3-input frame grabber | Model 711

Model 711 3-input frame grabber
  • 3 camera inputs: one S-video and two composite
  • 8 TTL I/O lines for camera control
  • Programmable AGC, hue, contrast, saturation

Model 711 is a legacy product and is not recommended for new designs. Legacy products are available but may have lead times up to 12 weeks and minimum order requirements. Use our Product Finder to find a comparable product or contact our Design Support Team.


Sensoray Model 711 frame grabber converts video camera signals into digital data required for Compact PCI computer image processing and display. Up to three cameras may be connected to the board: two with composite video and one with an S-video output. The 711 provides four digital input lines and four output lines to control camera focus, pan, tilt and triggering.

Typical Application


Frame rate

Model 711 can transfer 30 frames per second with the supplied software. It supports a variety of digital formats including RGB24 and Y8 that are directly compatible with Windows bit maps.


The Model 711 uses special circuitry to achieve horizontal and sub carrier synchronization to incoming video. It guarantees generation of the required pixel/line from a video source in which line length can vary by several microseconds. This circuitry allows the 711 adapter to quickly and accurately lock onto video signals, regardless of source. Since the technique is completely digital, the 711 can recognize unstable signals caused by VCR head switching and adapt the locking mechanism to accommodate the source.

Image scaling

Under software control the 711 adapter can independently scale the X and Y dimensions of the captured frame. Full-resolution video may be reduced to any size down to the size of an icon. A software-selectable digital filter is available to minimize aliasing artifacts induced by scaling.

A/D conversion

The 711's signal processor uses two flash analog-to-digital converters; one for chrominance and one for luminance. Each A/D provides 2x oversampling of the camera signal. Oversampling, combined with analog anti-aliasing filters, significantly reduces the overall sensitivity to unwanted aliasing signals and enhances the 711's digital filtering.

The 711 is capable of sending just the luminance data to the host's image buffer. This feature speed capturing monochrome images.

Camera connections

Separate BNC-style and DIN connectors are used to preserve the high-frequency components of the video signals. A single DB-type connector is used for the non-critical control signals to the camera.


Video Channels
Capture rate30 frames/second (NTSC, RS-170, CCIR)
25 frames/second (PAL, SECAM)
A/D resolution8 bits luminance
8 bits chrominance
FIFO size560 bytes (280 pixels)
Output resolution768x576 (PAL, SECAM)
640x480 (NTSC, RS-170)
Y bandwidth error0.6 dB
Output formatSeveral
Input power5 V (at 330 mA)
Board sizeCompact PCI single height 3U
Number of cameras NTSC per channel frames/second PAL per channel frames/second


File Version Type Size
Model 711 Instruction Manual1.0.0PDF261 KB


File Version Type Size
Windows 2000/XP Software Development Kit1.0.0ZIP973 KB
Updated Windows 2000/XP Driver ComponentZIP9 KB
Windows CE Software Development Kit1.0.0ZIP50 KB
Linux Software Development Kit (for kernel 2.4)1.0.0ZIP170 KB
Linux Software Development Kit (for kernel 2.6)1.0.0ZIP19 KB
QNX Software Development Kit1.0.0ZIP68 KB
Other Operating Systems
Need a software development kit for another operating system? We can port our SDK to
your OS or provide the information you need to do it yourself. Contact Sales for details.

Pricing & Ordering

Model Description Qty 1 Qty 2-9 Order Qty.
7113-input frame grabberCallCall 
610C2Cable, S-Video (Y/C), 1-meter$44$44
610C3Cable, coax, BNC composite video, 1-meter$30$30

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