Chameleon II CoaXPress v2.1 Camera Simulator



  • Vision system testing
  • Vision systems development
  • Vision algorithm development
  • Vision systems integration
  • Reliability system testing

The Chameleon II is the industry’s first CoaXPress v2.1 Camera Simulator. This simulator is capable of generating video streams and test patterns of up to 4 CoaXPress 2.0 links in single, dual, and quad modes. Each link supports standard CoaXPress v2.1 bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps.
This product is ideally suited for the development of industrial, defense, and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications. The Chameleon II can easily transmit generic test patterns, customer’s specific pre-processed data, or custom video streams on the CoaXPress v2.1 links. It also provides GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control, and general I/O, which can be simulated together with the video streams. The Simulator enables transmitting the video streams from onboard memory as well as run time uploading the streams from computer memory. The Chameleon II Simulator also enables PoCXP simulation by connecting an external load. The Chameleon II uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as an interface and standard headers for general-purpose I/O. The Simulator utilizes PCIe Gen3 x8 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


  • Video output modes:
    • Static and dynamic test patterns
    • BMP/RAW/TIFF/JPEG etc. image files
    • RAW video files
    • Streaming video (up to 12.5Gbps per channel)
    • Multiple pre-recorded video in sequential or loop modes
    • Fully programmable image timing
    • Fully programmable configuration parameters
    • Emulation of Camera controls and triggers
    • Up to 4 CoaXPress device links
  • Flexible machine I/O:
    • 2 differential inputs
    • 2 differential outputs
    • 4 singled-ended TTL inputs/outputs
    • 4 singled-ended LVCMOS inputs/outputs
    • 4 opto-isolated inputs
    • 4 opto-isolated outputs
  • CoaXPress compliant
  • PoCXP simulation
  • GUI interface
  • Supporting Windows and Linux OS
  • API for developing custom applications
  • Plug-ins modules for Matlab and LabView
  • Gen<i>Cam compliant
  • Up to 32Gbyte image buffer
  • 4 Micro BNC connectors for CoaXPress links
  • PCIe Gen3 x8 Half-length PCIe card
  • data rates up to 12.5Gpbs per link
  • 0°C to 55°C operating environment temperature

Block diagram


  • CoaXPress Camera Simulator
  • Hardware user manual
  • Software installation and documentation (Disk-on-Key)
  • Power supply (optional)
  • Coaxial cables (optional)

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