xiX - Sony CMOS sensors for Multi-camera setup

xiX - Sony CMOS sensors for Multi-camera setup

Utilize the total speed rate available from new Sony CMOS family with exceptional Pregius™ sensor quality

Platform for MCS - multi camera system

Platform for MCS - multi camera system

These fast speed cameras have multiple sensor options, connector versions and a fully modular design

Carrier boards and range of accessories

Carrier boards and range of accessories

New camera family can be utilized in Embedded vision systems coupled with switches, adapters and various aggregators

Extensive software support across platforms

Extensive software support across platforms

Besides the standard Windows and macOS compatibility, the xiX cameras include deep support of Linux to customize or adjust your application to the edge of possible

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xiX - Fastest cameras with Sony CMOS Pregius 

What is xiX?

Full speed potential from miniature Sony CMOS cameras

Sony CMOS Pregius camera mini small fastest high speed embedded multi

 

 

 

  • Smallest camera featuring Sony Pregius™ - Compact with only 26.4 x 26.4 x 31 mm and 30 grams (1)
  • Fast CMOS - High speed, high frame rate: from 2.3 Mpix at 166 Fps to 50 Mpix at 33 Fps
  • Cool economy - Low power consumption with under 3 Watt and minimal heat dissipation
  • All-around support - support for Windows 7 and 10, macOS, Linux, ARM and embedded platforms
  • Industry standard - Data and control interface complies with PCI Express External Cabling Specifications
  • Adaptable potential - Available with two flat ribbon flex cable connectors: parallel and perpendicular 
  • Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized API / SDK for Image Processing
  • Connectivity and Synchronization - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 4 status LEDs
  • Lens control - EF-mount Interface allows remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization
  • Highly Customizable - Variety of sensor options including IMX249, IMX265, IMX264, IMX267, IMX304 available in board level stack for OEM use and with switches and adapters
  • Interoperability increase - Continuous embrace of new software and hardware partners
  • Cost efficient - Excellent value through utilization of the newest technologies including Sony Pregius™

 

(1) Small model with C/CS Mount module B

*Pregius is a Trademark of Sony Corporation

 

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Models Sony

Models of Sony CMOS cameras with PCIe Gen 2:

B/W model Color model Sensor Resolution Pixel µm ADC bits Frames per sec(1) DR dB Optical size Power Watt
MX023MG-SY MX023CG-SY Sony IMX174 1936 x 1216 5.86 12/10 166 fps 71.7 1/1.2" 2.9
MX031MG-SY MX031CG-SY Sony IMX252 2064 x 1544 3.45 12/10/8 218 fps 70.9 1/1.8" 3.2
MX050MG-SY MX050CG-SY

Sony IMX250

2464 x 2056 3.45 12/10/8

165 fps

70.8 2/3" 3.3
MX089MG-SY MX089CG-SY Sony IMX255 4112 x 2176 3.45 12/10/8 95 fps 70.5 16.1 3.7
MX124MG-SY MX124CG-SY Sony IMX253 4112 x 3008 3.45 12/10/8 69 fps 70.4 17.6 3.8

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

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Common features:

Sensor technology CMOS, Pregius™ technology
Acquisition modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger (Global Shutter)
Partial image readout ROI / AOI (region/area of interest), Skipping and Binning modes supported (check manual for details)
Image data formats 8, 10, 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 (Color management system), lookup table (LUT), hue, saturation, sharpness, white balance and more
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. This feature is being developed and tested
Interface PCI Express standard cable connector compliant to PCI Express External Cabling Specifications
General purpose I/O 1x opto-isolated input, 1x opto-isolated output, 2 GPIO, 4x LED software programmable
Signal conditioning Programmable debouncing time
Synchronization Hardware trigger input, software triggering, exposure strobe output, busy output
Lens mount Standard C mount. Adjustable into CS mount
Power requirements 3 Watt, supplied via flat flex ribbon cable
Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 31 mm (C-Mount version)
Weight 30 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, PCI Express External Cabling Specifications compliant
Operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), and 10, Linux Ubuntu, ARM, macOS
Minimum host hardware Intel i5 3.0GHz, +2GB RAM available physical memory, Motherboard with PCIe x4 Gen2 (or PCIe x8 Gen3) necessary for full throughput, compliance down to PCIe x1 Gen1 gives reduced throughput
Software support xiAPI SDK, adapters and drivers for various image processing Libraries
Firmware updates Field firmware update through xiCOP

