XIMEA Now Ships Fastest USB 3.0 Cameras With Multi-Tap CCD

XIMEA GmbH now ships the new xiD family - USB 3.0 bus powered CCD cameras with resolutions from 2.8 to 12 Mpix. Utilizing the full potential of 4 taps of the sensor, XIMEA cameras achieve record speeds while delivering highest dynamic range and SNR performance.

Munster, Germany September 11, 2014


XIMEA GmbH now ships the new xiD family - USB 3.0 bus powered CCD cameras with resolutions from 2.8 to 12 Mpix. Utilizing the full potential of 4 taps of the sensor, XIMEA cameras achieve record speeds while delivering highest dynamic range and SNR performance.

XIMEA's family of xiD USB 3.0 cameras (see all models here: http://www.ximea.com/en/products/application-specific-oem-and-custom/ccd-with-usb-30-scientific-cameras-xid) is a synergy of Sony's "EXview HAD CCD II" sensors coupled with the legendary XIMEA's CleanPath readout and sensor driving circuitry, resulting in a scientific imaging device with extremely low readout noise and high fidelity in color reproduction.

The xID family is featuring ICX674, ICX694, ICX814, and ICX834 sensors, with resolutions of 2.8, 6.1, 9.1 and 12 Megapixel delivering unique 60, 30, 20, 15 fps respectively, all at 14 bits per pixel. All cameras support single, dual and quadruple tap readout modes of Sony sensors. For applications striving for an even higher frame rate xiD family supports overclocking modes with 4 taps and 65MHz pixel clock. In particular ICX674 based 2.8 Mpix model can run at over 70 fps.

Sophisticated tap balancing technology developed by XIMEA allows seamless multi-tap imaging at diverse lighting, exposure and temperature conditions.

Mainstream xiD cameras are available in robust, compact, hard anodized housing with dimensions of 60 x 60 x 38 mm and consume a mere 4W. Thus, making it possible to run the camera from a single USB 3.0 cable alone. Optionally cameras can be delivered in unique, single board level form factor for OEM and embedded applications.

All XIMEA xiD cameras benefit from the extensive software support - xiAPI, free API/SDK which runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and are compatible with more than 30 image processing libraries. The xiAPI is making deployment smooth and straightforward. Standard features of the xiD family and the xiAPI include different binning and ROI modes, external triggering and flash light synchronization.

The family of xiD cameras is ideal for wide range of applications: life and material sciences, microscopy, fluorescence, ophthalmology, pathology, histology, astronomy, flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, intelligent traffic systems, UAV and many others.

About XIMEA
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 and power like for example the USB3 Vision camera line.

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, FireWire and smart cameras with embedded PC and GigE interface.
Learn more about XIMEA at http://www.ximea.com

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