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xiQ - family of USB3 Vision Cameras

xiQ - family of USB3 Vision Cameras

Easy on you, easy on your budget, easy on your application

xiQ is SMALL

xiQ is SMALL

The world's smallest USB 3.0 camera measures 26 x 26 x 21 mm - even smaller in CS-mount version or as board level

xiQ is FAST

xiQ is FAST

4 Mpix at 90 Fps, 2 Mpix at 170 Fps, VGA at 500 and more

xiQ is COMPATIBLE

xiQ is COMPATIBLE

More than 30 Vision Libraries, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, ARM, USB3 Vision Standard and more

xiQ is CUSTOMIZABLE

xiQ is CUSTOMIZABLE

Lowest power consumption and heat dissipation, single planar board, angled connectors. If you have a special project - let us know and we will adapt it for you

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xiQ - USB3 Vision Cameras

What is xiQ?

Ultra compact USB 3.0 Industrial camera family

usb3 vision cmos cmosis e2v onsemi usb 3.0 camera machine

 

 

  • Ultra compact mini camera- Only 26.4 x 26.4 x 21.2 mm, 27grams (1)
  • Cool - Low power consumption with 1.0 to 1.8 W and minimal heat dissipation
  • Fastest - High speed, high frame rate: 500fps at VGA and 90fps at 4Mpix resolutions
  • AIA standard - USB3 Vision standard compliant
  • Supported - USB 3.0 under Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, ARM and various Machine Vision Libraries
  • Industry standard interface - Compatible with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
  • Powerful potential - 5 Gbit/s interface 400 MB/s data throughput
  • Connectivity and Synchronization - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 3 status LEDs
  • Cost efficient - Excellent value for the price, low TCO and fast ROI
  • Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized API / SDK for Image Processing
  • Easy deployment - Range of accessories and widest hardware and software interoperability
  • Time proven - In production since the end of 2011
  • Highly Customizable - Available in Board level and with different connector types

 

(1) CS mount version, without lens and mounting bracket

 

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Models

Monochrome, Color and IR extended Sensor models:

B/W model Color model IR extended model (2) Sensor Resolution Pixel µm ADC bits Frames per sec (1) DR dB Optical size Power Watt
MQ003MG-CM MQ003CG-CM - CMOSIS CMV300 648 x 488 7.4 12 500 fps 60 1/3" 1.6
MQ013MG-E2 MQ013CG-E2 MQ013RG-E2 e2V EV76C560 1280 x 1024 5.3 10 60 fps 60 1/1.8" 0.9
MQ013MG-ON MQ013CG-ON MQ013RG-ON

PYTHON 1300

1280 x 1024 4.8 10

210 fps

56 1/2" 1.4
MQ022MG-CM MQ022CG-CM MQ022RG-CM CMOSIS CMV2000 2048 x 1088 5.5 10 170 fps* 60 2/3" 1.6
MQ042MG-CM MQ042CG-CM MQ042RG-CM CMOSIS CMV4000 2048 x 2048 5.5 10 90 fps* 60 1" 1.6

(1) Maximum frame rates measured at 8 bits per pixel raw data in free run mode. Python 1300 model - with Zero ROT feature enabled.

(2) NIR model are based on EV76C661 sensor from e2V, also called Ruby and Near Infrared sensors from CMOSIS

* Please check faster versions available from xiX line based on PCIe interface - special conditions may apply

All models are also available in Board level version with flat ribbon flex cable or Angled connector - ideal for Embedded vision systems.

Common features:

Sensor technology CMOS, Global shutter
Acquisition modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger
Partial image readout Multiple ROI / AOI (region/area of interest), Skipping and Binning modes supported (check manual for details)
Image data formats 8, 10 or 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, 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 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 and software trigger input, exposure strobe output, busy output, bulb, low smear, overlapped
Housing and lens mount Standard C mount. Available options are CS mount, S-mount (M12) adapter and board level
Power requirements 1 to 1.8W, supplied via USB 3.0 interface
Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 26.5 mm (C-mount version)
Weight 27 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 available physical memory, NVIDIA or Radeon 128MB, Motherboard with PCIe x1 Gen 2 slot, compatible USB 3.0 host adapter
Software support API / 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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Accessories

xiQ 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-U3-3M0X 3.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on both connectors Soon
CBL-U3-5M0 5.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-5M0X 5.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on both connectors Soon
Active cables  
CBL-U3A-10M0 10.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active repeater Now
CBL-U3A-15M0 15.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active repeater Now
CBL-U3A-20M0 20.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active repeater Now
Synchronization cables  
CBL-MQSYNC-3M0 3.0 meter xiQ series sync cable, thread lock, 3 poles: ground, Trigger In, Strobe Out Now
Mounting brackets  
MQ-BRACKET-T xiQ 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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Cable Extenders 50 - 100m Fiber optics cables from different vendors This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Documents

PDF Flyers and documentation


USB3 Vision camera USB 3.0 CMOSIS e2V ON Semiconductor fast smallestxiQ Brochure

xiq-usb3-vision-quick-guide camera CMOS USB 3.0xiQ Quick Start Guide

USB3 Vision camera manual USB 3.0 xiQ Manual

USB3 Vision camera XIMEA System DiagramxiQ 3D Step files

 

 

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Applications

xiQ Advantages for Machine Vision Applications

  • Performance 4x times faster than GigE, 5x than Firewire and 10x USB 2.0
  • Robust - Sturdy full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers
  • Smallest - Fits into places where no other camera can fit. SWAP, Payload-friendly. With flat ribbon flex cable ideal for Embedded vision systems
  • Precise - Quality global shutter sensors deliver outstanding imaging quality without smear
  • Lightweight - Facilitates increased performance of robotic arms and gimbals or UAV
  • Efficient - Low power consumption and heat dissipation
  • Simplistic - Single PCB design allows easy integration into any OEM solutions
  • Customizable - Various options for connectors, housing and cable distance up to 100m
  • Economical - Delivers performance exceeding Base CameraLink at better prices
  • Genuine machine vision USB 3.0 based camera - No workaround solutions, no frame grabbers

board level usb 3.0 camera usb3 vision

USB3 Vision Camera Industries and Applications

  • Ultra-fast 3D scanning
  • Medical Imaging
  • Precision Moldings, Electronics, Photovoltaics
  • Miniature and accurate robotic arms
  • Industrial and Factory Automation, Machine Vision
  • Robotic Welding
  • High definition Motion capture, Cinematography and Entertainment
  • Material and Life science microscopy
  • Marking and Labeling Verification, AOI, Food and Print inspection
  • 360 Panorama
  • Face recognition, Eye Tracking, Body scanner, People counting
  • Packaging and Kitting, Defect detection, Code recognition
  • OCR / OCV
  • Gauging, Manufacturing, Alignment and Assembly
  • Metrology
  • Ophthalmology and Retinal imaging
  • ISR - Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Security
  • Rapid process capturing, e.g. golf club swings, baseball, tennis, hockey
  • VR and AR (virtual or augmented reality)
  • Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS), Autonomous vehicles
  • Open road tolling and Traffic monitoring
  • ANPR
  • Biometrics
  • Automotive crash testing
  • ideal for UAV (drones) and LOLA (LOw LAtency audio visual streaming system)

 

and MANY others

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How to pronounce xiQ

How to pronounce xiQ?

XIMEA is always about whatever works for you.

Possible pronunciations for xiQ include:

 

[zy-kju:], [ksʌɪ-kju:], [gzʌɪ-kju:], [sʌɪ-kju:], [zʌɪ-kju:] or [ksɪ:k]

 

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