Komodo II CoaXPress Over Fiber Frame Grabber

$ 1850.00


Key Features:

  • 4 x CoaXPress-over-Fiber v2.1 links
  • CoaXPress Multi-stream – 4 streams
  • PCIe Gen3 x8 Half-length card
  • Flexible machine I/O:
    – 4 TTL configurable I/Os
    – 4 LVCMOS configurable I/Os
    – 2 LVDS inputs and outputs
    – 4 opto-isolated inputs and outputs
    – 4 quadrature rotary encoders
    – 4 timers
  • Integrated strobe controller
  • Optical interface with optional CWDM support
  • Transfer rates of up to 55 Gbps through PCIe
  • Temperature and fan control

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Komodo II Quad CoF is the best-in-class Frame Grabber, supporting the CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CoF) v2.1 standard. It can receive video streams from up to 4 CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CoF) v2.1 links in single, dual or quad modes.

The board offers a DDR4 frame buffer system and up to 50 Gbps through optical interfaces. A high-speed 8-lane Gen 3.0 PCI express interface allows fast data transfer between optical links and computer memory.
A GPIO connector enables machine control signals such as triggers, timers, shaft-encoders, exposure control and general I/O along with video stream acquisition.

All of these features make the Komodo II CXP over Fiber Frame Grabber ideal for a wide range of applications, including network processing and security, computing and storage, instrumentation, broadcast, defense, and aerospace.


Technical Data

Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 8-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Air cooling, fan-cooled heatsink (Optional passive heatsink)
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors 4x SFP+ connectors
1x Internal I/O connector: 26-pin 2-row 0.1″ pitch pin header with shrouding for I/O lines
Dimensions 167.65 mm x 111.15 mm | 6.6 in. x 4.38 in. (Length x Height)
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 protocol
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
Synchronization between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
MAX aggregated camera data transfer rate 50 Gbit/s
MAX processed data transfer rate 55 Gbit/s
Camera types Area-scan cameras:
Gray-scale and color (RGB and Bayer CFA)
Single-tap (1X-1Y) progressive-scan (Row partitioning on multi cable)
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_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 Up to 4GByte DDR4 SODIMM
Bayer De-Mosaic Full 16bit resolution
Bilinear 3×3
Bilinear 3×2 for linescan with gradient correction
Color Transformation Full 16bit resolution 18bit coefficients 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 IIN 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 synchronization
Synchronization 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 and 20.04 versions
  Nvidia Xavier AGX
Buffer management Circular buffer support
  Accumulation of several frames/lines to single buffer to reduce
  CPU load
  DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
GenIcam Supports GenICam 3.2
  Full camera and frame grabber parameters configuration
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
APIs Gen<i>Cam 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
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

Block diagram


  • Komodo II CoaXPress over Fiber card
  • SFP+ modules
  • Fiber cables
  • GPIO expansion bracket

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