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Ximea builds 10-member xiC family of USB3 industrial video cameras around Sony CMOS sensors and Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA

by Xilinx Employee ‎10-03-2016 11:01 AM - edited ‎10-03-2016 11:05 AM (20,737 Views)

 

Ximea has built a 10-member family of xiC industrial video cameras around the latest Sony CMOS image sensors, ranging in size from 2.3 to 12.4 Mpixels. These cameras all measure 26x26x33mm, weigh 38 grams, consume 3W, and feature USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Type C connections capable of operating at 5Gbps. With a fiber connection, you can locate these cameras 100m from the receiver. Each xiC camera employs a Xilinx Artix-7 XC7A50T FPGA as a high-performance interface to the different Sony image sensors and to perform simple pixel formatting, video LUT (look-up-table) conversion, streaming control, and data packing. The FPGA permits Ximea’s designers to flexibly adapt their hardware design to varied image-sensor interface requirements and data formats.

 

The ten members in Ximea’s new xiC industrial video camera family include the:

 

 

  • MC023MG-SY: 2.3 Mpixels, monochrome, 165fps, global shutter, Sony IMX174 1/1.2” CMOS sensor
  • MC023CG-SY: 2.3 Mpixels, color, 165fps, global shutter, Sony IMX174 1/1.2” CMOS sensor
  • MC031MG-SY: 2.3 Mpixels, monochrome, 122fps, global shutter, Sony IMX252 1/1.8” CMOS sensor
  • MC031CG-SY: 2.3 Mpixels, color, 122fps, global shutter, Sony IMX252 1/1.8” CMOS sensor
  • MC050MG-SY: 5 Mpixels, monochrome, 76fps, global shutter, Sony IMX250 2/3” CMOS sensor
  • MC050CG-SY: 5 Mpixels, color, 76fps, global shutter, Sony IMX250 2/3” CMOS sensor
  • MC089MG-SY: 8.9 Mpixels, monochrome, 43fps, global shutter, Sony IMX255 16.1mm CMOS sensor
  • MC089CG-SY: 8.9 Mpixels, color, 43fps, global shutter, Sony IMX255 16.1mm CMOS sensor
  • MC124MG-SY: 12.4 Mpixels, monochrome, 31fps, global shutter, Sony IMX253 17.6mm CMOS sensor
  • MC124CG-SY: 12.4 Mpixels, color, 31fps, global shutter, Sony IMX253 17.6mm CMOS sensor

 

 

Ximea xiC Industrial Camera.jpg

 

 

Ximea xiC MC023CG-SY Industrial Video Camera with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Type C interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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