Saturday, May 25, 2024

CMOS Image Sensors Delivering High-Resolution Industrial Imaging

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The new image sensors offer high frame rate and image quality for IoT applications such as machine vision and intelligent surveillance

The expansion of the XGS family of image sensors by ON Semiconductor with high performance, low noise products that offer 12-bit image quality at a high frame rate provide detailed imaging with up to 45 Mp for resolution critical applications and up to 60 fps in 8K video mode. 

The expansion includes the XGS 45000, XGS 30000 and XGS 20000. Also available is the new XGS 5000, designed with low power performance and state-of-the-art image quality for compact camera designs and in 3 Mp and 2 Mp variants. 

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All XGS devices feature a 3.2 µm pixel size, giving high resolution while the advanced pixel design ensures low noise performance and image quality that is essential in challenging IoT applications such as machine vision and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). A global shutter ensures that moving objects can be captured without any motion artefacts. A common architecture among XGS devices accelerates time-to-market, which allows one camera design to be developed easily with multiple resolutions.

Several leading technology companies have integrated the XGS family into their own products. These include:

  • Teledyne Imaging that has used the XGS 45000 for its Genie Nano-5G M/C8100 area scan camera 
  • JAI A/S has integrated the XGS 45000 into their new 45 Mp industrial camera for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS). The SP-45000M-CXP4 provides 44.7-megapixel monochrome resolution at a market-leading 52 frames per second and supports full 8K resolution at over 60 frames per second.
  • Basler, a manufacturer of digital cameras for industrial and retail applications, medical devices, and traffic systems, has announced to integrate the XGS sensors into their boost platform, which is based on the latest CoaXPress 2.0 machine vision standard.  

Supporting XGS devices up to 16 Mp, the X-Cube platform is a full 29 x 29 mm2 reference design that offers HiSPi-to-MIPI conversion via a Lattice FPGA as well as image capture, processing and analysis using the DevSuite software.


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