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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

Component Integration: Moving Vision to 64 Bits

Rapidly expanding machine vision data requirements necessitate pushing past 32-bit ceiling
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By Yvon Bouchard

DALSA offers a full selection of hardware and software for designs requiring 64-bit operation. DALSA’s CameraLink series of frame grabbers and image processing boards, for instance, offer full 64-bit operation as well as high-speed PCIexpress links for camera attachment. Further, the company is actively migrating all its product lines to PCIexpress and 64-bit compatibility.

For most vision applications, increasing image size and throughput demands will ultimately push system memory requirements past the four Gbyte limit of 32-bit operation. When that happens, migration to 64-bit operation provides the simplest approach to handling large data sets as well as offering extensive growth room for system enhancement. AI

Yvon Bouchard is Director Systems Architecture at DALSA. He is responsible for defining new camera and frame grabber technologies and products.



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