Interface technology connects camera to system with one coax cable

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009--CoaXPress is a new digital interface technology capable of sending power, General Purpose IO, commands, and image data at very high speeds.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009--CoaXPress is a new digital interface technology capable of sending power, General Purpose IO, commands, and image data at very high speeds. With CoaXPress, a camera can be connected to a system using just one standard coax cable. Contrary to most high-performance interface solutions like Camera Link that use stiff cables up to 10 m in length, CoaXPress enables lengths greater than 50 m with a flexible coax cable. In addition, data rates far beyond Camera Link (Full) can be handled. The interface technology is suited for plug-and-play interfacing in current and future applications. CoaXPress technology has been incorporated as an internal interface in the OPAL Camera Link-compatible camera family.
Adimec
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
www.adimec.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Adimec Introduces CoaXPress Interface with OPAL Family of cameras

Adimec is pleased to announce CoaXPress, a new digital interface technology capable of sending power, General Purpose IO, commands and image data at very high speeds. With CoaXPress, a camera can be connected to a system using just one standard coax cable. Contrary to most high performance interface solutions like Camera Link which use stiff cables up to 10 meters in length, CoaXPress enables lengths up to and over 50 meters with a very flexible coax cable. In addition, data rates far beyond Camera Link (Full) can be handled. This makes CoaXPress very suited for "plug and play" interfacing in current and future applications.

CoaXPress was developed by Adimec and EqcoLogic. EqcoLogic's proprietary equalizer technology enables the use of standard coaxial cables also at groundbreaking data rates. "We are very proud to bring this enabling interface to the market. This cost effective scalable solution supports high data rate transmission over a simple coax cable. I'm sure that this will excite the industry and we expect that this interface will evolve into a standard," states Andries Hofman, CEO of Adimec.

Adimec introduces CoaXPress technology as an internal interface in the OPAL camera family. The new cameras are Camera Link compatible while eliminating the drawbacks of Camera Link cabling on length, flexibility and ease of integration.

About Adimec
Adimec has specialized in development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras and partnering with major OEMs around the world since 1992. The company has the distinction of serving industry leading companies in three application areas; machine vision, medical, and defense imaging. Adimec's unique experience facilitates the creation of industry-leading cameras that deliver a performance advantage to high end systems.
www.adimec.com

About EqcoLogic
EqcoLogic is a privately funded Belgian company spun-out of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Formed in 2005, the company is a fab-less semiconductor vendor, developing and supplying cable Equalizer devices. EqcoLogic chips offer excellent operational tolerances and low power consumption.

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