The Chameleon II is the industry’s first CoaXPress 12.5G Camera Simulator. This simulator is capable of generating video streams and test patterns of up to 4 CoaXPress 2.0 links in single, dual and quad modes. Each link supports standard CoaXPress 2.0 bitrates up to 12.5 Gbps.
The Chameleon II can easily transmit generic test patterns, customer’s specific pre-processed data or custom video streams on the CoaXPress 2.0 links. It also provides GPIO for machine control signals, such as triggers, shaft encoders, exposure control and general I/O, which can be simulated together with the video streams. The Simulator enables transmitting the video streams from on-board memory as well as run time uploading the streams from computer memory. The Chameleon II Simulator also enables PoCXP simulation by connecting an external load. The Chameleon II uses standard Micro-BNC connectors as an interface and standard headers for general purpose I/O. The Simulator utilizes PCIe Gen3 x8 links for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.
The Chameleon II is ideally suited for development of industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems. Applications include: vision system testing, vision systems development, vision algorithm development, vision systems integration and reliability system testing.