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PLDA® and KAYA Instruments® Announce a Tested High Performance CoaXPress System Based on PCIe Kintex-7® FPGA Board
[June 26, 2014]

PLDA® and KAYA Instruments® Announce a Tested High Performance CoaXPress System Based on PCIe Kintex-7® FPGA Board

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

PLDA, the industry leader in PCI (News - Alert) Express® IP solutions, and KAYA Instruments, leading provider of CoaXPress-related products, today announced a new custom and high-performance CoaXPress system. The complete system includes PLDA's XpressK7 board based on Xilinx (News - Alert) Kintex-7 FPGA and KAYA's FMC daughtercard with five CoaXPress channels that can support up to 6.25 Gbps each with total bandwidth of more than 31 Gbps.

CoaXpress is a new digital transmission standard that allows high speed data from a device, such as a camera, to be transferred to a host, such as a frame grabber. Each CoaXPress link supports up to 6.25 Gbps data rates, along with device power up to 13W and device control at 20 Mbps - all over a single coax cable. For very fast devices, the links can be aggregated to provide multiples of the single coax bandwidth. Long cable lengths are supported - up to 40 meters at 6.25 Gbps and over 100 meters at 3.125 Gbps.
Targeted for Machine Vision Industry, the CoaXPress interface is positioned to allow system developers the flexibility of Gigabit Ethernet cable distances while attaining bandwidth higher than that of Camera Link (Full).

PLDA's XpressK7 Board is a Xilinx Kintex-7 based board, featuring partial HPC FMC and DDR3 SODIMM connectors. It has been designed for prototyping and deployment and provides great flexibility in term of features. PCIe 2.0 IP or PCIe 3.0 soft IP is included and XpressK7 is multi-certified (REACH / ROHS / CE) and produced in an ISO9001 factory.

KAYA Instruments' FMC daughtercard includes the CoaXPress FPGA IP Cores for both Device and Host.


PLDA XpressK7 is available now from PLDA. The FMC CoaXPress daughtercard is available now from KAYA Instruments.

About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells intellectual property (IP) cores and prototyping tools for ASIC and FPGA that aim to accelerate time-to-market for embedded electronic designers. PLDA specializes in high-speed interface protocols and technologies such as PCIe, and Ethernet. PLDA provides IP cores with a complete set of tools, including FPGA production-ready and prototyping cards or System-on-Module components, drivers and APIs and testbenches. Their products benefit from a global support and sales organization able to sustain over 5,800 ASIC and FPGA customers worldwide. PLDA is a global company with offices in North America (San Jose, California) and in Europe (France, Italy). For more information visit

About KAYA Instruments.
KAYA Instruments, a privately held Israeli company, was founded in 2008. It serves a global audience in the machine vision market with proprietary hardware, firmware and software. It is a leading provider of CoaXPress-related high-tech, highly-engineered products. The company designs and manufactures internally to ensure the highest quality, in line with clients' highly specific needs. Many of KAYA's systems are field-customizable, making them continuously compatible with clients' changing needs. The company's engineers and producers, who have dozens of years of experience, are supported by comparably talented technical support staff and unparalleled documentation.

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