Alta-AN is an affordable, versatile analog product
family for Semiconductor and Industrial Vision
OEMs. This family can acquire from almost any
analog cameras on the market, from high speed
asynchronous-reset monochrome cameras to super
high resolution color HDTV cameras. The Alta
frame grabbers are high-quality, flexible, PCI
Express bus imaging products, well supported
by an easy-to-use SDK, and drivers for most
popular software imaging packages.
There are three main models in
the Alta family: Alta-AN1, Alta-AN2 and Alta-AN4.
The Alta-AN1 has one Virtual Frame Grabber (VFG)
and can support one analog camera of any type.
The Alta-AN2 has two VFGs and support two cameras,
and the Alta-AN4 has four VFGs and support four
cameras. Each VFG is a completely independent
frame grabber. This means that each VFG can
be configured for a different camera, different
triggering mode, different destination buffer
and can be in a different acquisition state
than the other VFGs. But most importantly, all
of the VFGs on one board can acquire simultaneously,
at the cameras full frame rate and resolution.
Each Alta model is a half size x4 PCI Express
board (supporting total data rate up to 1.0