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Coaxlink Quad CXP-12 JPEG

Four-connection CoaXPress CXP-12 frame grabber with JPEG compression

At a glance
  • Four 250 MPixels/s JPEG encoders
  • Compatible with 8-bit/pixel Bayer CFA cameras
  • Two streams per camera: JPEG stream and RGB preview stream
  • Four CoaXPress CXP-12 connections: 5,000 MB/s camera bandwidth
  • PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x8 bus: 6,700 MB/s bus bandwidth

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Applications

The Coaxlink Quad CXP-12 JPEG enables the compact implementation of a multi-channel ultra-high-resolution image acquisition and recording system. The embedded pixel processing drastically reduces the CPU workload to monitor and compress image streams.


PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x8 bus
PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x8 bus

  • 7,800 MB/s peak bus bandwidth
  • 6,700 MB/s sustained bus bandwidth


Use standard coaxial cables
Use standard coaxial cables

  • A single inexpensive cable for data transfer, camera control, trigger and power supply
  • Top reliability and flexibility, performs in the harshest environments


Memento Event Logging Tool

  • Memento is an advanced development and debugging tool available for Coaxlink cards.
  • Memento records an accurate log of all the events related to the camera, the frame grabber and its driver as well as the application.
  • It provides the developer with a precise timeline of time-stamped events, along with context information and logic analyzer view.
  • It provides valuable assistance during application development and debugging, as well as during machine operation.


High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)
High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)

  • Direct transfer into user-allocated memory and hardware boards that expose PCI addresses
  • Hardware scatter-gather support
  • 64-bit addressing capability


Compliant with <a href="https://www.euresys.com/genicam" target="_blank">Genicam</a> Including support for
Compliant with Genicam Including support for

  • GenApi
  • The Standard Feature Naming Convention (SFNC)
  • GenTL


Description
Description

  • The 4-camera firmware variant of the Coaxlink Quad CXP-12 JPEG implements four independent image acquisition channels with, for each of them, a Bayer CFA decoder and a baseline JPEG encoder that can process up to 250 Megapixels/s, for a total of 1 billion color pixels per second.
  • Each channel delivers two concurrent streams: a "JPEG" encoded stream for recording and a "Preview" stream for monitoring.
  • The JPEG stream delivers, with a typical latency of only 20 lines, 4:2:2 full-resolution JFIF-compliant encoded images compatible with standard JPEG decoders. The JPEG encoding quality is configurable from 1 to 100.
  • The Preview stream provides 8-bit Bayer full-resolution, 24-bit RGB full-resolution or 24-bit RGB low-resolution images.


Acquire images from the fastest and highest resolution cameras
Acquire images from the fastest and highest resolution cameras

  • Highest data acquisition rate in the industry
  • 50 Gbit/s (5,000 MB/s) bandwidth from camera to host PC memory


Robust connectors
Robust connectors

  • Micro-BNC (HD-BNC) connectors for reliable connection
  • Trusted push and turn, bayonet-style positive lock
  • Allows for quick and easy connects and disconnects


Direct GPU transfer
Direct GPU transfer

  • Sample programs for AMD DirectGMA and NVIDIA (CUDA) available.
  • Direct GPU transfer eliminates unnecessary system memory copies, lowers CPU overhead, and reduces latency, resulting in significant performance improvements in data transfer times for applications.
  • Direct capture of image data to GPU memory is available using AMD's DirectGMA. Compatible with AMD FirePro W5x00 and above and all AMD FirePro S series products.


Area-scan triggering capabilities

  • A trigger is used to start the acquisition when the part is in position. Hardware triggers come from the Coaxlink's I/O lines. Software triggers come from the application.
  • An optional trigger delay is available to postpone the acquisition for a programmable time.
  • A trigger decimation function allows to skip some of the triggers.
  • Camera exposure control allows the application to control the exposure time of the camera.
  • When the acquisition starts, at the appropriate timing, the Coaxlink board generates a signal to control an illumination device connected to one of its output lines.


Windows, Linux and macOS drivers available
Windows, Linux and macOS drivers available

  • Including support for Intel 32-bit and 64-bit platforms as well as ARM 64-bit platforms


Support of JFIF image format

The GenICam Browser and GenTL Viewer applications now support JFIF images.


Long cable support
Long cable support

  • 30 meters at CXP-12 speed (12.5 Gbps)
  • 72 meters at CXP-6 speed (6.25 Gbps)
  • 100 meters at CXP-3 speed (3 Gbps)


Connect up to 4 cameras to a single Coaxlink card
Connect up to 4 cameras to a single Coaxlink card


General purpose I/O lines
General purpose I/O lines

  • Compatible with a wide range of sensors and motion encoders.
  • High-speed differential inputs: Quadrature motion encoder support up to 5 MHz.
  • Isolated current-sense inputs: 5V, 12V, 24V signaling voltages accepted, up to 50 kHz, individual galvanic isolation up to 500VAC RMS.
  • Isolated contact outputs.
  • High-speed 5V-compliant TTL inputs/ LVTTL outputs.


