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Advantages of GigE Standard | Disadvantages of GigE Standard

This page covers advantages and disadvantages of GigE Standard and its basics. It mentions benefits or advantages of GigE Standard and drawbacks or disadvantages of GigE Standard.

What is GigE ?

Introduction:
This standard defines method of interfacing with gigabit ethernet cameras. NI-IMAQdx driver is required to communicate with GigE vision cameras.

Following are the features of GigE Vision standard.
• Achievable bandwidth : 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps
• Maximum cable length : 100 meters (copper), 10,000 meters (fiber optic)
• Power supply via data cable : Yes (PoE)
• Real time trigger : Good

Benefits or advantages of GigE Standard

Following are the benefits or advantages of GigE Standard:
➨Unlike Camera link, it does not require frame grabbers.
➨It requires simple cabling.
➨It is cheaper than parallel and camera link standards.
➨It offers higher speed than IEEE 1394.
➨It can be deployed to remote network connected locations.
➨It doesn't require NI hardware.
➨It doesn't require camera files.

Drawbacks or disadvantages of GigE Standard

Following are the drawbacks or disadvantages of GigE Standard:
➨It offers less triggering support.
➨It is difficult to synchronize with other devices.



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