The xiB cameras stream images to the host computer via 4 lanes on a PCI Express Gen2 bus, boasting an impressive 20 Gbit/s of bandwidth. Together with minimal latencies and CPU load, the PCIe technolo¬gy is ideal for high resolution CMOS sensors. The cameras are compactly housed in 60 × 60 × 38 mm3, can be fully synchronized with their multiple GPIOs and offer an active Canon EF-mount. All properties are extremely useful in multi-camera applications like 360 panorama. In situations where multiple camera heads need to be placed in close proximity, system integrators can combine and aggre¬gate the data streams from cameras with various resolutions via additional accessories.
The xiB-64 cameras stream images to the host computer via 8 lanes on a PCI express Gen3 bus, boasting a 64 Gbit/s sustainable transfer rate. Due to this technology there is no latency and hardly any CPU load. This series does not compromise and is extremely useful where highest data rates are required, either for simultaneous speed, bit depth and resolution or for extremely high frame rates. It is the only camera architecture available that is capable of exploiting the newest high bandwidth CMOS sensors and streaming via DMA to computer memory. An inbuilt 150 MB buffer ensures that no frames are dropped. The cameras can be fully synchronized with their multiple GPIOs and offer an active Canon EF-mount