(*) Feature is available only when the camera is in XIMEA API mode

 

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CMOSIS Models

Models of CMOSIS / AMS CMOS cameras with PCIe Gen 2:

Model Sensor Resolution Pixel µm ADC bits FWC e- Sensor Diagonal Power Watt DR dB Frames per sec (1)
MX120MG-CM CMOSIS CMV12000 4096 x 3072, 12 MP 5.5 8,10,12 13500 28 mm 8 W 60 133, 103, 86
MX120CG-CM CMOSIS CMV12000 4096 x 3072, 12 MP 5.5 8,10,12 13500 28 mm 8 W 60 133, 103, 86
MX120RG-CM CMOSIS CMV12000 NIR (2) 4096 x 3072, 12 MP 5.5 8,10,12 13500 28 mm 8 W 60 133, 103, 86
MX200MG-CM CMOSIS CMV20000 5120 x 3840, 20 MP 6.4 12 15000 41 mm 6 W 66 33
MX200CG-CM CMOSIS CMV20000 5120 x 3840, 20 MP 6.4 12 15000 41 mm 6 W 66 33
MX500MG-CM CMOSIS CMV50000 7920 x 6004, 48 MP 4.6 12 16000 45 mm 9 W 64 30, 26, 22
MX500CG-CM CMOSIS CMV50000 7920 x 6004, 48 MP 4.6 12 16000 45 mm 9 W 64 30, 26, 22

(1) Full resolution at RAW 8 bits, 10 bits and 12 bits;  Server computers with bigger PCIe TLP packet size can increase the throughput by additional 10%.

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Common features:

Sensor technology CMOS, Global shutter
Acquisition modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger
Partial image readout ROI (region of interest), Multiple AOI (area of interest) and Skipping / Binning modes on request
Image data formats 8, 10, 12 bit RAW pixel data (depends on the model) 
SDK/API programmable with C++ and C#
Color image processing* Host based de-Bayering, sharpening, Gamma, color matrix, true color  CMS (Color management system)
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*

Coming soon. Host assisted pixel level shading and lens corrections
FPN correction  Fixed pattern noise correction on the side of the camera
Interface PCI Express standard cable connector compliant to PCI Express External Cabling Specifications
General purpose I/O 2x optoisolated input, 2x optoisolated output, 4 non-isolated input-outputs, 4x LED software programmable 
Signal conditioning* Programmable debouncing time
Synchronization Hardware trigger input, software trigger, exposure strobe output, busy output
Lens mount Standard EF mount with Active Lens Control – focus, iris, image stabilization
Power requirements 6 Watt, supplied via flat flex ribbon cable
Dimensions 60 x 60 x 32 mm (depends on the lens mount version)
Weight 151 grams (depends on the model)
Environment Operating 0°C to 50°C on housing, RH 80% noncondensing, -30°C to 60°C storage
Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS, PCI Express External Cabling Specifications compliant
Operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64) and 10, Linux Ubuntu, macOS, ARM
Minimum host hardware

Intel i5 3.0GHz, +2GB RAM available physical memory, Motherboard with PCIe x4 Gen2 (or PCIe x8 Gen3) necessary for full throughput, compliance down to PCIe x1 Gen1 gives reduced throughput

Software support xiAPI SDK, adapters and drivers for 30 various image processing Libraries
Firmware updates Field firmware update through xiCOP. This feature is being developed and tested

(*) Feature is available only when the camera is in XIMEA API mode

 

