Ximea and Imec combine hyperspectral resources

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Ximea and Imec have announced a partnership to integrate Imec’s hyperspectral imaging sensors in Ximea’s xiQ USB3.0 camera product line.

‘Combining Imec's hyperspectral sensor with Ximea’s impressively compact xiQ cameras is a new milestone for us. The high-speed USB3.0 interface includes power supply over USB that removes the need for expensive and bulky frame grabbers and separate power supplies. It will enable our partners to design and mass-produce extremely compact hyperspectral imaging camera solutions,’ stated Andy Lambrechts, programme manager for imaging and vision systems at Imec.

By applying narrow-band spectral filters at pixel-level using semiconductor thin-film processing, Imec’s technology enables hyperspectral image sensor solutions that are compact, low weight, and reliable to be mass produced at low cost in volume.

Ximea's xiQ camera product line measures 26.4 x 26.4 x 21.6mm and weighs 27g.

‘We are excited by this new partnership with Ximea as it will bring this unique technology into the hands of the numerous drone and UAV companies that want to fly compact multispectral / hyperspectral imaging cameras to serve the emerging precision farming industry,’ added Jerome Baron, business development manager of Imec’s imaging activities.

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