Coaxlink series

Ultimate in performance with superior value CoaXPress frame grabbers

At a glance
  • PCIe frame grabbers with up to four CoaXPress CXP-6 connections
  • Choice of PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) or PCIe 2.0 (Gen 2) x4 bus
  • Feature-rich set of up to 20 digital I/O lines
  • Extensive camera control functions
  • Memento Event Logging Tool
New
Coaxlink Quad G3 DF

PCIe 3.0 four-connection CoaXPress frame grabber with Data Forwarding

 
Coaxlink Quad G3

PCIe 3.0 four-connection CoaXPress frame grabber

 
Coaxlink Quad

Four-connection CoaXPress frame grabber

 
Coaxlink Duo

Two-connection CoaXPress frame grabber

Preliminary
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Two-connection ruggedized CoaXPress frame grabber

 
Coaxlink Mono

One-connection CoaXPress frame grabber

Acquire images from the fastest and highest resolution cameras

  • Highest data acquisition rate in the industry
  • 25 Gbit/s (2,500 MB/s) bandwidth from camera to host PC memory


Use standard coaxial cables

  • A single inexpensive cable for data transfer, camera control, trigger and power supply
  • Top reliability and flexibility, performs in the harshest environments


AMD's DirectGMA support

  • Direct transfer of image data to GPU memory.
  • Eliminates unnecessary system memory copies, dramatically lowers CPU overhead, and reduces latency, resulting in significant performance improvements in data transfer times for applications using the AMD FirePro W5x00 and above and for all AMD FirePro S series products.


Area-scan triggering capabilities

  • A trigger is used to start the acquisition when the part is in position. Hardware triggers come from the Coaxlink's I/O lines. Software triggers come from the application.
  • An optional trigger delay is available to postpone the acquisition for a programmable time.
  • A trigger decimation function allows to skip some of the triggers.
  • Camera exposure control allows the application to control the exposure time of the camera.
  • When the acquisition starts, at the appropriate timing, the Coaxlink board generates a signal to control an illumination device connected to one of its output lines.


Flexible line-scan camera operation with the rate converter.

  • The rate converter is a smart, programmable frequency multiplier/divider.
  • Used with motion encoders and line-scan cameras, it allows the user to choose the aspect ratio of the pixels in the image.
  • It provides a way to calibrate the acquisition chain to easily reach square (1:1 aspect ratio) pixels.


Windows and Linux drivers available


PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x4 or PCIe 2.0 (Gen 2) x4 bus

  • Up to 3,300 MB/s sustained bus bandwidth


Robust connectors

Coaxlink uses DIN 1.0/2.3 connectors with push/pull latching system for reliable connections


General purpose I/O lines

  • Compatible with a wide range of sensors and motion encoders.
  • High-speed differential inputs: Quadrature motion encoder support up to 5 MHz.
  • Isolated current-sense inputs: 5V, 12V, 24V signaling voltages accepted, up to 50 kHz, individual galvanic isolation up to 500VAC RMS.
  • Isolated contact outputs.
  • High-speed 5V-compliant TTL inputs/ LVTTL outputs.


Line-scan triggering capabilities

Coaxlink supports continuous web scanning (to inspect infinite, continuously moving surfaces without losing a single line) and discrete object scanning (to acquire the image of objects moving in front of the camera).

  • A trigger is used to start the acquisition when the part is in position. Hardware triggers come from the board's I/O lines. Software triggers come from the application.
  • After it is started, the acquisition either:
    • Continues indefinitely (for web inspection applications)
    • Continues for a programmable number of lines (to acquire the image of objects of a known length)
    • Continues until an end trigger is received (to acquire the image of objects of a variable length)
  • An optional trigger delay is available to postpone the beginning of the acquisition for a programmable number of lines.


The Coaxlink driver includes the following tools:

  • Genicam Browser: An application giving access to the GenICam features exposed by the GenTL Producer(s) in the system.
  • GenTL Console: A command-line tool giving access to the functions and commands exposed by the Euresys GenTL Producer.


Long cable support

  • 40 meters at CXP-6 speed (6.25 Gbps)
  • 100 meters at CXP-3 speed (3 Gbps)


Euresys Memento Video
Memento Event Logging Tool

  • Memento is an advanced development and debugging tool available for Coaxlink cards.
  • Memento records an accurate log of all the events related to the camera, the frame grabber and its driver as well as the application.
  • It provides the developer with a precise timeline of time-stamped events, along with context information.
  • It provides valuable assistance during application development and debugging, as well as during machine operation.


