CMOSIS launches 48Mpixel CMOS sensor

November 17, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
CMOSIS NV, a subsidiary of AMS AG, has launched a 48Mpixel CMOS image sensor with global shutter.

With a format of 7920 by 6002 pixels of 4.6-micron size the CMV50000 is more than twice the resolution of the companies' previous generation global shutter CMOS image sensor.

The unit includes an 8-transistor pixel architecture that offers 64dB optical dynamic range at full resolution and up to 68dB in subsampled 4k mode, and the imager benefits from the implementation of on-chip noise-reduction circuitry such as black level clamping to enable it to capture high quality images under low-light conditions.

It operates at 30 fps with 12bit pixel depth at full resolution and at up to 60fps in 4k mode making it suitable for high-speed machine-vision systems, as well as in TV broadcasting and video cameras.

The CMV50000 is also suitable for factory automation applications such as automated optical inspection (AOI) systems and systems for the inspection of displays of mobile phones, tablets, laptops and TVs where it is expected to displace CCD sensors at lower power.

The monochrome version of the CMV50000 is sampling now. The color version will be available for sampling by the end of 2016. Unit pricing is €3,450.00 (about $3,700.00).

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