Bitflow introduces Aon-CXP single link CoaXPress frame grabber | Automation.com

Bitflow introduces Aon-CXP single link CoaXPress frame grabber

November 022016
Bitflow introduces Aon-CXP single link CoaXPress frame grabber

November 2, 2016 -- BitFlow has introduced the Aon-CXP single link CoaXPress frame grabber.

Machine vision inspection systems must not only acquire and transfer high-resolution images from cameras to frame grabbers in PCs at extremely high data rates, but also analyze those images rapidly to produce meaningful results. CoaXPress is designed as a match to these requirements, capturing video at speeds up to 6.25 Gibabits per second, while simultaneously sending control commands, triggers and up to 13 W of power over a single piece of 75 Ohm coaxial cable.

Single link CXP cameras enable the capture of four megapixel images at almost 150 frames-per-second. 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 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 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 flexibility and customization of camera functions.

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