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Hyperspectral cameras - xiSpec

Hyperspectral cameras - xiSpec

In close cooperation with IMEC it was possible to create world's smallest Hyperspectral cameras with USB 3.0 interface

Hyperspectral cameras - Agriculture

Hyperspectral cameras - Agriculture

Minimized, through new technology, these Hyperspectral cameras are ideal for utilization in many areas including UAV applications

Hyperspectral cameras - Sorting

Hyperspectral cameras - Sorting

Applying Hyperspectral vision to sorting and defect detection can elevate your process to a new level

Hyperspectral cameras - Sensors

Hyperspectral cameras - Sensors

There are several Hyperspectral type of sensors and models available and more are in preparation

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xiSpec - Hyperspectral Cameras with USB3 Vision

What is xiSpec?

Miniature Hyperspectral family

Hyperspectral camera USB3 Visionmini small USB 3.0

 

 

  • Smallest Hyperspectral camera - Compact, lightweight with only 26.4 x 26.4 x 31 mm, 32 grams (1)
  • Cost efficient - Excellent value and price due to utilization of new technology
  • Cool economy - Low power consumption with 1.6 Watt and minimal heat dissipation
  • All-around support - USB 3.0 support for Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, ARM
  • Powerful potential - Highest spatial and spectral resolution possible with 5Gb/s interface
  • Optimized - 2048 parallel, "on-chip" integrated spectroscopes with 100 points of spectral resolution each
  • AIA standard - USB3 Vision standard compliant
  • Industry standard interface - Compatible with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
  • Fastest - High speed, high frame rate: based on 170fps at 2 Mpix resolution
  • Connectivity and Synchronization - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 3 status LEDs
  • Easy deployment - Range of accessories and wide hardware and software integration
  • Highly Customizable - Variety of sensor options, which can be further adjusted to match requirements
  • Interoperability increase - Continuous embrace of new software and hardware partners

 

(1) C-mount version, without lens and mounting bracket

 

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Applications

Advantages for Applications using Hyperspectral opportunities

  • Precise - Improves vision and discrimination power by using spectral signature information of surface material / object being captured.
  • Genuine HSI camera with USB 3.0 - Fabry-Perrot filters fully integrated on CMOS pixels, thus no alignment is required and no stray light issues.
  • Robust - Sturdy full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers.
  • Smallest - Fits into places where no other Hyperspectral camera can fit.
  • Lightweight - Facilitates increased performance of robotic arms and gimbals or UAV.
  • Efficient - Low power consumption and heat dissipation.
  • Informative - datacubes of information about chemical composition of the object help to discover details that standard visual cameras can not.
  • Economical - Removes the need of bulky constructions and accessories saving energy and space at better prices.
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Hyperspectral imaging utilization Fields and Applications

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Mineralogy (mining)
  • Fluorescence, Ophthalmology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Terrestrial/maritime earth observation
  • DNA sequencers/flow cytometers
  • Archeology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Medical imaging for endoscopy, Wound diagnostics
  • Cancer cells inspection
  • Skin tones/tissue analysis
  • Space exploration, Astronomy
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Security (industrial gas leaks, forensics)
  • Spectroscopy instrumentation
  • Art and Antiquities Conservation
  • Material and Life science microscopy, Guided surgery
  • Optical sorting (plastic, ceramic, glass, pharmaceutical)
  • Food inspection (quality grading)
  • Pathology
  • Defect detection
  • UAV (drones) and UGV (unmanned ground vehicles) robotics

 

and MANY others

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Models

xiSpec Linescan, Snapshot Mosaic hyperspectral models:

Model Type Spectral range [nm] Spectral Bands Scans/Cubes per sec Spatial resolution
MQ022HG-IM-LS100-NIR Linescan

600-975  1)

(typically: ~630-970)

100+ up to 1360 lines/s 2048 x 8  3)
MQ022HG-IM-LS150-VISNIR Linescan 470-900  2) 150+ up to 1020 lines/s 2048 x 5  3)
MQ022HG-IM-SM4X4-VIS Snapshot Mosaic 470-630 16 up to 170 cubes/s 512 x 272 (4x4)  4)
MQ022HG-IM-SM5X5-NIR Snapshot Mosaic

600-975

(typically 600-950/975)  5)

25 up to 170 cubes/s 409 x 217 (5x5)  4)

Note 1: in 4 nm steps,  Note 2: in 3 nm steps,  Note 3: There is no spatial resolution in case of Linescan sensors. Width is 2048 and 8 or 5 are number of lines.

Note 4: There is no typical value, these are Approximate numbers of pixels. The original sensor resolution can be interpolated.

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Common features:

Sensor Technology CMOS, Hyperspectral filters added at wafer-level on top of the pixel structure of the sensor
Acquisition Modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger (Global Shutter)
FWHM (Full width at half maximum) 10 - 15 nm (TBD)
Image data formats 8, 10 bit RAW pixel data
SDK/API programmable with C++ and C#
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 triggering, exposure strobe output, busy output
Housing and lens mount Standard C mount. Available options are CS mount
Power requirements 1.6W, supplied via USB 3.0 interface
Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 31 mm (C-mount version)
Weight 32 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, USB3 Vision Compliant
Operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), W8, 8.1, 10, 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 Libraries
Firmware updates Field firmware update through xiCOP

 

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Data Processing

xiSpec - Processing of the Hyperspectral datacubes:

 

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perception park, Graz, Austria

www.perception-park.com

 
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  • Chemical Color Imaging
  • Integrates with existing image processing systems
  • Short development time

 

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NICTA, Canberra, Australia

www.scyllarus.com

 

scyllarus nicta program interface
  • Powerful, full featured hyperspectral imaging engine
  • Automatic recovery of scene illuminant
  • Available for license as C++ API, standalone application and Matlab toolbox

 

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Slideshow Presentation

Advanced presentation

Video about Imec

Video from Vision 2014

Video Spectronet (in German)

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Accessories

 xiSpec Accessories

Passive cables Availability
CBL-U3-1M0 1.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-3M0 3.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-3M0-ANG 3.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector, angled Now
CBL-U3-5M0 5.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
Active cables  
CBL-U3A-10M0 10.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
CBL-U3A-15M0 15.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
CBL-U3A-20M0 20.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
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Synchronization cables  
CBL-MQSYNC-3M0 3.0 meter MQ series sync cable, thread lock, 3 poles: ground, Trigger In, Strobe Out Now
Mounting brackets  
MQ-BRACKET-T xiQ/xiSpec series tripod mounting bracket with 1/4-20 thread Now
Host adapters  
U31PE1G3-V1-X2 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 2x USB 3.1 ports, asmedia ASM1142 Now
U3PE-FL1100-X4 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 4x USB 3.0 ports, Fresco Logic FL1100 Now
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Documents

PDF Flyers and documentation


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xiSpec Brochure

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xiSpec platform Manual

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xiSpec Presentation

Hyperspectral USB3 Vision camera XIMEA System Diagram

xiSpec System Diagram

 

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