CoaXPress is the world’s leading standard for high-speed imaging in professional and industrial imaging applications such as machine vision, medical imaging, life sciences, broadcast and defense.
CoaXPress combines the traditional simplicity of coaxial cable with state of the art high-speed serial data technology. The combination of these two features – coaxial cable and “express” speed – provides a highly desirable solution for high-speed imaging and data transmission.
CoaXPress 2.0 supports the next generation of imaging applications with an easy migration from the current 1.1 standard interface
MACOM’s approach to CoaXPress 2.0 utilizes existing production silicon designed for the 12G-SDI Broadcast Video market plus surrounding circuitry to provide the necessary elements needed to provide:
· High speed downlink at 12.5Gbps
· Low speed uplink at 41.66Mbps
· Power over Coax
By utilizing existing 12G Equalizer and Cable Driver devices already in production for the SDI Broadcast market, customers can take advantage of the cost benefits of aggregating total CoaXPress Market volumes to the already ramping Broadcast Video volumes
MACOM joined the CoaXPress standards group at the end of 2016 and has been actively collaborating with Microchip on establishing the physical layer requirements for the CXP-12 Interface as well as the Electrical Compliance tests needed to certify products for CXP-12.