(XIMEA: Munster, Germany) -- XIMEA GmbH, developer, manufacturer, and supplier of integrated machine vision systems, inspection systems, and advanced cameras, will demonstrate two firsts for the machine vision industry at The Vision Show in Boston, held May 8–10, 2012. Demonstrated at booth 407 will be the XiQ, the world’s smallest USB 3.0 industrial camera, and the CURRERA-G, the world’s smartest commercial smart camera, which includes a fully-functional personal computer (PC) and programmable logic controller (PLC) inside the camera.
Constructed from a single printed circuit board (PCB) for ease of integration with OEM products, XIMEA’s XiQ series industrial camera offers super speed USB 3.0, 5 gigabits per second (Gbps), 400 megapixel per second (Mpix/s), high-quality complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors, and integrated I/O in 26.4 mm × 26.4 mm × 19.1 mm package. The XiQ series comes with the newest CMOS sensors, global shutters, and improved quantum efficiency in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectral ranges. Other highlights of the XiQ series include resolution from video graphics array (VGA) to 4 Mpix, frame rates of up to 600 frames per second, high dynamic range (HDR) model with dynamic range of 100 dB, opto-isolated trigger input and lighting synchronization output, and on-board nonvolatile memory for user settings and custom data.
XIMEA’s CURRERA-G Smart Camera combines the power of x86 central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) through the AMD Fusion chip to deliver 90 Gflops of processing power—the most processing power available from any commercially available smart camera/PC camera. And like all of XIMEA’s industrial cameras, the CURRERA-G PC camera is plug-and-play compatible with more image processing libraries and commercial operating system software than any other industrial camera on the market.
XIMEA’s industrial and PC cameras ship with fully tested Windows- and Linux-based application programming interfaces (APIs) for the most common image-processing libraries, including Cognex VisionPro, MathWorks MATLAB, Matrox MIL, MVTec Halcon, National Instruments’ LabVIEW, NeuroCheck, OpenCV, Intel IPP, open source libdmtx, open source AForge.NET, open source Integrating Vision Toolkit, Keyetech, RoboRealm, STEMMER IMAGING Common Vision Blox, Tordivel Scorpion, and Voyant Vision, among others.