Single-Channel CoaXPress Frame Grabber Minds The Budget

The Predator2 is promoted as a low-cost frame grabber supporting the latest CoaXPress 2.0 standard. The board can receive a single CoaXPress 2.0 video stream at bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps, has an uplink interface of up to 20 Mbps, and can supply up to 20W of power to the camera using its PoCXP feature.


The frame grabber is viable for industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems and applications. It can receive a video stream on a single CoaXPress link and transfer it to computer memory via a PCIe interface, utilizing DMA. A GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control, and general I/O, which can be controlled alongside video stream reception, is also provided. For easy access, the GPIO connector is located on the front bracket.

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Predator2 uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as a CoaXPress interface to the camera and standard D-sub 26 HD connector for general purpose I/O. The frame grabber is a low-profile card which utilizes PCIe Gen2 x4 links for communication with the host PC for video streaming, control, and configuration.


Since CoaXPress 2.0 standard is backwards-compatible with previous generation of CoaXPress interface, this frame grabber card can support CoaXPress interface bitrates of 1.25Gbps, 3.125Gbps, and 6.25Gbps. Also, the frame grabber is supported by the company’s Vision Point application and SDK For greater insights, peruse the Predator2 datasheet and/or email [email protected]

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