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Embedded vision and multi-camera setup - xiX

  • Fast speed interface with high bandwidth of 64 GBit to utilize full potential of the sensors
  • CMOSIS sensors: CMV2000CMV4000CMV12000, CMV20000, CMV50000
  • Sony CMOS Pregius™ sensors: IMX174IMX252IMX250IMX255IMX253
  • Resolutions range from 2 to 50 Megapixel
  • Platform ideal for aggregation of Multiple camera streams
  • Designed for use in Embedded vision systems
  • Integrated Canon EF-mount control with dynamic aperture and focus control
  • Remotely usable sensor boards - long distance reach
  • DMA (Direct memory access) ensures an almost non-existent latency of embedded vision camera
  • Low power consumption
  • Compactness and modularity
  • Low HW and SW overhead
  • OEM type of product - special conditions may apply



The xiC is an extremely diversified and highly modular camera family designed for the Sony Pregius™ sensor series.

xiC Brochure

The xiX cameras are designed for use in Embedded vision systems

Multi-camera line



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.


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


xiX and xiC - Embedded vision cameras Infographics


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. 


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


xSwitch Infographics of Embedded vision systems


This document explains XIMEA concept for Embedded vision systems.

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.


Embedded vision systems applications camera fast small 360 panorama


Application for embedded camera systems - examples:


360 panorama, Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR, VR), Autonomous self-driving vehicles, Street/city mapping, Deep learning tasks, Stereo camera systems, portable medical devices, 3D scanning, Entertainment, Photogrammetry, FACS scanning, Face recognition,  Motion capture,  LoLa (Low Latency audio visual streaming), UAV / UAS (drones), Cinematography, Videogrammetry etc.


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



Adapter page

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

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



Comparison of existing Camera and Sensor interfaces


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



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


Hardware support

Software support


Last Updated: 27 May 2018, 21:48

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