The VisionLink XF by Engineering Design Team supports Camera Link in base mode through extended full mode. This remote extender runs over fiberoptic cable. The distance between the host computer and camera can be tens to thousands of metres, depending on cabling and the transceivers.
Data rates can be up to 850 MB/s, and pixel clock rates between 20 – 85 MHz.
Two extenders combine to extend the connection between a camera and a frame grabber, which must be Camera Link compatible, either from EDT or a third party. Connection to the camera and frame grabber is through the two SDR26 connectors. The two extenders are connected by their respective SFP+ transceivers.
Camera Link provides triggering and serial, or it can optionally be provided externally via a Lemo connector.
Available options are: