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FireBird CoaXPress Frame Grabber (2xCXP12-3PE4L)

Introducing the New FireBird Dual CXP-12 CoaXPress Frame Grabber from Active Silicon

June 19, 2024

The FireBird Dual CXP-12 CoaXPress frame grabber is the latest addition to our state-of-the-art frame grabber family.

It’s designed to deliver unparalleled performance and versatility, catering to the evolving needs of professional and industrial imaging applications. It supports either one 2-connection camera or two 1-connection cameras at up to CXP-12 speeds, as well as PoCXP (power over CoaXPress), enabling simultaneous streaming with remarkable efficiency.

With its low profile design, the Dual CXP-12 CoaXPress frame grabber is suitable for a wide range of setups, including small embedded PC enclosures, 2U rack mount cases and standard PCs, offering flexibility without compromising on performance.

At the heart of FireBird CXP frame grabbers lies Active Silicon’s proprietary DMA Engine technology, “ActiveDMA”. RISC-based processor techniques ensure high-speed, low-latency image data transfers directly to system memory with zero CPU intervention; in GPU augmented systems image data can be delivered directly to GPU memory for optimal performance in compute intensive applications.

FireBird is supported by our software development kit, ActiveSDK, allowing rapid system development and integration. Compatible with a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux (64-bit environments), and QNX, ActiveSDK includes comprehensive example applications, optimized libraries, and support for third-party applications such as Cognex VisionPro, HALCON, Common Vision Blox, and more.

Full GenICam support, including a GenTL Producer for data streaming and register accesses, is included in the drivers, enhancing ease of use and integration. The libraries also feature general-purpose functions for image manipulation and display, providing developers with the tools they need for efficient system development.

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