Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 Frame Grabber


Key Features:

  • 1 to 4 CoaXPress links support
  • PCie 3.0 (Gen 3) x8 bus
  • 2GB DDR4 frame buffer
  • Flexible GPIO interface
  • CoaXPress v2.1 compliant
  • CoaXPress Multi-stream – 4 streams
  • Power over CoaXPress with 13W per link
  • GUI Interface
  • Supporting Windows and Linux OS
  • API for custom application development
  • Plug-in modules for Matlab, HALCON, Cognex
    and Labview
  • Gen<i>Cam compliant

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Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 is the best-in-class Frame Grabber, supporting the CoaXPress v2.0 standard. It can receive video streams from up to 4 CoaXPress links in single, dual, or quad modes. It can also be used for simultaneous capture from multiple cameras. Each link supports standard CoaXPress bitrates of up to 12.5 Gbps.

The frame grabber utilizes PCIe/104 compact standard. It is rugged, and reliable and the four-corner mounting holes make it particularly resistant to shock and vibrations. These features make the Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.

The Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 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 from video stream acquisition. Our frame grabber uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as a CoaXPress interface to the camera. It utilizes PCIe Gen3 x8 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.




Product / Feature Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 Frame Grabber
Format For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Cooling method Conduction cooling
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors – Ports 0 through 3 via x4 extended Micro-BNC female connectors cables
– x1 External I/O connectoronseparate PCB:HD-DB26 D-sub panel mount (26-pin 3-row,through hole, right angle)PoCXP camera(s)
Dimensions L 95.89 mm x H 90.17 mm
L 3.775 in x H 3.55 in
Weight 225gr
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
• Physical 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 v2.0 (CoaXPress 1.1 backward compatible)
Status LEDs 1 bicolor status LED 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 50 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)
• 10 GT/s (CXP-10)
• 12.5 GT/s (CXP-12)
Number of data streams (per camera) 1 data stream per camera
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
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_422_8, YCbCr601_422_10, YCbCr601_422_12, YCbCr601_422_14,
– YCbCr601_444_8, YCbCr601_444_10, YCbCr601_444_12, YCbCr601_444_14,
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 triggering 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 2GByte DDR4
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 acquired buffers
– Camera and Illumination control events
– I/O events
– Timer events
– Encoder events
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 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
LVTTL lines: 3.3V LVTTL 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 IN lines: 500 ns, 1 µs, 2 µs, 5 µs, 10 µs
Polarity control Yes
Encoders 4 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
32bit position counter
Forward and backward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 4 general purpose timers
Configurable delay and duration
32bit 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
Frame grabber syncronisation
Syncronisation Precise area and line-scan cameras synchronization 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, RedHat 7.x, CentOS 7.x 64-bit versions
Nvidia Xavier AGX (with an optional adapter card)
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 GenCam, GenTL producer libraries, C/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 -40°C to +85°C / -40°F to +185 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -60°C to +90°C / -76°F to +194°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-II-104
Optional accessories CoaXPress cables

Block diagram


  • Komodo II CoaXPress 12G PCIe/104 Frame Grabber
  • Hardware user manual
  • Coax cables (optional)

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