Our Clusterpartner XIMEA, a pioneer in high speed interfaces, developed new models for the well established camera family of high resolution line cameras with PCI Express interface.
Fig. 1: New 2K, 4K and 5K camera models reach remarkable speed and are based on fast Gpixel sensors (Copyright XIMEA GmbH, 2024)
This PCIe high-speed camera line from XIMEA called xiB-64 already contains fast models ranging from 1 Mpix at 3600 Fps to 65 Mpix at 71 Fps. The new models with names CB209, CB100 and CB024 offer resolutions up to 21 Megapixels at outstanding speeds of 300 frames per second.
The effective 5K resolution of this 21 Mpix Global shutter sensor contains 5120 x 4096 pixels with a size of 4.5 µm while still providing a dynamic range of 66 dB.
Their 4K and 2K resolutions, like the one from CB209, are complemented by high Full well capacity of 30 000 e- and low Readout noise of around 3 e-.
There are several grades of GSPRINT4521, GSPRINT4510 and GSPRINT4502 sensors available. Thus, XIMEA is capable to supply multiple camera versions to provide different levels of quality and prices. Including options with a Taped glass sensor.
These top tier sensors deserve an equally impressive interface and that high mark is met by PCI Express Gen3 x8 lanes delivering a bandwidth of 64 Gbits.
The real data throughput of 7000 MB/s is fully exercised with features like the 2x2 Binning or ROI (region of interest) to harness the sensor speed potential.
For overall heat dissipation reduction and even better noise results the cameras are equipped with a fan cooler which can be switched for a water cooling system.
Optional 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.
Additional benefits of PCIe interface are Direct memory access (DMA) with low CPU load and practically zero latency. The cable can reach lengths above 100m using fiber optic and GPIO connectors ensure triggering and synchronization.
To summarize, the camera models expected to join the XIMEA portfolio have the following parameters:
Applications examples include: Flat panel inspection, printed circuit board (PCB) examination, persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance, 360 panorama, cinematography, instant replays, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR, AR), Sports imaging and broadcasting, motion capture and aerial or city mapping.
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