Iron 3249

Small Form Factor CoaXPress 12G ruggedized camera


Innovative Approach – The Iron 3249 is a low-cost, low-power, high resolution global CMOS camera with up to 25 Gbps CoaXPress v2.0 interface (Micro-BNC connector) which supports 49 MP high quality video at rates of up to 36fps.

Intelligent Design – Our camera incorporates Gpixel’s GMAX3249 sensor – a global shutter sensor with a 3.2µm pixel size. With a compact outline the camera can be fitted into tight spaces. Superior sensor performance allows high resolution capabilities.

The CoaXPress interface allows high-speed data transmission for digital imaging in machine vision applications, faster than other standards, such as Camera Link or GigE Vision. Our CoaXPress Iron robust cameras are ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems. With dimensions of 62 x 62 x 44.4 mm, The Iron CoaXPress 3249 ruggedized camera is designed to fit very small places. The wide range of operating temperatures, spanning from -40°C to 70°C , enables it to function under severe environmental conditions. The high resolution of 7008 x 7000 provides a sensitive high-quality video output at a high speed that would meet almost any need.

  • 49 Megapixel up to 35 fps
  • Up to 9W power at full rate
  • Full image processing feature set
  • Up to 25 Gbps CoaXPress interface
  • F, EF, Birger EF or M42-mount
  • Full EMVA1288 report
  • Full built-in self-test (BIT)
  • Full built-in voltage testing
  • Customization as per user requirements
  • Wide temperature range
  • Vibration resistant


  • Perimeter vision
  • 3D
  • Low light surveillance
  • Special Effects
  • VR



Pixel Size 3.2 µm x 3.2 µm
Resolution 7008 (H) x 7000 (V)
Sensor Size 19.7 mm x 19.7 mm | 1.75”
Sensor Gpixel GMAX3249
Video output x 2 channels CoaXPress v2.0 up to 25 (12.5 x 2) Gbps (CXP3, CXP6, CXP12)
Interface Connector * x 2 Micro-BNC
Digitization 12 bit
Electronic shutter Global shutter
Shutter speed 13.35 µs
Exposure control Off / Internal / Auto
Image acquisition Continuous / Triggered
Trigger input External, pulse generator, SW
Trigger mode Free run, externally or internally triggered
Trigger options Edge, de-bounce
Output resolution 8 bit, 10 bit, 12 bit
Frame rate 35 fps
Subsampling 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 (user configurable)
Monochrome/color Monochrome
Full well charge 10.9 ke- @ PGA gain x0.75
Dynamic range 65.0dB @ PGA gain x1.25
Dark current 5.3 e- pxl/sec @40°C
Quantum efficiency (QE) X FF <65.3% @500 nm (according to sensor performance)
Temporal noise 2.3 e- @ PGA gain x6
Angular response 15° (80% response)
Regulation FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, RoHs2 (official certification optional)
On camera processing Defect pixel correction
Digital binning (2 x 2)
Auto Exposure/Gain
Gain (Analog / Digital) – manual / auto
Auto/Manual black level
Image H/V flip
Pulse generator Yes, Programmable at 8 ns increments
Additional features Over/under voltage protection
Three points of temperature sensing
Per-pixel FPN (optional)
Reverse voltage polarity protection
Frame-by-frame shutter speed change
Global reset
GPIO connection Two inputs, two outputs, external trigger & strobe controller

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions (w/o lens mount) 62 mm x 62 mm x 44.4 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Lens Mount F-Mount, Canon EF-mount, Birger EF-mount or M42-mount
Weight (without lens) 450g
Typical current 300mA @ 24V
Power input PoCXP full support (10-28V with external power option)
Power Consumption <9W @ 24V DC
Mount Front mount
Heat dissipation Front heat dissipation, optional TEC cooling
Sensor Mechanical Positioning ≤ 0.15°
Operating temperature Commercial: 0°C to 50°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Industrial: -40°C to 70°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage temperature Commercial: 0°C to 55°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Commercial: 0°C to 55°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Shock/Vibration MIL 810F
  • The output can be synchronized to the trigger on a frame by frame basis
  • MIL 810F is only available for the Industrial\Rugged model and is not available in the commercial version
  • Performance is measured at full resolution, maximum bitness and the maximum frame rate for that bitness
  • KAYA Instruments reserves the right to update the data sheet from time to time without prior notice


Camera Workflow

*KAYA’s Vision Point software and SDK are highly recommended. For more information please click here.

QE Tables

GMAX3249 - Spectral response