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Image Acquisition

In the tabs below, select your interferometer camera interface type. In the Filter Options at left, mark checkboxes to select only those expansion slots and/or ports that are open and available on your computer. For help in identifying a slot or port, click on its checkbox label.

At the bottom of this page is additional information about device drivers.

Analog 1394a 1394b USB 2.0 CameraLink GigE
National Instruments PCI-8252 frame grabber

National Instruments PCI-8252

The PCI-8252 ships with National Instruments Vision Acquisition Software.

Rosewill RC-504

Rosewill RC-504

The Rosewill RC-504 PCIe adapter card adds 2 external Firewire 1394a (400 Mbps) ports to your computer. Requires an open PCI Express 1-lane(x1) port. No drivers to install.

StarTech PCI Express 1394 FireWire Adapter Card

The StarTech PEX1394B3 adds two IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 ports and one IEEE 1394a FireWire 400 port. Works without any additional drivers.

FireWire (IEEE 1394a) cable

FireWire 400 to FireWire 400

To connect a FireWire 400 (1394a) camera to a FireWire 400 port, you will typically need a 6-pin FireWire cable.

Laptop FireWire ports are typically 4-pin and do not provide power to the camera. This is resolved with a 6-pin to 4-pin Y-cable and power supply.

You will also need camera device driver software. Durango supports the National Instruments Vision Acquisition Software and the Carnegie Mellon University CMU 1394 drivers.

6-pin to 9-pin FireWire cable

FireWire 400 to FireWire 800

To connect a FireWire 400 (1394a) camera to a FireWire 800 (1394B) port, you will need a 6-pin to 9-pin FireWire cable.

You will also need camera device driver software. For FireWire cameras, Durango supports the National Instruments Vision Acquisition Software and the Carnegie Mellon University CMU 1394 drivers.

Device Drivers

National Instruments Vision Acquisition Software

For many camera interface options, Durango requires National Instruments Vision Acquisition Software (NI-VAS). NI-VAS may be downloaded for a trial evaluation.

CMU 1394 Drivers

The free CMU 1394 drivers from Carnegie Mellon University are supported by Durango and are compatible with a wide range of digital cameras under Windows XP. We look forward to these drivers being someday available for Windows 7.

Imaging Source IC Capture

This software is included free of charge with all cameras, converters and grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source.

Basler Pylon Driver / SDK

Operates with all Basler cameras that have an IEEE 1394a, IEEE 1994b or GigE Vision interface. Internal architecture is based on GenICam. Durango does not yet support the Pylon drivers.

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