The new Predator2 is a low-cost frame grabber from Kaya Instruments supporting the new CoaXPress 2.0 standard. Predator2 is capable of receiving a single CoaXPress 2.0 video stream at bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps, has an uplink interface of up to 20Mbps, and can supply up to 20W of power to the camera using the PoCXP feature.
This CoaXPress frame grabber is ideally suited for industrial, defense and aerospace machine vision systems and applications. Predator2 can easily 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.
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.
This card, designed as a low-cost product, can easily compete with existing first generation single channel CoaXPress frame grabbers from other vendors. In addition, this card supports multiple hardware-based image processing features and support for second generation CoaXPress 2.0 standards. In combination, these features make this frame grabber the ultimate solution for existing and foreseeable-future applications requiring a single channel CoaXPress Acquisition card.
This frame grabber is supported by our Vision Point application and SDK that can be downloaded from our website.