BitFlow Launches Next Generation SDK to Support CoaXPress Frame Grabbers

BitFlow has introduced SDK 5.70, a new flexible application framework that will allow system integrators to develop customized machine vision applications

WOBURN, MA, APRIL 5, 2013 -- In support of the highly successful launch of its CoaXPress™ frame grabbers, BitFlow has introduced SDK 5.70, a new flexible application framework that will allow system integrators to develop customized machine vision applications quickly and easily in the emerging CoaXPress standard.


"The main purpose of the SDK 5.70 release is to support our Karbon-CXP and Cyton CoaXPress frame grabbers, although users of other BitFlow frame grabbers can download it if they're working on a new project under development," said Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow, Inc. "This SDK has been extensively tested in Beta with a variety of CoaXPress cameras, so we are very confident in releasing it to our customers."

Under the hood, BitFlow SDK 5.70 has been updated and enhanced in several areas, aimed at maintaining its status as the most versatile and reliable vendor-independent SDK (software development kit) available from a frame grabber manufacturer. To download the free full version, visit the Customer Support Files page on BitFlow's website.

BitFlow Karbon-CXP frame grabbers were one of the world's first to incorporate the CXP standard for moving high-speed serial data from a camera to a frame grabber. BitFlow Cyton™ frame grabbers are slated for general release later in April, although early adopters are already integrating this innovative design into their vision systems with excellent results.

CoaXPress is an asymmetric high-speed point to point serial communication standard that sends video, communication, control and power via standard coaxial cables over relatively long lengths with a downlink of up to 625 Mb/s per cable for video data transmitted up to 40 meters. For communication from host to device, there is a 20 Mb/s uplink that allows for control and configuration data. Links may be aggregated to provide multiples of the single coax bandwidth typically to 2,400 Mb/s (4 cable). Power is provided over the cable at up to 13 Watts per cable.

CoaXPress combines the elegant simplicity of coaxial cable with state-of- the-art, high-speed serial data technology. The combination of these two highly desirable features - standard coaxial cable and "express" speed - provides a revolutionary leap forward in high speed image and data transmission. To learn more about this standard visit www.coaxpress.com.

ABOUT BITFLOW
BitFlow has been developing reliable, high-performance Frame Grabbers for use in imaging applications since 1993. BitFlow is the leader in Camera Link frame grabbers, building the fastest frame grabbers in the world, with the highest camera/frame grabber densities, triggering performance, and price. With thousands of boards installed throughout the world, into hundreds of imaging applications, BitFlow is dedicated to using this knowledge and experience to provide customers with the best possible image acquisition and application development solutions. BitFlow, located in Woburn, MA, has distributors and resellers located all over the world including Asia, Japan, and Europe. Visit our website at http://www.bitflow.com.

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