The formulation of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard is nearly completed and the final draft is targeted to be ready in the first quarter of 2017, so that the release candidate can be finalized during the spring international vision standards meeting. The first certified products can then be expected around the end of 2017.
With a solid standardization roadmap and industry support for CoaXPress, this is encouraging even more component suppliers to create products. CoaXPress 2.0, the successor of CoaXPress 1.1.1 will extend the available data transfer rates with 10 Gbit/s and 12.5 Gbit/s per CoaXPress connection. The CoaXPress 1.1.1 data rates remain available such that CoaXPress 2.0 products can be backwards compatible. This increase in data rate is a significant improvement compared to the 6.25 Gbit/s, which is currently the maximum data transfer rate supported. The increase allows for higher frame rates or larger camera resolutions, but moreover it also allows for the use of less, more flexible cables and/or less frame grabbers. These possibilities result in more flexibility in system design, and in a reduction of system costs.
With a clear and supported roadmap, system designers can be assured that if they design integrate CoaXPress in now, they can upgrade the other components of their system as they need to for the next 10 years at least without needing to make the costlier investment of changing interfaces.