Komodo Quad CoaXPress Frame Grabber

$ 900


Key Features:

  • Up to 4 CoaXPress 6.25Gbps channels
  • PCIe Gen3 x8 interface with up to 55Gbps throughput
  • 136 Gbps DDR3 memory
  • PoCXP support on all channels
  • On board image processing (DeBayer, Color correction and many more)
  • Flexible GPIO interface
  • Sophisticated GUI and SDK support

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Komodo is a best-in-class Frame Grabber supporting the CoaXPress standard and is certified by the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). The Komodo can receive video streams from up to 4 CoaXPress links in single, dual, or quad modes. It is used for simultaneous capture from up to two quad-link cameras. Each link supports standard CoaXPress bitrates up to 6.25 Gbps. This CoaXPress Frame Grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.
The Komodo can easily receive video streams on the CoaXPress links and transmit them to computer memory through the PCIe interface. This product also provides GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control, and general I/O, which can be controlled aside from video stream acquisition. The Komodo uses standard DIN connectors as a CoaXPress interface to the camera and standard 100 mil headers for general-purpose I/O. The Frame Grabber utilizes PCIe Gen3 x4 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


Product / Feature Komodo CoaXPress-Frame Grabber with 4 channels
Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 8-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Air cooling, fan-cooled heatsink
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors Ports 0 through 3 on bracket
4x DIN 1.0/2.3 female connectors
CoaXpress host interface
Internal I/O connector 1 in PCB
26-pin 2-row 0.1″ pitch pin header with shrouding for I/O lines
Internal I/O connector 2 in PCB
26-pin 2-row 0.1″ pitch pin header with shrouding for I/O lines
Auxiliary power input (PoCXP) on PCB
6-pin PEG power socket 12 VDC power input for PoCXP camera(s)
Lamp indicators Ports 0 through 3 on bracket
4x bi-color red/green LEDs
CoaXPress Host connector indicator lamps
FPGA Status indicators on PCB:
– 4 Green LEDs
– Active blinking indicator
– PCIe link indicator
– PCIe x8 link indicator
– PCIe Gen3 link indicator
Dimensions L 167.65 mm x H 111.15 mm

