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Certification moves to product status another Thunderbolt enabled camera model


Munster, February 8, 2016– XIMEAs commitment to bring fast and widespread Thunderbolt™ interface from consumer area to industrial and scientific users results in additional camera model being added to the list of certified products. Simplicity and speed of 20 Gbit/sec can now be enjoyed in Vision applications without the need of frame grabbers.


First prototype units of this Thunderbolt™ enabled camera model from xiT line were presented by XIMEA at Intel Development Forum 2015 last summer and trialed by first implementers. Further tests followed during multiple Thunderbolt™ Plugfests and finally the XIMEA camera had to complete thorough analysis performed by an independent laboratory and respective officials with final outcome ensuring full compatibility with other Thunderbolt™ certified products. It also approves XIMEA to ship the MT023 model with Thunderbolt Trademark and Logo for PC and Mac.


MT023 model is equipped with the new Sony’s CMOS sensors – IMX174 featuring the technology called Pregius™. It delivers outstanding imaging performance and with the help of Thunderbolt™10Gbit/s throughput, the camera is also capable to provide full sensor resolution of 2.3Mpix at 12bit/pix 128fps, or 10bit/pix at165fps.


Camera design features compact and robust housing of only 26x26x38mm and 46g. Low power consumption allows it to be bus powered removing the necessity of additional power cables or power adapters. Furthermore, Thunderbolt™ thumbscrew lock connection can reach up to 60m distances with fiber optic cables.


Other models in the certification pipeline will be equipped with upcoming Sony’s latest CMOS sensors based on Pregius™ technology.

Cameras are supplied with XIMEA free of charge API/SDK which supports Windows 32/64 and Mac OS X. Linux support is currently in development.


Check the cameras during the  Photonics West show of 2016 at XIMEA booth 4138


You can see details about this camera line also at




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

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