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Smilodon 10G EVO / 18MP






SMILODON 10G EVO is a highly customizable and user-programmable FPGA-based high-speed smart camera featuring a high-performance FPGA. It is a camera with a Xilinx Zynq FPGA, a high-speed imaging sensor and a 1 or 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It includes high-performance ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) technology, combined with high-speed industrial Gpixel imaging sensors.

Smilodon 10G EVO includes a fully customizable and user-programmable open-reference design for a high-speed FPGA-based camera and application development system. Its emphasis is on an open hardware/software development model, high-frame rates, real-time image processing on FPGA and modern graphical user interface support on the PC side.

A suite of versatile and high-performance tools for Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC FPGA is used to develop algorithms and process data in real-time. Images are acquired by 4 different Gpixel GMAX25xx sensors with up to 48x LVDS interface (46 Gbps), achieving brilliant images at a very high speed. The on-board 4GB DDR4 memory with 19 GB/s of bandwidth enables usage of complex buffered image processing.

The reference design can be easily edited with standard Xilinx Vivado tools. OptoMotive´s custom IP cores seamlessly integrate inside the Xilinx Vivado toolchain. A large portion of the FPGA (PL) is free for the programming and development of new algorithms or the implementation of additional IP cores. The 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 Programmable Subsystem runs a Linux OS with a custom-made EVO control and streaming stack (including Zero-copy TCP/IP stack). The SoC also includes dual 600MHz Cortex R5 processors which are free for user data processing. User applications or custom data post-processing can easily be added to the existing design.


  • Laser triangulation – with a ready-made Peak detector on-board image processing core;
  • Motion capture – with a ready-made BLOB detector or Running Length Encoder (RLE) on-board image processing core;
  • Industrial process automation – to count, detect, check, verify, read, inspect and test different products, levels, components, etc. at incredible speed and
  • Industrial quality control: to inspect defects, cracks or surface blemishes, size, position, dimension and colour, foreign objects, quality General R&D.



Active pixels H x V 4508 x 4096
Imaging sensor GPIXEL
Resolution (MP) 18.0 MP
Spectral options monochrome
Optical format 15.2 (1”)
Active pixels (H x V) 2.5 μm
Frame rate (FPS) 139 FPS
Dynamic Range 10bit/12bit 62/67 dB


ADC Resolution 10/12 bit
Analogue Gain x1 – x2, step of x0.25 @10bit; x1 – x4, step of x0.25 @12bit
Region of Interest YES, with 16 pixel increments
Shutter Type Electronic global shutter
Shutter Time 5 us – 90 s
Pixel Clock Speed From 1.5 to 3.8 Gpix/s
Exposure Linear, odd/even row HDR
Pixel Correction Dead pixel, LUT, flat-field correction
Trigger Modes Free running, trigger, overlap, pulse width
Trigger Features Delay 0 – 1000 ms, LP Filter 1.5Hz – 100 kHz
Shutter Resolution TBD
FPGA Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ Kria K26
Free FPGA % > 50%
Volatile Memory 4 GB DDR4 with 19.2 GB/s bandwidth
Non-volatile Memory 64 MB QSPI flash, 16 GB eMMC
Lens Mount C-mount (1” 32G thread)
Temp Range 0 – 50°C
Mass TBD
Protection TBD
Housing Material CNC-machined aluminum, anodized
RoHS RoHS compliant
Fixing Holes 4x M3 OEM
Input Voltage DC 9-50V
Consumption up to 30W
IO Isolation 1x IN / 1x OUT opto-isolated
Connectors 10G SFP+, 1G RJ45, 4x USB, 10 pin Hirose HR10A
On-board Image Processing As an option (if an IP Core is integrated)
Open Reference Design Yes
Open architecture Yes
Software Compatible with OptoMotive EVO software (full source included)
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 10, 64bit or 32bit
Development Tools Xilinx Vivado/SDK version 2021 or later; Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 or later