LVDS to GigE Vision External Frame Grabber

Featured Product from Pleora Technologies Inc.

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Pleora’s iPORT PT1000-LV External Frame Grabbers allow system manufacturers and integrators to treat LVDS cameras as native GigE Vision cameras. With these external frame grabbers, LVDS cameras enjoy the long-distance reach of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and can be mixed with native GigE Vision cameras in networked environments.

The PT1000-LV converts video from LVDS cameras to packets and transmits it over a GigE link with low, predictable latency. GigE supports cabling distances of up to 100 meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling. With off-the-shelf Ethernet switches, distances can be unlimited.

The connection at the computing platform is a standard GigE port, allowing designers to reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using smaller form factor computing platforms, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and single-board computers.

The PT1000-LV is supported by Pleora’s feature-rich eBUS SDK application tool kit. With this software suite, designers can rapidly prototype and deploy production-ready software to support video transmission over GigE, 10 GigE, and USB 3.0 using the same application programming interface (API).

Key Features

  • Transmits video from LVDS cameras supporting the TIA/EIA 644 standard over GigE with low, consistent latency

  • Programmable logic controller (PLC) allows users to precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and control the operation of other vision system elements

  • RS-232 and GPIO to control external devices

  • GigE Vision and GenICam compliant, enabling interoperability in multi-vendor environments