Camera Link simulator for PCI Express x8

The PCIe8 DVa CLS is a Camera Link simulator that generates simulated image data. It uses an easily modified text-based configuration script that describes the timing parameters of the camera to be simulated.

Known image data allows easy debug of interface application code, and system debug when target camera is unavailable.

The PCIe8 DVa CLS has no frame buffer memory; image data is sent via DMA from host memory as required by the application. Internal counters can be used an alternative source of image data.

C language libraries allow the user to define appropriate responses to UART commands from the interface. Line and frame triggering are supported over camera control lines.

The PCIe8 DVa CLS is shipped as a simulator, but it converts to a frame grabber with a simple firmware reload. Once converted, it operates as specified on the PCIe8 DVa C-Link datasheet.

System must have a PCI Express bus (16 or 8 lanes, or an 8-lane physical slot wired as a 4-lane with reduced maximum performance)that is not dedicated to display use only. Software is included for Windows and Linux; to ask about other operating systems, contact EDT.

Note: This board supersedes the legacy PCIe8 DV CLS. The new (DVa) version is functionally backwards compatible with the legacy board, and any applications developed for the legacy (DV) version will work unmodified with the DVa version.