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XCAP XCLIB PXIPL
Low- Profile Video Capture
for the PCI Bus
With optional full-height bracket
- Color and Monochrome Video
Formats Supported: S-Video,
NTSC, RS-170, CCIR, PAL
- PCI Bus Master
- Real-Time Transfer to PCI Bus
- Crop, Scale, and View in Window
- Programmable Hue, Brightness,
Saturation, and Contrast
- Windows & Linux Compatible
The PIXCI® SV5L digitizes analog video and transfers the
digitized video through the PCI bus at full video rate. Video
sources that use standard formats (NTSC, RS-170, PAL,
CCIR, and S-Video) are supported. As a PCI bus master, the
PIXCI® SV5L board transfers image data without using the
host computer’s processor. Images may be transferred, at
full or reduced frame rates, to computer memory for processing
and/or analysis by the host computer’s processor(s), to
the S/VGA system for display, or to other targets on the PCI
bus such as disk controllers (real time video to disk).
The PIXCI® SV5L and XCAP software can capture video
sequences to the computer’s hard drive. Live images may
be displayed on the computer’s monitor during image
capture. Up to eight PIXCI® SV5L boards in one computer
can capture simultaneously from multiple video sources.
ACQUISITION — The PIXCI® SV5L provides 3-input video
multiplexer signal selection from two mini-BNC and one
S-Video input. Programmable gain, hue, brightness, saturation,
and contrast adjustments can condition the video
A unique digital genlock circuit ensures precise synchronization
of every image. The PIXCI® SV5L imaging board genlock
subsystem accepts video timing from a VCR.
SCALING AND CROPPING — The captured image can be
cropped in single pixel increments, and then scaled down to
as few as 4 pixels by 1 line. Horizontal and vertical scaling
is performed in real-time by interpolation, providing a high
quality representation of the original image.
OPTIMIZED IMAGING SYSTEMS – With data transfer
directly into the host’s memory at video rates, the imaging
potential of the PIXCI® SV5L is limited only by the host
computer and peripherals. A high quality computer, graphics
card, camera, lighting, and lens are recommended for best
results. EPIX, Inc. can supply high quality imaging components
to complement the PIXCI® SV5L, as well as complete,
customized systems for machine vision, motion analysis,
image storage and transmission, and other imaging or video
applications. Example applications include automated
inspection, motion analysis, microscopy, medical imaging,
robotics, laser beam analysis, object tracking, multimedia,
and print quality inspection.
|Board & Description
The PIXCI® SV5L offers 2 Mini BNC and 1 S-Video multiplexed inputs. The trigger connector has been removed to allow for a low-profile PCI form factor. A full-height bracket is optional. All other features are identical to the PIXCI® SV5.
The PIXCI® SV5 offers 2 BNC and 1 S-Video multiplexed inputs.
The PIXCI® SV5A offers 3 multiplexed BNC inputs. All other features are identical to the PIXCI® SV5.
The PIXCI® SV5B offers 1 BNC input and 1 Loop Thru BNC output. The S-Video and trigger connectors are removed to allow for a low-profile PCI form factor with an optional low-profile bracket. All other features are identical to the PIXCI® SV5.
The PIXCI® SV5S offers 2 BNC and 1 S-Video multiplexed inputs. Adds additional circuitry that separates the vertical sync. from the video signal. All other features are identical to the PIXCI® SV5.
The PIXCI® SV7 offers dual independent BNC inputs for the PCI Express bus. Optional low-profile bracket available.
XCAP - Menu-driven, interactive program for the PIXCI® imaging boards allowing capture, display, viewing, processing, printing, analysis, measurements, loading, and saving of imagery. Includes a script language for customization and automating tasks. XCAP is available for Windows.
XCLIB - "C" libraries for accessing the PIXCI® imaging boards. Supports DOS, Windows, and most popular "C" compilers.
PXIPL - "C" library of image processing and analysis routines, for use with XCLIB.
MUX — The multiplexer selects the
video source, for the Programmable
Gain, from either the S-Video input
connector or from one of the two
(composite video) mini-BNC connectors.
The multiplexer may be switched
during vertical blanking.
Programmable Gain — Compensates
for reduced amplitude in the analog
signal input. Gain can be programmed
from 0% to more than 200%.
Luminance A/D — Provides analog to
digital conversion of NTSC, RS-170,
CCIR, PAL, and the luminance (Y)
component of S-Video sources.
Chrominance (Color) A/D — Provides
analog to digital conversion of the color
(C) component of S-Video.
Decoder — Separates the Y/C components.
Generates the U/V color difference
Digital Genlock — Automatic synchronization
circuitry for precise digitization.
Accommodates video sources which
have variable timing, such as video tape
recorders. Generates the pixel clock for
transferring image data to the PCI bus
Scaling, Cropping — Interpolation is used
to scale images to as small as 1/14 of
their original size.
Temporal Scaling — Image sequences
may be captured at full or reduced frame
(Optional) Trigger I/O — One TTL input
and one TTL output can be used for
synchronization with external events.
|PIXCI® SV5 Capture & Adjust Dialog in XCAP
- VIDEO INPUT:
- Color or Monochrome Video Acquisition:
- NTSC, RS-170, NTSC S-Video
PAL, CCIR, PAL S-Video
- 752x480: NTSC, RS-170, NTSC S-Video
- 920x580: CCIR
- 768x580: PAL, PAL S-Video
- 8 bit Monochrome
- 24/32 bit RGB
- Capture Rate:
- 30 fps: NTSC, RS-170, NTSC S-Video
- 25 fps: PAL, CCIR, PAL S-Video
- 4 Pin DIN Receptacle: S-Video Input
- 2 mini-BNC-Jacks: Composite Video Input
- Trigger I/0 connectors optionally available
- Cables optionally available
- BUS REQUIREMENTS:
- 5 volt signalling PCI bus slot
- 0.55 Amps @ +5 Volts
- 4.821 in. x 2.536 in. (122.5 mm x 64.4 mm)
- Via PC’s graphic display card.
Video display rate dependent on video
format, graphic display card type, bit
depth, resolution, processor speed, and
- DISPLAY - Windows:
- Any Windows compatible graphic display.
- 16 bit mode supported, 24/32 bit mode recommended. DirectDraw support recommended.
- Special support for S/VGA cards w.hardware UYVY/VYUY
overlays and chroma keying features, allowing low
overhead video rate display w. graphic overlays.
- DISPLAY - DOS:
- S/VGA card compatible with VESA 1.0 or later.
- Monochrome display in 8 bit mode, 24/32 bit
- Color display in 24/32 bit mode.
- DISPLAY - LINUX:
- Any Linux compatible graphic display.
TrueColor or DirectColor mode recommended.
- PIXCI® SV5: 4.8 x 3.475 in.
- PIXCI® SV5A: 4.8 x 3.475 in.
- PIXCI® SV5B: 4.8 x 2.536 in.
- PIXCI® SV5L: 4.8 x 2.536 in.
- Storage: -65 to +125°C
- Operating: 0 to +70°C
- CERTIFICATION AND TESTING:
- The PIXCI SV5 has been tested per EMC
directive 89/336/EEC and is Certified to CE
Class B emission standards (which is more
restrictive than the FCC class B limit).
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