CAVU Aerospace UK Ltd

Frame Grabber

Satellite Payload & Data Acquisition

The FG-1 is a state-of-the-art Cubesat satellite board, specifically designed for capturing high-quality images from a CameraLink camera in a Cubesat satellite. This device embodies the latest advancements in space technology, ensuring optimal performance even in the harsh conditions of space.


The FG-1 is built to withstand the rigors of space travel , providing consistent performance throughout it’s lifespan. It operates efficiently within a temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and adheres to the launch vehicle shocks and vibrations.


At the heart of the FG-1 lies the Actel/Microsemi Flash-based FPGA, immune to Single Event Upsets (SEUs). It supports Power Over CameraLink (PoCL) with an onboard On/OFF switch and CameraLink UART configuration. The FG-1 is capable of handling complex computations and data processing tasks, making it an invaluable asset for any imaging Cubesat mission.


Input Voltage: Single 12V or 5V and 12V
Power Consumption: <1W for FG-1 Board
Mass: 75gr
Dimension: Cubesat standard


Temperature: -40 C to +85 C @ 10 bar
Radiation Hardness: 30Krad (Si)/yr, SEE @ 60MeV
Latch-up Immune
Shocks: ISS CubeSat Deployer Compatible
Random Vibrations: ISS CubeSat Deployer Compatible


NAND Flash: Up to 64Gbit SLC with ECC and
EDAC protection
Serial Memory: FRAM/MRAM
DRAM: 1Gb with optional ECC and EDAC


High Speed QSPI LVDS Payload
Configurable UART and I2C
Optional Micro-D for Control
SDR26 Medium/Full Camera Interface