CoaXPress compliant frame grabbers acquire images 6x faster than GigE
Additionally up to 13W of power can be transmitted to camera along the cable. The CXP standard opens the door to applications where cable cost, routing requirements and long distances have prevented the move to high resolution, high speed digital cameras. In many cases, existing coaxial infrastructure can be repurposed for CXP with very low installation costs. CoaXPress solves many of the problems of previous machine vision standards. For one, it eliminates the cost and distance restrictions of Camera Link cables. Two, it provides a significant increase in quality, resolution and speed over analog, while maintaining its simple and flexible cabling. Third, while GigE also uses low-cost and long-distance capable cabling, it introduces trigger latency and determinism issues that CXP does not. BitFlow Karbon-CXP frame grabbers are CoaXPress 1.0 compliant, and support from one to four CXP cameras, as well as support up to four CXP multi-links (up to four links per camera). They supports CXP speeds from 1.250 to 6.250 Gb/s and cameras can be accurately synchronized, or can be completely unsynchronized with a separate I/O for each camera. The Karbon-CXP comes with a SDK that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Applications can be developed using C/ C++/.NET and BitFlow’s sophisticated buffer management APIs.