The CLV-401A Camera Link Video Splitter interfaces one Camera Link camera to two frame grabbers using standard Camera Link cables. This arrangement enables the addition of a second frame grabber (or other acquisition device) for functions such as camera setup, secondary/parallel processing, monitoring, and recording.
One frame grabber acts as master and provides control and communications to the camera. The second frame grabber receives camera video data only.
The CLV-401A is compatible with Camera Link ”base” configuration cameras (i.e. one Camera Link cable from camera). A front-panel link status indicator identifies an active connection.
The CLV-401A is housed in sturdy aluminum enclosure.
- Connects to cameras and/or frame grabbers with mini (SDR/HDR) connector viaadapting cables
Camera and/or Frame Grabber has the mini (HDR/SDR) connector?
This product incorporates the standard (MDR) connector. Camera Link cables are readily available with the standard (MDR) connector on one end and the mini (HDR/SDR) connector on the other. Note that the CLR-101C does not support PoCL.
Cable Length Note: To ensure data integrity, we recommend limiting Camera Link cable length for cameras with higher clock frequencies as follows:
Max Cable Length
For applications requiring longer cable reaches than above, we suggest using one of our Camera Link repeaters: CLR-101C, CLR-111A, CLR-102.
Camera Link duplicator interfaces one camera to two frame grabbers
Second frame grabber (or other acquisition device) can be used for camera setup, processing, monitoring, recording, etc
Uses standard Camera Link cables (MDR-style, not included)
Supports Camera Link “base” configuration (i.e. one Camera Link cable from camera)
Minimal video data pass-through latency: 3 camera pixel clocks
Minimal control/communication pass-through latency: under 5 nS
Link status indicator identifies an active connection
Also acts as a repeater, doubling max distance between camera and frame grabbers
Multi-nation power supply included, locking-plug power supply optional