Subminiature industrial camera with 18 Mpix and USB3 interface are released

Münster, 01.09.2020 (PresseBox) – The new model MU181 is a part of the xiMU series of subminiature cameras enhanced with the ever popular USB3 interface. It started with models based on 5 Mpix sensors using USB 2.0 interface and now XIMEA made the first units with On Semiconductor CMOS sensor providing 18 Mpix at more than 20 Fps accessible for the general public.
All subminiature models of the xiMU series have the same front side housing format of 15 x 15 mm and can be equipped with S-mount lenses (M12) or C-mount through attaching a simple adapter. In case of the MU181 model the back side comes in two versions, one with USB Type-C connector and the other with a flexible flat ribbon cable – FFC, making it suitable for embedded systems or multi camera setups.
Equipped with the tiny OnSemi AR1820HS color sensor with 4912 x 3680 pixels, the combination with USB 3.1 Gen1 interface allows the camera to reach impressive speed of 22 Fps at 8 bits and 14 Fps at 12 bits at smallest size. Further increase is possible through ROI feature (Region of interest) or Binning up to 4×4.
The cameras are easily synchronized and triggered through GPIO while remaining bus powered via USB without the need of additional cables. The power consumption, as with all xiMU models, stays exceptionally low at 1.5 Watt. This together with the compact size and weight of just 5 grams makes these cameras ideal candidates for portable or mobile applications in UAV or other types of drones.
Free of charge XIMEA API/SDK supports Windows, MacOS and enables to utilize the cameras with various options of NVIDIA Jetson boards running under Linux further minimizing the systems footprint.

Unternehmen: XIMEA GmbH