Road Runner

Road Runner Differential Camera Interface

BitFlow designed the Road Runner from the ground up to support demanding digital imaging applications. Since its initial development, the Road Runner has been designed into hundreds of successful applications and continues to solve the most demanding interface and application requirements.

Applications

The flexibility of the Road Runner 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 Road Runner can also be programmed to DMA directly to other PCI devices such as an embedded processor or high-speed storage peripheral.

  • 32-bit/33MHz bus master PCI bus interface board
  • Flow-Thru architecture featuring a Scatter/Gather DMA engine that supports the direct transfer of data to VGA or system memory in real-time with no latency or CPU usage
  • Acquires image sizes up to 512K by 32K pixels (vertical size is unlimited for line scan cameras)
  • LVDS/RS422 (32-bit) area or line scan camera interface supporting a single camera with up to 4 8-bit channels, two synchronized cameras or two multiplexed asynchronous cameras (model dependent)
  • 9 user-programmable I/O signals (4 inputs and 5 outputs)
  • Multiple trigger modes
  • Up to 40MHz acquisition for LVDS and 30MHz for RS-422 (contact us for higher clock rates)
  • On-the-fly reformatting for multi-tap cameras
  • Standard 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Optional 16-bit in/16-bit out LUT available
  • Cables and configuration files for more than 200 industrial cameras
  • Drivers and DLLs for Windows NT, 2000 and XP
  • Supported by all versions of the BitFlow SDK

RUN-PCI-44 / 44-M (no longer available)

  • Four internal channels
  • Scan reversal
  • 32-bit input
  • 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Up to 40 MHz pixel clock

RUN-PCI-24 / 24-M (no longer available)

  • Two internal channels
  • Scan reversal
  • 32-bit input
  • 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Up to 40 MHz pixel clock

RUN-PCI-14 / 14-M (no longer available)

  • One internal channels
  • 32-bit input
  • 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Up to 40 MHz pixel clock

RUN-PCI-12 / 12-M

  • One internal channel
  • 16-bit input
  • 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Up to 40 MHz pixel clock

RUN-PCI-11 / 11-M

  • One internal channel
  • 8-bit input
  • 8-bit in/12-bit out LUT
  • Up to 40 MHz pixel clock