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Basler GigE Interface Cards#

Basler GigE Interface Cards allow you to connect any Basler GigE camera to your computer.

The interface cards are specifically designed for seamless operation with Basler GigE cameras and the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite resulting in enhanced performance and stability.

Basler GigE Interface Cards

General Specifications#

Specification
Conformity CE, FCC
Operating System Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Linux Stable Kernel versions 2.4.x/2.6.x/3.x/4.x or later

The following table includes the names of the available Basler GigE Interface Cards, their compliances with Base-T transmission rate categories, performance driver support, the kinds of brackets present, and the required unoccupied PCIe slots on the PC's motherboard.

Model 1 Port 2 Port 4 Port 1 Port
PoE
2 Port
PoE
4 Port
PoE
10 GigE,
1 Port
10
Base‑T
x x x x x x x
100
Base‑T
x x x x x x x
1000
Base‑T
x x x x x x x
2.5G
Base‑T
x
5G
Base‑T
x
10G
Base‑T
x
Performance
Driver
Support
x x x x x
Low
Profile
Bracket
x x x x x
PoE x x x
PCIe Slot Req. ≥2.1x1 ≥2.1x2 ≥2.1x4 ≥2.1x1 ≥2.1x2 ≥2.1x4 ≥2.1x1

The PoE interface cards listed above receive power via the PCIe slots except for the Basler 4 Port GigE PoE Interface Card. It must receive AUX power from the PC's power supply via a 4-pin 5.25" Molex receptacle of the Molex 8981 series.

For further information regarding the Performance Driver Support, see the Basler GigE Vision Network Drivers and Bandwidth Management application note on the Basler website.

Maximum Cable Lengths#

Basler offers high-quality cables and plugs that are specifically designed for connecting Basler interface cards and cameras.

The maximum specified cable lengths differ according to transmission rates and shielding category, as indicated in the following table. Basler recommends not to exceed the indicated cable lengths.

Transmission Rate Max. Cable Length (Cat 5e) Max. Cable Length (Cat 6) Max. Cable Length (Cat 6a) Max. Cable Length (Cat 7)
1000Base-T 100 m 100 m 100 m 100 m
2.5GBase-T 100 m 100 m 100 m 100 m
5GBase-T 100 m 100 m 100 m 100 m
10GBase-T approx. 22 ma approx. 30 ma approx. 55 m 100 m

  1. Not specified; if you consider using them, test these cable lengths beforehand.

Basler Standard GigE Interface Cards#

Basler Premium GigE Interface Cards#