XIMEA GmbH – developer of the CURRERA PC cameras, the world’s most powerful line of industrial “smart” cameras, and the xiQ series, the world’s smallest industrial USB 3.0 cameras – is pleased to announce Linux compatibility for its USB 3.0 camera product line.
XIMEA’s xiQ series’ (ximea.com) industrial-grade cameras now come standard with support software for systems running Linux 3.3 kernels and above, including Linux Ubuntu distribution.
“After numerous inquiries from our valued system integrators, we decided that Linux support is important to a growing segment of our USB 3.0 industrial camera customers,” says Max Larin, CEO of XIMEA. “We’re happy to comply and offer industry the first Linux-compliant USB 3.0 camera.”
Contrary to reports from competing USB 3.0 cameras, the xiQ series measures measuring just 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1 mm or 13cm2 compared to competing solutions that require 25cm2. XIMEA achieves this compact size by designing the xiQ on a single PCB board, compared to three separate PCB boards for other solutions. xiQ series cameras also offer the lowest power consumption of any industrial USB 3.0 camera, consuming between 1W to 1.8W. Single-board construction, coupled with low power and heat generation, all help to simplify an OEM efforts to integrate board-level xiQ cameras into larger manufacturing, medical, security, and medical systems.
In addition to a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data interface that delivers up to 5 Gbps of data or the equivalent of 400 megapixels per second (Mpix/s), the xiQ includes all standard I/O and features, including opto-isolated trigger input and illuminator control output, as well as on-board non-volatile memory for user settings and custom data. xiQ series cameras include a growing variety of high-grade CMOS sensors with resolutions ranging from VGA to 4 Mpix, global shutters, frame rates up to 600 fps, and improved quantum efficiency (QE) in the visible and NIR spectral ranges. A high dynamic range (HDR) model offers maximum sensitivity with a dynamic range of up to 100 dB.
All of XIMEA’s industrial cameras, including the xiQ series, ship with application programming interfaces (APIs) for the most common image processing software, including programs from Cognex, Matrox, National Instruments, MVTec, and many more.
XIMEA GmbH believes that the best industrial, smart, and scientific cameras offer the highest levels of processing power, compatibility, and support at a competitive price. That’s why for more than 20 years, XIMEA has designed the smartest, most compact industrial cameras for machine vision applications in motion control, assembly, robotics, and industrial inspection and process control, as well as scientific cameras for life-science, security, and defense applications. Learn more about XIMEA at http://www.ximea.com, the Currera series here, as well as the complete range of industrial cameras: http://www.ximea.com/industrial-cameras.