xiSpec is back! The new hyperspectral camera generation

Nov. 23, 2020

XIMEA and imec are proud to present a new generation of the xiSpec camera series. 

After the intensified cooperation in the last months, XIMEA and imec have jointly developed an improved version of the xiSpec hyperspectral cameras. 

While maintaining the previous dimensions of the cameras of only 26.4 x 26.4 x 32 mm and a flyweight of only 32g, the camera housing and the bandpass filters have been optimized to improve the spectral performance of the cameras. Each xiSpec2 camera is individually calibrated. 

The new xiSpec2 camera series consist of the following models: 

 New starter kits will be offered to match the new cameras to ensure a smooth start-up. 

The snapshot cameras will be delivered with imec's HSI-Mosaic suite, access to imec’s hyperspectral API and XIMEA’s camera SDK. 

The line scan cameras will be sold to OEM customers after clarification of the project use. 

As part of the collaboration, XIMEA and imec offer xiSpec customers tailored support to integrate the hyperspectral cameras into their application. 

The standard xiSpec2 cameras come with a micro-B USB3 interface. For use in compact integration projects, models with USB3 flat-ribbon connection or PCIe will also be available in a later phase. The PCIe interface enables bandwidths of 10 Gbit/s with lowest power consumption and allows access to the maximum framerates of the sensors used. 

The new xiSpec2 cameras can be ordered and delivered starting December 2020. 

About XIMEA 

XIMEA develops, manufactures, and distributes industrial and scientific cameras. These high-end and specialized cameras utilize modern CMOS and sCMOS sensors, combined with high-bandwidth USB3, Thunderbolt and PCIe interfaces. Among XIMEA's core competencies, you will find the smallest form factors around any given sensor package, robust housings, high-speed interfaces with low latencies, power-efficiency, and versatile implementation options. 

A 50/50 mix of OEM solutions and series production guarantees innovative and technology driven projects, together with a reliable supply and support. 

XIMEA serves all types of tech companies around the world, from global players to small start-ups. It's camera technologies allow the customers to make their applications possible, or to elevate their products into new levels. 

Together with the client, XIMEA is facing all specific requirements and solves individual challenges, not only with standard products but also with modifications or full custom designs. 

The latest innovations include tiny USB3 cameras, PCIe streaming cameras (high-speed, ultra-resolution 8K and beyond, large sensor formats), cooled scientific and hyperspectral imaging cameras, X-Ray and a multi-camera platforms for high-bandwidth applications. 

About imec 

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, energy and education. 

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together more than 4,000 brilliant minds from almost 100 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, and offices in China, India and Japan. In 2019, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 640 million euro. 

Further information on imec can be found at www.imec-int.com. 

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