Dual-Port 10 GigE Frame Grabbing & Image Processing System

The Gidel HawkEye-20GigE frame grabbing and real-time image processing system offers true 2 x 10 GigE acquisition capabilities guaranteeing 100% frame capture with no frame loss. The board supports link aggregation, chunk data (payload type: 0x4001) transmission, ROI capture capability, and comprehensive system I/Os. 

The HawkEye-20GigE series offers a number of options to accommodate diverse application needs, from a plug-and-play high-performance frame grabber to a fully customized system solution comprising acquisition, FPGA image processing, real-time image compression, multi-camera synchronization and complex I/O system control. 

The HawkEye-20GigE has an acquisition bandwidth of 20 Gb/s via two SFP+ ports enabling grabbing from two 10 GigE cameras, multi-link cameras or multiple GigE cameras via a switch. The HawkEye-20GigE family is based on PCIe Gen. 3 x8, providing CPU-free ultra-fast offload bandwidth. 

The boards are supported by Gidel’s development tools, including the ProcVision Kit for tailoring, debugging and verifying the FPGA image processing and data flow, and the Proc Dev Kit for generating automatically the Application Support Packages (ASPs) and the environment FPGA code, including all board/IP constrains and user logic wrapper.

  • Grabbing from 2 x 10 GigE links
  • Support for multi-cameras
  • Support for Link Aggregation
  • Acquisition bandwidth of up to 20 Gb/s via 2 SFP+ ports (copper/fiber)
  • No frame loss
    • CPU-free data offload via PCIe Gen. 3 x8 enabling high-resolution post processing on host computer
  • Support for ROI acquisition
  • Payload types supported:
    • 0x0001: Uncompressed image data
    • 0x4001: Image + extended chunk data
  • Camera sychronization via hardware triggering or PTP (Precision Time Protocol)
  • PCIe x8 Gen. 3 
  • Form factor: low-profile
  • Low-power, starting at less than 12W 
  • Pixel formats supported: Mono, Bayer, RGBA and RGB
  • Infrastructure for full Vision/Imaging system solution including on-FPGA image processing and post-processing on host
  • Intel Arria 10 160 GX FPGA
    • For larger FPGA devices, including Arria 10 and Stratix 10, enabling 100 Gb/s +, contact the Gidel Sales
  • Support for area and line cameras
  • Diverse I/O capabilities: RS422, opto-couplers, LVTTL and 30 V drivers/recievers
  • Powerful ecosystem:
    • ProcVision Kit for customization of Vision flow and image processing 
    • Image compression IPs 
    • Tools for efficient development & integration of software and FPGA code
    • InfiniVision software for multi-camera acquisition and synchronization
    • Supports GenICam’s GenTL API and Halcon machine vision software

Camera Interface2 x 10 GigE Vision Links
Advanced Features• No Frame loss at 20 Gb/s
• Support for Link Aggregation
• Support for Chunk Data
• Selective ROI acquisition
• Option for image processing and on-FPGA compression
Camera TypesArea and Line
Max ResolutionHorizontal: 16 K pixels (64-bit)
Vertical: 65 K lines
Image FormatsMono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10 and 12 bits/color).
Connectors• 2 x SFP+ (copper / fiber)
• 15-Pin I/O D-SUB
GPIORS422, opto-coupler, LVTTL and 30V at 0.9A
Payload Types0x0001: Uncompressed image data
0x4001: Image + extended chunk data
Acquisition RateUp to 20 Gb/s acquisition rate
Host BusPCIe x8 Gen. 3
Frame Buffer2 GB
Image ProcessingOption for user image processing code on Intel Arria 10 FPGA (for open FPGA grabber model only)
Form FactorPCIe low-profile
Operating Ambient Temperature0 – 54 C, relative humidity up to 90% (non-condensing)
Ecosystem Support• ProcVision Kit for Vision flow tailoring
• Proc Dev Kit for automatic generation of Application Support Package and efficient development on FPGA
• Image Compression and Decompression IPs
• InfiniVision software for multi-camera acquisition and synchronization
• Supports GenICam GenTL API
• Support for MVTec HalconTM machine vision software
OS Support• Win 10 and Server 2012 (64-bit)
• Linux (kernel 2.6.x- 5.5)
• Linux version doesn’t include the ProcFG/InfiniVision GUI and the ProcWizard application

Download our data sheet for the HawkEye-20GigE frame grabber and image processing family.