To develop the Cyton platform we first started with a clean slate and asked ourselves, “What does a next generation frame grabber need?”. For sure, For sure, it needs a high speed back end for the ultimate high speed access to host memory. It also needs a sophisticated DMA engine to handle the demands of new camera interface standards. New standards demand flexibility. CXP cameras will soon be able to put out streams of random sized ROIs, something our previous generation DMA engine was not capable of. Finally, we know based on years of experience of making frame grabbers that it needs flexible and powerful I/O, triggering, and routing. The CoaXPress front end is based on our Karbon-CXP, but upgraded and ready for the coming changes in the CXP standards. The Cyton platform is the foundation for today and tomorrow’s frame grabbers, whether it’s CoaXPress, Camera Link, or whatever new standards emerge from the Machine Vision industry.
The Cyton CXP4-V is designed for small form factor fanless computers where airflow isn’t sufficient to dissipate the FPGA heat.