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Imperx manufactures ruggedized, high performance cameras for industrial applications. Combining extensive, easy-use features with the best CCD & CMOS sensors, Imperx cameras are available in resolutions from VGA-50 MP. Designed to perform to the highest standards in harsh environments including MIL STD 810G, the extended operating temperature is -40°C to +85°C with a MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40°C. IMPERX camera outputs: 10GigE Vision® standard and over fiber, CoaXPress, GigE Vision®, Power over Ethernet, GigE with PoE, Camera Link®, U3V, CoaXPress and 3G/HD-SDI.

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CoaXPress Camera Family

POSTED 11/02/2011

v>Boca Raton, FL, December  22, 2011  - IMPERX, developer of high performance digital camera technology, has introduced a new series of cameras utilizing the CoaXPress (CXP) interface standard. The public royalty-free standard, administered by the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), supports image data rates up to 6.25 Gbps using a single coaxial cable. IMPERX based its new ICX camera family on the CXP interface, providing resolutions ranging from VGA to 29 mega-pixels, and image capture rates at up to 260 frames per second (fps).
IMPERX’ new ICX cameras will operate the CoaXPress interface at 2.5 Gbps, which allows cable lengths to be greater than 100m between camera and frame-grabber. The cameras are fully PoCXP (Power over CoaXPress) compliant so that users need only a single coaxial cable for camera power, control, and video transport, maximizing installation flexibility while reducing cost. Flexibility is also apparent in the choice of resolutions the family makes available. IMPERX’ ICX models range from 648 x 488 pixels (VGA) using a 1/3-inch sensor operating at 260 fps to 6600 x 4400 pixels using a 43.3mm sensor operating at 2.5 fps.
IMPERX’ cost effective ICX product line complements their popular BobCat series of CCD cameras and provides all of the features— built-in image processing, small size, rugged construction— that made the BobCat brand the leading choice among military and aerospace users. IMPERX’ ICX cameras also offer multiple trigger modes, hot and defective pixel correction, and microsecond-precision exposure time control. The auto-exposure, -gain, and -iris controls work with up to eight programmable areas/regions of interest for the normalization of image intensity.                            
The CoaXPress interface provides high-speed, point-to-point serial communications for transmitting still images or video from a camera to a host system (typically a frame grabber). In addition, CXP provides a 20 Mbps uplink for communications and control from host to camera. The interface also offers precise triggering capability, fixed low latency, and can deliver up to 13W of 24-volt power to the camera. By using only a single, standard 75-ohm coaxial cable for the connection, the standard avoids many challenges facing other high-performance digital camera interfaces, including cable length limitations, electromagnetic interference, and skew between signal pairs. The protocol supports plug-and-play operation, using a Gen<i>CamTMcompliant XML file inside the camera to expose all features to the host camera.
IMPERX designs, develops and manufactures high performance industrial and military grade cameras with resolutions ranging from VGA to 29 megapixels providing either Camera Link®, GigE Vision®, CoaXPress or HD-SDI output. IMPERX cameras offer the most comprehensive feature set in the imaging industry, making them ideal for industrial, medical and military applications. IMPERX also makes powerful yet easy to use desktop and laptop Frame Grabbers for Camera Link, SD/HD-SDI and Analog standards. Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, with distributors worldwide, IMPERX manufacturing facilities are certified ISO 9001. ###
IMPERX will exhibit at SPIE, Booth 2027, April 24 - 26, 2012, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.
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