Active Silicon Announces Faster Interface Boards in Its Expanded FireBird Range

Active Silicon Announces Faster Interface Boards in Its Expanded FireBird Range

Active Silicon is turbo-charging imaging systems with its new range of FireBird CoaXPress frame grabbers

The 4xCXP-12 acquisition card (PCIe Gen3 x8; CoaXPress v2.0) is the latest addition. With speeds up to 12.5 Gbps per link, it supports the fastest cameras on the market and allows acquisition of high-speed, high-resolution images in real-time. The board is ideal for single or multi-camera solutions in high-speed applications, such as industrial inspection. It uses the ActiveDMA RISC-based engine to guarantee zero CPU intervention, providing high-speed and low-latency image data transfers. Long cable lengths are also supported. 

For more cost-sensitive projects, the 4xCXP12-3PE4 version offers excellent value and features. Similar in price to Active Silicon’s well-established CXP-6 quad frame grabber, this board supports CXP-12 for dual applications, as well as quad CXP-6, along with many of the advantages of the 3PE8 board. 

Features of the new CoaXPress boards include: 

  • High-speed data, power and camera control all over a single cable. 
  • Fast PCI Express 4-lane and 8-lane Gen3 interfaces. 
  • ActiveDMA engine – RISC-based acquisition with zero CPU usage. 
  • Comprehensive I/O including end panel I/O. 
  • CoaXPress v2.0 support. 
  • Supports PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress). 
  • Micro-BNC connectors. 
  • Standard half-length PCI form-factor. 
  • Full GenICam support (including GenTL Producer). 

All Active Silicon frame grabbers come with the easy-to-use, comprehensive ActiveSDK which allows integrators to develop applications quickly and effectively, together with a range of third-party software drivers. 

In addition to frame grabbers, Active Silicon also manufactures and supplies camera interface boards, cameras and embedded vision systems

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