Predator II CoaXPress over Fiber


  • Single CoaXPress Over Fiber link support
  • Camera controls and triggers
  • Link LED indication on card bracket
  • Flexible machine I/O:
    • 4 TTL configurable I/Os
    • 4 LVCMOS configurable I/Os
    • 2 LVDS inputs
    • 2 LVDS outputs
    • 4 opto-isolated outputs
    • 4 opto-isolated inputs
    • 4 quadrature rotary encoders
    • Integrated strobe controller
    • 4 timers
  • CoaXPress V2 compliant
  • Onboard image processing
  • Multiple Frame Grabbers synchronization
  • Micro-BNC connector for CoaXPress link
  • GUI interface
  • CoaXPress drivers for loopback function
  • Supporting Windows and Linux OS
  • API for developing custom applications
  • Plug-ins modules for Matlab, HALCON and Labview
  • Gen<i>Cam compliant
  • GenTL support
  • 4 Gb image buffer
  • PCIe Gen2 x4 Low profile PCIe card
  • Full or Half-height bracket
  • Data rate up to 12.5 Gbps
  • 0°C to 50°C operating environment temperature
  • CoaXPress Single Stream

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Predator II is a low-cost Frame Grabber supporting CoaXPress v2.0 standard over a fiber cable. The Predator II is capable of receiving video streams over a single SFPT Fiber Transcend. The Frame Grabber supports standard CoaXPress bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps. This CoaXPress frame grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace Machine Vision Systems applications.

The Predator II can easily receive video streams on the fiber link 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 the video stream acquisition.

The Predator II uses standard SFPT 10 Gbps transcend as a CoaXPress interface to the camera and standard D-sub Panel Mount connector for general purpose I/O. The frame grabber utilizes PCIe Gen2 x4 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration


Product Name Predator II™ Single Channel – CoaXPress Over Fiber Frame Grabber
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 1x SFPT connector
1x External I/O connector on bracket
26-pin 3-row D-sub Panel Mount, Through Hole, Right Angle
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 lane with reduced performance
Link speed 12.5 Gbps (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 v2.0 (CoaXPress v2.0 backward compatible)
Connectors 1x SFPT Connector
Status LEDs 1 CoaXPress Host connection status
1 System status LEDs
Number of cameras 1
Number of links, per single camera 1
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
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)
Supported CLHS speeds
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):
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 4 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 – 6V TTL compliant
LVTTL lines – 6.5V 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


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