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Active Silicon launches new cost-effective CoaXPress frame grabber

Introducing the latest addition to our CoaXPress frame grabber family

July 19, 2018

As computer vision infiltrates an increasing variety of sectors, the cost of vision systems is also coming down – we are delighted to reveal our latest frame grabber – the FireBird Single CoaXPress Low Profile board. Maintaining all the industry-leading features of our highly-regarded and well-established FireBird boards, this newest arrival has been optimized for cost, so it has wider appeal for a greater range of applications. It is ideal for use with the latest range of small, lower-priced single-link CoaXPress cameras. CoaXPress in this combination offers a more affordable solution with all the advantages of higher bandwidths, real-time triggering, long cable lengths and the robustness and high reliability of a dedicated vision standard.

The low-profile design of this FireBird Single CoaXPress frame grabber allows the board to be used in small 2U enclosures; a full-height bracket is also available for standard PC cases. It is a 4-lane Gen2 PCI Express board and is fitted with a Micro-BNC connector, the latest standard for CoaXPress, which also supports PoCXP. Comprehensive I/O is provided, including front panel I/O.

DMA engine technology “ActiveDMA” guarantees zero CPU intervention, high-speed and low-latency image data transfers. In addition, long cable lengths are supported of up to 40m at 6.25 Gbps and over 100m at 3.125 Gbps. All our FireBird frame grabbers are GenICam compliant as standard and the board is supported by our proven ActiveSDK software. The full specifications can be seen on our website here. More information about the CoaXPress standard is on our Resources page.

As we mark our 30th year, we continue to deliver new and innovative products for the machine vision and embedded vision industries. From space missions to large scale deployment of industrial vision systems, we have provided imaging components that help our customers provide world-class solutions. Contact us to see which of our products could enhance your systems and processes.