ADLINK Technology Announces PCIe-FIW64, a 4-CH PCI Express IEEE 1394.b Frame Grabber

3.2 Gbps transfer rates, trigger options, and I/O signals built in.

ADLINK Technology, Inc.(TAIEX:6166) announced the release of the PCIe-FIW64, ADLINK's first 4-CH PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications. The PCIe-FIW64 provides four IEEE 1394.b (FireWire 800) ports for multiple IEEE 1394.b cameras and supports total data transfer rates up to 3.2 Gbps. The PCIe-FIW64 is also designed for multi-channel applications that require external I/O signals and triggering options.

The PCIe-FIW64 supports "power over cable" which allows 1394.b-based cameras to draw power directly through the board and thus reduce wiring. LEDs are located on the front panel to conveniently display the connection status of each channel. Four isolated digital I/Os and four isolated programmable triggers are also provided-the digital I/Os can be used to connect to external devices, (e.g. position sensors) and the programmable trigger output pulses can be used to manage trigger events such as activating strobe lighting. The PCIe-FIW64 further provides dedicated electrostatic discharge protection circuitry to ensure a stable and reliable connection with cameras.

"After the release of the 'entry-level' two-channel PCIe-FIW62 IEEE 1394.b frame grabber in early 2008, ADLINK adds to its digital imaging product portfolio with the advanced 4-CH PCIe-FIW64," stated Ethan Huang, Senior Director for Measurement and Automation products at ADLINK. "Applications that require multiple vision channels, external I/Os, and triggering will greatly benefit from the PCIe-FIW64."

The PCIe-FIW64 is currently available and supports both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista operating systems.

ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).