High-performance DMA (Direct Memory Access)

  • Direct transfer into user-allocated memory
  • Hardware scatter-gather support
  • 64-bit addressing capability


Line-scan triggering capabilities

  • The Coaxlink frame grabber controls the camera scanning rate based on the signals received from a motion encoder. When the parts move faster, the acquisition line rate of the camera increases. When the parts move slower, the acquisition line rate of the camera decreases.
  • The Coaxlink boards interpret A/B signals from quadrature motion encoders to know in which direction (forward or backward) the part is moving.
  • Optionally, the Coaxlink can be instructed to acquire lines only when the object is moving forward or only when the object is moving backward.
  • A feature called Backward Motion Cancellation stops the acquisition when a backward motion is detected. The line acquisition automatically resumes when the motion is again in the forward direction, at the exact place where the acquisition was interrupted.
  • A Rate Converter allows the camera to acquire lines at any programmable resolution lower or higher than the resolution of the motion encoder. This gives the designer incredible freedom and flexibility during the development of the application.
  • A Rate Divider allows the camera to acquire lines at a resolution lower than the resolution of the motion encoder. It divides the frequency of the incoming encoder signal by a programmable integer.


Compliant with Genicam

Including support for

  • GenApi
  • The Standard Feature Naming Convention (SFNC)
  • GenTL


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High speed image acquisition for inspection machines.

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise camera control and synchronization functions.

  • AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) machines
  • 3D SPI (Solder Paste Inspection) machines
  • 3D lead/ball inspection machines

Very high resolution line-scan image acquisition for inspection machines

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

  • Flat Panel Display inspection
  • Solar cell inspection

High frame rate image acquisition for inspection machines

Glass inspection: bottles, vials

Line-scan image acquisition for surface inspection machines

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

Line-scan image acquisition for textile inspection

The Coaxlink and Grablink cards are dependable industrial frame grabbers that provide robust and stable image acquisition from the fastest digital cameras available. They feature precise line-scan camera control and synchronization functions.

High speed line-scan image acquisition for printing inspection machines

  • Printing inspection for packages
  • Printing inspection for labels

Scientific research

CoaXPress hyperspectral imagers can be installed in aircrafts or unmanned aerial vehicles for environmental or agriculture monitoring, land analysis or airborne remote sensing.

Associated products
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Transmission and acquisition of high-definition video over long coaxial cables

CoaXPress is a recent powerful standard providing a high speed interface between the camera and the PC frame grabber. On a highway, high speed cameras can take images in a burst. The sharper images will enhance license plate recognition accuracy.

High frequency real time triggering and exposure time adjustment to the low light situations can be accommodated.

Associated products
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Airborne ISR

Vision systems often integrate high resolution and high speed CoaXPress cameras for airborne Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Associated products
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Transport, security

Thanks to a high resistance to extreme temperatures, shocks, vibrations and humidity, the Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104 board is particularly well suited for embedded security systems for rail and road transportation, police vehicles equipment or any mobile or outdoor video-surveillance applications.

Associated products
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Camera turrets for airborne surveillance or gun turrets

CoaXPress cameras can easily be integrated in 360°C rotating stations with slip rings to allow continuous panning. High resolution video provides sharper images and a larger viewing area thereby potentially reducing the number of cameras required.

Associated products
Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104

Unmanned applications, vehicle-based video capture

The CoaXPress standard allows video transfer to the PC in a few milliseconds. The very low latency of the system will allow the control of land vehicles or remote control of UAVs.

Transmission and acquisition of high-definition video over long coaxial cables for traffic surveillance, monitoring and control

CoaXPress is a recent powerful standard providing a high speed interface between the camera and the PC frame grabber. On a highway, high speed cameras can take images in a burst. The sharper images will enhance license plate recognition accuracy.

High frequency real time triggering and exposure time adjustment to the low light situations can be accommodated.

Coaxlink Driver
  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes coaxlink-6.0-release-notes_6.0.506.pdf 3.1 MB Windows, Linux
Documentation coaxlink-6.0-functional-guide_6.0.505.pdf 3.8 MB Windows, Linux
coaxlink-pcie-hardware-manual_5.0.494.pdf 12 MB Windows, Linux
coaxlink-pcie104-hardware-manual_1.0.504.pdf 4.8 MB Windows, Linux
coaxlink-pcie-installation-guide_1.0.489.pdf 1.7 MB Windows, Linux
Setup Files coaxlink-linux-x86_64-6.0.0.6.tar.gz 0.1 GB Linux
coaxlink-linux-x86-6.0.0.7.tar.gz 0.1 GB Linux
coaxlink-win-6.0.0.5.exe 83 MB Windows
Sample Programs coaxlink-linux-6.0.0.7-sampleprograms.tar.gz 9 kB Linux
coaxlink-win-6.0.0.5-sampleprograms.zip 1.2 MB Windows
Memento
  Download File size Operating system
Release Notes memento-release-notes_6.0.506.pdf 0.6 MB Windows, Linux
Documentation memento-documentation_6.0.504.pdf 1.9 MB Windows, Linux
Setup Files memento-linux-x86_64-6.0.0.6.tar.gz 18 MB Linux
memento-linux-x86-6.0.0.7.tar.gz 17 MB Linux
memento-win-6.0.0.5.exe 15 MB Windows
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