CoaXPress Interface: 4 BNC connectors provide four links each operating up to 6.25 Gbps, and each
providing up to 13W of power via Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP). These can
support up to four individual cameras, or combinations of cameras requiring
multiple CoaXPress links – for instance one camera requiring two links, and two
additional cameras each using one link. LEDs built into each BNC show the link
status according to the CoaXPress specification.
Buffer Memory: 512 Mbytes of DDR3 memory is fitted for buffering between the CoaXPress interface
and the PCI Express bus.
PCI Express: 8 lane Gen2 interface to support up to 40 Gbps transfer from FireBird to the PC.
I/O: The following I/O lines are provided for triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control
and general I/O:
• 4 opto-isolated inputs.
• 4 opto-isolated outputs.
• 4 TTL inputs, 5V tolerant.
• 4 TTL outputs, 5V logic.
• 4 RS-422 inputs.
• 4 RS-422 outputs.
All these I/O signals are provided on a 50 way header on the FireBird board.
Power Input: An 8 way PCI Express Graphics (PEG) connector is provided to connect to a 6 or 8
way PEG connector from the PC power supply. This is only needed for PoCXP.