Camera Link/CoaxPress based Camera and Machine Simulator System

From Gidel, Inc.

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Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Industry Standard: PCIE Edge; Video: Camera

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement

Technology: Cots

Stratix Series: Stratix® III: Stratix® III E

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


Gidel ProcCamSim™ is a flexible high performance camera simulator that generates Camera Link™/CoaXPress™ images and test patterns for a frame grabber enabling the users to perform most of the development at a low cost quiet lab environment. Thus, the ProcCamSim improves significantly the productivity and reduces the overall expenses of vision and imaging systems development. Gidel's ProcCamSim data flow repetition capability enables to perform accurate validation testing of algorithms to ensure that they function as expected with the relevant input. Moreover, once a rare occurring bug is detected, its respective data flow can be accurately reconstructed to locate the bug and fix it quickly.

Order Information

Ordering Code
ProcCamSim-A$1Buy Now
ProcCamSim-X$1Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Stratix® III 80E fpga for CameraLink based Simulator on 4-lane PCI Express (PCIe x4) host interface
  • Stratix® V A3 FPGA for CoaXpress based simulator on 8-lane PCI Express (PCIe x4) host interface
  • Up to 4GB image buffer for Camera Link and up to 8GB for CoaXPress
  • Two MDR-26 connectors interface for full mode Camera Link v1.1 configuration
  • Interfaces with the ProcFG - Gidel's frame grabbing and processing or any standard Frame Grabber

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Simulates all Camera Link v1.1 configurations (base / medium / full)
  • Simulates all CoaXPress image formats, including Raw, Mono, Planar, Planar Raw, Bayer, RGB, RGBA, YUV, YCbCr601, YCbCr709
  • Machine simulator capability by adding user IOs
  • Supports BMP and RAW input image files. Enables video simulation via streaming of BMP/RAW images
  • Software static-pattern generator

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Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 15.1
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics N
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy Contact Gidel
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. It is only for systems not for boards
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

Gidel's Proc Development Kit is a set of building blocks designed to facilitate the development task and the hardware-software integration, and to enhance significantly system productivity. It is a complete system solution including boards, software tools, IPs and optional daughter boards. \nGidel also provide a GUI based Application program for the end user to run diagnostics on the hardware platform

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ISO 9000 & 9001

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