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KAYA Predator II CoaXPress 12G Frame Grabber

KAYA Instruments Frame Grabber

Product Family

Predator II

PC Slot/Bus

PCI Express Card



Salient Features

KY-FPG-II  CoaXPress Frame Grabber, Single Channel, Receivers

Predator II is low-cost Frame Grabber supporting CoaXPress 2.0 standard. The Predator
II is capable of receiving video stream over a single CoaXPress link, for capturing video
stream from a single link camera.

Predator II supports standard CoaXPress bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps. This CoaXPress Frame Grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications. The Predator II can easily receive video streams on the CoaXPress link and transmit them to computer memory through the PCIe interface using DMA mechanism. This product also provides an external on bracket GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control and general I/O, which can be control aside video stream receiver.
The Predator II uses standard Micro-BNC connector as a CoaXPress interface to the camera. The Frame Grabber utilizes PCIe Gen2 x4 for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


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  • Single CoaXPress 2.0 link support
  • Multi-stream support
  • Camera controls and triggers
  • Up to 2 re-transmit links
  • Link LED indication on card bracket
  • Flexible machine I/O:
    • 4 TTL configurable I/Os
    • 4 LVCMOS configurable I/Os
    • 2 LVDS inputs
    • 2 LVDS outputs
    • 4 opto-isolated inputs
    • 4 opto-isolated outputs
    • 4 quadrature rotary encoders
    • Integrated strobe controller
  • CoaXPress  V2.0 compliant
  • Onboard Image processing
  • Power over CoaXPress with 20W per link
  • Multiple Camera synchronization
  • Multiple Frame Grabbers synchronization
  • Micro-BNC connector for CoaXPress links
  • GUI interface
  • CoaXPress drivers for loopback function
  • Supporting Windows and Linux OS
  • API for developing custom applications
  • Plug-ins modules for MATLAB, HALCON, and Labview
  • Gen<i>Cam compliant
  • GenTL support
  • 4 Gb image buffer
  • PCIe Gen2 x4 Half-length Low profile PCIe card
  • Full or Half-height bracket
  • Data rates up to 12.5 Gbps per link
  • 0°C to 50°C operating environment temperature

On board processing

  • LUT operators with selectable bit depth
  • RGB and Bayer with selectable bit depth
  • Tap re-ordering
  • H/V flipping


Product / Feature Predator CoaXPress Frame Grabber Single channel
Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Low profile, half length, 4-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Air cooling, passive heatsink
Mounting For insertion in a low profile, 4-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors 1x Micro-BNC connector
CoaXpress 2.0 host interface
1x External I/O connector on bracket
26-pin 3 row Dsub Panel Mount, Through Hole, Right Angle
Auxiliary power input (PoCXP) on PCB
6-pin PEG power socket 12 VDC power input for PxCXP ccameras
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 • 32- and 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 2.0 (CoaXPress 1.2 backward compatible)
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)10GT/s(CXP -10)
12.5 GT/s ( CXP-12)
Number of data streams (per camera) 1 data stream per camera
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress) • PoCXP Safe Power:
• 14 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
• 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 strobed 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 4 GB
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 – 5V TTL compliant
LVCMOS lines – 3.3V 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 8 quadrature encoders with A/B and Z inputs
32bit position counter
Forward and backeward counting
Position trigger support
Noise filtering
Timers 8 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 7/10 32 and 64 bit versions, Linux open source driver compatible with a wide range of distributions, tested and precompiled for Ubuntu 14.04, Redhat 6.5, CentOS 7 32 and 64 bit versions
Buffer management Circular buffer support
Accomulation of several frames/lines to single buffer to reduce CPU load
DMA Buffer filling directly to system memory
GUI Supported for Windows and Linux OS

Muli camera displays and configuration

Flexible buffering queing

Image / video recording

Debuging capabilityes Event logging
Statistics counters
GeniCam Support of genicam up to 2.4
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-FGP-II
Optional accessories GPIO Expansion bracket
Low profile bracket

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