The FireBird Quad CXP-6 frame grabber is a member of Active Silicon’s state-of-the-art FireBird frame grabber family.
FireBird is designed for ultimate performance using Active Silicon’s proprietary DMA Engine technology, “ActiveDMA”. This technical innovation applies RISC based processor techniques and guaranties zero CPU intervention, high speed and low latency image data transfers.
CoaXPress is a leading transmission standard for high-speed imaging in professional and industrial applications. Each CoaXPress link supports up to 6.25 Gbps data rates, along with device power up to 13W and device control at 20 Mbps all on a single coax cable. For faster devices, the links can be concatenated to provide multiples of the single coax bandwidth. Very long cable lengths are supported up to 40m at 6.25 Gbps and over 100m at 3.125 Gbps. Active Silicon is one of the primary authors of the CoaXPress international standard, which is hosted by the JIIA (Japan Industrial Imaging Association). All our CoaXPress products are certified compliant to the specification through the JIIA CoaXPress Product Certification Program.
FireBird is supported by Active Silicon’s PHX software development kit (SDK), allowing easy migration for existing customers using Phoenix frame grabbers. The PHX SDK is available as a separate item, and allows rapid system development and integration. It provides comprehensive example applications and optimized libraries, and is available for a variety of operating systems via a common API, including Windows and Linux (32 bit and 64 bit environments) as well as Mac OS X and QNX. Drivers for third party applications are also available such as Cognex VisionPro, HALCON, Common Vision Blox, StreamPix, LabVIEW etc. Full GenICam support is included in the drivers and this includes a GenTL Producer for data streaming as well as register accesses. As well as functions that control the hardware, the libraries include general purpose functions for the manipulation and display of images. A separate datasheet describes the SDK in detail.