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Moving from Camera Link to CoaXPress – The Simplicity of CoaXPress

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Mar 9, 2016

CoaXPress is gaining momentum in machine vision (and healthcare and global security systems) because of its advantages that go beyond just data-bandwidth.  If you are looking to upgrade your imaging system and currently use Camera Link cameras (and even if you use something else or building a new system), here are some considerations.

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7 image system improvements changing to CoaXPress will enable

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

CoaXPress is a digital interface standard that allows the transmission of data from a device, for example a camera, to a host such as a frame grabber in a PC, at a high speed of up to 6.25 Gbps over a single coax cable. There are many improvements to an imaging system that CoaXPress can unlock – here are a few:

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Multiple CoaXPress IP Core providers eases integration for further adoption

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

The increased adoption of CoaXPress started from the increased bandwidth capabilities and simplified cabling.  It has continued with the ease of integration and the availability of compliant components.  For instance, there is now a wide selection in frame grabber providers.  The multiple providers of the CoaXPress IP cores further support implementation to give system designers even more options.

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Before CoaXPress was the risky solution – now it is the lowest risk machine vision interface option

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

The content of this post was generated in collaboration with Donal Waide, Director of Sales at BitFlow.

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Interview with Microchip Technology about the growth of CoaXPress in Machine Vision and other industries and future plans

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

In November 2013, Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, acquired EqcoLogic (http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/press-release/microchip-acquires-eqcologic.html), an innovator in equalizer and coaxial transceiver products and technologies. EqcoLogic was a privately held, fabless semiconductor company based in Brussels, Belgium.

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How to make sure the camera you buy is CoaXPress compliant

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Jan 22, 2016

With the increased adoption of CoaXPress by inspection and metrology system designers, there are many new CoaXPress cables, frame grabbers, and cameras coming to the market. To make sure that all of the components work seamlessly together, there is a detailed procedure outlined by JIIA for official certification.  This involves thorough testing for compliance to ensure full operability with all other certified products.

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Why JIIA focuses on connectors with the CoaXPress standard

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

With interface standards, the supported connectors are included.  It might seem that this would not be complex and the possibilities would be limited.  But if it not controlled there can easily be over 100 different types of connectors making designing, purchasing, and upgrading confusing and risky.

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International Vision Standards Meeting in Chicago, IVSM 2015, for updates on CoaXPress, GigE Vision, USB 3.0 and more

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Over 60 imaging and machine vision professionals from 36 leading machine vision companies worldwide met under the support of the global Machine Vision associations AIA, EMVA, JIIA, VDMA and CMVU (jointly referred to as G3) in the middle of October in Chicago for this years fall International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM). The meeting was hosted by Components Express and involved discussions on the development of current standards including the GenICam software standard, and the CoaXPress, USB 3.0 Vision, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, and GigE Vision standards. In addition, a plugfest was held, where products and their compatibility to the standards were tested.

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CoaXPress no longer just a cool concept - enabling throughput increases in machine vision

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Until recently CoaXPress was considered just a nice possibility by system designers and integrators.  It seemed to offer advantages in speed with long, flexible, inexpensive cables, but many systems were not ready for the change since a brand new standard is intimidating.  CoaXPress has matured rapidly with many new frame grabbers and cameras on the market.  This has helped to build the necessary trust and understanding for design consideration.  Also, metrology and inspection systems are looking to make a performance leap with higher resolution cameras

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Camera Link, HD-SDI, GigE Vision, USB3 Vision or CoaXPress for global security systems?

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Move from analog to digital

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