Komodo II Dual CoaXPress 12G Frame Grabber

$ 1250.00


Key Features:

• Up to 2 CoaXPress links support
• Up to 4 Multi-streams
• PCI Express card
• PCIe 3.0 x8 bus
• 4 GB DDR4 frame buffer
• Camera controls and triggers
• Per-Link LED indication
• Flexible GPIO interface:
– 4 TTL configurable I/Os
– 4 LVTTL configurable I/Os
– 2 LVDS inputs
– 2 LVDS outputs
– 4 opto-isolated inputs
– 4 opto-isolated outputs
– 4 quadrature rotary encoders
– Integrated strobe controller
– 4 timers
• CoaXPress v2.1 compliant
• Power over CoaXPress with 13 W per link
• Multiple camera synchronization
• Multiple Frame Grabbers synchronization
• Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress links
• GUI Interface
• Supporting Windows, Linux OS and Nvidia Jetpack
• API for custom application development
• Plug-in modules for Matlab, HALCON, Cognex and
• Gen<i>Cam compliant
• GenTL support
• Data rates up to 12.5 Gbps per link
• Transfer rates of up to 6,695 MB/s
• 0°C to +50°C operating environment temperatures

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Komodo II Dual CoaXPress is the best-in-class Frame Grabber, supporting the CoaXPress v2.1 standard. It can receive video streams from up to 2 CoaXPress v2.1 links in single or dual modes. It can also be used for simultaneous capture from multiple cameras. Each link supports standard CoaXPress v2.1 bitrates of up to 12.5 Gbps. These features make the Komodo II Dual CoaXPress ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.

The Komodo II Dual CoaXPress can easily receive video streams on the CoaXPress links and transmit them to computer memory through the PCIe interface. This product also provides an external GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, timers, shaft encoders, exposure control and general I/O which can be controlled aside video stream acquisition. Our frame grabber uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as a CoaXPress v2.1 interface to the camera. It utilizes PCIe 3.0 x8 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.



Form factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 8-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Passive, requires airflow
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors Ports 1 through 2 via x2 Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress v2.1 interface
x1 I/O connector HD DB26 D-sub panel mount (26-pin 3-row) on front bracket
Auxiliary 6-pin PEG power socket 12 VDC power input (for PoCXP) on PCB
Dimensions 167.65 mm x 111.15 mm (6.6” x 4.4”)
Weight 284 g (10.0 oz)
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 2,048 bytes
DMA 64-bit addressing support
Scatter gather support
Physical address support (GPU transfers)
Peak delivery bandwidth 7,877 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 6,695 MB/s (Host PC dependent)
Power consumption 16.8 W, excluding camera and I/O power output
Camera / Video Inputs
Interface standard(s) CoaXPress v2.1 (CoaXPress 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1 and 2.0 backward compatible)
Status LEDs 1 bicolor status LED per camera connector
4 System status LEDs
Number of cameras Up to 2
Number of links per single camera Up to 2
Number of streams per single camera Up to 4
Total number of streams per frame grabber Up to 4
Synchronization between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 25.0 Gbit/s
Supported 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)
10 GT/s (CXP-10)
12.5 GT/s (CXP-12)
Supported up-connection speeds Low-speed 20.83 Mbps (CXP-1 to CXP-6)
Low-speed 41.66 Mbps (CXP-10, CXP-12)
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
Power over protocol PoCXP Safe Power
13 W of 24 V DC regulated power per CoaXPress connector
PoCXP Device detection and automatic power-on
Overload and short-circuit protections
On-board 12 V to 24 V DC/DC converter
A +12 V power source must be connected to the auxiliary power input connector
Camera types Area-scan cameras:
Gray-scale and color (RGB and Bayer CFA)
Single-tap (1X-1Y) progressive-scan
Single-tap (1X-1Y) interlaced
Line-scan cameras:
Gray-scale and color RGB
Camera pixel formats supported Raw, Monochrome, Bayer, RGB, YUV, YCbCr and RGBA (PFNC names):
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
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 20 I/O lines:
2 differential inputs
2 differential outputs
4 singled-ended TTL inputs/outputs
4 singled-ended LVTTL inputs/outputs
4 opto-isolated inputs]
4 opto-isolated outputs
Usage Any System I/O input lines can be connected to any I/O output line
Any I/O input line can be used to decode A/B and Z signals of a motion encoder
Any I/O input line can generate any trigger event
Any I/O input line can trigger a timer
Electrical specifications Differential lines – LVDS compatible
TTL lines: 5 V TTL compliant
LVTTL lines: 3.3 V LVTTL compliant
Isolated lines: opto-isolated lines with voltage range up to 30 V
Filter control Glitch removal filter for Encoders and Triggers
Configurable filter time between 0 µs and 34 ms
Filter time resolution of 8 ns
Polarity control Yes
Encoders 4 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
32-bit position counter
Forward and backward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 4 general purpose timers
Configurable delay and duration
32-bit accumulator
Event reporting 64-bit system timestamp event reporting
Each I/O line can generate event on configurable edge
Each Timer can generate event
Each encoder can generate event
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
On-Board Processing
On-board memory 4 GB DDR4
Bayer De-Mosaic Full 16-bit resolution
Bilinear 3×3
Bilinear 3×2 for linescan with gradient correction
Color transformation Full 16-bit resolution 18-bit coefficients table
Color space conversion
Gain and Offset
Decimation Line skip
Additional features Unpacking of 10/12/14-bit to 16-bit LSB aligned
Frame timestamp 64-bit with 8 ns precision
Data stream statistics Measurement of:
Frame rate
CRC Errors
Received/Dropped frames
Received/Dropped packets
Test packets
Event signaling and counting The application software can be notified of the occurrence of various events:
Newly acquired buffers
I/O events
Timer events
Encoder events
Host PC operating system Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit version
Microsoft Windows 11 64-bit version
Signed and certified kernel driver supporting Windows 10 and 11
Source code Linux kernel driver (Automaticlly compiled during installation)
Tested for Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and 22.04 versions
Nvidia Xavier AGX (Jetpack 5.1.1 and 4.6.1)
Nvidia Orin AGX (Jetpack 5.1.1)
Gen<i>Cam Support of Gen<i>Cam 3.2
Full camera and Frame Grabber parameters configuration
Buffer management Circular buffer support
Accumulation of several frames/lines to single buffer to reduce CPU load
Flexible buffer queuing
DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
GUI Supported for Windows and Linux OS
Multi camera display and configuration
Image/video recording and playback
Debugging capabilities Event logging
Statistics counters
APIs Gen<i>Cam, GenTL producer libraries, ANSI 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
Export straightforward, unified and easy-to-use API across all Grabber types
Include practical examples based on API functions, for supported language wrappers
Documentation include sample snippets for API usage
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 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
Part Number KY-FGK-II-CXP-2ch
Optional accessories CoaXPress cables

Block diagram

Example System Block Diagram

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



Single Camera Topology:

2 CoaXPress links with up to 12.5Gbps per link topology.

Dual Camera Topology:


Two Single CoaXPress links with up to 12.5Gbps per link topology.


  • CoaXPress Komodo II Frame Grabber
  • Hardware user manual
  • Software installation and documentation
  • Coax cables (optional)

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