Sony’s IMX397 Supports Ultra-Fast Embedded Industrial Applications

The Sony IMX397 is a Small, Low Power Global Shutter CMOS Imager for High-speed Monitoring and Sensing in Embedded Industrial Applications.

The Sony IMX397 is a very small 1/6.4” CMOS Global Shutter sensor with a pixel pitch of 3,45µm, and providing VGA resolution. It is a low noise, low power imager with a small footprint and a high-speed throughput of 240 fps at full resolution. These qualities, together with MIPI output and a compact package, make this embedded low-cost imager a perfect candidate for Factory Automation, industrial applications, and sensing. 

The monochrome-only small image sensor is 4.63 mm by 3.67 mm in a very thin package. The MIPI CSI-2 I/F can connect to general purpose ISP, and this feature makes the Sony IMX397 a very good choice for Embedded Vision projects in an industrial environment.

Sibel Yorulmaz-Cokugur, Sensor Expert at FRAMOS, says: “By combining the Global Shutter technology with low Parasitic Light Sensitivity (PLS), high sensitivity and low noise, motion blur is eliminated for high picture quality in moving and shaking applications. Pixel Binning and sub-sampling can be enabled for even higher speed up to 1350 fps.”

Both internal and external triggers can be set for precise timing and capture control in automated industrial processes. The IMX397 has a 10-bit A/D converter and operates with three power supply voltages, achieving low power consumption of about 105mW for battery operation.

The industry and product experts at FRAMOS are available to support customers with the integration of these new sensors into their applications and projects. In addition, FRAMOS provides support services for development, customization, and logistics.



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