FASTX-APU FRAME GRABBER

The FastX-APU framegrabber series is for users who anticipate a demand for extreme I/O requirements and/or higher bandwidth, complex image processing and real-time high-speed storage in a cost effective platform. The base FastX-APU, is a two thirds length raw form factor PCIe (X4) Gen2 board with either six basic 85 MHz Camera Link Channels up to two extended full Camera Link camera interfaces. An auxilliary I/O connector provides a header for adaptation of other high speed interfaces such as GigEx4, high speed analog formats such as UXGA or DVI, or CoaXPress. The front-end data is formatted and preprocessed by a Kintex FPGA before being sent to the PCIe (X4) Gen 2 switch to the host or the AMD APU.

 

FASTX-APU PCIe KEY FEATURES:

  • Raw PCI form factor board with 4 GB dedicated high speed DD2 DRAM for the front end Xilinx Kintex FPGA for sustained real-time front-end processing
  • The latest AMD G-Series APU with 16 GB of DDR3 memory for real-time compute intensive processing
  • Collects data from up to six asynchronous Camera (channel) Links
  • Programmable Kintex FPGA for I/O interface configuration and processing
  • Four lane PCIe gen-2 bus interfac
  • Optional high speed I/O interface for alternative input formats such as GigEx4, UXGA/DVI, or CoaXPress
  • Supported by industry standard firmware development tools, including fully optimized basic data manipulation, data formatting and image processing routines written in open CL
  • Drivers for Windows™ 7, Linux

FASTX-APU BOARD OVERVIEW

I/O INTERFACE

  • Up to six 85 MHz Bidirectional Camera (channel) Link I/O
  • Optional header for other input/output options including digital GigEX4, UXGA or DVI, or CoaXPress

PCI-e INTERFACE

  • Data width - four lane PCI-express gen-2
  • Peak DMA rate - 2GB/sec bidirectional.

PROCESSOR

  • AMD G-Series APU with 16 GB DDR3 DRAM memory

CAMERA CONTROL

  • Serial port- Asynch., RS-232 which runs from 75 to 11.2K baud
  • Camera Link controls (optional)

FPGA/MEMORY OPTION

  • Four GB DDR2 DRAM memory directly connected to the input Kintex FPGA for high-speed input

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