HawkEye Frame Grabber Family

The Gidel HawkEye frame grabber family provides a powerful and flexible infrastructure required to realize demanding Vision and Imaging applications. The HawkEye series offers a number of options to accommodate the diverse application needs starting from plug-and-play high-performance frame grabbers to a full system solution comprising acquisition, on-FPGA image processing and image compression, and flexible custom camera interface. Off-the-shelf HawkEye solutions include support for CoaXPress, Camera Link and MIPI cameras.

The HawkEye is supported by Gidel’s Vision SDK and development tools comprising ProcFG and InfiniVision GUI applications, API libraries, application examples, and the Proc Dev kit for efficient development on FPGA.

Contact Information

North America:

+1 408 969 0389


+972 4 610 2500

Asia Pacific:

+972 4 610 2500

  • HawkEye Camera Interface options:
    • HawkEye-CXP for up to 4 links of CoaXPress PoCXP-6
    • HawkEye-CL supporting Camera Link 2.0, including Base, Medium, Full, and 80-bit (Deca)
    • HawkEye-MIPIfor up to 6 MIPI cameras
    • HawkEye-Net with up to 4 SFP+ connector for custom camera possibilities
  • User-friendly GUI application, API suite, and application examples
  • Acquisition rate up to 25 Gb/s
  • PCIe x8, Gen. 3 host interface
  • Image buffer of up to 16 GB
  • PCIe low-profile form factor
  • Support for Power over cable: PoCXP, PoCL and PoMIPI
  • Option for on-board image processing and image compression (JPEG and Lossless)
  • Powerful Vision SDK and Tools for development of both software and FPGA code.

Technical Specifications

Camera Interface1) Camera Link 80-bit (Deca), Full, Medium or Base
2) Option for Dual Base
3) Option for PoCL
Image FormatsMono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10 and 12 bits/color)
Max ResolutionHorizontal: 16 K pixels (64-bit)
Vertical: 65 K lines
Max Acquisition Rate25 Mb/s
Host BusPCIe x8 Gen. 3
Frame Buffer1-16 GB
Image Processing (optional)Image processing code on Intel Arria 10 FPGA (160 and 480)
Image Compression (optional)Lossless and JPEG encoding
Camera TypesArea and Line Scan
Connectors• 2x SDR26 (mini Camera Link)
• VGA15-pin for connecting GPIO
MTBF (with passive cooling)> million hours
Form FactorPCIe low-profile
GPIORS422, opto-couplers, current sink drivers, bi-directional I/Os
Advanced FeaturesSelective ROI acquisition
Ecosystem Support• ProcVision Suite for Vision flow customization
• Proc Dev Kit for automatic generation of Application Support Package and efficient development on FPGA
• CertifEye support Image Compression and Decompression IPs
• InfiniVision software for multi-camera aquisition and synchronization
• Supports GenICam GenTL API
• Support for third-party software, including as MVTec HalconTM machine vision software
Operating Ambient Temperature0 - 50 C, relative humidity up to 90%
Download data sheets for HawkEye-CXP, HawkEye-CL, and HawkEye-NET.