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xiQ - USB3 Vision Cameras

What is xiQ?

Ultra compact USB 3.0 Industrial camera family

USB3 Vision camera
  • Industry standard interface - Compliant with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
  • AIA standard compatibility - USB3 Vision standard
  • Ultra compact micro camera- Only 26.4 x 26.4 x 21.2 mm, 27grams (2)
  • Economical - Excellent value and price, low TCO and fast ROI
  • Cool - Low power consumption, 1.0 to 1.8 W power consumption
  • Powerful - 5Gb/s interface 400Mpix/s data throughtput
  • Fast - High speed, high frame rate: 500fps at VGA and 90fps at 4Mpix resolutions
  • Connectivity - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 3 status LEDs
  • Compatibility - Support for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, ARM and 30 various Image Processing Libraries
  • Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized xiAPI SDK
  • Easy deployment - Range of accessories and widest hardware and software support

 

 

(1) CS mount version, without lens and mounting bracket

 

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Applications

xiQ Advantages for Machine Vision Applications

  • Performance 4x times faster than GigE.
  • Robust - full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers.
  • Smallest - fits into places where no other camera can fit.
  • Fastest - global shutter sensors deliver outstanding imaging quality.
  • Lightweight - facilitates increased performance of robotic arms and gimbals.
  • Efficient - Low power consumption and heat dissipation.
  • Economical - Delivers performance exceeding Base CameraLink at competitive prices.
  • Genuine machine vision camera based on USB 3.0 - No workaround solutions, no frame grabbers needed.
USB3 Vision board camera

USB3 Vision Camera Industries and Applications

  • Ultra-fast 3D scanning
  • Miniature and fast robotic arms
  • In-situ optical inspection camera
  • Material and Life science microscopy
  • Ophthalmology and Retinal imaging, Medical Imaging
  • Fast process capturing, e.g. golf club swings
  • Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS) Open road tolling and Traffic monitoring
  • Robotic Welding, Industrial Automation, Machine Vision
  • Biometrics, facial Recognition, Security
  • Motion Capture, Automotive crash testing
  • Marking and Labeling Verification
  • Packaging and Kitting
  • Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Precision Moldings
  • OCR/ OCV
  • Gauiging, Metrology
  • Defect detection

 

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Models

xiQ Monochrome, Color and IR extended Sensors models:

Avail ability B/W model Color model IR extended model Sensor Resolution Pixel µm ADC bits Frames per sec(1) DR dB Optical size Power W
Now MQ003MG-CM MQ003CG-CM - CMV300 648 x 488 7.4 12/10 500 66 1/3" 1.8
Now MQ013MG-E2 MQ013CG-E2 MQ013RG-E2(2) EV76C560 1280 x 1024 5.3 10 60 66 1/1.8" 1.0
Now MQ013MG-ON MQ013CG-ON - VITA 1300 1280 x 1024 4.8 10 150 60 1/2" 1.5
Soon MQ020MG-E2 MQ020CG-E2 - EV76C570 1600 x 1200 4.5 10 60 60 1/1.8" 1.0
Now MQ022MG-CM MQ022CG-CM MQ022RG-CM CMV2000 2048 x 1088 5.5 12/10 170 60 2/3" 1.8
Now MQ042MG-CM MQ042CG-CM MQ042RG-CM CMV4000 2048 x 2048 5.5 12/10 90 60 1" 1.8

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(1) Maximum frame rates measured at 8 bits per pixel in free run mode

(2) NIR model is based on EV76C661 sensor from e2V, also called Ruby

Common features:

Sensor Technology CMOS, Global shutter
Acquisition Modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger
Partial Image Readout ROI, Skipping and Binning modes supported (check hardware manual for details)
Image data formats 8, 10 or 12 bit RAW pixel data
SDK/API programmable with C++ and C#
Color image processing Host based de-Bayering, sharpening, Gamma, color matrix, true color CMS
Hot/blemish pixels correction On camera storage of up to 5000 pixel coordinates, host assisted correction
Auto adjustments Auto white balance, auto gain, auto exposure, HDR (High Dynamic range)
Flat field corrections Host assisted pixel level shading and lens corrections
Image Data and Control Interface USB 3.0 standard Micro B with screw lock threads compliant to USB3 Vision standard
General Purpose I/O 1x opto-isolated input, 1x opto-isolated output, power LED, 2x LED software programmable 
Signal conditioning Programmable debouncing time
Synchronization Hardware trigger input, software trigger, exposure strobe output, busy output
Housing and lens mount Standard C mount. Available options are CS mount, S(M12) mount and board level
Power requirements 1 to 1.8W, supplied via USB 3.0 interface
Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 26.5 mm (C-mount version)
Weight 27 grams (C-mount version)
Environment Operating 0°C to 50°C on housing, RH 80% non-condensing, -30°C to 60°C storage
Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS, GenICam/GenTL, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
Operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Windows 8, Linux Ubuntu, ARM, Mac OS X
Minimum host hardware Intel i3 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA or Radeon 128MB, Motherboard with PCIe x1 Gen 2 slot, compatible USB 3.0 host adapter
Software support xiAPI SDK, adapters and drivers for 30 various image processing packages
Firmware updates Field firmware update

(*) in development

 

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Accessories

xiQ Accessories

Passive cables Availability
CBL-U3-3M0 3.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector, angled Now
CBL-U3-3M0X 3.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on both connectors Soon
CBL-U3-5M0 5.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-5M0X 5.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on both connectors Soon
CBL-U3-8M0 8.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-8M0X 8.0m USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on both connectors Soon
Active cables  
CBL-U3A-10M0 10.0m USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
CBL-U3A-15M0 15.0m USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
CBL-U3A-20M0 20.0m USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Synchronization cables  
CBL-MQSYNC-3M0 3.0m MQ series sync cable, thread lock, 3 poles: ground, Trigger In, Strobe Out Now
Mounting brackets  
MQ-BRACKET-T MQ series tripod mounting bracket with 1/4-20 thread Now
Host adpatres  
U3PE-D720202 - X4 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 4x USB 3.0 ports, Renesas D720202 Now
U3PE-FL1009 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 2x USB 3.0 ports, Fresco Logic FL1009 Now
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Documents

PDF Brochures and documentation

 

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xiQ Brochure

 

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xiQ Quick Start Guide

 

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xiQ Manual

 

USB3 Vision camera XIMEA System Diagram

xiQ System Diagram

 

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How to pronounce xiQ

How to pronounce xiQ?

XIMEA is about whatever works for you. Possible pronunciations for xiQ include:

 

[zy-kju:], [ksʌɪ-kju:], [gzʌɪ-kju:], [sʌɪ-kju:] or [zʌɪ-kju:]

 

 

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