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  • Ximea MQ042MG-CM | Ultra Compact USB 3.0 Industrial B/W Camera Image #1

Ximea MQ042MG-CM Ultra Compact USB 3.0 Industrial B/W Camera

Quick Overview

Ultra compact USB 3.0 Industrial B/W Camera.

Ximea lead the way by introducing the smallest USB3.0 Camera on the board level market. This 4.2MP Color camera with USB3.0 Interface utilizing the CMOS CMV4000 1” sensor, with over 90 fps in full resolution.


  • Industry standard interface - Compliant with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
  • AIA standard compatibility - USB3 Vision standard (1)
  • Ultra compact micro camera- only 26.4 x 26.4 x 21.2 mm, 27grams (2)
  • Economical - excellent value and price, low TCO and fast ROI
  • Cool - low power consumption, 1.0 to 1.8 W power consumption
  • Powerful - 5Gb/s interface 400Mpix/s data throughput
  • Fast - high speed, high frame rate: 600fps at VGA and 90fps at 4Mpix resolutions
  • Connectivity - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 3 status LEDs
  • Compatibility - support for Windows and Linux, various Image Processing Libraries
  • Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized xiAPI SDK
  • Easy deployment - range of accessories and widest software support

  • Applications:

  • In-situ Optical Inspection Camera
  • Fast Process Capturing
  • Open Road Tolling and Traffic-monitoring
  • Industrial Automation
  • Machine Vision Facial Recognition
  • Motion Capture
  • Automotive Crash Testing
  • 3D Scanning
  • Robotic Arms
  • Material and Life Science Microscopy
  • Ophthalmology and Retinal Imaging
  • Medical Imaging
  • Flat Panel Inspection
  • Dental
  • Kiosks
  • Security
  • Biometrics
  • Specifications
    Sensor CMV4000
    Resolution 2048 x 2048
    Pixel µm 5.5
    ADC bits 12/10
    Frames per sec 90
    DR dB 66
    Optical size 1"
    Diagonal mm 15.9
    Power W 1.8
    Sensor Technology CMOS, Global shutter
    Acquisition Modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger
    Partial Image Readout ROI, Skipping and Binning modes supported (check hardware manual for details)
    Image data formats 8, 10 or 12 bit RAW pixel data
    Data conversion programmable hardware LUT 12->8 (*)
    Color image processing Host based de-Bayering, sharpening, Gamma, color matrix, true color CMS
    Hot/blemish pixels correction On camera storage of up to 5000 pixel coordinates, host assisted correction
    Auto adjustments Auto white balance, auto gain, auto exposure
    Flat field corrections Host assisted pixel level shading and lens corrections
    Image Data and Control Interface USB 3.0 standard Micro B with screw lock threads compliant to USB3 Vision standard
    General Purpose I/O 1x opto-isolated input, 1x opto-isolated output, power LED, 2x LED software programmable 
    Signal conditioning Programmable debouncing time
    Synchronization Hardware trigger input, software trigger, exposure strobe output, busy output
    Housing and lens mount Standard C mount. Available options are CS mount, S(M12) mount and board level
    Power requirements 1 to 1.8W, supplied via USB 3.0 interface
    Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 26.5 mm (C-mount version)
    Weight 27 grams (C-mount version)
    Environment Operating 0°C to 50°C on housing, RH 80% non-condensing, -30°C to 60°C storage
    Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS, GenICam/GenTL, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
    Opertating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), Linux Ubuntu
    Minimumm host hardware Intel i3 3.0GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA or Radeon 128MB, Motherboard with PCIe x1 Gen 2 slot, compatible USB 3.0 host adapter
    Software support xiAPI SDK, adapters and drivers for various image processing packages
    Firmware updates Field firmware update
    Board Level Available in board level model.
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