Four Camera Frame Grabber For PCI Express

The PIXCI® SI4 frame grabber supports 1 to 4 SILICON VIDEO® cameras. Cameras may be identical or mixed, and can operate simultaneously or independently. The PIXCI® SI4 can expose four cameras from one trigger or can use 4 triggers for 4 cameras.

The PIXCI® SI4 frame grabber offers:

  • 1 Gigabyte per second burst data transfer rate.
  • Up to 700 Megabyte per second sustained data transfer from cameras to x4 PCI Express bus.
  • Four Camera Control Dialogs - independent or shared – exposure, bit depth, gain, frame rate, AOI, etc.
  • Free-run mode for maximum frame rate sequence capture.
  • Control mode for triggered image capture.
  • Quantity one price $ 1995 .00 with XCAP-Lite imaging program.

The PIXCI SI4 is a plug-n-play frame grabber requiring no hardware setup or adjustment. Load the software, install the board, connect the cameras, and begin to capture images.

The XCAP imaging program provides interactive display windows and controls for multiple cameras. If the cameras are all the same model, XCAP can allow control of all cameras from a single common control dialog. The XCAP-Std program allows simultaneous use of the PIXCI SI4 with other EPIX® frame grabbers supporting different camera models. XCAP-Std offers video-to-disk capture, subject to the performance of the host computer’s RAID array.

Programmer’s libraries (XCLIB) and image processing subroutines (PXIPL) are available from EPIX, Inc. for solving the most difficult particle tracking, machine vision measurement, inspection, image sequence analysis, and flow analysis tasks. Third party software is also available.

Solutions and Support: EPIX, Inc. has been providing imaging solutions and support for OEM machine vision manufacturers and engineers since 1984. EPIX, Inc. assembles complete imaging systems with cameras, frame grabbers, high- performance PCI Express motherboards, and RAID arrays for video-to-disk capture. EPIX® imaging systems, custom-built to your specifications, feature Intel motherboards and processors. Contact EPIX, Inc., or an authorized distributor of EPIX® imaging products, for help selecting cameras, frame grabbers, imaging software, optics, and computer systems.

SV643C or SV643M 640 × 480 10 bits 211 FPS
SVWGAC or SVWGAM 752 × 480 10 bits 60 FPS
SV9M001M 1280 × 1024 10 bits 30 FPS
SV9T001C 2048 × 1536 10 bits 12 FPS
SV5C10 or SV5M10 2592 × 1944 12 bits 10 FPS
SV9C10 3844 × 2616 12 bits 6.6 FPS
SV10C6 or SV10M6 3840 × 2764 12 bits 6.2 FPS
SV15C5 4608 ×3288 12 bits 4.6 FPS

Example Sequence with four views captured simultaneously to disk from four Silicon Video 5C10 5 Megapixel cameras at 7fps.


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.

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