The Gidel HawkEye-CL Camera Link frame grabber and real-time image processing system provides the core infrastructure required to support 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 that comprises acquisition, open-FPGA image processing, and a flexible custom camera interface.
The HawkEye-CL is Camera Link Rev. 2.0 compliant and supports 80-bit Camera Link modes, including 10-bits/8-tap and 8-bit/10-tap modes. The HawkEye-CL family is based on PCIe Gen. 3 x8 providing CPU-free ultra-fast host throughput. Huge data buffers of up to 16 GB fortify the acquisition bandwidth and the image processing capabilities on powerful Arria 10 FPGAs.
Target Application Examples:
- 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
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Grabber option #1: InfiniVision
- Enables using many synchronized cameras and/or to grab compressed images/videos.
- All the cameras' data, including from multiple boards, is organized in a single buffer.
- Each camera can have different resolution, and pixel format, and may be changed on the fly.
- The frame grabber can have one or more instances of InfiniVision, and all cameras of the same InfiniVision instance must be synchronized.
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.