National Instruments Corp. (UK) Ltd.'s PCI image acquisition board uses National Semiconductor's serial data technology to link digital cameras with personal computers. The Camera Link technology provides high-speed data transfers via a simple connector and cable that are smaller than parallel interfaces. The board can acquire images at 2.38 Gb/s, and the company says it acquires them 48% faster than typical digital frame grabbers that run a 50-MHz-pixel clock. Various cameras available for use with this device feature progressive scanning and digital signal processing for optimization of color performance. The company provides software packages that offer high-level control of image acquisition devices.