Camera Link extender – base to extended full (80-bit) mode

VisionLink XF Camera Link Fiberoptic Extenders
VisionLink XF

The VisionLink XF is a remote extender for Camera Link base through extended full mode, over fiberoptic cabling. The camera can be tens to thousands of meters from the host computer, depending on the cabling and transceivers.

The extender supports data rates up to 850 MB/s and pixel clock rates of 20-85 MHz.

Two extenders combine to form an extension system between the camera and an EDT or third-party Camera Link framegrabber. Through the SDR26 connectors on each device, one extender attaches to the camera and the other to the framegrabber. A fiberoptic cable connects the two extenders via the SFP+ transceiver on the back of each.

Triggering / serial is provided via Camera Link, or externally via an optional Lemo connector.

Ordering Options

Part number(s) Description
053-15258 / 053-15329 1 extender, camera end: Switchcraft / Lemo
053-15332 / 053-15333 1 extender, frame grabber end: Switchcraft / Lemo
037-15280 / 037-15346 2 transceivers, SFP+: 850 / 1310 nm
016-15341 / 016-15340 Cables, Camera Link (1 meter): 4 SDR-to-SDR / 4 SDR-to-MDR
(or two of each type, depending on camera / frame grabber connectors)
Contact EDT 1 cable: fiber-optic
Bold is default. Ask about custom options.

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