Ximea has introduced the MU9 compact industrial camera line. The cameras offer high-resolution 5 Megapixel CMOS sensors with global shutter, USB 2.0 data interface, and free application programming interfaces (APIs) for most commercial image processing systems. The cameras are designed for OEMs wanting to add industrial imaging functionality to highly integrated machinery with tight space requirements. They are available in board-level and steel housing enclosures as small as 15 x 15 x 3mm.
The camera line includes four models: the MU9PC_MBRD and MU9PM_MBRD cameras are board-level colour and greyscale cameras, respectively, based on the Aptina MT9P031 2,592 x 1,944 pixel CMOS sensor with global shutter. The MU9PC_MH and MU9PM_MH cameras also use the Aptina sensor in both colour and greyscale configurations, but include a steel housing that increases the dimensions of the camera from the 15 x 15 x 3mm board-level size to 16 x 16 x 13mm with M12 lens mount.
All of the MU9 cameras offer approximately 70db of dynamic range with a signal-to-noise ratio of around 38db, 5V USB 2.0 data interface, and general-purpose inputs/outputs for camera control and triggering. Colour cameras use an RGB Bayer Matrix filter.
Connecting the MU9 series cameras to industrial data processing systems, OEM equipment, and PCs is greatly simplified with the inclusion of APIs for the most common image processing software, including programs such as VisionPro, MIL, LabView, MVTec’s Halcon, Tordivel’s Scorpion Vision Software, OpenCV, AForge.Net, and many more.