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Data Sheet RCX C-Link Coax2

RCX C-Link Coax2 - Remote camera extension adapter for Camera Link to two coaxial connectors
RCX C-Link Coax2

The RCX C-Link Coax2 is a remote camera extension module that adapts Camera Link data from a digital video camera to coaxial cable. The camera can be located up to several kilometers from the host computer, with the distance determined by the limits of the cable.

The RCX C-Link Coax2, similar in size to a Camera Link cable connector, attaches directly to the MDR26 connector on the back of the camera.

Two coaxial cables link the two SMA connectors to a second module, forming an extension cord which connects to an EDT or third-party Camera Link frame grabber. If the camera is free-running and you do not need to control it via serial or CC lines, only one coaxial cable is needed.

The RCX C-Link Coax2 supports a variety of base-mode cameras.


  • Module adapts Camera Link data to a coaxial interface
  • Attaches to the camera’s MDR26 connector, replacing Camera Link cables
  • Combines with a second module to form a coaxial extension cord
  • Allows remote operation – camera can be up to several kilometers from host
  • Supports data rates up to 120 MB/s


  • Astronomy
  • Aerial mapping
  • Computer microscopy
  • Intelligent traffic systems
  • Manufacturing / inspection
  • Remote scientific monitoring
  • Medical and nuclear imaging
  • Image archiving
  • Machine vision
  • Multimedia
  • Security


Product Type RCX C-Link Coax2 is a remote camera extension adapter for converting Camera Link to coaxial via two coaxial SMA connectors.
Memory FIFOs for up to several lines of data; no frame memory
Data Rates Operates at 1.25 Gb/s, passing video data at up to 120 MB/s for base mode
Camera Link Compliance Modes supported Base
  Data rate 24 bits (20 to 40 MHz) or 16 bits (20 to 60 MHz)
  Serial 9600 to 19,200 baud
  CC1 - CC4 Discretely programmable for steady-state, trigger, and timed pulse
  Connector MDR26 for data and control
EU Compliance CE Contact EDT
  RoHS Contact EDT
  WEEE WEEE directive 2002/96/EC
Noise 0 dB  
Coaxial Impedance 50 ohms
  Connectors Two SMA
  Tolerance Up to 30 dB loss
  Cabling Purchased separately
Triggering / Serial Via Camera Link, or externally via power / trigger connector (optocoupled MIKMO-7S)
Power Connector MIKMO-7S from ITT Cannon – mate to MIKM6-7P
  Adapter 110 or optional 220 V input; 5 V output
  Load Less than 3 W at 5 to 18 V
Physical Weight 4 oz. typical
  Dimensions 2.4 x 1.6 x 0.75 in.
Environmental Temperature Operating -40° to 60° C
Non-operating -40° to 60° C
  Humidity Operating 20% to 80%, non-condensing at 40° C
Non-operating 95%, non-condensing at 40° C
System and Software System requirements and EDT-provided software driver packages are discussed in the specifications for your frame grabber.


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