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KAYA Instruments FPGA Board

Komodo Fiber FPGA Board: KY-FGF

Fiber Optics:  Greater Bandwidth, Speed, Distance, & Security.

Komodo-Fiber is high-performance yet low-cost FPGA card supporting four SFP+ 10GigE transceivers and a single QSFP 40GigE optical interface. The card is based on Arria V GZ powerful FPGA that offers up to 400K flexible logic elements, 1K DSP blocks and 28Mbit of embedded memory.

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Komodo Fiber: KY-FGF is high-performance yet low-cost frame grabber card supporting four SFP+ 10Gbps and a single QSFP+ 40Gbps transceivers (optical). The card is based on powerful FPGA, flexible DDR3 memory system with up to 144 Gb of memory and 128 Gbps throughput. A high speed 8 lane Gen 3.0 PCI express interface allows fast video transfers between optical links and computer memory while a versatile GPIO with multi-standard support enables connection to external devices.
Full camera control and configuration is also supported from host over PCIe interface.
The QSFP+ and SFP+ interfaces are connected directly to FPGA device transceiver channels to minimize latency.
All of these features combine make the Komodo Fiber ideal for a wide range of applications.


Product / Feature Komodo Fiber Frame Grabber
Form Factor PCI Express card
Format Standard profile, half length, 8-lane PCI Express card
Cooling method Air cooling, fan-cooled heatsink
Mounting For insertion in a standard height, 8-lane or higher, PCI Express card slot
Connectors Port 0 through 3 via 4x SFP+
Ports 4 through 7 via 1x QSFP+Internal I/O connector in PCB
26-pin 2-row 0.1″ pitch pin header with shrouding for I/O lines
Lamp indicators Ports 0 through 3 on bracket
4x bi-color red/green LEDs
indicator lamps per SFP+
Ports 4 through 7 on bracket
4x bi-color red/green LEDs
indicator lamps per QSFP+
FPGA Status indicators on PCB:
– 4 Green LEDs
– Active blinking indicator
– PCIe link indicator
– PCIe x8 link indicator
– PCIe Gen3 link indicator
Dimensions L 167.65 mm x H 111.15 mm
L 6.6 in x H 4.38 in
Weight 225gr
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 3.0
Link width 8 lanes
1, 2 or 4 lanes with reduced performance
Link speed • 8.0 GT/s (PCIe 3.0)
• 5.0 GT/s (PCIe 2.0) with reduced performance
Maximum payload size 512 bytes
DMA • 32- and 64-bit
• Scatter gather support
• Phisical address support (GPU transfers)
Peak delivery bandwidth 7,880 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 6,710 MB/s
Power consumption Typ. 16.8 W (3.8 W @ +3.3V, 13 W @ +12V)
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) KAYA Fiber Interface
Connectors 4x SFP+
1x QSFP+
Status LEDs 1 Host connection status per SFP+
4 CoaXPress Host connection status per QSFP
4 System status LEDs
Number of cameras Up to 8
Number of links per single camera Up to 8
Syncronisation between cameras Yes
Line-scan cameras supported Yes
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 55 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)
Number of data streams (per camera) 1 data stream per camera
Maximum stream packet size 8,192 bytes
PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress)
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
• Up to 16GByte SODIMM
Bayer De-Mosaic Full 16bit resulution
• Bilinear 3×3
• Bilinear 3×2 for linescan with gradient correction
Color Transformation • Full 16bit resolution 18bit coefficiens table
• Color space conversion
• Gain and Offset
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
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
APIs C/C++:
GenICam GenTL producer libraries compatible with C/C++ compilers:
x86 dynamic library designed to be used with ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers for the development of x86 applications
x86_64 dynamic library designed to be used with ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers for the development of x86_64 applications
Plug-ins modules for Matlab, HALCON and Labview
GUI Supported for Windows and Linux OS
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-FGF
Optional accessories – GPIO expansion bracket
– DDR3 Extra memory SODIMM 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB
– SFP+ and QSFP+ modules
– Fiber cables

Block Diagram




  • CoaXPress Komodo Frame Grabber
  • Hardware user manual
  • Reference designs (VHDL and Verilog)
  • SFP+ modules (optional)
  • QSFP+ module (optional)
  • GPIO extension panel (optional)

Order Information

Series/Family Name Part Number Description Number of Channels Interface Datasheet
Komodo FPGA Board KY-FGF Komodo Fiber Frame Grabber (QSFP+ and 4x SFP+ Version)
  • 4 x SFP+ at 10 Gbps
  • 1 x QSFP at 40 Gbps
Fiber PDF
Komodo FPGA Board KY-FGF-II Komodo  II Fiber Frame Grabber ( 4x SFP+ Version ONLY)  TBD Fiber TBD

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