Teledyne e2v Launches New Industrial CMOS Sensors

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September 14, 2021

Teledyne e2v has announced its Topaz series of industrial CMOS sensors with new 2-megapixal and 1.5-megapixel resolution devices. The new 1,920 by 1,080- and 1,920 by 800-pixel format sensors use low noise, global-shutter pixel technology to enable compact mobile designs for several applications.

Housed in a 4.45 mm-wide Chip Scale Package (CSP), the Topaz sensors have an optical array center that precisely matches the mechanical center of the package, allowing for a slim camera design, Teledyne e2v said. The small size makes them suitable for applications such as miniature OEM barcode engine designs, mobile terminals and sleds, IoT, contactless authentication systems, wearable devices, drones, and robotics. The ⅓-inch optical format is made possible due to the small 2.5µm global shutter pixel that employs in-pixel correlated double sampling (CDS) and advanced dual light-guides to achieve good SNR at low-light, with low crosstalk for crisp images, the company added.

“Modern logistics, retail, and manufacturing applications all require enhanced productivity and throughput, with longer working ranges,” said Gareth Powell, marketing manager for CMOS sensors at Teledyne e2v. “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.”

Key features of the sensors include:

  • Advanced 2.5µm by 2.5µm global shutter pixel
  • Low readout noise of typically 3.3 electrons
  • Excellent low-light SNR performance with short exposure times
  • Ultra-low dark signal for exceptionally good high temp performance
  • Frame rate of >100 frames per second in 8-bit output mode
  • Two-lane MIPI outputs (1.2 Gpix/sec each) for seamless connection with CPU, ISP and other application processors
  • Fast Wake Up mode – decode within 10 milliseconds after power up, and other useful features.

Teledyne e2v said samples and evaluation kits are now available, Contact the company here for more details. The company plans to showcase the sensors at the upcoming VISION event, Oct. 5-7, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany. Additional details are available here.

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