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Applications

Advantages for Applications using Sony CMOS Pregius™ at full speed

  • Precise - Quality Global shutter sensors with Pregius™ technology deliver outstanding imaging quality
  • Performance 12x times faster than GigE, 15x than Firewire and 25x USB 2.0
  • Smallest - Fits into places where no other comparable camera can fit. Payload-friendly SWAP. With flat ribbon flex cable ideal for Embedded vision systems
  • Lightweight - Facilitates increased performance of robotic arms and gimbals or UAV / UAS
  • Efficient - Low power consumption and heat dissipation
  • Robust - Sturdy full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers
  • Adaptable - Customization options via Board level or connectors allow easy integration into OEM solutions
  • Economical - Removes bulky constructions and accessories saving energy and space at better prices
  • Simplistic - Straightforward way how to easily achieve Multiple camera setup for machine vision, no workarounds, no frame grabbers
Embedded vision systems applications camera fast small 360 panorama Sony CMOS Pregius


Multi camera system (MCS) utilization Fields and Applications

  • Ultra-fast 3D scanning
  • Face recognition, FACS scanning, Eye Tracking, Body scanner, People counting
  • 360 Panorama (360° spherical, cyclorama imaging), Photogrammetry, Videogrammetry
  • Electronics, Photovoltaics, portable medical devices
  • Miniature and accurate robotic arms
  • Industrial and Factory Automation, Machine Vision
  • Broadcasting and Instant replays
  • Rapid process capturing, e.g. golf club swings, ping pong, baseball, tennis
  • High definition Motion capture, Cinematography and Entertainment
  • Automotive crash testing
  • Sports Automation & Motion Tracking: soccer, football, basketball, hockey
  • Alignment and Assembly, Stereo camera systems
  • VR and AR - Virtual and Augmented reality
  • Semiconductor wafer scanning
  • Flat panel display (FPD) inspection
  • Solar panel inspection
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) examination
  • 3D Mapping, GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Autonomous self-driving vehicles, ADAS, Deep learning tasks
  • Defect detection, Print and Film scanning
  • Persistent stadium and border high-end security
  • Electronics measurement and assemblies
  • Aerial or city/street mapping (UAV / UAS - drones)
  • Outdoor imaging - Wide area motion imaging and surveillance
  • ideal for LoLa (Low Latency audio visual streaming system)

 

and MANY others

 

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Accessories

 xiX Accessories

Flat flex ribbon cables Gen 2 x2 Availability
CBL-MX-X2G2-0M07 0.07m flat ribbon PCIe, Gen2 x2 cable for xiX cameras, 24 pins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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CBL-MX-X2G2-0M50 0.5m flat ribbon PCIe, Gen2 x2 cable for xiX cameras, 24 pins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Flat flex ribbon cables Gen 2 x4  
CBL-MX-X4G2-0M20 0.2m flat ribbon PCIe, Gen2 x4 cable for xiX cameras, 51 pins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Adapters 3D step
ADPT-MX-X2G2-PCIE-FL Adapter board xiX camera X2G2 interface to PCIe x4 standard slot connector, Horizontal This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
ADPT-MX-X2G2-IPASS-HOST-FL Adapter board xiX camera X2G2 interface to PCIe x4 standard iPass connector, Host This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Switches  
XSWITCH-NEST-8X2G2-X4G3-BRD PCIe switch board, 8 camera ports X2G2, host port X4G3, no housing, for evaluation only !! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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XS-4P-X2G2-X4G3 xSWITCH S, 4 camera ports X2G2, host port iPass X4G3 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Power and Synchronization cables  
CBL-ADPT-PWR-0M10 0.1m power cable for the xiX adapter boards, supported power supplies: BACSxxM-24-C8 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Mounting brackets  
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MECH-60MM-BRACKET-T xiX, xiB and xiB-64 series tripod mounting bracket Now
Miscellaneous  
BACS60M-24-C8 desktop power supply (60W, 24V), power cord (EU or US), DC-output plug 5.5 x 2.1 x 12mm This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
MECH-60MM-HEATSINK Heatsink plate for xiB series Now
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Documents

PDF Flyers and documentation

CMOSIS Sony CMOS IMX CMV Flat Flex camera USB3 PCIe USB 3.0 USB 3.1

xiX Brochure

 

technical manual fast high speed multi camera Sony CMOS CMV20000 IMX174

xiX Manual

 

Sony CMOS Pregius camera fast high speed mini small 3D step

xiX 3D Step files

 

 

CMOSIS Sony CMOS IMX CMV Flat Flex camera fast high speed small adapter

 


Adapter page

 

Overview of current adapter options - drawing of how do different breakout boards look like + 3D STEP files

Diagram for an explanation - how do different slots look like (Mini PCIe, M.2, PCIe x4, x8, iPass etc.) and what they can be attached to.

