BitFlow frame grabbers save money catching ocular issues with OCT and FFOCT
04 Apr 2019
BitFlow's frame grabbers are being used to detect anomalies of the eye when used with FFOCT. In other applications retina disease can be pinpointed using OCT methods. BitFlow has been involved in Vision in Life Science for several years and breakthroughs like this enable diseases to be discovered earlier leading to quicker, more effective and cheaper cures.
CoaXPress (CXP) is a simple yet powerful standard for moving high speed serial data from a camera to a frame grabber. Video is captured at speeds of up to 6.25 Gigabits/Second (Gb/S). Control commands and triggers can be sent simultaneously to the camera at rates up to 20 Mb/S (with a trigger accuracy of +/- 2 nanoseconds). Up to 13 W of power can also supplied to the camera. All of this happens over a single piece of industry standard 75 Ohm coaxial cable.
Multiple CXP links can be aggregated to support higher data rates (e.g. four links provide 25 Gb/S of data).
The CXP standard opens the door to applications where cable cost, routing requirements, and long distances have prevented the move to high resolution, high speed digital cameras. In many cases, existing coaxial infrastructure can be repurposed for CXP with very low installation costs.
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