XIMEA Ships Smallest 4 Megapixel USB3 Vision Industrial High-Speed Camera

MUNSTER, GERMANY (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

XIMEA GmbH is pleased to introduce the industrys smallest 4 megapixel (Mpix) USB3 Vision grayscale and color cameras, offering high-resolution imaging at SuperSpeed data interface rates of up to 5 Gbps and frame rates of up to 90 frames per second (fps).

The xiQ MQ042MG-CM grayscale and MQ042CG-CM color industrial USB3 Vision cameras are based on the latest revision of CMOSIS 4 Mpix sensors (http://www.ximea.com/usb3-vision-camera), which offer 60 db of linear dynamic range, 5.5-m pixels, frame rates of up to 90 fps, improved on-chip timing, and programmable readouts for enhanced performance compared to previous sensors.

Measuring just 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1 mm and weighing a mere 26 g, the xiQ series cameras retain the title of worlds smallest industrial USB3 Vision camera. XIMEA achieves this compact footprint by using a single planar rigid board construction as opposed to competing multi-board and multifold flexi-rigid PCB construction, making the xiQ easier to integrate into specialized equipment and OEM designs.

xiQ cameras include all standard I/O and features demanded by industrial imaging customers, including global shutters and integrated opto-isolated trigger input and illuminator control output, as well as on-board non-volatile memory for user settings and custom data. Additionally, XIMEAs 4 Mpix xiQ cameras consume only 1.8 W, easing the power and thermal management design challenges for OEMs and end users alike.

As members of the USB3 Vision Standard Committee, XIMEA has helped develop the USB3 Vision standard sponsored by the AIA, the North American machine vision trade association and standards development body, explains Max Larin, co-CEO of XIMEA.

xiQ MQ042MG-CM grayscale and MQ042CG-CM color industrial USB3 Vision cameras are available today. xiQ MQ042RG-CM with extended sensitivity in the infrared (IR) will be released in the first quarter of 2013.

And like all of XIMEAs industrial cameras (http://www.ximea.com/en/products), each xiQ series ships with application programming interfaces (APIs) for the most common image processing software, including programs from Cognex, Matrox, National Instruments, MVTec, and many more.


XIMEA designs, customizes, and manufactures leading-edge cameras for customer and OEM applications in machine vision, motion control, assembly, robotics, industrial inspection, and process control, as well as high-quality CCD-based cameras for life-science, security, and defense applications. Our cameras are based on powerful, flexible camera technology platforms that include application programming interfaces (APIs) for more than 30 of the most common image processing libraries. Customers can further modify XIMEA cameras by selecting specialized optics and data interfaces, while OEM customers can leverage XIMEAs Custom Engineering services for highly optimized imaging solutions. Learn more about how how XIMEA can help keep you one step ahead at http://www.ximea.com.

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