The Coaxlink driver includes the following tools:
The Coaxlink driver includes the following tools:

  • Genicam Browser: An application giving access to the Genicamfeatures exposed by the GenTL Producer(s) in the system.
  • GenTL Console: A command-line tool giving access to the functions and commands exposed by the Euresys GenTL Producer.


Mechanical
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
  • 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' on bracket:
    • 4x Micro-BNC female connectors
    • CoaXpress host interface
  • EXTERNAL I/O' on bracket:
    • 26-pin 3-row high-density female sub-D connector
    • I/O lines and power output
  • INTERNAL I/O 1' and 'INTERNAL I/O 2' on PCB:
    • 2x 26-pin 2-row 0.1" pitch pin header with shrouding
    • I/O lines and power output
  • 'AUXILIARY POWER INPUT' on module:
    • 6-pin PEG power socket
    • 12 VDC power input for PoCXP camera(s) and I/O power
  • 'C2C-LINK' on module:
    • 6-pin 2-row 0.1-in header
    • Card to card link
Lamp indicators
  • 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' on bracket:
    • 4x bi-color red/green LEDs
    • CoaXPress Host connector indicator lamps
  • 'FPGA STATUS LAMP' on PCB:
    • Bi-color red/green LED
    • FPGA status lamp
  • 'BOARD STATUS LAMP' on PCB:
    • Bi-color red/green LED
Switches 'RECOVERY' on card PCB:
  • 3-pin 1-row 0.1" header
  • Firmware emergency recovery
Dimensions L 167.65 mm x H 111.15 mm L 6.6 in x H 4.38 in
Weight 196 g, 6.91 oz
Host bus
Standard PCI Express 3.0
Link width
  • 8 lanes
  • 1 lane, 2 lanes 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
Peak delivery bandwidth 7,800 MB/s
Effective (sustained) delivery bandwidth 6,700 MB/s (Host PC motherboard dependent)
Power consumption Typ. TBW (TBD W @ +3.3V,TBD W @ +12V), excluding camera and I/O power output
Camera / video inputs
Interface standard(s) CoaXPress 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1 and 2.0
Connectors 4x Micro-BNC 75 Ohms (also known as HD-BNC™) CXP-12
Status LEDs 1 CoaXPress Host connection status per connector
Number of cameras Four 1-connection cameras
Line-scan cameras supported No
Maximum aggregated camera data transfer rate 50 Gbit/s (5,000 MB/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), 10.0 GT/s (CXP-10), and 12.5 GT/s (CXP-12)
Number of CXP data streams (per camera) 1 data stream per camera
Maximum CXP stream packet size 16,384 bytes
PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress)
  • PoCXP Safe Power:
    • 17 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 AUXILIARY POWER INPUT connector using a 6-pin PEG cable
Camera types Area-scan cameras:
  • 8-bit Bayer CFA single-tap (1X-1Y) progressive-scan
  • Image resolution ( H x V): from 128 x 16 up to 5120 x 3840; width and height must be multiples of 8
Camera pixel formats supported Bayer (PFNC names):
  • BayerGR8, BayerRG8, BayerGB8, BayerBG8
Area-scan camera control
Trigger
  • Precise control of asynchronous reset cameras, with exposure control.
  • Support of camera exposure/readout overlap.
  • Support of external hardware trigger, with optional delay and trigger decimation.
Strobe
  • Accurate control of the strobe position for strobed light sources.
  • Support of early and late strobe pulses.
On-board processing
On-board memory 2 GB
Image data stream processing
  • Optional swap of R and B components
  • 1:8 image downscaling available on RGB8 output (Stream0, a.k.a. "preview stream")
Data stream statistics
  • Measurement of:
    • Frame rate (Area-scan only)
    • Line rate
    • Data rate
  • Configurable averaging interval
Event signaling and counting
  • The application software can be notified of the occurrence of various events:
    • Standard event: the EVENT_NEW_BUFFER event notifies the application of newly filled buffers
    • A large set of custom events
  • Custom events sources:
    • I/O Toolbox events
    • Camera and Illumination control events
    • CoaXPress data stream events
    • CoaXPress host interface events
  • Each custom event is associated with a 32-bit counter that counts the number of occurrences
  • The last three 32-bit context data words of the event context data can be configured with event-specific context data:
    • Event-specific data
    • State of all System I/O lines sampled at the event occurrence time
    • Value of any event counter
Bayer CFA to RGB decoder Advanced interpolation method
On-board video codec
Video encoders JPEG
  • Baseline profile
  • 4 encoders
  • Up to 250 Mpixels/second per encoder
  • JFIF compliant output
General Purpose Inputs and Outputs
Number of lines 20 I/O lines:
  • 4 differential inputs (DIN)
  • 4 singled-ended TTL inputs/outputs (TTLIO)
  • 8 isolated inputs (IIN)
  • 4 isolated outputs (IOUT)
NOTE: The number of I/O lines can be extended using I/O modules attached to the I/O EXTENSION connector.
Usage
  • Any I/O input lines can be used by any LIN tool of the I/O Toolbox
  • Selected pairs of I/O input lines can be used by any QDC tool of the I/O toolbox to decode A/B signals of a motion encoder
