- April 09, 2018
- Matrox Imaging
April 9, 2018 — Matrox Imaging announced Matrox Rapixo CXP, a series of multi-link CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers. Leveraging the latest version of CoaXPress, the Rapixo CXP boards support data rates of up to four times 12.5 Gbps, with a PCIe x8 host computer interface to match, as required in machine vision applications. Rapixo CXP features up to four connections, and has support for Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) that combines power, command, and data interfaces onto one cable. Matrox Rapixo CXP boards also offer custom onboard image processing using their field-programmable gate array device (FPGA) and can also host the license for Matrox Imaging software, avoiding the need for a separate hardware key.
The major feature of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard is the increased data rate; now to up to 12.5 Gbps. The doubled bandwidth per connection is thoroughly ready for the new generation of high-resolution high-rate image sensors.
Rapixo CXP supports up to four connections to either interface with up to four CXP 2.0-compliant cameras or to accommodate higher data rates from one or two cameras through connection aggregation.
Rapixo CXP makes use of a FPGA device from the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale family for integrating the control, formatting, and streaming logic of the various interfaces, and also allowing developers to incorporate Matrox Imaging- or user-developed custom image pre-processing operations—developed in C/C++—to offload from the host computer.
Applications using the Rapixo CXP are programmed using the MIL software development kit (SDK) and can target either 64-bit Windows or Linux. The frame grabber series also facilitates application deployment through an integrated license fingerprint for MIL software.