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XIMEA Releases Several PCI Express Camera Models Based on New, Fast CMOS Sensors
XIMEA Posted 03/13/2017
XIMEA will present several new models from a super-fast line of cameras based on PCI Express during the Automate show 2017 in Chicago.
The PCIe interface allows camera to stream data at speeds from 20 Gbit/s to as high as 64 Gbit/s over a distance of up to 300m using Fiber and without the need of expensive frame grabbers or special, complicated software. Resolutions range from 4K to 8K, and are enhanced through an integrated lens interface compatible with Canon EF-mount lens that allows remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization.
The first 4K model, called CB120, is equipped with the CMV12000 sensors from CMOSIS. With the help of a new generation of PCI Express referred to as PCIe 3.0, this 12 Mpix sensor is able to reach the remarkable speed of over 330 Fps at full resolution. The camera’s data and control interface is fully compliant with PCI Express External Cabling Specifications, which allows 64 Gbit/s and real data throughput of 7000 MB/s - more than any other interface on the market.
The second model, called CB500, is equipped with 47 Mpix sensor that can deliver 30 frames per second directly to PC memory. This high grade 35mm, full frame, global shutter CMOS has 7920 x 6004 pixels resolution and provides 12 or 14 bit crystal clear images. The camera package itself is remarkably compact with 60 x 60 x 38 mm and 175g. The power consumption, reduced by design and components, can be as low as 9 Watt.
Another robust, easy to integrate model uses a high speed, global shutter CMOS sensors from LUXIMA – called LUX13HS. These special sensors have exceptionally big 13.7um pixel and fast data throughput with 3500 Fps at full resolution of 1280 x 864. Both are very beneficial for high speed (low exposure time) applications. For synchronization purposes with external equipment and other cameras, the models are equipped with trigger inputs and outputs.
Enhancing the convenience factor, a PCIe cable interface implemented inside the cameras eliminates any frame grabber needs. Image data is seamlessly delivered and stored right inside the PC memory, available immediately for processing and encoding by CPU and/or GPU, thereby reducing latency. The XIMEA SDK/API is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX, and interfaces to software for CUDA compression.
Applications examples include: Flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance, 360 panorama, cinematography, motion capture and aerial or city mapping.
Drawing on two decades of experience in the industry, XIMEA offers of state-of-the-art digital 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 and 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.
We are proud to offer extremely robust and stable cameras that offer the highest speeds and lowest latencies, for example our USB3 Vision camera line.