an alternative. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EL1DB(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® EL1DB(Rev7+) Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1(Rev7+), PIXCI® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

Note 8. 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® E4DB, PIXCI® E8DB, or PIXCI® E4G2-4B frame grabber, using the PCI Express x4, PCI Express x8, or PCI Express x4 Gen 2 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, PIXCI® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F 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® EL1(Rev7+) 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(Rev7+) Frame Grabber.

Note 10. 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® EL1(Rev7+), PIXCI® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber, using the PCI Express x1 Gen 2, PCI Express x4, PCI Express x8, or PCI Express x4 Gen 2 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. The PIXCI® miniH2b Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express Mini x1 Gen 2 bus. The bandwidth is sufficient for a single camera, but may not be sufficient for multiple cameras sharing a single PIXCI® miniH2b Frame Grabber without reducing the cameras' resolution (AOI), bits per pixel, or pixel clock and frame rate. (The PCI Express mini x1 Gen 2 bus has, on most computers, an effective maximum bandwidth of approximately 413 MByte/sec.) The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® miniH2b 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® miniH2b Frame Grabber.

Note 14. The PIXCI® EB1mini Frame Grabber's capture bandwidth is limited by the computer's PCI Express Mini 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 Mini x1 bus. (The PCI Express mini 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® 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 15. 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 16. The camera can operate in Base or 80-Bit Camera Link modes; the PIXCI® EB1(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® EB1(Rev7+) Frame Grabber. Consider a PIXCI® EL1(Rev7+), PIXCI® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F frame grabber as an alternative, supporting all of the camera's Camera Link modes.

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, PIXCI® E4, PIXCI® E8, or PIXCI® E4G2-2F 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.