Responding to the need to create an equally cost-effective, high-speed interface to fully leverage new, lower-priced CXP cameras, BitFlow has introduced the Aon-CXP single link CoaXPress frame grabber.
It is powerful enough to support camera speeds up to 6.25 Gb/S which is almost twice as fast as USB3 and over six times the speed of current offerings of GigE Vision, while simultaneously sending control commands, triggers and up to 13 W of power over a single piece of 75 Ohm coaxial cable.
Utilizing the Aon-CXP lets system integrators install cables up to 140 meters, and it provides a host of features missing from GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras, such as triggers, encoders, strobe, waveform generators and quadrature encoder support. At the same time, because of the Aon-CXP featuring an advanced DMA engine, no CPU resources are used in moving images to host memory. The Aon-CXP employs BitFlow's market leading, Gen 2.0 x2 PCI Express bus interface that doubles the data rate of the Gen 1.0 bus and is integrated throughout the company's Cyton, Axion and Neon frame grabbers, enabling simplified installation using the Gen 1.0 version's same footprint and connectors.
It also has BitFlow's StreamSync acquisition engine and buffer manager that efficiently supports variable sized images with fast context switching between frames. Since the Aon-CXP is software compatible with other current BitFlow frame grabbers migrating applications from Camera Link or analog to CXP is trouble-free, offering complete flexibility and customization of camera functions.