Good for grabbing frames

Data Translation has released details of its forthcoming PCI-based variable-scan monochrome frame grabber.

The DT3162 frame grabber’s analog front-end design uses a 10-bit A/D converter to capture sharp and noise-free images, while it’s auto-calibrate feature allows users to recalibrate on-site using an on-board video signal.

Support for a Camera Interface Module lets users connect any camera, triggering device or external clock signal into the DT3162 frame grabber via a DIN-rail mountable enclosure so that they can be up and running in minutes.

Designed at an optimum 40 MHz pixel clock rate, the DT3162 also features a camera/strobe timing control to ensure operation with any Asynchronous Reset camera, no matter which mode it operates in. This feature is vital for machine vision applications to capture images as needed without losing data.

Software programmable input timing and spatial resolution enable the frame grabber to work with any video source, including standard RS-170/CCIR, slow-scan, large format and progressive-scan cameras.

The board requires a Pentium III class processor, a 32-bit/33MHz PCI bus and supporting BIOS, one available PCI bus slot, Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP, a minimum of 128 MB system RAM, CD-ROM drive for software installation and a DDI-compatible graphics adapter.

Data Translation’s new Imaging Omni CD ships with the DT3162 frame grabber, which includes WDM device drivers, documentation and tools to set up the DT3162 frame grabber, develop imaging applications and integrate the frame grabber into existing applications.

The frame grabber will be available in January 2002 priced at $1,495.

On the web