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Crontium External USB 3.0 Frame Grabber

High-speed USB 3.0 grabbers

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High-speed imaging solution

SlimLINK™ CL is a high-speed, dual-channel external USB3.0 frame grabbers line. They support Camera Link cameras, both area and line-scan, with pixel clock up to 85 MHz in "full" Camera Link configuration.

Available SlimLINK™ CL grabbers' models:

CGX-2S-CLB SlimLINK™ High-speed USB 3 grabber with CAMLINK single base interface¹
CGX-2S-CLM SlimLINK™ High-speed USB 3 grabber with CAMLINK dual-base/medium interface
CGX-2S-CLF SlimLINK™ High-speed USB 3 grabber with CAMLINK full interface

1. Single channel

Sample applications

High-speed visual quality inspection.
High speed, high resolution medical and scientific imaging.
Traffic control.
Real-time unmanned vehicles control and driving assistance.
Process monitoring.

New grabber form-factor

As the modern image-processing devices evolving towards smaller form-factors and less power demanding implementations, it is important to realize that many such devices simply do not have enough space to host any internal frame grabbers.

To adderss the issue, we offering a solution where the grabber is external to the processing unit, hence the processing unit's size is not a limiting factor anymore: single board PC, "System On Module", NUCs, laptops, and other Nano and Pico form-factors, including tablets, can be used to process images delivered by our frame grabbers.
With its tiny size (approximately size of a regular smartphone), weighted below 120 grams and power consumption below 4 watts, our SlimLINK™ grabber will fit virtually any existing system design. Thanks to its size, it can be located in direct proximity to both the imager and the processing unit, significantly reducing length and cost of cabling.

grabber fits in to your palm as it is comparable in size to a typical smartphone. This fact makes it easy to install SlimLINK™ anywhere on the target system, including direct proximity to a camera head. As SlimLINK™ grabbers are very lightweight, it is even possible to employ free-hanging solutions, where the grabber is not mechanically fixed to any frame yet rather is simply inserted in between two cables.

Unique Cronium grabbers features

Crontium grabbers deliver a set of features that are either rarely met in the market or not available in other grabbers at all. Among others, it includes:

Dual USB channel, 700 MB/s aggregate data rate
Fractional encoder division
Multiple camera synchronization
Unequal cables length support

Learn more about external USB 3.0 frame grabbers and their advantages over a standard integral solutions.

Price and availability¹

Crontium does not supply the grabbers in quantities lesser than stated in the table below.

Quantity Model Price, USD Available
500+ CGX-2S-CLB SlimLINK™ Quote
500+ CGX-2S-CLM SlimLINK™ Quote
500+ CGX-2S-CLF SlimLINK™ Quote

1. Prices include 23% EU VAT
2.Typical lead time is 8 to 16 weeks, depending on volume. For quotes on volumes other than shown above please contact Crontium.

OEM, Licensing and IP

If you are OEM and interested in licensing this product for your systems please contact Crontium for details on obtaining manufacturing license and/or IP for SlimLINK™ grabbers.


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Crontium stocks only very limited number of the devices. Usually only evaluation samples are available out of shelf.

Please contact Crontium for further information on quotes and lead time for a higher volumes.

Usual lead time is about 4 to 8  weeks, depending on order quantity and level of required  customizations.


In order to use parts or whole of corresponding grabber's IP in your own products, please contact Crontium to obtain one of our manufacturing licenses.