BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EqcoLogic NV has started shipping production volumes of its CoaXPress transceiver products, used for high performance imaging applications in industry, medicine and defense. The devices enable high-speed data download from cameras, lower speed control signals from the frame grabber to the camera and power transmission to the camera – all on a single standard 75-ohm coaxial cable.
EqcoLogic’s announcement follows the Japan Industrial Imaging Association’s publication of the CoaXPress Standard (www.jiia.org). The standardization was completed by the JIIA CoaXPress Working Group, building on the specification written by the CoaXPress consortium (www.coaxpress.com) of which EqcoLogic is a founding member.
The CoaXPress transceiver range consists of:
- EQCO62T20 Transmitter (transmits at up to 6.25Gbit/s; receives at up to 20Mbit/s)
- EQCO31T20 Transmitter (transmits at up to 3.125Gbit/s; receives at up to 20Mbit/s)
- EQCO62R20 Receiver (receives at up to 6.25Gbit/s; transmits at up to 20Mbit/s)
- EQCO31R20 Receiver (receives at up to 3.125Gbit/s; transmits at up to 20Mbit/s)
The CoaXPress system uses the asymmetric (high speed one way, low speed the other) transceivers to transmit image data from the camera and control signals and triggering information from the frame grabber. The system supports transmission of power from the frame grabber to the camera, making local power supplies unnecessary.
EqcoLogic has supplied engineering samples of the EQCO62T20 and EQCO62R20 for a year, for products announced by consortium members Adimec (www.adimec.com), NED (www.ned-sensor.co.jp/en_index.html), Active Silicon (www.activesilicon.com) and AVAL DATA (www.avaldata.co.jp/english_08/index.html).
EqcoLogic has set low volume pricing for the production product at $28.00 for each of the EQCO31T/R20 series and $38.40 for each of the EQCO62T/R20 products. Prices depend on volume. For details: www.eqcologic.com
EqcoLogic is a Belgian company, spun-out of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Formed in 2005, the company commercializes innovative equalizer and transceiver technology. EqcoLogic develops and supplies complete equalizer circuits; the company also sub-licenses the core technology and product designs in certain markets. Along with exceptional signal recovery, EqcoLogic chips offer good operational tolerances and low power consumption. Designed for standard CMOS processes, the circuits can also be integrated into other communications chips for video, audio, auto and server applications.