iPORT CL-U3 External Frame Grabbers

Simple to integrate USB3 Vision video interface for Camera Link Cameras

Pleora’s iPORT™ CL-U3 External Frame Grabbers provide systems manufacturers and integrators with cost and design flexibility advantages by converting Camera Link® cameras into native USB3 Vision™ cameras. With these external frame grabbers, Camera Link cameras can transport high-speed imaging and video data over the widely available USB 3.0 bus. The cameras can also be used with a broader selection of smaller form factor, low-power computing platforms to help reduce system costs.

The CL-U3 family transmits video from Base and Medium mode Camera Link cameras with low, predictable latency over a USB 3.0 link. The connection at the workstation is a standard USB 3.0 port, eliminating the need for a desktop computer with an available peripheral card slot for a traditional frame grabber. As a result, designers can reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using computing platforms with smaller form factors, such as laptops, embedded computers, and single-board computers. Integrated PLC and GPIO capabilities allow end-users to control, trigger and synchronize cameras and other vision system elements.

Pleora’s CL-U3 External Frame Grabbers help systems manufacturers and integrators leverage the performance attributes of USB 3.0, including high-bandwidth output and power over cable. Following initial set-up, the external frame grabbers provide end-users with a straightforward plug-and-play USB interface to receive and transmit video over a wide range of computing platforms.  The iPORT CL-U3 External Frame Grabber family delivers a range of solutions for designers to meet specific system requirements, including products supporting extended operating temperature range, extensive GPIO functionality, and power over Camera Link (PoCL).  

The CL-U3 complies fully with the USB3 Vision and GenICam™ standards, ensuring interoperability with third-party equipment in multi-vendor environments. The CL-U3 is bundled with Pleora’s feature-rich eBUS™ SDK application toolkit.

Features

  • Transmits video from Camera Link Base or Medium mode cameras over USB 3.0, with low, predictable latency
  • Plugs into a wide range of computing platforms without needing a PCI/PCIe frame grabber
  • Compact and low power
  • Mountable enclosure
  • Line scan and area scan modes
  • 120 MB frame buffer to accommodate multi-mega pixel sensor sizes
  • Throughput approaching 3 Gb/s
  • Record and playback functionality
  • USB3 Vision and GenICam compatible
  • Power, control, and video over the same USB 3.0 cable
  • Power over Camera Link (PoCL) with models CL-U3B-IND and CL-U3M-IND (external power supply required)
  • Sophisticated on-board programmable logic controller (PLC) allows users to precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and control the operation of other vision system elements

 

 

Accessory Order Codes

Product

Product Name

Power Supplies Without Power Cords**

Legacy Power Supplies With North American Power Cords

903-0007

iPORT CL-U3B in mountable enclosure

No Power Supply Required

No Power Supply Required

903-0011

iPORT CL-U3B Development Kit

No Power Supply Required

No Power Supply Required

903-0009

iPORT CL-U3B-IND in mountable enclosure

904-3903
930-1901

904-3900
930-1900

903-0019

iPORT CL-U3B-IND OEM Board Set

904-3903
930-1901

904-3900
930-1900

903-0013

iPORT CL-U3B-IND Development Kit

Included

Included

903-0008

iPORT CL-U3M in mountable enclosure

No Power Supply Required

No Power Supply Required

903-0012

iPORT CL-U3M Development Kit

No Power Supply Required

No Power Supply Required

903-0010

iPORT CL-U3M-IND in mountable enclosure

904-3903
930-1901

904-3900
930-1900

903-0020

iPORT CL-U3M-IND OEM Board Set

904-3903
930-1901

904-3900
930-1900

903-0014

iPORT CL-U3M-IND Development Kit

Included

Included

iPORT CL-U3 Development Kit

The iPORT CL-U3 Development Kit enables the rapid design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations of vision systems using the company's iPORT CL-U3 External Frame Grabbers. Kits are for vision systems employing Camera Link Base and Medium mode cameras with copper or fiber cabling options.

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Compatible Vision Standards