 
 

CMOSIS Sony CMOS IMX CMV Flat Flex camera USB3 PCIe USB 3.0 USB 3.1

xSwitch Infographics of Multiple camera systems

 

This document explains XIMEA concept for Multi camera setup.

Topology, cables (e.g. flat-flex ribbon), switches, boards, adapters - the plethora of various elements allowing to assemble a system with a perfect fit for your particular application.

Easy to compile, easy to exchange and suitable for remote operation.

 

 

CMOSIS Sony CMOS IMX CMV Flat Flex camera USB3 PCIe USB 3.0 USB 3.1

 

xiX and xiC Infographics - Embedded vision cameras

 

Overview of various versions and options possible through modularity of the camera architecture.

Clear benefits for classic system integrators or start-ups with new ideas that are offered through the diversity of multiple setups.

All with a small footprint and detachable parts or switchable sets of components. 

 

 

embedded vision systems cameras multiple setup high speed

 

Embedded Vision Summit 2018 Presentation on the subject

High-end Multi-camera Technology, Applications and Examples

For OEMs and system integrators, many of today's applications in VR/AR/MR, ADAS, measurement and automation require multiple coordinated high performance cameras. Current generic components are not optimized to achieve the desired traits in terms of resolution, frame rate, latency, imaging quality, reliability, scalability and time to market. In this presentation, Larin explains how XIMEA’s xPlatform provides unique solutions to address all of these requirements, utilizing PCI Express and various image sensor technologies.

 

Embedded Vision Summit presentation cameras 2017 systems USB3 PCIe

 

Embedded Vision Summit 2017 Presentation on the subject

High-bandwidth interface for use in Multi-camera Embedded Systems

Weighing the pros and cons of the PCI Express technology as the interface used between a camera and Embedded vision system and providing proofs of how PCIe being a standard computer interface can enable a remarkably compact form factor while still fulfilling all the major application requirements like robustness, fast speed, low latency and processor overheads, long and short distances, software transparency, modularity and aggregation of image data streams from multiple cameras into a single cable.

Examples of solutions and components for Embedded vision systems

NVIDIA Jetson TX1 / TX2 carrier board UAV drone payload cameras

Payload concept for UAV

 

NVIDIA Jetson TX1 TX2 Tegra X1 cameras Embedded Vision system

NVIDIA Jetson TX1 / TX2 carrier board

 

Switches for Embedded vision systems cameras USB3 PCIe adapters

Variations of adapters    

Switches for Embedded vision systems cameras USB3 PCIe adapters cable

       Variations of Switches for Embedded vision systems

Comparison of existing Camera and Sensor interfaces

 
LVDS
subLVDS
MIPI CSI-2
C-PHY
USB/GigE PCIe
Standard No Yes Yes Yes
Imager HW overhead Low Low High Medium
Imager SW overhead Medium Low High Low
Processor HW overhead High Medium High Low
Processor SW overhead Medium Medium High Low
Multiple imagers No No Yes Yes
Latency Low Low High Low
Power consumption Low Low Medium Medium

 

 

 
LVDS
subLVDS
MIPI CSI-2
C-PHY
USB/GigE PCIe
Range mm to cm mm to m cm to hm mm to hm
BW per lane, Gb/s 0.3 … 3 2.5 0.5 … 10 2.5 … 8
Number of lanes 1 … 64 1 … 4 1 1 … 16
Aggregated BW, Gb/s 0.3 … 200 2.5 … 10 0.5 … 10 2.5 … 128
 

 

 

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