KAYA Instruments Chameleon SA


The Kaya Instruments Chameleon SA is the industry’s first stand-alone CoaXPress 2.0 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. This product is ideally suited for the development of industrial, defense, and aerospace Machine Vision Systems and applications. The KAYA Instruments Chameleon SA Camera Simulator 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 onboard memory as well as run time uploading the streams from computer memory. The Chameleon SA Camera Simulator uses standard DIN connectors as an interface to the Frame Grabber board and standard headers for general purpose I/O. The Simulator utilizes the Thunderbolt 3 interface for communication with Host PC for video uploading and configuration.


  • CoaXPress 2.0 compliant
  • GUI interface
  • Supporting Windows and Linux OS
  • API for developing custom applications
  • Plug-ins modules for Matlab
  • Gen<i>Cam compliant
  • Up to 32GB image buffer
  • 4 HD-BNC connectors for CoaXPress 2.0 links
  • Data rates up to 12.5Gpbs per link
  • 0°C to 55°C operating environment temperature
  • Thunderbolt 3 Interface required


  • Vision system testing
  • Vision systems development
  • Vision algorithm development
  • Vision systems integration
  • Reliability system testing

Video Output Modes

  • Static and dynamic test patterns
  • BMP/RAW/JPEG image files
  • RAW video files
  • Streaming video (up to 12 Gbps)
  • Multiple pre-recorded video in sequential or loop modes
  • Fully programmable image timing
  • Fully programmable configuration parameters
  • Optional Multi-stream support
  • Emulation of Camera controls and triggers
  • Up to 4 CoaXPress 2.0 device links
  • Frame and line scan formats support

Flexible Machine I/O

  • 8 TTL configurable I/Os
  • 4 LVTTL configurable I/Os
  • 4 LVDS inputs
  • 4 LVDS outputs
  • 4 optoisolated outputs
  • 4 optoisolated inputs
  • 4 quadrature rotary encoder simulators

Product Specifications

KAYA Instruments (Frame Grabbers/Simulators)
KAYA Instruments Chameleon SA

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