The R3 frame grabber family has been designed to simplify the task of interfacing today's digital cameras to a wide array of imaging applications. The R3-DIF can interface to almost every LVDS camera manufactured (up to 32 bits). Combining the power of a proven, sophisticated acquisition/DMA engine with a flexible camera interface and control architecture, our newest product is an excellent choice for end-users, system integrators and OEMs.
The R3-Dif is the second generation of BitFlow frame grabbers that uses our FlowThru technology. The principle here is to do away with the frame buffer that traditional frame grabbers are built around, and instead optimize the data path so that the images flow through the board and into the host's memory with no latency and zero CPU usage. The only on-board storage is a FIFO to handle the asynchronous nature of the PCI bus. Finally, the entire system is interrupt based, so modern, multi-threaded, applications need not waste processing resources on controlling acquisition.
The flexibility of the R3-DIF product allows it to be used in virtually any imaging application that requires a digital camera or data source and utilizes the power, scalability and cost-effectiveness of the desktop computer for processing. The R3-DIF can also be programmed to DMA directly to other PCI devices such as an embedded processor or high-speed storage peripheral.