XIMEA's xiQ USB3 Vision Camera Named One of the 2012 Hot 100 Products by UBM Tech's EDN

XIMEA today announced that EDN has named XIMEA's xiQ USB3 Vision camera as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2012." The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.

December 10, 2012


XIMEA today announced that EDN has named XIMEA's xiQ USB3 Vision camera as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2012." The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.

XIMEA's xiQ series USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data interface delivers up to 5 Gbps of data, enabling image transfers of up to 400 megapixels per second (Mpix/s). Despite its small size - measuring just 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1 mm and weighing a mere 26 g - the xiQ series includes all the standard I/O and features demanded by industrial imaging customers. xiQ series cameras include a growing variety of high-grade CMOS sensors with global shutter and resolutions ranging from VGA to 4 Mpix, frame rates up to 600 fps, and improved quantum efficiency (QE) in the visible and NIR spectral ranges. A high dynamic range (HDR) model offers maximum sensitivity with a dynamic range of up to 100 dB.

Connecting the xiQ series cameras to industrial data processing systems, OEM equipment, and PCs is greatly simplified with single-board PCB and inclusion of opto-isolated trigger input and illuminator control output, as well as on-board non-volatile memory for user settings and custom data. XIMEA's xiQ series cameras only consume between 1W and 1.8W, easing the power and thermal management design challenges for OEMs and end users alike. And like all of XIMEA's industrial cameras, each xiQ series ships with application programming interfaces (APIs) for 30 of the most common image processing software programs, including programs from Cognex, Matrox, National Instruments, MVTec, and many more. Linux support is another bonus.

"It's always gratifying to have your work acknowledged by the industries and people you serve," said Max Larin, CEO of XIMEA. "The xiQ is proof that good engineers can make something special when they put their minds to it. Empowered with modern design methodologies and tools, XIMEA's designers developed the xiQ family in only 100 days while still achieving record data throughput performance in an unbelievably compact housing. It also helps that XIMEA is an active member of the USB3 Vision Standard Committee, which ensures that all future xiQ series cameras will comply with USB3 Vision standard."

"It's always a fun and enlightening challenge for the EDN editors to select the year's Hot 100 products, which has been an annual tradition at EDN since 1993. This year's selection not only reflects some technology trends that have been in place for a while, but also highlights some new trends that are just emerging, as well as a unique product or two that is in a class of its own," said Rich Pell, Executive and Chief Technical Editor, EDN.

The complete list of EDN's Hot 100 products can be found online at http://www.edn.com/electronics-products/other/4401457/EDN-Hot-100-products-of-2012 or within the December 14, 2012 issue of EDN Magazine.

About XIMEA
XIMEA GmbH believes that the best industrial, smart, and scientific cameras offer the highest levels of processing power, compatibility, and support at a competitive price. That's why for more than 20 years, XIMEA has designed the smartest, most compact industrial cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, and industrial inspection and process control, as well as scientific cameras for life-science, security, and defense applications. Learn more about XIMEA at http://www.ximea.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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