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

Key Features


  • 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

CoaXPress interfaceCXP-6, 1, 2 or 4 links supporting up to 4 cameras
PoCXP option
Camera Link interface 1) 80-bit (Deca), Full, Medium or Base
2) Dual Base
PoCL option
SFP+ interface2 SFP+ or QSFP @ up to 14.1Gbps per link.
Enabling direct connection also to SDI, HDMI and Camera Link cameras
MIPI interfaceUp to 6 MIPI cameras (Non standard format with PCIe x4)
Host BusPCIe x8 Gen. 3
Frame Buffer1-16 GB
Image FormatsMono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10 and 12 bits/color)
Max AcquisitionDepends on the board camera interface
Form FactorPCIe low-profile
Camera TypesArea and Line
GPIO4 x RS422, 4 x opto-coupler inputs,
2 x 3.3-30V/0.9A max output drivers
12 bidirectional inter-board IOs
Advanced FeaturesSelective ROI acquisition
Software Support1) ProcFG, InfiniVision GUI, API and application examples
2) Proc Dev Kit and templates for development on FPGA
OS SupportWin 7, 10 and Server 2012 (64-bit) and Linux (kernel 2.6.x- 4.19.11)
Image ProcessingOption for adding on-FPGA image processing and compression on Intel's FPGA:
Arria 10-160 or Arria 10-480 or Arria 10-480 with ARM processor
Download data sheets for HawkEye-CXP, HawkEye-CL, and HawkEye-NET.