Predator II Single channel CoaXPress 12G Frame Grabber

$ 750


Key Features:

  • Single CoaXPress 12.5Gbps channel
  • PCIe Gen2 x4 interface with up to 12.5Gbps throughput
  • CoaXPress v2.1 compliant
  • On board image processing
  • PoCXP support with 13W
  • Flexible GPIO interface
  • Sophisticated GUI and SDK support

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Predator II is a low-cost Frame Grabber supporting the CoaXPress v2.0 standard. The Predator II is capable of receiving video streams from a single CoaXPress link at bit rates up to 12.5 Gbps, including PoCXP. This CoaXPress 12G Frame Grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems applications.

The Predator II can easily receive a video stream on the CoaXPress v2.0 link and transmit it to computer memory through the PCIe interface. This product also provides an external GPIO bracket for machine control signals such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control, and general I/O, which can be controlled alongside the video stream acquisition.

The Predator II uses a standard Micro-BNC connector as a CoaXPress interface to the camera and a standard D-Sub panel mount connector for general-purpose I/O. The Frame Grabber utilizes PCIe Gen2 x4 links for communication with the host PC for video uploading and configuration.


Product / Feature Predator II CoaXPress Frame Grabber with single channel
Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Low profile, half length, 4-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Passive, requires airflow
Mounting For insertion in a low profile, 4-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors • Ports 1 through 1 via x1 Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress v2.1
• x1 I/O connector HD DB26 D-sub panel mount (26-pin 3-row) on front
• Auxiliary 6-pin PEG power socket 12 VDC power input (for PoCXP) on
Lamp indicators Port 0 on bracket
1x bi-color red/green LEDs
CoaXPress Host connector indicator lamps
FPGA Status indicators on PCB:
– 4 Green LEDs
– Active blinking indicator
– PCIe link indicator
– PCIe x4 link indicator
– PCIe Gen2 link indicator
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 12.5 Gbps (PCIe 2.0)
Maximum payload size 512 bytes
DMA • 64-bit
• Scatter gather support
• Phisical 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
Connectors 1x Micro-BNC
Status LEDs 1 CoaXPress Host connection status per connector
4 System status LEDs
Number of cameras 1
Number of links per single camera 1
Syncronisation 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)
• 10 GT/s (CXP-10)
• 12.5 GT/s (CXP-12)
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 auxilary poewer 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):
• 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 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 trigerring 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 trigerrring 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 strobed light sources.
On-board processing
On-board memory 512 MB DDR3
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 aquired 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 LVCMOS 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
LVCMOS lines – 6.5V LVCMOS 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 backeward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 4 general purpose timers
Configurable delay and duration
32bit accomulator
Event reporting 64bit 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 linscan cameras syncronisation 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, Ubuntu 20.04
Nvidia Xavier AGX
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 GenICam GenTL producer libraries C, Python and .NET bindings
xx86_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 0 to +50 °C / +32 to +122 °F
Operating ambient air humidity 10 to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -20 to +70 °C / -4 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
Ordering Information KY-FGPII
Optional accessories GPIO Expansion bracket
Low profile bracket

Block diagram



Example System Block Diagram

The Predator II Frame Grabber supports the following mode of configuration and system topology.

Single Camera Topology:
Single CoaXPress link with up to 12.5 Gb per link topology.
Maximum throughput to PCIe of 12.5 Gb/sec.

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