MiniPIXIE GS Industrial Vision Camera - AOS Technologies AG


MiniPIXIE GS Industrial Vision Camera - AOS Technologies AG



The MiniPIXIE GS camera is suitable for a wide range of industrial

and research applications:

Industrial applications in vision systems where a compact, robust

camera with a high resulution is needed

• The MiniPIXIE GS can be used in 1D or 2D code recognition, OCR/

OCV, packaging and printing quality inspection, and etc.

• The MiniPIXIE GS is able to work in 32bit/64bit Windows 7/Vista/

XP or Linux. Free SDK and examples for various programming

tools such as VC, VB, BCB and Delphi are available in the corresponding

software package; interfaces compatible with DirectX

and 3rd-party software as HACLON and LabView are also available.

Why the MiniPIXIE?

• The MiniPIXIE GS offers excellent and unmatched performance at

a very attractive price for applications where standard cameras

without special features are needed

AOS supported integration into your vision system via SDK

• Assembled and tested by AOS in Switzerland


Industrial Vision Camera

Imaging for smart decisions

MiniPIXIE GS - the ultra-compact vision camera with Global Shutter

at an attractive price for standard industrial vision and research applications

Unique features

Despite its ultra-compact size, the MiniPIXIE GS combines an unique

set of features with a price-/perfromance ration not avaiable anywhere

else. Different than ‹cheap› cameras, it offers a quality needed

for industrial applications.

• Global shutter with programmable exposure control suitable for

imaging fast-moving objects

• Continuous acquisition, one-shot acquisition fired by software


• Programmable AOI (Area of interest)

• Programmable gain and offset control

• Optimized driver for lower CPU loads in host running on

32bit/64bit Windows

• Software interfaces compatible with DirectX, and 3rd-party software

such as HACLON and LabView

• Provide customized Linux driver

• SDK and examples for various programming tools are available

MiniPIXIE GS with C-mount lens (lens not included with camera)

MiniPIXIE as part of a vision system, monitoring an eccentric press

MiniPIXIE as part of a vision system, monitoring a bottling station

Your local AOS partner:

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice – v05.2011

AOS Technologies AG, Taefernstrasse 20,

CH-5405 Baden-Daettwil

Tel. +41 (56) 483 3488, Fax + 41 (56) 483 3489


MiniPIXIE GS with a global shutter camera is available in the following versions:

• MPX0361UM: 0.36MPixel mono (752 x 480), 60fps, USB2.0 data interface

• MPX0361UC: 0.36MPixel color (752 x 480), 60fps, USB2.0 data interface

MiniPIXIE cameras with rolling shutter are available in these versions

• MPX1351UM: 1.3MPixel mono (1280 x 1024), 15fps, USB2.0 data interface

• MPX1351UC: 1.3MPixel color (1280 x 1024), 15fps, USB2.0 data interface

• MPX2051UC: 2MPixel color (1600 x 1200), 10fps, USB2.0 data interface

• MPX3151UC: 3MPixel color (2048 x 1536), 6fps, USB2.0 data interface

Please refer to technical specs for details.


MiniPXIE cameras are available in 3 different configurations:

Camera, single packed (incl. CD with Viewer software and USB cable)

- ideal for Microscopic or Enddoscopic applications

Camera, bulk packed (25 units/box), w/o CD and cables

- ideal for system integrators

Camera modules, bulk packed (25 units/box), sensor- and interface pcb

- ideal for integration into 3rd party products or -subsystems

Other configurations are available on request (i.e. pre-installed lens)

Software packages

All MiniPIXIE include the information for a range of downloadable software packages

from the AOS webpage:

Camera drivers: for MS Windows XP / VISTA / Win7 (32/64bit)

• SW Interface: compatible with DirectX and softwares like HALCON and LabView

• Viewer Software: ready-to-use viewer software for displaying a ‘live’-image, controlling

all camera parameters such as gain, shutter, image resolution etc. plus the

possibilty to make single frame images (‘snapshots’) in BMP-format

• SDK: Software Developer Kit for integration into your vision application

Technical key specifications

Sensor (type, resolution) Progressive CMOS, mono/color, 752 x 480 pixels

Pixel Size 6μm

Sensor size 1/3”

S/N ratio 50dB (mono), 35dB (color)

Exposure mode, time Global shutter, 100μsec - 0.8sec

Acquisition mode Continuous, software trigger

Data Interface USB2.0 (max. 4.5m cable lenght)

Lens adapter CS- and C-mount (CS-adapter included)

Supply voltage (via USB Interface) < 1W @ 5VDC

Size 38 x 38 x 38.7mm

Complete technical specifications of our products are available as a separate document

(‘technical specs’) from your AOS partner, or as a download from our webpage

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