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microEnable IV VQ4-GE - Frame grabber

microEnable IV VQ4-GE is a PCIe image processing device that allows the full bandwidth connection of two GigE Vision cameras.

microEnable IV VQ4-GE focuses on fast image processing with up to 4 x GigE Vision cameras and offers with DMA900 technology and Machine Vision SDK a professional and customized 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
  • Easy programmable Vision processor for individual realtime funtionality
  • Up to 100m cable length.

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Article Details

Order Number 2200000346
Accessory Type Frame grabber
Accessory Developer Basler
Model Name microEnable IV VQ4-GE
Product Line V-Line
Category Framegrabber

Device Features

Processor Vision Processor
On-Board Memory 512 MByte DDR-RAM
Processing board interface (add-on) PixelPlant interface

Camera Interface

Standard GigE
Configurations Single Link, LAG (specific protocol)
Connectors 4 x RJ45
Camera Support line scan camera, area 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

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 VisualApplets
BV-Software Compatibility Common Vision Blox, Halcon, VisionPro
Accessories and Bundles

Accessories and Bundles

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.

Matching accessories often sold together with this product:

Triggerboard

Triggerboard

  • 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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VisualApplets 3

VisualApplets 3

VisualApplets enables access to the FPGA processors in the image processing hardware, such as frame grabbers, industrial cameras and image processing devices, to implement individual image processing applications.

  • Programming of the V-series frame grabbers and image processing hardware with special applications
  • Bandwidth control and FPGA resource assessment
  • Without expert skills or hardware programming
  • Reuse proprietary VHDL libraries in VisualApplets
  • Shorten project times, accelerate market availability

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VisualApplets Embedder

VisualApplets Embedder

Image processing devices become compatible with VisualApplets

  • Unlimited configuration of FPGA hardware with specific image processing applications
  • Promptly adjust image processing applications to customer and market requirements
  • Plan and implement complete product lines in a short time
  • Transfer developed image processing applications to different vision devices with minimal effort
  • Reduce the data volume with image pre-processing and alternatively apply inexpensive interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet
  • End customers get the added value of programming the devices themselves in a specified framework
  • End customers receive smart devices that guarantee them the most flexibility and investment reliability

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VisualApplets Expert

VisualApplets Expert

Experienced users have the option of applying existing hardware code, debugging the design under runtime conditions and creating paths to parameters in hierarchical structures.

  • With the custom library, system builders apply their image processing modules programmed in VHDL or Verilog (VHDL libraries) in VisualApplets as generic operators, thus preserving their preparatory work.
  • The debugging library enables enhanced debugging to detect programming errors, deadlocks and bandwidth problems and to increase the design stability.
  • The parameters library offers users tools to change even those parameters that might be deeply embedded in the design’s hierarchical structures. The changes are automatically and consistently updated during the runtime.

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VisualApplets Libraries

VisualApplets Libraries

VisualApplets libraries comprise multiple operator libraries which expand the operators’ scope with valuable image processing functions, such as those for segmentation, classification and compression.

  • Segmentation/classification: These operators are used to segment and define objects in images and assign characteristics to them.
  • Compression: The JPEG operator makes it possible to execute the JPEG image compression directly on the FPGA of the vision hardware to reduce image data.

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VisualApplets Protection

VisualApplets Protection

To prevent the use of proprietary applets on external frame grabbers and thus protect intellectual property from outside access, the applets and frame grabbers can each be securely encoded with a lock.

  • Applets and frame grabbers are each securely encoded with a lock.
  • Two protective mechanisms guarantee maximum security.

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Manuals

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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Brochures

Basler product brochures provide an overview of the many benefits offered by Basler accessories. They describe technical characteristics and product features and offer detailed information about the technical specifications.

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Product Insights

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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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