June 11, 2009 09:47 ET

DALSA Adds New Entry-Level Camera Link Frame Grabber to Extend Xcelera Series

Cost-Effective Image Acquisition Board Designed for General Purpose Machine Vision Applications

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - DALSA (TSX: DSA), a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced the availability of its Xcelera-CL LX1 Base image acquisition board designed for Camera Link Base cameras. The latest addition to the Xcelera Series of frame grabbers, the Xcelera-CL LX1 Base is an entry-level Camera Link product, which is easy to set up and use, delivers highly reliable image acquisition and offers extensive software support.

Designed for the PCI Express x1 interface (V. 1.20), the Xcelera-CL LX1 Base can acquire images from a variety of multi-tap area and line scan, color and monochrome cameras. Camera Link operations are supported up to 85 MHz. The Xcelera-CL LX1 Base has also been engineered within DALSA's exacting Trigger-to-Image Reliability technology framework to more reliably and efficiently control and monitor the entire image acquisition sequence. This cost-effective frame grabber is designed for ease of implementation in a wide range of OEM imaging applications including electronics and semiconductor inspection, as well as general purpose machine vision applications.

"The Xcelera-CL LX1 Base continues DALSA's tradition of offering high-quality imaging components with varied functionality and price points to meet the needs of every OEM and system integrator," states Inder Kohli, Product Line Manager for DALSA.

Software Support

All Xcelera series frame grabbers are supported by DALSA's Sapera™ Essential software package. Sapera Essential is a cost-effective machine vision software toolkit that bundles board level acquisition and control with advanced image processing capability, featuring 1D/2D barcodes, OCR, pattern finding, color analysis, blob analysis and lens correction tools. Sapera Essential is designed to deliver the critical functionality needed to design, develop and deploy high-performance machine vision applications while at the same time significantly lowering the deployment costs.

DALSA Platform Development Advantage -- Free Run-Time Licensing

The Sapera Essential standard processing tool run-time license is offered at no additional charge when combined with DALSA frame grabbers. This software run-time license includes access to over 400 image processing functions, area-based (normalized correlation based) template matching tool, blob analysis and lens correction tool. (Some conditions and limitations apply, contact DALSA sales for details).

Key Features

Key features include:

--  Cost effective, image acquisition from a Camera Link Base camera;
--  Supports Camera Link operations up to 85MHz;
--  Supports 32/64-bit Windows platforms;
--  Quarter-length PCI Express x1 Board;
--  Power Over Camera Link (PoCL) Compliant;

The Xcelera-CL LX1 Base is available immediately. List pricing is $495 USD.

For a full resolution image of DALSA's Xcelera-CL LX1 Base frame grabber, visit DALSA's media kit. For more product information, visit the Frame Grabbers product page.

About DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services

For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now offers Vision Appliances for factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation

DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees worldwide. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA" and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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