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Aitech M570 - CameraLink Frame Grabber PMC

Acquisition and Processing of CameraLink Digital Video From Any CameraLink Compliant Camera


The M570 CameraLink™ frame grabber PMC interfaces with digital still cameras supporting the CameraLink™ protocol and physical interface. Data received from the camera may be delivered to the carrier board resources over the PCI bus or be manipulated on-board the M570 PMC using its integrated image-processing engine.

The M570 provides hardware image processing through a processing module implemented in a high-end FPGA. The image-processing engine is supported by two memory arrays. One array allows for storage of complete digital video frames as received from the camera or for image-processing support (temporary storage of the image processing products). The second array is used for storage of the image-processing engine final products. The two memory arrays are accessible from the PCI bus through the PCI Bridge. Data stored within the arrays may be transferred to the carrier board over the PCI bus.

The image-processing engine may be implemented per customer requirements. Further flexibility is provided through software allowing the manipulation of the processing parameters.

The M570 PMC is available in rugged version and is designed to perform in harsh environment applications.



FeaturesAcquisition and Processing of CameraLink™ Digital Video From Any CameraLink™ Compliant Camera
Fully Compliant with the CameraLink™ Specification CameraLink™ LVDS Interface at Front Panel or PMC I/O Connector
High Frame Rate Grabbing Capability (Over 50 Fps)
High Performance and Flexible Image Processing Engine, Implemented in a High-End FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) Device
Image-Processing Engine Allows for a Wide Variety of Image Processing Applications
2 MB Frame Buffer for Frame Storage and Image-Processing Support
64 kB Buffer for Image Processing Products Storage
PCI Rev. 2.2 Compliant Supporting 64-bit @ 66 MHz
Air-Cooled Version Compliant with IEEE P1386.1-2001 Specification
Conduction-Cooled Version Compliant with ANSI/VITA20-2001 Specification
Three (3) Ruggedization Levels
Wind River VxWorks Drivers
ConnectionsFront Panel 3M Connector Meets the CameraLink™ Connector Specification
Base Configuration - Single Channel Link, Single Cable Connector
UART Port for Camera Control
Four (4) Camera Control Signal Pairs (CC1 - CC4)


ExpansionThe M550 supports 32-bit PCI bus operation at 33MHz and is fully compliant with the PCI Rev 2.1 Specification.
ElectricalThe M570 draws all its power from the +3.3V power supply. It has its on-board power circuits for other power levels required by its components.
Total power consumption (maximum): 5W
+3.3V (± 5%) 1.2A (typ), 1.5A (max)
MechanicalAir-cooled: per IEEE 1386-2001
Conduction cooled: per ANSI/VITA 20-2001
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareDrivers are currently available for WindRiver VxWorks RTOS.
Other operating system drivers are available on request.
TemperatureSeries-100 Commercial
• Temperature range (operation): 0 to +55C
• Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85C

Series-200 Rugged
• Temperature range (operation): -40 to +71C
• Temperature range (storage): -50 to +100C

Series-400 Military
• Temperature range (operation): -55 to +85C
• Temperature range (storage): -62 to +125C

Ruggedization level is determined in the part numbering scheme - refer to datasheet for further details
HumiditySeries-100 Commercial: 0-90%
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 0-95% or 0 to 100% with coating
AltitudeSeries-100 Commercial: 15,000ft
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 70,000ft
VibrationSeries-100 Commercial
• Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.02 g2/Hz
• Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-200 Rugged
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-400 Military
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/5.5g
ShockSeries-100 Commercial: 20g/6mS
Series-200 Rugged: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-200 Rugged: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6mS
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme