HawkEye 20GigE frame grabber

Dual-Port 10 GigE Frame Grabbing & Image Processing System

  • Grabbing from 2 x 10 GigE links
  • Support for multi-cameras
  • Support for Link Aggregation
  • Acquisition bandwidth of up to 20 Gb/s
  • No frame loss
  • Support for ROI acquisition

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

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-10GigE family is based on PCIe Gen. 3 x8, providing CPU-free ultra-fast offload bandwidth.

Camera Interface
2 x 10 GigE Links
Advanced Features
Link Aggregation mode
Chunk Data
Selective ROI acquisition
Option for on-FPGA compression
Image Formats
Mono, Bayer, RGBA (8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 bits/color) and RGB (8, 10 and 12 bits/ color)
Max. Resolution
Horizontal: 16 K pixels (64-bit)
Vertical: 65 K lines
Acquisition Rate
Up to 20 Gb/s
Host Bus
PCIe x8 Gen. 3
Frame Buffer
2 GB
Camera Types
Area and Line Scan
Form Factor
PCIe low-profile
2 x SFP+ (copper / fiber)
15-Pin I/O D-SUB
RS422, opto-coupler, LVTTL and 30V at 0.9A
OS Support
Win 10 and 11
Linux (kernel 2.6.x- 5.19)
Linux version doesn’t include the ProcFG/InfiniVision GUI

HawkEye 20GigE is available with following options. Contact us if you need a customized solution!

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Grabber architecture type
The Gidel frame grabber boards can operate in one of two unique frame grabber architectures, ProcFG or InfiniVision, by reprogramming the firmware.
Grabber option #1: InfiniVision
  1. Enables using many synchronized cameras and/or to grab compressed images/videos.
  2. All the cameras' data, including from multiple boards, is organized in a single buffer.
  3. Each camera can have different resolution, and pixel format, and may be changed on the fly.
  4. The frame grabber can have one or more instances of InfiniVision, and all cameras of the same InfiniVision instance must be synchronized.
Grabber option #2: ProcFG
  • Each camera has a dedicated ProcFG instance.
  • Frame size and pixel format must be fixed.
  • Optimized for line scan cameras
  • Option for grabbing ROIs.
  • ProcFG may not be used for compressed data.
  • Camera interface connector
    SFP+ | RJ45
    FPGA Option
    Open FPGA | Closed FPGA
    FPGA Type
    Arria 10 160 | Arria 10 480

    HawkEye 20GigE are available in various variants with different FPGA. Contact us if you need assistance selecting the right model for your needs!

    HawkEye FPGA resource comparison
    Base modelHawkEye 20GigE 48HawkEye 20GigE 16
    FPGA-18*18 Multipliers2,736312
    Peripheral Memory:
  • DRAM A capacity
  • 1 GB1 GB
  • DRAM A sustain bandwidth
  • 5.6 GB/s6.4 GB/s
  • SoDIMM B capacity
  • 0,4,8,16 GB-
  • SoDIMM B sustain bandwidth
  • 9.6 GB/s-


    The ProcFG and InfiniVision are each supported by its unique GUI and API suite for developing the user application.  For description of ProcFG and InfiniVision, refer to the Options tab.

    FPGA Programming Suite:

    The Gidel grabber boards are supported by the ProcVision Suite enabling tailoring, debugging, and verification of the FPGA image processing and data flow.

    Customization can be based on the InfiniVision or ProcFG flow, and can include multi-instances for supporting unique multi-camera topologies, as well as, image processing and compression.

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    HawkEye 20GigE Datasheet

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    Gidel HawkEye 20 GigE frame grabber block diagram
    HawkEye 20GigE frame grabber block diagram

    Block diagram


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