L 6.6 in x H 4.38 in

Weight 200gr
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 3.0
Link width 8 lanes
1, 2 or 4 lanes with reduced performance
Link speed • 8.0 GT/s (PCIe 3.0)
• 5.0 GT/s (PCIe 2.0) with reduced performance
Maximum payload size 512 bytes
DMA • 64-bit
• Scatter gather support
• Phisical address support (GPU transfers)
Peak delivery bandwidth 7,880 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 6,710 MB/s (Host PC motherboard dependent)
Power consumption Typ. 16.8 W (3.8 W @ +3.3V, 13 W @ +12V), excluding camera and I/O power output
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) CoaXPress 1.0 and 1.1
Connectors 4x DIN1.0/2.3 CXP-6
Status LEDs 1 CoaXPress Host connection status per connector
4 System status LEDs
Number of cameras Up to 4
Number of links per single camera Up to 4
Syncronisation between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 25 Gbit/s
Supported CXP down-connection speeds • 1.25 GT/s (CXP-1)
• 2.5 GT/s (CXP-2)
• 3.125 GT/s (CXP-3)
• 5 GT/s (CXP-5)
• 6.25 GT/s (CXP-6)
Number of data streams (per camera) 1 data stream per camera
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress) • PoCXP Safe Power:
– 14 W of 24V DC regulated power per CoaXPress connector
• PoCXP Device detection and automatic power-on
• Overload and short-circuit protections
– On-board 12V to 24V DC/DC converter
– A +12V power source must be connected to the auxilary power input connector
Camera types • Area-scan cameras:
– Gray-scale and color (RGB and Bayer CFA)
– Single-tap (1X-1Y) progressive-scan
• Line-scan cameras:
– Gray-scale and color RGB
Camera pixel formats supported Raw, Monochrome, Bayer, RGB, YUV, YCbCr and RGBA (PFNC names):
• Raw
• Mono8, Mono10, Mono12, Mono14, Mono16
• BayerXX8, BayerXX10, BayerXX12, BayerXX14, BayerXX16 where XX = GR, RG, GB, or BG
• RGB8, RGB10, RGB12, RGB14, RGB16
• YUV411_8, YUV411_10, YUV411_12, YUV411_14, YUV411_16
• YUV422_8, YUV422_10, YUV422_12, YUV422_14, YUV422_16
• YUV444_8, YUV444_10, YUV444_12, YUV444_14, YUV444_16
• YCbCr601_411_8, YCbCr601_411_10, YCbCr601_411_12, YCbCr601_411_14, YCbCr601_411_16
• YCbCr601_422_8, YCbCr601_422_10, YCbCr601_422_12, YCbCr601_422_14, YCbCr601_422_16
• YCbCr601_444_8, YCbCr601_444_10, YCbCr601_444_12, YCbCr601_444_14, YCbCr601_444_16
Area-scan camera control
Trigger Precise control of asynchronous reset cameras, with exposure control.
Support of camera exposure/readout overlap.
Support of triggering from encoder or timer
Support of external hardware trigger, with optional delay, filtering and trigger decimation.
Strobe Accurate control of the strobe position for strobe light sources.
Support of early and late strobe pulses.
Line-scan camera control
Scan/page trigger Precise control of start-of-scan and end-of-scan triggers.
Support of external hardware trigger, with optional delay and filtering.
Support of trigerrring from encoder
Support of infinite acquisition, without missing lines.
Line trigger Support for quadrature motion encoders, with programmable filters, selection of acquisition direction and backward motion compensation.
Line strobe Accurate control of the strobe position for strobe light sources.
On-board processing
On-board memory • 2 GB
• Up to 16GByte SODIMM
Bayer De-Mosaic Full 16bit resolution
• Bilinear 3×3
• Bilinear 3×2 for linescan with gradient correction
Color Transformation Full 16bit resolution 18bit coefficiens table
• Color space conversion
• Gain and Offset
Decimation Line skip
Additional features Unpacking of 10-/12-/14-bit to 16-bit with justification to LSb
Frame Timestamp 64bit with 8ns precision
Data stream statistics Measurement of:
• Frame/Line rate
• CRC Errors
• Dropped frames
• Received packets
• Test packets
Event signaling and counting The application software can be notified of the occurrence of various events:
• Newly aquired buffers
• Camera and Illumination control events
• I/O events
• Timer events
• Encoder events
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 40 I/O lines:
4 differential inputs
4 differential outputs
8 singled-ended TTL inputs/outputs
8 singled-ended LVCMOS inputs/outputs
8 opto-isolated inputs
8 opto-isolated outputs
Usage Any System I/O input lines can be connected to any I/O line
Any I/O line can be used to decode A/B and Z signals of a motion encoder
Any I/O line can generate any trigger event
Any I/O line can trigger a timer
Electrical specifications Differential lines – LVDS compatible
TTL lines – 5V TTL compliant
LVCMOS lines – 3.3V LVCMOS compliant
Isolated lines – opto isolated lines with voltage range up to 30V
Filter control Glitch removal filter available on all System I/O input lines
Configurable filter time constants:
for DIN and TTLIO lines: 50 ns, 100 ns, 200 ns, 500 ns,1 µs
for IIN lines: 500 ns, 1 µs, 2 µs, 5 µs, 10 µs
Polarity control Yes
Encoders 8 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
32bit position counter
Forward and backeward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 8 general purpose timers
Configurable delay and duration
32bit accomulator
Event reporting 64bit system timestamp event reporting
Each I/O line can generate event on configurable edge
Each Timer can generate event
Each encoder can generate event
Frame grabber syncronisation
Syncronisation Precise area and linscan cameras syncronisation across different frame grabbers
Host PC Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit versions
Open source Linux kernel driver
Tested and precompiled for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04
Nvidia Xavier AGX
Buffer management Circular buffer support
Accumulation of several frames/lines to single buffer to reduce CPU load
CPU load
DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
APIs GenICam GenTL producer libraries C, Python and .NET bindings
x86_64 dynamic library designed to be used with ISO-compliant C runtime
Allows for development of x86_64 applications
Plug-in modules for Matlab, HALCON, Cognex and Labview
GUI Supported for Windows and Linux OS
Multi camera display and configuration
Flexible buffer queuing
Image/video recording and playback
Debugging capabilities Event logging
Statistics counters
GenCam Supports GenICam 3.2
Full camera and Frame Grabber parameters configuration
Environmental conditions
Operating ambient air temperature 0°C to +50°C / +32°F to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -20°C to +70°C / -4°F to +158°F
Storage ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Electromagnetic – EMC standards The European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
The Unites States FCC rule 47 CFR 15
EMC – Emission EN 55022:2010 Class B
FCC 47 Part 15 Class B
EMC – Immunity EN 55024:2010 Class B
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-6
Flammability PCB compliant with UL 94 V-0
RoHS Compliant with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH Compliant with the European Union Regulation No 1907/2006
WEEE Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information KY-FGK-400
Optional accessories • GPIO Expansion bracket
• DDR3 Extra memory SODIMM 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB

Block diagram

Example System Block Diagram

The Komodo Frame Grabber supports multiple modes of configuration and system topology. Few of these are presented in following diagrams.

Single Camera Topology:

Four CoaXPress links with up to 6.25Gbps per link topology.

Dual Camera Topology:


Two Single or Dual CoaXPress links with up to 6.25Gbps per link topology.

Quad Camera Topology:


Four Single CoaXPress links with up to 6.25Gbps per link topology


  • CoaXPress Komodo Frame Grabber
  • Hardware user manual
  • Coax cables (optional)
  • GPIO Extension Panel (optional)

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