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Linux ARM Support

XIMEA Linux Software Package contains support for ARM CPU.
This allows to connect XIMEA Cameras to small embedded computers (mini PC) or boards equipped with ARM processors.


  • Only xiQ and xiMU, xiC, xiX cameras are supported.
  • XIMEA demosaic image processing code isn't fully optimized for ARM so performance on color cameras with XI_RGB output is lowered. To get higher framerate - application should select Raw image formats (RAW8, RAW16) which does not require image processing (especially demosaic).
  • XIMEA CamTool is not available for ARM platform yet. The compilation on ARM is planned.

Tested platform: ODROID XU, ODROID XU3

ODROID XU, ODROID XU3 are bare-board computers based on Cortex™-A7 quad core CPU.
We have tested successfully the Linux Software Package V4_01_76 with MQ042MG-CM on this platform.

Supported Cameras and Software

XIMEA Linux Software Package on ODROID supports whole xiQ line of cameras with software xiSample in RAW8 mode.
No other software or cameras was tested on ODROID support.


The data throughput measured on ODROID-XU with MQ042MG-CM model using Linux SP V4.01.62 was 353Mbytes/sec (2826Mbits/sec).

Based on this measurement it is estimated that the potential volume of received images from the camera models at maximum frame-rate (RAW8 images) is following:

Camera Model Maximum frame-rate
MQ042xG-CM 60 FPS
MQ022xG-CM 120 FPS
MQ003xG-CM 500 FPS

Tested platform: NVIDIA Jetson TX1

Cameras tested: xiQ, xiMU in console application xiSample with raw image output.

Tested platform: NVIDIA Jetson TK1

Cameras tested: xiQ, xiMU Current status: Experimental support.


See TEGRA X1 Multimedia User Giude

Example Application Building

To install necessary tools for building:
apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libgtk2.0-dev g++


cd /opt/XIMEA/examples/xiSample


cd /opt/XIMEA/examples/streamViewer
sudo make
sudo make install