XIMEA’s all-time favorite USB3.1 Gen1 camera

The xiC camera series from XIMEA has been setting new standards for lightweight and fast speed cameras for years offering a compact solution for a wide range of applications. The USB3.1 Gen1 camera family is suitable for multi-camera systems as well as for single camera setups.

Thanks to continuous development, the xiC camera series, which was specially engineered to house Sony CMOS sensors, always remains state-of-the-art. Large number of sensor and interface combinations are possible allowing to supply a plethora of versions, including a wide range of connector options. All Sony Pregius™ sensors have Global shutter technology with resolution from 2.3 to 12.4 Mpix, reaching up to 165 fps with USB3 or much more with PCIe interface. In case of 8.9 Mpix resolution, the camera delivers 4K quality at 43 or 95 fps.

The connection that the xiC camera series offers is a default Micro-B or optional Type-C and flexible flat ribbon cable. With the ribbon cable connection, all signals (power, data, IO) are integrated into the solitary interconnection, thus reducing the number of used cables. The xiC is equipped with flexible GPIO, which is optoisolated and bidirectional enabling to trigger and synchronize the cameras easily. The standard USB interface provides optimized connectivity with the largest number of host computers. No auxiliary power is required as the cameras are powered directly via the USB bus.


Its CNC-milled aluminum alloy housing makes the xiC cameras robust and minimizes the weight to mere 38 grams. Despite the board stack structure, for system integrators, the xiC also offers all the advantages of single PCB design. The camera family was created with the focus to keep the form factor as small and as light as possible, this resulted in 26 x 26 mm front size with both C-mount as well as CS-mount. While utilizing the high performance of the sensors the xiC still has the world`s lowest power consumption in its class with approximately 3 Watts. The xiC camera series continues to be one of XIMEA’s most successful product lines.

Über die XIMEA GmbH

Trendsetting high-performance cameras since 1992. Based in Münster (GER), XIMEA serves all types of tech companies around the world, from global players to small start-ups. Known as a reliable and professional innovator, developer, and distributor in the markets of industrial and scientific imaging. The product portfolio ranges from high-performance cameras, multi-camera systems to miniature cameras for demanding challenges in the field of machine vision. Especially compact formfactors, low latencies, and power consumption as well as super-fast interfaces and high resolutions are the core competencies. XIMEA’s camera technologies allow the customers to improve their products and to enable their applications. Facing challenges together with clients to solve individual needs with standard products and custom designs, is an essential philosophy of XIMEA. With more than 25 years of experience the engineers of XIMEA are constantly setting new standards for the entire industry through designing solutions for OEM-projects and OTS-products. Virtual reality, industrial, scientific, embedded applications and many other sectors benefit from these innovative cameras and software tools. The personal service approach is supposed to support system integrators and engineers to achieve highest effectivity.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

XIMEA GmbH
Am Mittelhafen 16
48155 Münster
Telefon: +49 (251) 202408-0
Telefax: +49 (251) 202408-99
http://www.ximea.com

Ansprechpartner:
Henning von der Forst
Marketing Manager
Telefon: +49 (251) 202408-31
E-Mail: henning.forst@ximea.com
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