CoaXpress is a new digital transmission standard that allows high speed data from a device, such as a camera, to be transferred to a host, such as a frame grabber. Each CoaXPress link supports up to 6.25 Gbps data rates, along with device power up to 13W and device control at 20 Mbps – all over a single coax cable. For very fast devices, the links can be aggregated to provide multiples of the single coax bandwidth. Long cable lengths are supported – up to 40 meters at 6.25 Gbps and over 100 meters at 3.125 Gbps.
Targeted for Machine Vision Industry, the CoaXPress interface is positioned to allow system developers the flexibility of Gigabit Ethernet cable distances while attaining bandwidth higher than that of Camera Link (Full).
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP solutions, and KAYA Instruments, leading provider of CoaXPress-related products, today announced a new custom and high-performance CoaXPress system. The complete system includes PLDA’s XpressK7 board based on Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA and KAYA’s FMC daughtercard with five CoaXPress channels that can support up to 6.25 Gbps each with total bandwidth of more than 31 Gbps.