ON Semiconductor has announced to discontinuing the production of CCD image sensors. Last time buy date will be March 18, 2020. All CCD Sensors (KAI, KAF, KAE, KLI, KAC) by ON Semiconductor are impacted by this end-of-life. The former Kodak CCD facility in Rochester, US, will then cease operations in June 2020. The FRAMOS sensor experts are available to advise and support for any questions regarding last orders, replacement options and any sensor evaluations.
ON Semiconductor has expanded its high-performance XGS family of Global Shutter CMOS image sensors with two new models; the XGS 9400 and the XGS 8000. These devices provide resolutions of 9.4 and 8.8 Megapixels respectively in a compact package, achieving high-speed performance in a single form factor. Both models contain a rich feature set and are particularly suited for integration into 29 x 29 mm2-cameras for Machine Vision, ITS, Security, Medical and Scientific applications.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions has launched a new image sensor for surveillance cameras, factory automation applications, and industrial environments. The IMX485 provides Sony’s STARVIS™ technology for excellent visibility in low light. It combines high sensitivity with high-speed, which makes the IMX485 a great solution in challenging environments for industrial inspection systems.
FRAMOS, the leading partner for image processing solutions, is expanding its embedded vision product ecosystem from June 2019 with six new modules for CMOS sensors from Sony and ON Semiconductor. With a multi-sensor platform, FRAMOS is launching a completely new solution to support stereo, dual stereo and all-round applications. The new platform now allows the connection of up to four sensor modules to the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 development kit or alternatively to the Jetson AGX Xavier development kit for high-end applications.
“Stacked Pixel” Technology brings High Performance for Miniaturized Embedded Vision - The newly developed Pregius S line is the 4th generation of Sony CMOS image sensors incorporating Pregius™ technology. The Pregius S reaches higher performance in a smaller package with stacked image sensor technology that is based on Sony’s proprietary Global Shutter function, and a back-illuminated pixel structure. This technology allows smart embedded applications in industrial vision to benefit from imaging performance that is improved by 1.7X, while the form factor of sensor design is reduced by 40 percent. First samples of Sony’s new Pregius S line will be available from global vision partner FRAMOS®.
After having revolutionized vision-based inspection with award-winning global shutter IMX250 image sensor with Polarsens™ technology, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has recently launched a new on-chip polarizer, the higher resolution IMX253MZR/MYR CMOS Global Shutter sensor. The 1.1” type format sensor brings a 12.37 Megapixels resolution with a 3.45 µm pixel size and four-directional polarizer directly applied to the photodiode of the image sensor chip. The IMX253 with Polarsens™ technology reaches frame rates of 64fps at 10 bits. The polarization sensor targets various industrial applications where visibility and sensing are difficult.
The IMX250MZR image sensor from Sony Semiconductor has received the "inVISION Top Innovation Award" 2019. The prize, which has been awarded by the trade journal inVISION since 2015, honors ten products each year that have proven to be particularly trend-setting or innovative. Sony’s IMX250 is the first sensor with an on-chip polarizer to minimize system complexity and improve extinction ratio and incident angle dependence.
For the first time, the popular FRAMOS hands-on training “Characterization of a CMOS camera” will be held in the UK, London on March 26 and 27, 2019. In this practical two day course, the renowned expert Prof. Dr. Albert Theuwissen will share his deep knowledge of image sensors with technical imaging engineers involved in solid-state sensor measurements.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions has recently upgraded its portfolio of image sensors for high-end Machine Vision and ITS applications. The 2nd generation CMOS Global Shutter sensors with Pregius™ technology, the IMX387, IMX367 and IMX342, come with resolutions between 16 and 31 Megapixels, speeds up to 56fps at full resolution and equipped with Sony’s SLVS-EC high-speed interface running up to 19Gbps. The three share a pixel pitch of 3.45µm, and provide excellent performance and high sensitivity.
VGA resolution is sufficient to solve lots of application tasks in Factory Automation and ITS, it’s the image quality and bandwidth that makes the difference and brings precise and fast inspection results. The Sony IMX426 Pregius™ 3rd generation Global Shutter CMOS image sensor provides 9µm pixel size and reaches VGA resolution with 1,449 fps@10-bit for maximized throughput in Factory Automation.
Sunex Optics releases its first sensor module, the MOD255I, based on its 4K Miniature DSL255 SuperFishEye Lens for easy digital video device development with embedded vision. The high-resolution module provides up to 12 Megapixel resolution images and incorporates a Sony 1/2.3 type CMOS image sensor. With its high-performance, the MOD255I sensor module is the perfect component for manufacturing consumer and security devices capable of continuous video and still images.
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.
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