Industrial Cameras Offer High Speed Interface
XIMEA, pioneer in industrial cameras with high speed interfaces, has annouced delivery of new models from its high resolution line of PCI Express based cameras.
The xiB-64 high-speed camera line already includes fast models ranging from 1 Mpix at 3600 Fps to 16 Mpix at 300 Fps. The new CB654 addition and offers 65 Megapixels at a data rate of 70 frames per second when streaming at 10 Bits of RAW image format.
CB654 is utilizing GMAX3265, the latest CMOS sensor from Gpixel which has picture parameters close to sCMOS performance. The 8K consists of 9344 x 7000 which is the world’s highest resolution sensor with Global shutter. The sCMOS level of picture quality is reflected in low noise and Dark current of 2e-/s that makes the cameras suitable for both industrial as well as demanding scientific applications.
There are various grades of GMAX3265 available and XIMEA is capable to supply multiple camera versions to provide different levels of quality and prices. For overall heat dissipation reduction and even better noise results, the cameras are equipped with a fan cooler which can be removed and replaced with a heatsink or water cooling system.
Such high grade sensor deserves an equally impressive interface and it finds this in the face of PCI Express Gen3 with the bandwidth of 64 Gbits and real data throughput of 7000 MB/s – or more than any other conventional industrial camera can compete with. This comes without the need for bulky and expensive frame grabbers or special software.
Additional benefits of PCIe interface are Direct memory access (DMA) with low CPU load and practically zero latency. The cable length can reach up to 300m with fiber optic and bonus GPIO connectors ensure triggering and synchronization. Supplied active EF-mount lens interface enables remote control of aperture, focus and image stabilization. All in a robust housing of 60 x 70 x 40 mm and 250 grams.
Applications include flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR, AR), and aerial or city mapping.
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