HawkEye-CXP CoaXPress Frame Grabber and Image Processing System

The Gidel HawkEye-CXP frame grabbing and real-time image processing system provides the core infrastructure required to realize the most demanding vision and imaging applications. The HawkEye series offers a number of options to accommodate diverse application needs, from plug-and-play high-performance frame grabbers to a full system solution comprising acquisition, open-FPGA image processing, and flexible custom camera interface. Off-the-shelf HawkEye solutions include support for Camera Link and CoaXPress cameras.


The HawkEye-CXP is CoaXPress Version 1.1 compliant and supports up to four CoaXPress (cXp-6) channels. The HawkEye-CXP family is based on PCIe Gen. 3 x8, providing CPU-free ultra-fast offload capacity of up to 64 Gb/s. Huge data buffers of up to 16 GB fortify the acquisition bandwidth and the image processing capabilities on powerful Arria 10 FPGA. The HawkEye-CXP is supported by Gidel’s Proc Developer’s kit, which is composed of the ProcFG GUI application, an API library and examples for developing a customized application, and the ProcWizard application for efficient development of image processing algorithms on FPGA.

Ordering Information

Phone: +972 4 610 2500
Fax: +972 4 610 2501

North America:
Phone: +1 408 969 0389
Fax: +1 408 465 7361

  • Grabbing from up to 4 CoaXPress (cXp-6) channels
  • Grabbing from 1, 2, or 4 cameras simultaneously
  • Infrastructure for full vision/imaging system solution, including image acquisition, real-time image processing, and post-processing on host
  • Option for image processing on FPGA, allowing for real-time processing free of host computer
  • Huge frame buffers of up to 16 GB to enable high-acquisition capacity and to enhance image processing capabilities
  • Ultra-high CPU-free data offload capability of up to 64 Gb/s, enabling high-resolution post processing on host computer
  • Powerful tools for efficient development of both software and FPGA code
  • Automotive and Inspection applications demanding real-time analysis and system response
  • Military & Aerospace applications combining real-time and post-acquisition analysis
  • Medical & Scientific applications requiring high-resolution imaging capabilities
  • Traffic & Transportation applications processing high-volume data from multiple locations
Camera StandardCoaXPress Version 1.1 compliant including PoCXP
Camera Interface1, 2 or 4x CoaXPress (cXp-6)
Pixel FormatsMono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10, and 12 bits/color).
Camera TypesArea and line
Max Acquisition RateUp to 50 Gb/s acquisition rate
Host InterfacePCIe x8 Gen. 3
Host ThroughputUp to 64 Gb/s
Frame Buffer1-16 GB
Form FactorPCIe low-profile
Connectors• 1, 2, or 4x DIN 1.0/2.3 female connectors
• I/O connector
GPIORS422, opto-coupler, LVTTL, and 30V at 0.9A
LED Indicators• Grabber status LED
• User defined LED
Advanced FeaturesSelective ROI acquisition
Software SupportProcFG GUI, API and examples. Compliant with Genicam. For open FPGA grabber version, ProcWizard Development tool for algorithm development on FPGA
OS SupportWin-10 and Win-7 64-bits, Win-Server 2012 64-bits and Linux 64 bit.
MTBF> million hours
Image ProcessingFor open FPGA grabber version, option for adding image processing code on Intel Arria 10 FPGA
Ordering Code*
(Basic Models)
FPGAOpen FPGASpeed Grade*DDR4 Frame BufferNotes
HawkEye-cXp6-1-PN/ANON/A1 GB1x cXp-6 with PoCXP
HawkEye-cXp6-2-PN/ANON/A1 GB2x cXp-6 with PoCXP
HawkEye-cXp6-4-PN/ANON/A1 GB4x cXp-6 with PoCXP
HawkEye-cXp6-4-16PArria 10 160 GXYES31 GB4x cXp-6 with PoCXP
HawkEye-cXp6-4-48PArria 10 480 GXYES31 GB + 0-16 GB SoDIMM4x cXp-6 with PoCXP

*For availability of additional HawkEye-CXP models, including SoC and other FPGA speed grades, please contact Gidel Sales.

Download our data sheet for the HawkEye-CXP CoaXPress Frame Grabber and Image Processing System.