Frame grabbers and image acquisition products


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Active Silicon FireBird - High speed with CoaXPress frame grabbers

Active Silicon's FireBird family entails high performing CoaXPress products. All frame grabbers of this series use the latest FPGA processors, DDR3 memory and a PCI Express x8 (Gen 2) interface which results in an extremely high DMA performance without load on the CPU. The multi channel cards allow simultaneous video capture via any CoaXPress connection with up to 6.25 Gbit/s ("CXP-6") per channel. Additionally each channel provides an uplink with 20.8 Mbit/s as well as power supply for the camera with up to 13 W.

A strength of the CoaXPress standard is the possibility for very high cable lengths which can go up to 40 m at 6.25 Gbit/s and even up to 100 m at 3.125 Gbit/s.

The high speed frame grabber series FireBird comprises versions with single, double and quadruple CoaXPress interface.

All acquisition cards of the FireBird series are supported by both Linux and Windows 32-Bit and 64-Bit. Integrators will welcome the separately available user friendly software development kit which facilitates the quick and effective development of applications.

  • Single, dual and quad CoaXPress input
  • PCI Express interface x8 (Gen 2)
  • Data rate up to 6.25 Gbit/s per channel
  • Support of Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP) with up to 13 W
  • Uplink with 20.8 Mbit/s per channel
  • 500 MB DDR3 memory
  • Phoenix/FireBird SDK for Linux and Windows separately available

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File Topics Size
Active Silicon FireBird CoaXPress Installation | 1.0.0
134.0 KB
Active Silicon FireBird CoaXPress SDK Win32 | 1.4.2
4.8 MB
Active Silicon FireBird CoaXPress SDK Win64 | 1.4.2
5.4 MB
Active Silicon FireBird CoaXPress Win32 | 1.4.3
53.2 MB
Active Silicon FireBird CoaXPress x64 | 1.4.3
87.5 MB
Active Silicon FireBird Hardware Manual | 1.2
768.9 KB
Active Silicon Firebird 1xCXP6
Data sheets
638.6 KB
Active Silicon Firebird 2xCXP6
Data sheets
570.3 KB
Active Silicon Firebird 4xCXP6
Data sheets
659.5 KB
Active Silicon High speed demo | 1.2.20
191.7 KB