Predator II Single CoaXPress Thunderbolt


• Single CoaXPress link support
• Thunderbolt 3
• PCIe 2.0 x2 bus
• 512 MB DDR3 frame buffer
• Camera controls and triggers
• Link Status LED indication
• CoaXPress v2.1 compliant
• Power over CoaXPress with 13 W per link
• Multiple camera synchronization
• Multiple Frame Grabbers synchronization
• Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress links
• 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
• 0°C to +50°C operating environment temperatures

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Predator II Single CoaXPress Thunderbolt is the best-in-class Frame Grabber, supporting the CoaXPress v2.1 standard. It can receive video streams from Single CoaXPress v2.1 link in single mode. This link supports standard CoaXPress v2.1 bitrates of up to 12.5 Gbps. These features make the Predator II Single CoaXPress Thunderbolt ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications.

The Predator II Single CoaXPress Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt 3 for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


Form factor Thunderbolt 3
Format External Thunderbolt 3 enclosure
Cooling method Passive
Mounting Stand Alone
Connectors • Ports 1 through 1 via x1 Micro-BNC connectors for CoaXPress v2.1 interface
Dimensions 106.68 mm x 45 mm x 17.2 mm (4.2″ x 1.8″ x 0.7″)
Weight 240 g (8.5 oz)
Host Bus
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 10 W, excluding camera and I/O power output
Camera / Video Inputs
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 links 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
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 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 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 (Automaticlly 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)
Gen<i>Cam • Support of Gen<i>Cam 3.2
• Full camera and Frame Grabber parameters configuration
Buffer management • Circular buffer support
• Accumulation of several frames/lines to 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 • Gen<i>Cam, GenTL producer libraries, ANSI 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
• Export straightforward, unified and easy-to-use API across all Grabber types
• Include practical examples based on API functions, for supported language wrappers
• Documentation include sample snippets for API usage
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 0°C to +55°C ( 32°F to +131°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
Part Number KY-FGP-II-TB
Optional accessories CoaXPress cables

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