SILICON VIDEO® WGA
Features Specs Manual Cables Pricing Ordering
PIXCI SIPIXCI SI1 PIXCI SI2 PIXCI SI4
XCAP XCLIB PXIPL
Brochure Camera Head Dimensions
Global Shutter / High Dynamic Range Cameras
The SILICON VIDEO® WGAC (color) and WGAM (monochrome) cameras provide up to 752 pixel by 480 line images with up to 10 bits of grey scale per pixel in a progressive scan format at frame rates from 60 frames per second or up to 1338 frames per second at reduced resolution. The area of interest and pixel clock are programmable to allow tradeoffs in image size and image quality against frame rate. The camera has a global shutter for exposures as short as 27 microseconds. The camera can be programmed for linear or companded modes of operation. Linear mode provides precise intensity and color control which provides better image quality. Companded mode, combined with automatic gain and automatic exposure, allows the camera to automatically respond to changing image illumination. Our software provides control of all camera operations.
Asynchronous Capture with Strobe Output
The SVWGAC and SVWGAM cameras offer asynchronous capture to acquire an image (or images) in response to a trigger signal. The cameras have a strobe output signal to synchronize an LED strobe.
One RJ45 Cable and 4 Frame Grabbers
A single RJ45 cable connects the camera to a PIXCI® frame grabber. The cable provides: power, camera controls, pixel clock, and video. A separate power supply is not used.Multiple cabling options are available, see the SILICON® VIDEO Cable page for more details.The SVWGA cameras are supported by four different PIXCI® SI series frame grabbers allowing use on either the PCI or PCIe bus. The PIXCI® SI supports one camera in a 32 bit PCI slot. The PIXCI® SI1 and SI2 frame grabbers support one or two cameras in a PCIe x1 slot. The PIXCI® SI4 supports four cameras in a PCIe x4 slot.
The XCAP-Lite sofware included with a PIXCI® frame grabber has a Capture & Adjust Dialog for selecting capture mode, ADC, AGC, and AEC control, pixel clock frequency, integration/exposure time, capture resolution, trigger control, slope selection and more. The SVWGAC color camera dialog provides automatic white balance, manual adjustment of Red, Green, and Blue gain, and extensive color balance controls.
Add a 1/3" format C-Mount lens, programmer libraries, image processing, or video to disk and image analysis software, or request a complete computer system. EPIX, Inc. assembles imaging systems, built to your specifications, with cameras, frame grabbers, high-performance motherboards, and RAID arrays for video to disk capture.
Sequence Capture with SVWGA Camera and XCAP Imaging Program Versions
A SILICON VIDEO® WGA camera will capture continuously, at various resolutions and frame rates, as shown in the chart below.
XCAP-Lite will capture for almost 3 seconds at 752 x 480 resolution, 8 bits per pixel, 60 fps. Images must be saved individually. XCAP-Lite is included with the PIXCI® SI series frame grabbers.
The XCAP-Ltd program captures and saves sequences for more than 6 minutes into 8 GBytes of available memory (computer must have approximately 12 GBytes of installed memory). XCAP-Ltd is $495 .
The XCAP-Std imaging program offers video to disk capture, which can allow continous capture for hours depending on the capacity of the computer’s storage system. XCAP-Std is $1495 . Select which version of the XCAP program is best for your application by reviewing the description on the XCAP product page.
The Type-MX VideoModule ruggedized enclosure system from Tectivity, Inc. is available for SILICON® VIDEO cameras.
Contact EPIX, Inc., or your authorized EPIX, Inc. distributor, with your system requirements.
SILICON VIDEO® WGA Color Camera
Typical Quantum Efficiency
SILICON VIDEO® WGA Monochrome Camera Typical Quantum Efficiency
GretagMacbeth Color Checker captured by SVWGAC camera.