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Zebra Matrox Rapixo CXP

CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabber

CoaXPress 2.0
1, 2 or 4 cameras
Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP)
Up to 50 Gbps using quad link aggregation
Optional FPGA
Optional image forwarding

The Matrox Rapixo CXP camera interface card supports CoaXPress 2.0 with acquisition rates up to either 6.25 Gbps or 12.5 Gbps per connection. The card features one, two, or four CXP connections that can either be aggregated for greater bandwidth, or connected to independent cameras.

Each connection is accessed through a high-density BNC connector. Power-over-CoaXPress is supported for simplified wiring. Genicam compliance ensures a familiar, straight-forward experience.

A full array of auxiliary I/O is provided, including TTL I/O, LVDS inputs, LVDS outputs, and opto-isolated inputs. GPIO cable adapters sold separately.


Some models feature image forwarding to enable distributed processing and display. Four output connections running at 12.5 Gbps will forward images with minimal latency, and without host computer involvement. Computers with Matrox Rapixo CXP cards can be daisy-chained to share the load of processing large volumes of image data.


Optional Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale KU035 or KU060 FPGA with active heatsink (fansink) is available. This enables HLS development via C++ in Visual Studio. These options require the Matrox FDK and Xilinx Vivado® Design suite, which are sold separately.


The Rapixo offers on-board debayering of color images to significantly reduce CPU load. (See our benchmark test results in the Resources section below.)


The Rapixo includes the CXP board. Single and dual boards have one or two HD-15 connectors for the auxiliary I/O, respectively. The quad boards have mDP connectors for the auxiliary I/O, with one mDP-to-HD15 adapter cable included. You may wish to also purchase the accessory kit that includes an additional adapter cable and a dual HD-15 I/O bracket with ribbon cable.


Zebra Technologies Aurora Imaging Library ("AIL") is a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) for machine vision. It powers capture, manipulation and analysis of both 2D and 3D images.

AIL LITE is a software development kit that enables image capture, display, annotation, and archiving.

Aurora FPGA Development Kit (FDK) enables development of custom field-programmable gate array configurations.

Please see the Accessories tab for information on compatible software.



Standard: CXP version 2.0 with support for CXP-1, CXP-2, CXP-3, CXP-5, CXP-6, CXP-10 and CXP-12 speeds
Speeds: Up to 6.25 Gbps (CXP-6) or 12.5 Gbps(CXP-12) with single link; Up to 25 Gbps (CXP-6) or 50 Gbps (CXP-12) using quad link aggregation; Varies with cable type and length
Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP): Provides up to 13 W of power (at 24 VDC) per CoaXPress connection; Power is automatically disabled for non-PoCXP cameras, and can also be disabled via software
Auxiliary I/O: Single and Dual: 24 points; Quad: 32 points
Bus Interface: Single: PCIe 2.1 x4; Dual: PCIe 3.1 x4; Quad: PCIe 2.1 or 3.1 x8; Pro Quad: PCIe 3.1 x8
Memory: 1 - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM (depending on model)
Camera Types Supported: Monochrome and color, area scan and line scan
Maximum Image Size: 64K x 64K
Onboard Bayer Interpolation: Decodes Bayer images while transferring images to host, with support for GR, GB, BG and RG patterns. (Sending debayered images to host will require 3x PCIe bandwidth.)
Onboard Color Space Input: 8- or 16-bit mono or Bayer, 24- or 48-bit packed BGR
Onboard Color Space Output: 8- or 16-bit mono, 24- or 48-bit packed/planar BGR, 16-bit YUV, 16-bit YCbCr, 32-bit BGRa
LUTs: Programmable Look-Up Tables map data to precalculated values prior to storing in host memory
Quadrature Decoders: Integrated quadrature decoders support rotary or linear position encoders
Power Consumption @ 3.3V: 100 mA (330 mW) at 3.3V typical
Power Consumption @ 12V: Single: About 1 A (12 W) typical; Quad: 1.4 A (17 W) typical. Add up to 17 W power draw per connected PoCXP device.


Heatsink: Passive (Active on FPGA)
Dimensions: 16.76 x 1.87 x 11.12 cm


Operating Temperature: 0 to 55°C (32 to 131 °F)
Operating Humidity: Up to 95% (non-condensing)
Minimum Airflow: Models with passive heatsink require150 linear feet/minute minimum airflow, assuming single-board configuration


Compatible Software: Matrox MIL X, Matrox Design Assistant X
Operating Systems: Windows 7 x64, Windows 10 x64, Linux x64 (except FPGA model)


Video Connectors: 75 ohm HD-BNC (micro BNC), female, qty 1, 2 or 4
Auxiliary I/O (Single & Dual): HD-15 connector on card's I/O bracket, with two additional HD-15 connectors on optional adapter bracket
Auxiliary I/O (Quad): mDP, qty 2 (use with optional mDP to HD-15 adapter cables); Optional adapter bracket provides two additional HD-15 connectors
12V Input Power: Connect to computer's 6-pin 12 VDC supply if using PoCXP (Quad cards only)


Conformance FCC Class A, CE Class A (EN55032, EN55024), ICES-003/NMB-003 Class A, RCM Class A, KC Class A

Choose Option

1-12-1 Single CXP-12 PCIe 2.1 x4, 1 GB
2-12-2 Dual CXP-12 PCIe 3.1 x4, 2 GB
4-6-4 Quad CXP-6 PCIe 2.1 x8, 4 GB
4-12-4 Quad CXP-12 PCIe 3.1 x8, 4 GB
4-12-8-035 Quad CXP-12 PCIe 3.1 x8, 8 GB, Xilinx KU035 FPGA
4-12-8-060 Quad CXP-12 PCIe 3.1 x8, 8 GB, Xilinx KU060 FPGA
4-6-4-DF Quad CXP-6 PCIe 3.1 x8, 4 GB, Data Forwarding
4-12-4-DF Quad CXP-12 PCIe 3.1 x8, 4 GB, Data Forwarding

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This product is warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of 12 months from the date of original factory shipment. For further information, please refer to the manufacturer's website.

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