CXP-12 Interface Card 1C#

The Basler CXP-12 Interface Card 1C allows you to connect a Basler boost CXP-12 camera to your computer.

It is based upon the CoaXPress 2.0 standard supporting bandwidths of up to 12.5 Gbps.

CXP-12 Interface Card 1C

General Specifications#

Specification CXP-12 Interface Card 1C
Host Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 (Direct Memory Access)
Bandwidth 3 938 MB/s (theoretical)
3 260 MB/s (typical / max.)
On-board memory 1 GB DDR4-RAM
Power Requirements PCIe slot: 12 VDC (± 5 %), <1.5 A. Actual values depend on processing.
PCIe 6-pin connector: 12 VDC (± 5 %), <2 A. Actual values depend on the connected PoCXP camera.
Dimensions PCIe low profile card (68.90 mm x 167.65 mm)
Weight 180 g
Camera Interface 1 x CXP-12 (CXP-1 to CXP-12, Micro-BNC connector)
Conformity CE, RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Software Basler pylon Camera Software Suite for Windows (version 6.0 or higher)

Info

The PCIe bus data throughput depends on the motherboard, the chip set, and the BIOS configuration of the host computer. It can differ from slot to slot. It can also depend on the number of installed PCIe boards, e.g., a PCIe x8 connector may support only x4 performance. For more information, check the manual of your mainboard.

Hardware Installation#

For help with the hardware installation, refer to the Basler boost CXP-12 Quick Install Guide.

Software Installation#

To operate the interface card with a Basler boost CXP-12 camera, install the pylon Camera Software Suite for Windows (version 6.0 or higher) on the host computer.

When installing the pylon Camera Software Suite for Windows, make sure to select the CXP Camera Support feature. This will install all runtime software, drivers, and related software tools that are required for operating the interface card.

Requirements#

System Requirements#

  • PCIe interface on host computer: The host computer must have at least one PCIe 3.0 x4 slot available.
  • Power supply on host computer: When using Power over CoaXPress (pocxp), the host computer must provide one female 6-pin pcie connector for power supply. you can find the matching power connector on the interface card.

Environmental Requirements#

Description Temperature
Temperature during operation 0–50 °C (32–122 °F)
Humidity during operation 5–90 %, relative, non-condensing
Storage temperature -50–80 °C (-58–176 °F)
Storage humidity 5–95 %, relative, non-condensing

Allow sufficient air circulation to keep the temperature during operation below 50 °C. Additional cooling devices are not normally required, but should be provided, if necessary.

Electrical Requirements#

Input Lines#

You can use pins 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14 to receive trigger input signals.

You can receive either up to 3 differential signals, or two differential signals and one single-ended signal.

Circuit Diagram

Circuit Diagram: Input Lines

Electrical Characteristics
Electrical Minimum Typical Maximum
Supply voltage 4.5 VDC - 28 VDC
Input threshold - 20 % of supply voltage -
Differential input offset voltage - 10 mV -
Current at GPI pin - 4 mA -
Total current at GPI voltage IN - - 50 mA
Timing Characteristics
Timing Minimum Typical Maximum
Propagation delay 40 ns 60 ns 80 ns
Min. pulse width - 200 ns -
Max. frequency - 2.5 MHz -

Info

  • The CXP-12 Interface Card 1C has been designed with a varistor that opens at an input voltage of 30 VDC (on the input lines). This activates the onboard surge protector to protect the board. At a total supply voltage of 36 VDC the electronic chips would become defective.
  • For more information about the electrical and timing characteristics of the built-in comparators, refer to the TI LM2901 data sheet.
  • For more information about the electrical and timing characteristics of the built-in optocouplers, refer to the ISO7220BD data sheet.

Output Lines#

You can use pin 1 and 2 to send TTL trigger output signals.

Circuit Diagram

Circuit Diagram: Output Lines

Electrical Characteristics
Electrical Minimum Typical Maximum
Output voltage high (VOH) 3.8 VDC - 5 VDC
Output voltage low (VOL) - - 0.58 VDC
Output current (IO) - - 18 mA

5V Out (max. current 500 mA): The 15-pin connector offers a voltage out pin that provides 5 VDC. It can be used for a maximum current of 500 mA.

