Interfaces

Communication is Everything!

Seamless integration into our customers’ infrastructure is a must. To achieve it, we provide the necessary interfaces not only for communication with the cameras – for the para­metrization, for example – but also for the latency-free data transfer as well. The continuing challenge of further developing interfaces is a central component of Kappa’s ongoing internal mandate.

 

Interfaces

Technical Characteristics

Application-Related Benefits

Applications Industries (e.g.)

Analog Video 
(composite, Y/C)

50/60 Hz (PAL/NTSC), STANAG 3350, luminance + chroma signal (Y/C)

maximum cable lengths, compatibility, use of exiting topology and standard peripherals defence, aviation
APIX serialized data transfer, bi-directional robust automotive-qualified standard automotive
CameraLink fast data transfer, multiplex industry standard robustness, high industrial quality industry
Fast Ethernet network interface, 100 Mbit/s highly standardised, can be used with GigE Vision protocol industry, aviation, microscopy
Gigabit Ethernet network interface, 1 Gbit/s, industry standard for cameras highly standardised, can be used with GigE Vision protocol defence, aviation, microscopy, industry,
automotive, x-ray imaging
HDMI 1.3 (DVI-D) monitor interface, 10.2 Gbit/s direct monitor connection microscopy, industry, monitoring
HD-SDI serialised video data, 
1.485 Gbit/s, SMPTE 292M, 720p, 1080i, 1080p30
maximum cable lengths, compatibility, use with existing standard peripherals broadcast, defence, aviation
3G-SDI serialised video data, 3.0 Gbit/s, SMPTE 424M, 1080p60 maximum cable lengths, compatibility, use with existing standard peripherals broadcast, defence, aviation
Hotlink serialised data, 1.5 Gbit/s per channel proprietary formats possible monitoring
LVDS high-speed data transmission with low voltage differential signal robustness, simplicity, proprietary formats

industry, x-ray imaging, traffic imaging

SDI, Serial Digital Interface serialised video data, 270 Mbit/s, SMPTE 259M, 480i, 576i simple wiring, existing topology and peripherals can be used

defence, aviation

USB 2.0 standard PC interface, 480 Mbit/s highly standardised microscopy, industry, laboratory, low-cost applications
USB 3.0 standard PC interface, 5 Gbit/s (3.2) highly standardised, can be used with USB 3.0 Vision protocol microscopy, industry, laboratory, low-cost applications

Control interfaces

     
CAN Bus robust serial interface  with protocols simple wiring, existing topology can be used automotive, defence
Extern Sync, trigger camera-specific input synchronisation with external events universal
GPIO (General Purpose Input-Output) simple “static” levels control of any peripherals universal
Integrated control serial communication integrated into main interface (USB 2/3, GigE, CL) no additional cables industry, microscopy
Iris control standardised control of the optical system diaphragm compatible with COTS lensesstandardized control of the optical system diaphragm defence, automotive, outdoor imaging
RS232, RS422, RS485 simple, robust serial communication interface simple wiring universal

 

This is just an extract from our portfolio.

 

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