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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)
  • AIA standard - USB3 Vision standard compliant
  • Industry standard interface - Compatible with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
  • 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
  • Supported - USB 3.0 under Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, ARM and various Machine Vision Libraries
  • Powerful potential - 5Gb/s interface 400Mpix/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

xiQ 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 12/10 500 fps 66 1/3" 1.6
MQ013MG-E2 MQ013CG-E2 MQ013RG-E2 e2V EV76C560 1280 x 1024 5.3 10 60 fps 66 1/1.8" 0.9
MQ013MG-ON MQ013CG-ON -

VITA 1300

PYTHON 1300

1280 x 1024 4.8 10

150 fps

210 fps*

60 1/2" 1.4
MQ022MG-CM MQ022CG-CM MQ022RG-CM CMOSIS CMV2000 2048 x 1088 5.5 12/10 170 fps 60 2/3" 1.6
MQ042MG-CM MQ042CG-CM MQ042RG-CM CMOSIS CMV4000 2048 x 2048 5.5 12/10 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

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

All models are also available in Board level version

Common features:

Sensor Technology CMOS, Global shutter
Acquisition Modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger
Partial Image Readout ROI, 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
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 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, 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 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  
U3PE-FL1100 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 2x USB 3.0 ports, Fresco Logic FL1100 Now
U3PE-FL1100-X4 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 4x USB 3.0 ports, Fresco Logic FL1100 Now
Lenses Several lenses from different vendors (Fujinon, Kowa, Ricoh, Tamron etc.) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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 FlyerxiQ 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 System Diagram

 

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Applications

xiQ Advantages for Machine Vision Applications

  • Performance 4x times faster than GigE, 5x USB 2.0 and 10x than Firewire.
  • Robust - Sturdy full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers.
  • Smallest - Fits into places where no other camera can fit. SWAP, Payload-friendly.
  • 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.
  • Economical - Delivers performance exceeding Base CameraLink at better prices.
  • Genuine machine vision USB 3.0 based camera - No workaround solutions, no frame grabbers.

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USB3 Vision Camera Industries and Applications

  • Ultra-fast 3D scanning
  • Medical Imaging
  • Precision Moldings
  • Miniature and accurate robotic arms
  • Industrial Automation, Machine Vision
  • Robotic Welding
  • Material and Life science microscopy
  • Marking and Labeling Verification
  • Packaging and Kitting, Defect detection
  • OCR/ OCV
  • Gauging, Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Metrology
  • Ophthalmology and Retinal imaging
  • ISR - Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Security,
  • Face recognition, Motion Capture, Body scanner,
  • Rapid process capturing, e.g. golf club swings, baseball, tennis, hockey
  • Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS)
  • 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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