Timing Characteristics
Timing Minimum Typical Maximum
Rise Time / Fall Time - 2.5 ns -

Info

  • For more information about the electrical and timing characteristics of the built-in outputs, refer to the TI SN74LVC1G97 data sheet.
  • For more information about the built-in RS 485 transceiver, refer to the TI SN65HVD1176 data sheet.

Ports and LEDs#

Ports#

The CXP-12 Interface Card 1C offers the following ports:

Interface Card Ports

LED on the Slot Bracket#

There is one status LED located on the slot bracket of the interface card. It indicates the status of the CXP link:

  • Green: Connection at CXP link ready for operation.
  • Red: No connection at CXP link.

Interface Card Status LED

LEDs on the Board#

The following LEDs provide you with information:

Interface Card LED Blocks 1, 2, and 3

LED Block LED Name LED Color Meaning
1 TRG Yellow There is external voltage supplied on the 15-pin connector.
2 RDY Orange The FPGA has been configured successfully and is ready for operation.
2 PGINT Green "Power Good Internal": Voltage on the PCIe slot is stable. The voltage generated internally is also stable.
2 PGEXT Green "Power Good External": Voltage on the PCIe power connector is stable. The PoCXP voltage (24 VDC) generated internally is also stable.
2 USR1 to USR6 Green User-defined. The LEDs can be controlled via software. They are not related to camera ports and can be used for any purpose.
3 PCIE Green or red Green: The interface card gets power via PCIe slot (12 VDC IN).
Red: The interface card doesn't get power via PCIe slot.
3 EXT Green or red Green: The interface card's PCIe power connector is connected to a power supply via the host computer.
Red: The interface card's PCIe power connector is not connected to a power supply via the host computer.

Physical Interface#

Interface Card Connectors#

The card is interfaced to external circuitry via two connectors:

  • A Micro-BNC connector (HD-BNC) to transmit image data, control signals, and configuration commands. The connector can also be used to provide power to the camera via Power over CoaXPress (PoCXP).
  • A 15-pin D-Sub Micro-D connector used to send and receive trigger signals.
  • A status LED indicating the status of the CXP link.

Interface Card Connectors

Connector Pin Numbering and Assignments#

Pin 1 on the Front GPIO Connector

Pin (3P FPGA) Opto-coupleda Signal Reference Signal
1 No GPO 0 5 VDC / Global GND
2 No GPO 1 5 VDC / Global GND
3 No Reserved for RS 485 (GND) -
4 No Reserved for RS 485 -
5 No 5V_OUT (0.5 A max.) -
6 No GND (global GND) -
7 - - -
8 Yes GPI 2b GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
9 Yes GPI 3b GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
10 Yes GPI voltage IN (4.5–28 VDC)c -
11 Yes GPI 0+ GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
12 Yes GPI 0- GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
13 Yes GPI 1+ GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
14 Yes GPI 1- GPI voltage IN / GPI GND
15 Yes GPI GND -

  1. All General Purpose Inputs (GPIs) of the 15-pin connector are electrically isolated. The incoming signals are transferred to the interface card via optocoupler. This way, the interface card is securely protected against high incoming voltages. However, to operate the internal GPI circuits, you need to connect a voltage source and ground: On pin 10, you apply the voltage (GPI voltage IN) that serves as operating voltage for the internal operational amplifiers. On pin 15, you connect the according ground (GPI GND).

  2. Pins 8 and 9 can be used in two ways: 1) together for receiving a differential signal, 2) only pin 8 for receiving a single-ended signal. In case 2), pin 9 is not connected.

  3. The voltage applied must be the same voltage as the signal source voltage.

Info

The CXP-12 Interface Card 1C trigger system needs to get supply voltage on the GPI Voltage IN pin (pin 10). If you want to connect devices that have no PWR pin, you need to provide the power supply to the GPI Voltage IN pin from an external source.