48Mpixel global shutter CMOS image sensor supports 8k image resolution

December 05, 2016 // By Julien Happich
CMOSIS' CMV50000 is a low noise, high frame rate, and high dynamic range global shutter CMOS image sensor delivering 48Mpixels, an industry first for automated optical inspection systems, machine vision uses and prosumer video applications.

The 35mm format 48Mpixels sensor features 7920x6002 4.6-µm sized pixels using a patented 8-transistor pixel architecture for low noise and excellent electronic shutter efficiency. Global shutter operation means, that images of fast-moving objects can be captured without distortion. Its pixel offers 64dB optical dynamic range at full resolution and up to 68dB in binned 4k mode, and the imagers benefits from the implementation of sophisticated new, on-chip noise-reduction circuitry such as black level clamping to enable it to capture high quality images under low-light conditions.

Operating at a fast 30 frames/s with 12 bit pixel depth at full resolution or a binned 4k mode, and at up to 60 frames/s with pixel subsampling to 4k resolution, the sensor is suitable for use in high-speed machine-vision systems, as well as in TV broadcasting and video cameras.

The CMV50000 is expected to replace high pixel-count charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors used in machine-vision cameras and high-end security cameras. Compared to the older CCD sensor technology, CMOS image sensors are easier to integrate in camera designs, use less power, and can operate at much higher frame rates. The monochrome version of the CMV50000 is sampling now. A color version will be available for sampling by the end of 2016. Unit pricing is €3,450. 

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