FG600-CL, a PXIe, open FPGA, Based CameraLink Frame Grabber

FG600-CL is a PXIe format, FPGA based imaging solution that supports BASE, MEDIUM, FULL and Extended FULL CameraLink compatible cameras. The hardware is fully compliant with the PXIe standard and can be used in a PXIe chassis as well as in an embedded fashion. The PXIe700 based card , used in this solution, can be found on SDSP web site for full details. The board offers 4 lanes of Gen2 PCIe for host communication. An FMC-CL Cameralink FMC card is attached to the base card for interfacing to the cameras.

Interface FG600CL-PXIe Number of Cameras +(option)
Base CL  √ 2 (2)
Medium CL   √ 1 (1)
Full CL   √ 1 (1)
Extended Full CL   √ 1 (1)
1x SATA-3    √
2x SATA-3   √ or SFP+

The FG600-CL has a variety of I/O capabilities – 2 x SATA connectors for real-time storage of image frames (needs suitable IP core which is not included) and an SFP+ for transfer of images via Ethernet connection. The x2 SATA can also be used as general purpose I/O.

FG-600CL base board (PXIe700) comes with a Kintex7 XC7K410T in FFG900 package and includes:

  • PXI control, trigger and clock
  • 4 Lane PCIe Gen2 (Gen3 with softcore)
  • SFP+ cage for 10Gb Ethernet or Fiber Optics
  • JTAG
  • White Rabbit support for nanosecond synchronization
  • 2 banks of DDR3 memory, 1GB each, 32-bit wide and 128MB of FLASH

With an open FPGA the hardware is fully user- programmable  to implement customized IP cores.

The package comprises PXIe700 FPGA card, FMC-CL Cameralink interface FMC, CameraLink capture and set up IP cores, PCIe driver, demo application, host API library, and a full user guide. Demo includes set up of camera, capture of image and buffered in FPGA for transfer to host over PCIe interface.

Features

  • Supports Base, Medium, Full, and Extended Configurations
  • PoCL (Power over Camera Link) v1.2 support
  • x2 SATA interfaces for real-time image storage with suitable SATA core (not provided) or x1 SATA and x1SFP+
  • 7.14 Gbit/sec Camera Link Interface
  • 7.48 Gbit/sec FMC Interface
  • Acquisition pixel clock rates up to 85MHz
  • Real-time data transfers to FMC Carrier
  • PXIe format with embedded option
  • Supplied in Commercial or Industrial grade
  • ESD protection for all Camera Link signals

 

Applications

  • Machine Vision
  • Imaging
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Process Control
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • R&D

3D model of PXIe700

 

SGM Stereo demo using FMC-CL and EMC2 PCIe104 carrier card:

http://tulipp.eu/tulipp-sgm-stereo-demo/

The package includes:

  • user guide of PXIe700, FMC-CL, and manual of using the IP-core supporting FMC-CL
  • FMC-CL module (without auxiliary board)
  • PXIe700 FPGA carrier card
  • FC-CL  IP core
  • Example application capturing data and transferring to host PC under Windows 10.
  • SCom 2 package in binary format

Optional:

SCOM2 Windows 10 driver package with host side libraries for developing custom host side interface/application.

FMC-CL-Aux , auxiliary board for interfacing additional cameras.

FG600-CL-PXIe700-xxx     (xxx=325T or 410T)

The above can be used as an embedded unit. FPGA -2 speed grade supplied as standard.