PIXCI® D2X

    PIXCI® D2X Frame Grabber Supports Over 300 Digital Output Cameras

    If your digital output camera is manufactured by one of these camera companies . . .

    • Adimec
    • Atmel-Grenoble
    • Basler
    • Cohu
    • Dage-MTI
    • Dalsa
    • Duncan Technologies
    • DVC
    • EPIX
    • Hamamatsu
    • Hitachi
    • Photo Vision
    • Pulnix
    • Redlake MASD
    • EG&G Reticon
    • Sensors Unlimited
    • Takenaka
    • Teli
    • Toshiba
    • Vision Technologies
    • Varian PaxScan
    • Zoran

    . . . then there is an excellent probability that the PIXCI D2X imaging board provides the computer interface. Visit the Camera Compatibility Guide for a listing of all camera models currently supported. Contact EPIX if your camera is not yet listed.

    HIGHEST IMAGE QUALITY - The PIXCI D2X is designed for scientific and machine vision applications that require the highest image quality. To insure that precise camera data is always delivered to the computer, the PIXCI D2X board never compresses, processes or modifies pixel values.

    MAXIMUM DATA TRANSFER RATE - The PIXCI D2X is a 32 bit PCI bus master imaging board that transfers camera data to the host computer at the camera's data transfer rate. The camera's pixel clock controls the data flow from the camera into the PIXCI D2X; the computer's PCI bus chip set controls the data flow from the PIXCI D2X, through the PCI bus, to the computer's memory (or other PCI bus target).

    COMPATIBILITY GUARANTEED - The product designation "PIXCI D2X" refers to a series of 300+ custom-configured imaging boards; each optimized to support one of 300+ specialized digital cameras. Before a camera is added to the Camera Compatibility Guide, EPIX tests the camera and designs a camera-specific interface. Engineers custom program a PIXCI D2X board to exactly support the camera's video timing specifications and electronically tag the board with the camera's identification code. An "Adjust Dialog" menu, optimized to match the camera's capabilities, is added to the XCAP imaging program.

    OPTIMIZED IMAGING SYSTEMS - EPIX, Inc. offers complete imaging systems including cameras, imaging boards, software, cables, computers, lenses, and lighting. All components of an EPIX imaging system are configured and tested together, as a system, so we can guarantee that everything will work properly, the first time, right out of the box.


    Example of Adjust Dialog for camera with
    direct software control (actual size).
    Adjust Dialog for camera with direct software control
    Example of Adjust Dialog for camera without
    direct software control (actual size).
    Adjust Dialog for camera without direct software control



    Most cameras supported by PIXCI D2X imaging boards allow software control of exposure, gain, shutter speed, line rate, and more. The XCAP imaging program provides a dedicated camera Adjust Dialog for convenient control.

    A camera's Adjust Dialog is automatically displayed when the PIXCI D2X board is "Opened" from the Lite, Ltd, Std, or Plus versions of the XCAP program. XCAP knows which menu to load by reading the camera identification code from the PIXCI D2X board.

    The Adjust Dialog uses camera control names designated by the camera manufacturer. As a result, the camera's user manual provides all the information required to control the camera from XCAP.

    If a camera does not allow software control, then the camera is equipped with physical controls and switches — XCAP's camera Adjust Dialog is designed to appear like the camera's control panel using the camera's control labels. Camera control simply requires the operator to set XCAP control parameters to match the actual camera's control positions.



    All versions of the XCAP program (except Demo) recognize all PIXCI PCI imaging boards, regardless of model or order code, and offer dedicated control for as many as 8 PIXCI boards / cameras in one computer. 1 The Multiple Devices menu in XCAP displays each board by the model name of the camera it supports. Check Boxes provide quick and convenient camera selection.

    Synchronized operation of multiple cameras is available (camera dependent).


    Supported by XCAP-Lite (no charge with board purchase), XCAP-Ltd, XCAP-Std, XCLIB, and XCLIBIPL.
    Compatible with 32-bit & 64-bit Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, LINUX, and 32-bit DOS. Windows Media Foundation (DirectShow) and Video for Linux (V4L2) drivers are included with all versions of XCAP. TWAIN drivers available.



    TTL Module The optional TTL Module minimizes false triggers when using a TTL trigger with a cable longer than one foot. The TTL MODULE converts the TTL trigger into a differential signal for reliable triggering with up to 200 feet of cable. The TTL MODULE also can generate a TTL strobe from the attached PIXCI® board. Compatible with PIXCI® CL1, CL2, CL3SD, D2X, D3X, SI, and SI4.



    8 to 4,096 pixels per line
    1 to 4,096 lines per image (area scan)
    1 to 65,534 lines per image (line scan)


    Differential RS-644 or RS-422 camera / board signaling (camera dependent).
    Differential Trigger IN / Strobe OUT 2


    Camera Dependent


    1 68-pin (SCSI II) cable receptacle
    2 10-pin headers

    PIXCI D2X was tested per EMC directive 89/336/EEC and performed to class B.

    32 bit, 33 MHz PCI bus master, or
    64 bit 66 MHz PCI bus master
    3.3V or 5V PCI Signaling

    12.48 cm long by 10.67 cm high (4.913" x 4.20") [short slot]

    1. Most motherboards have neither the PCI bandwidth nor the 8 expansion slots needed to take full advantage of this capability: control of 4 cameras is common.
    2. Optional "TTL Module" allows TTL Trigger IN and TTL Strobe OUT.

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