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microEnable IV AQ4-GE - Frame grabber

microEnable IV AQ4-GE is a PCIe image acquisition device that allows the full bandwidth connection of two GigE Vision cameras.

microEnable IV AQ4-GE focuses on fast image acquisition with up to 4 x GigE Vision cameras and offers with DMA900 technology and Machine Vision SDK a professional access to GEV standard.

  • Lowest CPU load even in multi-device mode
  • Industrial and stable multi-camera support > Ease-of-use configuration software
  • Professional Machine Vision SDK support
  • DMA900 / up to 900 MB/s PCIe Data bandwidth (PCIe x4)
  • Professional GigE Vision solution
  • Broad support of Third-party software interfaces
  • Versatile application and industry usage
  • Flexible and extensible model series > Up to 100m cable length.

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  • Frame grabber - microEnable IV AQ4-GE

Article Details

Order Number 2200000344
Accessory Type Frame grabber
Accessory Developer Basler
Model Name microEnable IV AQ4-GE
Product Line A-Line
Category Framegrabber

Device Features

Processor System Processor
On-Board Memory 256 MByte DDR-RAM

Camera Interface

Standard GigE
Configurations Single Link, LAG (specific protocol)
Connectors 4 x RJ45
Camera Support area scan camera, line scan camera
Sensor Type CFA sensor (Bayer), Grayscale sensor, RGB sensor
Bit Depth 8-16-bit (grayscale), 24-48-bit (color)
Data Bandwidth 4 x 125 MB/s
Test Environment Camera Simulator

Host PC Interface

PC Bus Interface PCI Express x4 (Gen1), DMA900
PC Bus Interface Performance up to 900 MB/s (sustainable)

Controls and General-Purpose I/Os

GPIO Synchronisation and Control Software Trigger; Area Scan and LAG/Dual Link cameras with configurable trigger system, 2 digital Inputs, 2 digital outputs, exernal trigger, grabber controlled
GPIO Interface Summary 8in/8out (max.), TTL or opto-coupled

Processing Features

Basic Features LUT

Physical and Environmental Information

Dimensions PCIe Standard height, half length card: 167.64 mm length x 111.15 mm height
Weight (typical) 136 g
Power consumption / Power Source 12V, 1.4 A 
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C (32°F - 131°F), (optional -60°)
Storage Temperature -50 - 80°C (-58°F - 176°F)
MTBF on request
Compliances WEEE, RoHS, REACH


Software drivers Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (32-Bit), Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (64-Bit), Linux 32-Bit, Linux 64-Bit
Software Tools microDisplay (Acquisition control and viewer), GenICam Explorer (Camera configuration tool), Documentation, microDiagnostics (Service tool), SDK, Device Drivers
Software API Silicon Software SDK, .net interface
FPGA programming not programmable
BV-Software Compatibility Common Vision Blox, Halcon, VisionPro
Accessories and Bundles

Additional Accessories

Here you can find suitable accessories for your frame grabber.

Frame grabber components such as the trigger boards complement the frame grabber to synchronize image acquisition with the entire image processing system in real-time. The signal processing controls sensors and actuators such as cameras, lighting, light barriers and encoders.

For microEnable IV frame grabbers, the temperature upgrade guarantees an increase of the factory approved operating temperature. Power Supply enables a direct power supply of the GigE Vision cameras via the frame grabber.

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  • Opto trigger: opto-coupled signals
  • TTL trigger: standard TTL level
  • Multiple input and output signals (max. 8x in, 8x out)
  • Synchronization of the image acquisition process
  • Synchronization of multiple cameras in the image acquisition system
  • Control of the camera’s exposure time
  • Independent control of multiple cameras connected to a frame grabber
  • Highly flexible graphic programming of user-defined trigger functions with VisualApplets

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Network and Peripheral Devices

Network and Peripheral Devices

In its product portfolio, Basler offers not only power supplies compatible with all cameras but also network components for the USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. These components have gone through the Basler qualification process as individual components and have also been proven reliable in the overall system.

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The manuals provide complete information on all aspects of usage - from installing frame grabbers and software to first acquisition checks to advanced image processing. Described are all frame grabber series and models available together with their hardware and software add-ons, their specific functionalities and all image processing options along with the graphical FPGA development environment VisualApplets.

Frame Grabber - User Manual



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Customer Stories

Basler Customer Stories describe a broad diversity of applications and potential uses for Basler frame grabbers on a variety of markets. They explain the requirements Basler’s customers had to face while designing their image processing system and how Basler frame frabbers successfully contributed to resolving the problem.

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