A Framegrabber is the device of choice whenever the autonomous testing of automotive video cameras is the main concern. The respective camera is simply connected to the Framegrabber via a standard automotive video cable and can then be operated directly on the PC via USB 3.0 without additional devices or drivers. It does not matter whether an RGB, YUV or RAW camera is used.
TZ Framegrabbers are series-produced for the generally used GMSL and FPD-LINK technology standards and are available with a variety of connectors such as FAKRA or Rosenberger HSD.
We will be pleased to realize other technologies and connectors individually for you on request.
All our Framegrabbers allow true “Plug & Play”: Up to 100 customer-specific configurations for different camera types and test settings can be stored in the device and selected via rotary switch. When the camera corresponding to the selected setting is connected, it is automatically initialized and can be immediately used to the full extent.
- Laboratory tests and measurements of parameters such as contrast, picture detail and dynamic range, etc.
- Hardware and software development with the camera directly at the workstation
- Calibration of camera lenses
- Verification of specifications according to the vehicle manufacturer
- Environmental tests (resistance/function at heat shock, cold, UV radiation, etc.)
- Hardware-in-the-loop tests (long-term tests)
- End-of-line tests
- Test and trial runs
TZ electronic systems offers a wide range of Framegrabber as standard. If your combination of requirements is not covered, then we are happy to implement a solution which meets your specific needs. Request a concrete quote in our online shop, download our complete product overview or contact our technical customer service department to get non-binding advice regarding our extensive test solutions.
Our Framegrabbers offer a simple and fast way of visualizing and recording video signals from a vehicle camera on a PC. At the same time, they have many practical additional functions and numerous connection options for further test tools.
Power over Coax
The Framegrabber can provide the required voltage for cameras where power is supplied via the automotive video cable.
A rotary switch can be used to switch between different configurations for different cameras. Up to 100 customer-specific configurations can be stored and updated or replaced with new ones as required.
Remote switching of the settings is also possible via the USB port, e.g. for automated end-of-line tests with different cameras.
Control Channel Master
Registry entries can also be read and set during operation via the built-in USB Control Channel Master. As a result, no additional tools are required for this task.
The complete initialization (serializer & imager) for a camera can be stored in the internal memory in one setting. This allows direct plug & play – even for cameras without an ISP (Integrated Signal Processor).
Our Framegrabbers can process all standard color spaces, so it makes no difference whether the connected camera is an RGB, YUV or RAW camera.
Our Framegrabbers include TZ Viewer, a practical software which enables video streams to be quickly and easily processed and displayed, snapshots to be created or videos to be saved.
TZ GUI Software
Our TZ GUI, a powerful and user-friendly software which allows the easy and fast configuration of new components and test tasks, is available for all our current products. As an alternative, we will also be pleased to create new configurations for you.
Status LEDs for the most important functions indicate the respective operating status and allow quick identification of possible error sources.
Additional external sockets can be used to connect further tools and test devices, e.g. to read out the configuration of the imager via the I2C interface.
Scope of Supply
All our test devices are supplied pre-configured and ready for use including all components necessary for operation, such as power supply, cables and plugs, etc.
B.Eng. Alexander Pluta has worked in technical support at TZ Electronic Systems since 2019.
After studying electrical engineering / information technology at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, he gained experience in hardware development at various companies.
He started at TZ Electronic Systems in 2018 as a hardware and software developer.
Nowadays, he helps our customers with all enquiries, carries out demonstrations online and on site, and likes to help with handling problems.