Analog Frame Grabber Reduces Machine Vision System Costs

June 8, 2011
BitFlow Analog Frame Grabber is Cost-Effective Alternative to Digital Cameras

Bitflow offers cost-conscious semiconductor and industrial vision OEMs a more affordable alternative to digital camera systems with its Alta-AN1 analog frame grabber.

The Alta-AN1 can acquire from virtually any analog camera on the market. This allows the user to save money when buying a digital system (camera, cabling and frame grabber) where analog resolution will suffice.  

The Alta-AN1 is a half-size x4 PCI Express board supporting total data rate up to 1.0 GB/S, and can be configured for unique triggering modes, gain/offset and destination buffers.  It features a discrete analog front end with three Analog-to-Digital converters, plus provides power to the camera to further simplify its deployment.
BitFlow supports the Alta-AN1 with its Software Development Kit (SDK), available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms. The SDK is board family generic, meaning it will work with all of BitFlow's current and future frame grabbers. The kit provides drivers, DLLs and configuration utilities for those interested in using third party software. 

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