Based on our CLS-211 simulator, the CLS-212 Camera Link Simulator adds features for testing and exercising Power Over Camera Link (PoCL) interfaces. The CLS-212 is an economical video test pattern generator supporting all Camera Link configurations (base, medium, full, 80-bit). Fully programmable video timing enables the CLS-212 to mimic the characteristics of cameras with video clock rates up-to (and beyond) the Camera Link 85 MHz maximum. The CLS-212 incoporates the Miniature Camera Link (miniCL) connector widely used in PoCL applications.
The CLS-212 is controlled using a PC with a standard RS-232 serial port. Alternatively, the CLS-212 can be connected to a PC USB port using an optional adapter. CLS-212 control is performed via a simple, straightforward, Command Line Interface (CLI). No special software is required. Configuration files are easily created with user parameters and downloaded to the CLS-212.
The CLS-212 Camera Link Simulator is very useful for the development, test, and integration of Camera Link products and systems. The CLS-212 is particularly useful for testing PoCL cables and frame grabbers. The CLS-212 is housed in a sturdy aluminum enclosure.
The CLS-212 now incorporates the AIA validation test pattern. The validation test pattern is a 410-frame LFSR (i.e. pseudorandom) sequence used to evaluate the performance of Camera Link components. This feature was introduced in September 2016 and is found in units with serial number B17001 and higher.