Small Form Factor (SFF PC) pose challenges in space-constrained embedded vision applications. They are generally fanless to save space making them prone to overheating if airflow isn’t sufficient to dissipate heat from FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) processors. Bitflow has thus developed two new purpose-built frame grabbers featuring board-mounted micro fans to draw in cool air to replace hot air in the SFF PC. This new design increases heat transfer from the FPGA while reducing the overall system size, resulting in higher computing performance and avoiding costly downtime.
BitFlow Cyton CXP4-V and Claxon CXP4-V quad-channel frame grabbers enable the integrators to have complete confidence when selecting either of these field-proven designs for their vision systems.
The Claxon CXP4 frame grabber is a quad CXP-12 PCIe Gen 3 frame grabber that supports one to four CXP-12 cameras and multi-link CXP-12 cameras, with CXP speeds from 3.25 to 12.5 Gb/S. Each connected camera has its own I/O and can draw up to 13 W of power. The Cyton CXP4 frame grabber is based on the CoaXPress 1.1 standard and has a Gen 2.0 x8 PCI Express bus interface on its back-end for high-speed access to host memory in multi-camera systems.
Both frame grabbers support simple triggering modes and complicated, application-specific triggering and control interactions within any hardware environment. This permits to deliver extremely fast data transfer plus offer the added value of cooling protection.