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XIMEA presents world’s first Thunderbolt™ 2 technology enabled industrial cameras


MÜNSTER, GERMANY, October 30, 2014– XIMEA is prepared to showcase the newest innovations on the Vision show 2014 in Stuttgart and as part of the xiLab concept of special cameras there will also be presented unique Thunderbolt™ 2 technology ready cameras that are equipped with the newest sensors from Sony (IMX174) and CMOSIS (CMV20000).  Cameras provide highest speeds and direct access to computer memory at 10 and 20 Gbit/s respectively.


Developed at an unprecedented tempo the cameras, as first in the Machine Vision, offer the data and control interface which is able to deliver such bandwidth without the need of any frame grabbers. The data is streaming directly through Thunderbolt™ cable which can reach distances up to 60m when the fiber option is used.


First model MT200 is based on the very popular 20 Mpix sensors from CMOSIS called CMV20000. Full resolution of this CMOS sensor with Global Shutter can be utilized at 30 frames per second in the 12 bit mode thanks to 20Gbit/s. The camera itself is further enhanced with the active EF-mount interface for control of dynamic aperture and focus. Use of the Falcon Ridge 4C makes daisy chain interconnection possible.


Second model MT023 is integrated with the new Sony’s CMOS sensors – IMX174 featuring a technology called Pregius™ and delivers outstanding imaging performance. With the help of 10Gbit/s throughput it is capable to deliver full sensor resolution of 2.3Mpix at 12bit/pix 128fps, or 10bit/pix @165fps. Camera design features compact and robust housing of only 26x26x38mm and can be bus powered removing the necessity of additional power cables or power adapters.


Thunderbolt™ cables from XIMEA equipped are with thumbscrews for stable transfer and are excessively tested for compliance with the standard. This makes the delivery of image data secure and seamless to be stored directly inside the PC memory where they are immediately available for processing and encoding by CPU and/or GPU. To provide users the ability to synchronize with external equipment or other cameras both models are equipped with opto-isolated inputs and outputs exposed from compact and robust camera body with an industrial connector.

Cameras include XIMEA free of charge API/SDK which supports Windows and Mac OS X with Linux support development in progress.


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xiT series of Thunderbolt™ 2 technology enabled industrial cameras, as well as all other XIMEA cameras, are supported with LiveSupport technology.


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