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XIMEA Releases Camera Line with Sony CMOS Sensors and USB3 Interface


Muenster, Germany – XIMEA, the camera innovator of small size and high speed cameras, has made available a new line of USB 3.0 camera family with Sony CMOS Pregius™ sensors.

More than two years ago XIMEA presented the first model with the Sony CMOS IMX174 sensor providing 2.3 Mpix at 165 Fps, and today we offer additional models based on the USB3.1 Gen1 interface under a new camera line – the xiC cameras. Current models comprise cameras equipped with sensors ranging from 2.3 MPixel at 165 fps to 12.4 Mpixel at 31 fps.

All Sony’s next generation CMOS models based on the Pregius™ technology have Global shutter and are able to supply 8, 10 or 12 bit high quality pictures with Dynamic range higher than 70 dB, extraordinary low noise, exceptional light sensitivity and remarkable color reproduction.

Apart from the image quality of the newest Sony sensors and fast speed of USB3, the cameras impress with their small form factor of only 26 x 26 x 33 mm, and a weight of mere 38 grams. Power requirements are as low as 3 Watt, which allows the cameras to be bus powered directly through USB3 cable.

A few words about the interface – the new preferred name for the well-known USB 3.0 interface is now “USB 3.1 Gen 1”, and like before provides a bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s. XIMEA offers various types of connectors, the default is the standard USB 3.0 Micro-B connector, but it is also possible to supply camera variations with the new USB Type-C. This however will not increase the speed and for the moment serves as a convenience factor.

Free of charge, the XIMEA API/SDK supports Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and the most popular Machine Vision Libraries including MVTec Halcon, National Instruments Labview, OpenCV and Mathworks Matlab. An interesting option is the combination these miniature cameras with Linux ARM boards to further enhance the mobility of the overall system package.

Next level of speed, unbeatable form factor, attractive price, compatibility and customizability make XIMEA USB3 Vision cameras stand out from the crowd and will also make your applications shine.

About Ximea
Drawing on two decades of experience in the industry, XIMEA offer consists of state-of-the-art cameras with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, PCI Express and FireWire interface as well as X-RAY, Hyperspectral and Thunderbolt™ technology enabled cameras.

For more than 20 years XIMEA has developed, manufactured and sold standard or OEM cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, industrial inspection and security, as well as scientific grade cameras for life science and microscopy. The main distinction is based on extremely robust way the cameras are built while still providing highest speed like for example the USB3 Vision camera line.


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