New PCI Express camera modules from MATRIX VISION with fast 4th generation Pregius S sensors

With the mvBlueNAOS4 range MATRIX VISION expands portfolio of camera modules with PCI Express interface for embedded vision

The requirements for higher speeds and resolutions are also increasing in the embedded vision area. The traditional interfaces are reaching their limits on many mobile devices and in the area of edge computing.  In order to also be able to offer a camera solution for sophisticated applications, MATRIX VISION uses the cross-platform high-performance interface PCI Express in the mvBlueNAOS camera modules.

Embedded vision without any diversions

By using the platform-independent PCI Express interface, the mvBlueNAOS family offers the maximum possible transfer rates. Image data can be directly transferred to the memory (DMA - direct memory access) with almost zero latency and without any overhead or diversions via additional interfaces. This makes possible high-performance applications and at the same time the overall system costs remain low.

PCI Express - the hidden champion

The PCI Express interface is responsible for direct access to the memory and processor in computers and also on embedded processor boards. The interface is also being continually enhanced. Thanks to parallel use of several lanes, the efficiency of PCI Express can be scaled to an extremely high degree, thereby providing high investment security in the future.

A wide range of processor architectures based on NVIDIA, ARM and x86 are supported by the supplied mvIMPACT Acquire SDK image processing software. The GenlCam GenTL Producer enables compatibility with existing software and ensures smooth switching between different hardware platforms.

Adapter boards or plug-in cards are available for the respective computer platforms.

Overview of the models in the mvBlueNAOS4 range

Model 1



Frame rate



Pixel size µm x µm


5.1 MP (2464 x 2064)


IMX537 (1/1.8"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74


8.1 MP (2848 x 2848)


IMX536 (2/3"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74


12.4 MP (4128 x 3008)


IMX535 (1/1.1"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74


16.2 MP (5328 x 3040)


IMX532 (1.1"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74


20.4 MP (4512 x 4512)


IMX531 (1.1"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74


24.6 MP (5328 x 4608)


IMX530 (1.2"; GS; CMOS)

2,74 x 2,74

1 G = Gray, C = Color

High flexibility for embedded vision solutions

The mvBlueNAOS camera family has a modular design and uses components from the camera module kit of MATRIX VISION. This leads to a large number of equipment options which can fulfill many different requirements in regard to camera lens mounts and optical filters. The module kit is a flexible basis for special developments of individual assemblies.