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Business Manager at Intercon 1 - A Division of Nortech Systems, Inc.
- Email: rfolkeringa [at] nortechsys [dot] com
- Tel: (218) 828-3157
Gige Vision connector with locking, where can I find the spec.?
Hello Ulf, The design was originally based on a thumbscrew connector and receptacle from Honda Connectors. The part numbers are MOD-YSP88P03+ and MOD-YSJ88( )03C+ . You may also email me and I will be happy to send you the PDF's.
Does anyone know the name of a vendor(s) that makes a bulkhead (panel mount) receptacle to receptacle (female-female) connector? I talked to a 3m rep. and they don't know of one, but they can make a custom cable. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello Ron, Intercon (www.intercon-1.com) manufactures and distributes cables for the machine vision industry. Intercon has built a number of variations of that type of cable. We have an established solution for Camera Link, We also have solutions for other datapaths as well. You can find our catalog of products at http://www.nortechsys.com/Uploads//pdf/Intercon%20Cable%20Assemblies.pdf Not all of our products are listed there, I have additional information I can send to you. Please let us know the specifics of your application and we would be happy to provide you a quote. Kind Regards, Ron
I would like to design in the 50-pin SDR connector to a new miniCL product, but I don't see any 50-pin SDR cable assemblies made by 3M or anyone else. I would like to know if anybody makes such a cable and if they might make a 50 pin SDR to dual 26 pin SDR breakout cable to support a medium/full CL device.
Hi Randall, I am the Business Manager with Intercon 1. We would be able to build the cable you are requesting. If you could send additional information such as overall length we could begin on working up a quote for you.
Bend Radius on CameraLink cables seems to be published by the cable manufacturers as being 2.5-3.5 in. We have tight space to work in and my packaging engineer is wondering if cables are available with a tighter bend radius? If not, can a custom be made which will still be capable of meeting the spec.? If all else fails, should I be steering the design team toward a fiber optic solution?
Hi Rich, sorry for my tardiness on this response. Based on your question I am assuming you need a cable that needs to fit into a small enclosure. If that is the case I would recommend our Low profile right angle feed thru internal Camera Link assembly. It utilizes a flat ribbon cable instead of the traditional round cable. It is available with several options in regards to lengths and connector orientation. The part number would be CLFPx-XX-R. The lower case x would be replace with either an up or down orientation while the upper case X would be replaced with the length of assembly you would require. Feel free to contact myself or Rex Lee at Pyramid imaging with any additional questions you might have.
Hi, There seems to be an abundance of manufacturers making USB3.0 Micro B connectors with locking screws, yet I am having trouble finding USB3.0 Micro B receptacles with locking threads. Can you advise me a manufacturer that does or do I need to design my own? I am looking for a vertical smt receptacle.
Hi Barry, I have not come across any receptacles that include the locking threads. I believe most equipment manufacturers are machining the threads in the housing that the receptacle would be located in. If I can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to ask.
Is it possible to meet the CamLink Specification with a Camlink Extension cable with SDR Male to MDR Female connectors?
Hi Joe, The cable will meet the Camera Link Specification but the effective length of the cable is shortened versus a one piece cable. What is the total length (with the extension) that you are trying to achieve and also what is the mode (full, deca, base, medium?) and pixel clock frequency that the clock will be operating at. If unknown, you could just provide me with the Camera model and manufacturer and I will be able to determine it.
How is data transmitted over camera link affected by using cable lengths longer than the 10 meter limit typically specified? Is it just that the highest frame rates cannot be realized, but lower frame rates are possible? Or is it that the image integrity is compromised?
Hi Kathy, Cable lengths longer than 10 meters are very possible. It all depends on the Camera Link Mode being used and the pixel clock frequency. Please email me directly with the specifics of the camera and framegramber being used and I can provide more detail as to what can be expected for cable length. Ron Folkeringa Business Manager Intercon 1 email@example.com www.intercon-1.com