  • The LIN and QDC tools outputs can be further processed by the other tools (DIV, MDV, DEL) of the I/O toolbox to generate any of the following "trigger" events:
    • The "cycle trigger" of the Camera and Illumination controller
    • The "cycle sequence trigger" of the Camera and Illumination controller
Electrical specifications
  • DIN: High-speed differential inputs compatible with ANSI/EIA/TIA-422/485 differential line drivers and complementary TTL drivers
  • TTLIO: High-speed 5V-compliant TTL inputs or LVTTL outputs, compatible with totem-pole LVTTL, TTL, 5V CMOS drivers or LVTTL, TTL, 3V CMOS receivers
  • IIN: Isolated current-sense inputs with wide voltage input range up to 30V, compatible with totem-pole LVTTL, TTL, 5V CMOS drivers, RS-422 differential line drivers, potential free contacts, solid-state relays and opto-couplers
  • IOUT: Isolated contact outputs compatible with 30V / 100mA loads
Polarity control Yes
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
Power output Non-isolated, +12V, 1A, with electronic fuse protection
I/O Toolbox tools The I/O Toolbox is a configurable interconnection of tools that generates events (usually triggers) from input lines. The composition of the toolset is product- and firmware-dependent.
  • Line Input tool (LIN): Edge detector delivering events on rising or falling edges of any selected input line.
  • Quadrature Decoder tool (QDC): A composite tool including:
    • A quadrature edge detector delivering events on selected transitions of selected pairs of input lines.
    • An optional backward motion compensator for clean line-scan image acquisition when the motion is unstable.
    • A 32-bit up/down counter for delivering a position value.
  • Divider tool (DIV): to generate an event every nth input events from any I/O toolbox event source.
  • Multiplier/divider tool (MDV): to generate m events every d input events from any I/O toolbox event source.
  • Delay tool (DEL): to delay up to 16 events from one or two I/O toolbox event sources, by a programmable time or number of motion encoder ticks (any QDC events).
  • User Actions Scheduler tool (UAS): to delegate the execution of User Actions at a scheduled time or encoder position. Possible user actions include setting low/high/toggle any bit of the User Output Register or generation of any User Events.
I/O Toolbox composition Firmware-dependent I/O toolbox composition:
  • 4-camera: 8 LIN, 4 QDC, 4 DIV, 4 MDV, 4 DEL, 1 UAS
C2C-Link
Description
  • Allows to accurately synchronize the trigger and start-of-exposure of multiple grabber-controlled area-scan and line-scan cameras.
  • C2C-Link is able to synchronize cameras connected
    • to the same Coaxlink card
    • to different cards in the same PC (requires an accessory cable such as the "3303 C2C-Link Ribbon Cable" or a custom-made C2C-Link cable)
    • to different cards in different PCs (requires one "1636 InterPC C2C-Link Adapter" for each PC and one RJ 45 CAT 5 STP straight LAN cable for each adapter but the last one)
Specification
  • Maximum distance
    • 60 cm inside a PC
    • 1200 m cumulated adapter to adapter cable length
  • Maximum trigger rate
    • 2.5 MHz for configurations using a single PC, or up to 10 PCs and 100 m total C2C-Link cable length
    • 200 kHz for configurations up to 32 PCs and 1200m total C2C-Link cable length
  • Trigger propagation delay from master to slave devices
    • Less than 10 ns for cameras on the same Coaxlink card or on different Coaxlink cards in the same PC
    • Less than 265 ns for cameras on different Coaxlink cards in different PCs (3 PCs and 40m total C2C-Link cable length)
Software
Host PC Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 7 for x86 (32-bit) and x86-64 (64-bit) processor architectures
  • Linux for x86 (32-bit), x86-64 (64-bit) and aarch64 (64-bit) processor architectures
  • macOS for x86-64 (64-bit) processor architecture
Refer to release notes for details
APIs EGrabber class, with C++ and .NET APIs:
  • .NET assembly designed to be used with development environments compatible with .NET frameworks version 2.0 or higher
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
  • aarch64 dynamic library designed to be used with ISO-compliant C/C++ compilers for the development of aarch64 applications
Memento Compatible with Memento Event Logging tool
Environmental conditions
Operating ambient air temperature 0 to +55 °C / +32 to +131 °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
Certifications
Electromagnetic - EMC standards
  • European Council EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
  • United 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 European Union Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS2)
REACH European Union Regulation 1907/2006
WEEE Must be disposed of separately from normal household waste and must be recycled according to local regulations
Ordering Information
Product code - Description
Optional accessories