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xiD USB 3.0 cameras

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Ximea has shipped the xiD - USB 3.0 bus powered CCD cameras with resolutions from 2.8 to 12 Mpix.

The family of xiD USB 3.0 cameras is a synergy of Sony’s EXview HAD CCD II sensors coupled with Ximea’s CleanPath readout and sensor driving circuitry, resulting in a scientific imaging device with extremely low readout noise and high fidelity in colour reproduction.

The xID family is featuring ICX674, ICX694, ICX814, and ICX834 sensors, with resolutions of 2.8, 6.1, 9.1 and 12 Megapixel delivering unique 60, 30, 20, 15 fps respectively, all at 14 bits per pixel.

All cameras support single, dual and quadruple tap readout modes of Sony sensors. For applications striving for an even higher frame rate, the xiD family supports overclocking modes with 4 taps and 65MHz pixel clock. In particular ICX674 based 2.8 Mpix model can run at over 70 fps.

Tap balancing technology developed by XIMEA allows seamless multi-tap imaging at diverse lighting, exposure and temperature conditions.

Mainstream xiD cameras are available in robust, compact, hard anodised housing with dimensions of 60 x 60 x 38mm and consume 4W, making it possible to run the camera from a single USB 3.0 cable. Optionally cameras can be delivered in a single board level form factor for OEM and embedded applications.

All xiD cameras benefit from the extensive software support – xiAPI, free API/SDK which runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and are compatible with more than 30 image processing libraries. Standard features of the xiD family and the xiAPI include different binning and ROI modes, external triggering and flash light synchronisation.