CoaXPress Interface: A BNC connector provides one link operating up to 6.25 Gbps, and providing up to
13W of power via Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP). 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.