Predator II Single Channel CoaXPress M.2 Frame Grabber


• 1 CoaXPress link support
• M.2 card
• PCIe 2.0 x2 bus
• 512 MB DDR3 frame buffer
• Camera controls and triggers
• Per-Link LED indication
• Flexible GPIO interface:
– 2 LVTTL configurable I/Os
– 4 quadrature rotary encoders
– Integrated strobe controller
– 4 timers
• CoaXPress v2.1 compliant
• Power over CoaXPress with 13 W per link
• Multiple camera synchronization
• Multiple Frame Grabbers synchronization
• Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress link
• GUI Interface
• Supporting Windows, Linux OS and Nvidia Jetpack
• API for custom application development
• Plug-in modules for Matlab, HALCON, Cognex and
• Gen<i>Cam compliant
• GenTL support
• Data rates up to 12.5 Gbps per link
• Transfer rates of up to 850 MB/s
• -40°C to +70°C operating environment temperatures

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Predator II Single CoaXPress M.2 is the best-in-class Frame Grabber, supporting the CoaXPress v2.1 standard. It can receive video streams from 1 CoaXPress v2.1 link in single modes. It can also be used for simultaneous capture from multiple cameras. Each link supports standard CoaXPress v2.1 bitrates of up to 12.5 Gbps. These features make the Predator II Single CoaXPress M.2 ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.

The Predator II Single CoaXPress M.2 can easily receive video streams on the CoaXPress link 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 video stream acquisition. Our frame grabber uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as a CoaXPress v2.1 interface to the camera. It utilizes PCIe 2.0 x2 link for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


Form factor M.2 card
Format M2280 M.2 card
Cooling method conductive
Mounting For insertion in a M2280 M.2 card slot
Connectors • Ports 1 through 1 via x1 Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress v2.1 interface
• Samtec T1M-02-F-SH-L 12 VDC power input (for PoCXP) on PCB
Dimensions 168.69 mm x 68.9 mm (6.6” x 2.7”)
Weight 111 g (3.9 oz)
Standard PCI Express 2.0
Link width • 2 lanes
• 1 lane with reduced performance
Link speed • 5.0 GT/s (PCIe 2.0)
Maximum payload size 256 bytes
DMA • 64-bit addressing support
• Scatter gather support
• Physical address support (GPU transfers)
Peak delivery bandwidth 1,000 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 850 MB/s (Host PC dependent)
Power consumption 5 W, excluding camera and I/O power output
Interface standard(s) CoaXPress v2.1 (CoaXPress 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1 and 2.0 backward compatible)
Status LEDs • 1 bicolor status LED per camera connector
• 2 System status LEDs
Number of cameras Up to 1
Number of link per single camera Up to 1
Number of streams per single camera Up to 1
Total number of streams per frame grabber Up to 1
Synchronization between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 12.5 Gbit/s
Supported 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 up-connection speeds • Low-speed 20.83 Mbps (CXP-1 to CXP-6)
• Low-speed 41.66 Mbps (CXP-10, CXP-12)
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
Power over protocol • PoCXP Safe Power
• 13 W of 24 V DC regulated power per CoaXPress connector
• PoCXP Device detection and automatic power-on
• Overload and short-circuit protections
• On-board 12 V to 24 V DC/DC converter
• A +12 V 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
• 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
Number of lines 2 I/O lines:
Usage • 2 singled-ended LVTTL inputs/outputs
• Any System I/O input lines can be connected to any I/O output line
• Any I/O input line can be used to decode A/B and Z signals of a motion encoder
• Any I/O input line can generate any trigger event
• Any I/O input line can trigger a timer
Electrical specifications • Differential lines – LVDS compatible
• TTL lines: 5 V TTL compliant
• LVTTL lines: 3.3 V LVTTL compliant
• Isolated lines: opto-isolated lines with voltage range up to 30 V
Filter control • Glitch removal filter for Encoders and Triggers
• Configurable filter time between 0 μs and 34 ms
• Filter time resolution of 8 ns
Polarity control Yes
Encoders • 4 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
• 32-bit position counter
• Forward and backward counting
• Position trigger support
• Noise filtering
Timers • 4 general purpose timers
• Configurable delay and duration
• 32-bit 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
Synchronization Precise area and line-scan cameras synchronization across different frame grabbers
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
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 memory 512 MB DDR3
Bayer De-Mosaic • Full 16-bit resolution
• Bilinear 3×3
• Bilinear 3×2 for linescan with gradient correction
Color transformation • Full 16-bit resolution 18-bit coefficients table
• Color space conversion
• Gain and Offset
Decimation Line skip
Additional features Unpacking of 10/12/14-bit to 16-bit LSB aligned
Frame timestamp 64-bit with 8 ns precision
Data stream statistics Measurement of:
• Frame rate
• CRC Errors
• Received/Dropped frames
• Received/Dropped packets
• Test packets
Event signaling and counting The application software can be notified of the occurrence of various events:
• Newly acquired buffers
• I/O events
• Timer events
• Encoder events
Host PC operating system • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit version
• Microsoft Windows 11 64-bit version
• Signed and certified kernel driver supporting Windows 10 and 11
• Source code Linux kernel driver (Automatically compiled during installation)
• Tested for Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 versions
• Nvidia Xavier AGX (Jetpack 5.1.1 and 4.6.1)
• Nvidia Orin AGX (Jetpack 5.1.1)
GenCam • Support of GenCam 3.2
• Full camera and Frame Grabber parameters configuration
Buffer management • Circular buffer support
• Accumulation of several frames/lines to a single buffer to reduce CPU load
• Flexible buffer queuing
• DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
GUI • Supported for Windows and Linux OS
• Multi-camera display and configuration
• Image/video recording and playback
Debugging capabilities • Event logging
• Statistics counters
APIs • GenCam, GenTL producer libraries, ANSI C, Python, and NET bindings
• x86 64 dynamic library designed to be used with ISO-compliant C runtime
• Allows for the development of x86 64 applications
• Plug-in modules for Matlab, HALCON, Cognex, and Labview
• Export straightforward, unified, and easy-to-use API across all Grabber types
• Include practical examples based on API functions, for supported language wrappers
• Documentation includes sample snippets for API usage
Operating ambient air temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Operating ambient air humidity 10% to 90% RH non-condensing
Storage ambient air temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°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 United 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
Part Number KY-FGP-II-M.2
Optional accessories CoaXPress cables

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