Teledyne e2v in France has launched the industry’s smallest 2MP and 1.5MP CMOS image sensors with global shutters.
The Topaz series of industrial CMOS sensors have resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 800 2.5µm x 2.5µm low noise global shutter pixels for compact mobile designs.
Housed in a 4.45 mm wide Chip Scale Package (CSP), the Topaz sensors have an optical array centre which precisely matches the mechanical centre of the package, allowing for a slim camera design.
This makes them particularly suitable for miniature OEM barcode engine designs, mobile terminals and sleds, IoT, contactless authentication systems, wearable devices, drones and robotics. The 1/3” optical format is made possible due to the small 2.5µm global shutter pixel that employs in-pixel CDS (correlated double sampling) and advanced dual light-guides to achieve good SNR at low-light, with low crosstalk for crisp images. The readout nosie is typically 3.3 electrons.
“Modern logistics, retail, and manufacturing applications all require enhanced productivity and throughput, with longer working ranges. The new Topaz sensors were developed with this in mind, offering an excellent cost/performance ratio for high volume adoption. They also have a tiny footprint making them ideal to drive the world’s smallest barcode OEM engines and thinnest mobile platforms,” said Gareth Powell, Marketing Manager for CMOS Sensors at Teledyne e2v.
The sensors have a frame rate of >100 frames per second in 8 bit output mode with a two lane MIPI outputs at 1.2Gpix/sec for seamless connection with CPU, ISP and other application processors. A fast Wake Up mode starts operation within 10 milliseconds after power up.
Samples and evaluation kits are available now.
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