Basic Acquisition Designs for Varying Camera Types and Hardware Platforms

VisualApplets is designed to easily switch between different camera interfaces and protocols. In the following, basic acquisition designs for different camera interfaces are presented. All designs are implemented for a specific frame grabber. These are the microEnable IV VD4-CL/-PoCL, microEnable IV VQ4-GE, microEnable 5 marathon VCL, LightBridge and microEnable 5 VCX-QP, microEnable 5 VQ8-CXP6D and microEnable 5 VD8-CL platforms. If you like to use another frame grabber which has the same camera interface and is of the same frame grabber generation, you can save the design to another frame grabber model. Check 'Target Hardware Porting' for more information on how to change the frame grabber of a design.

The following examples will not explain details such as bandwidth and the use of multiple DMAs. We have a look on this in ' Multiple DMA Channel Designs '.

The following table lists all basic acquisiton examples.

Interface Sensor Color Frame Grabber Generation Example
Camera Link base configuration area scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Base Area'
Camera Link base configuration area scan RGB mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'RGB Camera Link Base Area'
Camera Link medium configuration area scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Medium Area'
Camera Link medium configuration area scan RGB mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'RGB Camera Link Medium Area'
Camera Link full configuration area scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Full Area'
Camera Link base configuration line scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Base Line'
Camera Link base configuration line scan RGB mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'RGB Camera Link Base Line'
Camera Link medium configuration line scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Medium Line'
Camera Link full configuration line scan grayscale mE4VD4-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Full Line'
GigE Vision area scan grayscale mE4VQ4-GE ' GigE Vision Grayscale Area Scan Cameras '
GigE Vision area scan RGB mE4VQ4-GE ' GigE Vision RGB Area Scan Cameras '
GigE Vision line scan grayscale mE4VQ4-GE 'GigE Vision Grayscale Line Scan Cameras'
GigE Vision line scan RGB mE4VQ4-GE 'GigE Vision RGB Line Scan Cameras'
Camera Link base configuration area scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Base Area'
Camera Link base configuration area scan RGB mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL/-PoCL 'RGB Camera Link Base Area'
Camera Link medium configuration area scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL/-PoCL 'Grayscale Camera Link Medium Area'
Camera Link medium configuration area scan RGB mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL/-PoCL 'RGB Camera Link Medium Area'
Camera Link full configuration area scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'Camera Link Full Area'
Camera Link base configuration line scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'Grayscale Camera Link Base Line Scan Cameras '
Camera Link base configuration line scan RGB mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'RGB Camera Link Base Line Scan Cameras '
Camera Link medium configuration line scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'Grayscale Camera Link Medium Line Scan Cameras '
Camera Link medium configuration line scan RGB mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'RGB Camera Link Medium Line Scan Cameras '
Camera Link full configuration line scan grayscale mE5-MA-VCL/LB-VCL/mE5VD8-CL 'Grayscale Camera Link Full Line Scan Cameras '
CoaXPress area scan grayscale/ RGB mE5-MA-VCX-QP/ mE5VQ8-CXP6D 'CoaXPress Area Scan Cameras'
CoaXPress line scan grayscale/ RGB mE5-MA-VCX-QP/ mE5VQ8-CXP6D 'CoaXPress Line Scan Cameras'

Table 7. List of Basic Acquisition Examples