PIXCI

Multiple PIXCI® SV4
Maximum Pixels Captured per Line
233 MHz Pentium II Motherboard
PCI VGA Card
2 Camera 3 Camera
Monochrome
(8 bits/pixel)
Full RS-170
752 pixels
576 pixels
Color
(16 bits/pixel)
344 pixels 296 pixels
Multiple PIXCI® SV4
Maximum Pixels Captured per Line
266 MHz Pentium II Motherboard
AGP VGA Card
2 Camera 3 Camera 4 Camera
Monochrome
(8 bits/pixel)
Full RS-170
752 pixels
Full RS-170
752 pixels
Full RS-170
752 pixels
Color
(16 bits/pixel)
Full NTSC
752 pixels
696 pixels 544 pixels
Multiple Camera Vision

Multiple PIXCI imaging boards now support multi-perspective machine vision! Simultaneously capture images from multiple cameras! Capture simultaneous image sequences at video rate!

The maximum number of PIXCI® cards that can capture simultaneously depends upon the PCI bandwidth of the host computer, the video format being captured (1), the number of pixels acquired per line (2), and the S/VGA resolution with displayed image size (for applications displaying live video on the S/VGA).

The tables at left provide examples of tested combinations. In each case, video was displayed on the S/VGA monitor; better performance can be obtained for applications which do not require display.

XCOBJ software can also operate multiple cards for individual, selected capture, switching capture from one card to another at video rate, using no more PCI bandwidth than required for a single card. Software supports up to eight cards, all of the same model and connected to the same type of camera.

For applications requiring simultaneous capture from multiple perspectives which would exceed the bandwidth of the PCI bus, other EPIX imaging cards, which have on-board image memory, are not limited by PCI bandwidth. Up to eight such cards can be used, limited only by the PC's slots, power supply, and cooling.

The example images at left were captured from two Kodak digital cameras, using two PIXCI® D imaging boards and XCAP Interactive Software.


  1. Whether the format is 8, 10, or 12 bit pixels, the pixel clock rate, and whether pixels are monochrome or color.
  2. PIXCI® imaging cards allow reducing the number of pixels captured per line, both to conserve bandwidth and to conserve image memory for sequence capture.

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Modified:
27-Feb-2017