Predator Dual Frame Grabber


Key Features:

  • 1 and 2 CoaXPress links support
  • Multi-stream support
  • Camera controls and triggers
  • Per-link LED indication on card bracket

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Predator is a low-cost Frame Grabber supporting CoaXPress standard. The Predator is capable of receiving video streams from up to 2 CoaXPress links in single or dual modes. Each link supports standard CoaXPress bitrates up to 6.25 Gbps including PoCXP. This CoaXPress frame grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.

The Predator can easily receive video streams on the CoaXPress links and transmit them to computer memory through the PCIe interface. This product also provides GPIO formachine control signals such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control and general I/O, which can be controlled aside the video stream acquisition.The Predator 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 Gen2 x4 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Low profile, half length, 4-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Air cooling, passive heatsink
Mounting For insertion in a low profile, 4-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors Ports 0 through 1 on bracket
2x DIN 1.0/2.3 female connectors
CoaXPress host interface
Internal I/O connector 1 on PCB
26-pin 2-row 0.1″ pitch pin header with shrouding for I/O lines
Internal I/O connector 2 on 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)
Dimensions L 167.65 mm x H 68.9 mm
L 6.6 in x H 2.71 in
Weight 130gr
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 2.0
Link width 4 lanes
1 or 2 lanes with reduced performance
Link speed 5.0 GT/s (PCIe 2.0)
Maximum payload size 512 bytes
DMA 32- and 64-bit
Scatter gather support
Physical address support (GPU transfers)
Peak delivery bandwidth 2,000 MB/s
Effective (sustained), delivery bandwidth 1,700 MB/s (Host PC motherboard dependent)
Power consumption Typ. 7 W, excluding camera and I/O power output
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) CoaXPress 1.0 and 1.1
Connectors 2x DIN1.0/2.3 CXP-6
Status LEDs 1 CoaXPress Host connection status per connector
4 System status LEDs
Number of cameras Up to 2
Number of links, per single camera Up to 2
Synchronization between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported, Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 12.5 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)
Supported CLHS speeds
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:,
13 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 auxiliary 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):
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 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 2 Gb
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 LVCTTL 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 8 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
32bit position counter
Forward and backward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 8 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 linscan cameras synchronization across different frame grabbers
Host PC Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit version, Linux open source driver compatible with a wide range of distributions, tested and precompiled for Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 64-bit versions
Buffer management Circular buffer support
Accumulation of several frames/lines to single buffer to reduce CPU load
DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
GUI Supported for Windows and Linux OS
Multi-camera display and configuration
Flexible buffer queuing
Image/video recording
Debugging capabilities Event logging
Statistics counters
Gen<i>Cam Support of Gen<i>Cam 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-FGP-200
Optional accessories GPIO Expansion bracket

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