FG-550-CL is a complete imaging solution for the capture and processing of images from up to 4 CameraLink cameras. Raw or processed images can be written to the onboard SD card or transported to a host via Ethernet.
Hardware includes a Zynq eval board, an FMC-CL CameraLink FMC, a power adaptor, and capture IP core including UART for camera set up. It also includes Linux installed on the SD card for the ARM processor and the software application to transfer data to host through Ethernet and/or write to SD card. A complete user guide and the host side software, to capture images sent over Ethernet, are also included.
|Interface||FG-550-CL||Number of Cameras +(option)|
|Base CL||√||2 (2)|
|Medium CL||√||1 (1)|
|Full CL||√||1 (1)|
|Extended Full CL||√||1 (1)|
FPGA resources are available to the user for custom algorithms and function developments. USB, UART, FMC, and Ethernet give users flexibility for interfacing to any machinery and devices within the target system.
The presence of an extra FMC site gives a system developer the ability to add different functionalities to this hardware through many available FMCs from various vendors or by adding another FMC-CL to support four Bases or 2 of the Medium, Full or Extended mode cameras.
The module is populated with 1GB of DDR3 memory and sample test applications are provided to help jump-start any developments.
As standard the application on the ARM allows the captured images to be transferred to a host running Windows OS via Ethernet connection (host side application is provided) or to write to an SD card. The board boots up with the supplied Linux OS put on the SD card. The captured image can be time-stamped before dispatch to host or storage on the SD card. A utility software on the host converts the binary data to text format for easy viewing/understanding. The IP core is designed in such a way that users can add their own processing modules to it with ease.