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FireBird Quad CXP-6 .
FIREBIRD COAXPRESS
Quad CXP-6 Frame Grabber
CoaXPress Frame Grabber
Four CoaXPress links, each at 6.25 Gbps
RISC based DMA engine technology
8-lane Gen2 PCI Express interface
FEATURES
CoaXPress gives high speed data, power, and camera
control all over a single cable.
High performance with 25 Gigabits per second input rate.
Fast PCI Express 8-lane Gen2 interface.
RISC based DMA engine gives ultimate performance.
Comprehensive I/O.
Supports PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress).
Standard half-length PCI form factor.
Full GenICam support (including GenTL producer).
Supported by the proven Phoenix software SDK.
OVERVIEW
FireBird Quad CXP-6 is a member of Active Silicon’s new state-of-the-art FireBird frame grabber family.
FireBird is designed for ultimate performance providing the very fastest image acquisition without any CPU
intervention using the latest FPGA families, DDR3 memory, and a fast Gen2 PCI Express interface.
CoaXPress is a new digital transmission standard that allows high speed data from a device such as a
camera to be transferred to a host such as a frame grabber. Each CoaXPress link supports up to 6.25 Gbps
data rates, along with device power up to 13W and device control at 20 Mbps – all on a single coax cable.
For faster devices, the links can be concatenated to provide multiples of the single coax bandwidth. Very
long cable lengths are supported – up to 40m at 6.25 Gbps and over 100m at 3.125 Gbps. Active Silicon
was one of the primary authors of the CoaXPress specification which is now a JIIA (Japanese Industrial
Imaging Association) standard.
FireBird is supported by Active Silicon’s existing Phoenix SDK, allowing easy migration for existing
customers using Phoenix frame grabbers. The Phoenix SDK is available as a separate item, and allows
rapid system development and integration. It provides comprehensive example applications and optimized
libraries, and is available for a variety of operating systems via a common API, including Windows and Linux
(32 bit and 64 bit environments) as well as Mac OS X, VxWorks and QNX. Drivers for third party
applications are also available such as Common Vision Blox, Image-Pro Plus, StreamPix, LabVIEW etc. Full
GenICam support is included in the drivers and this includes a GenTL Producer for data streaming as well
as register accesses. As well as functions that control the hardware, the libraries include general purpose
functions for the manipulation and display of images. A separate datasheet describes the SDK in detail.
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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
CoaXPress Interface:
4 BNC connectors provide four links each operating up to 6.25 Gbps, and each
providing up to 13W of power via Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP). These can
support up to four individual cameras, or combinations of cameras requiring
multiple CoaXPress links – for instance one camera requiring two links, and two
additional cameras each using one link. LEDs built into each BNC show the link
status according to the CoaXPress specification.
Buffer Memory:
512 Mbytes of DDR3 memory is fitted for buffering between the CoaXPress interface
and the PCI Express bus.
PCI Express:
8-lane Gen2 interface to support up to 40 Gbps transfer from FireBird to the PC.
I/O:
The following I/O lines are provided for triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control
and general I/O:
x
4 opto-isolated inputs.
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4 opto-isolated outputs.
x
4 TTL inputs, 5V tolerant.
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4 TTL outputs, 5V logic.
x
4 RS-422 inputs.
x
4 RS-422 outputs.
All these I/O signals are provided on a 50 way header on the FireBird board.
Power Input:
An 8 way PCI Express Graphics (PEG) connector is provided to connect to a 6 or 8
way PEG connector from the PC power supply. This is only needed for PoCXP.
Fan Controller:
The fan speed is linked to the temperature of the FPGA die for optimum cooling and
noise level.
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PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETAILS
Dimensions:
PCB:
Overall:
168mm by 111mm.
187mm by 111mm.
Approximate weight:
185g.
Power consumption (typical):
(Measured while acquiring
from 4 CXP-6 links)
+3.3 V
400mA
Storage Temperature:
-15°C to +70°C.
Operating Temperature:
0 °C to +55°C (ambient environment).
Relative Humidity:
10% to 90% non-condensing (operating and storage).
+12 V
920mA
+12V PEG Connector
Up to 68W for PoCXP
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
AS-FBD-4XCXP6-2PE8
FireBird Quad CXP-6 frame grabber.
AS-PHX-SDK-xxx
Software Development Kit for xxx operating system.
For a full list of all supported operating systems please refer to the SDK
datasheet, or contact your distributor.
AS-CBL-VDM230-xM
BNC to BNC cable x metres in length for use with CoaXPress video sources.
Made from Gepco VDM230 cable.
Standard stock lengths are 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m and 20m.
Higher flex rating and longer length cables also available – contact your
distributor for details.
THE FIREBIRD RANGE
The following products will be available in the range:
High performance CoaXPress frame grabbers.
Low cost CoaXPress frame grabbers.
Camera Link frame grabbers, including deca and dual-deca support.
3G-SDI frame grabbers.
These will be available in various form factors including standard PC, PC/104-Express and XMC.
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