How to Benefit From the Latest CMOS Global Shutter Sensors

  • Published October 2015

How to benefit from the latest CMOS Global Shutter sensors by Sony and ON Semi:


After the success of its first CMOS Global Shutter sensor IMX174, Sony has released the next two major models of its Pregius family: The IMX250 (5 MP, 100 fps) and the IMX252 (3.2 MP, 120 fps). With the same pixel size and format, the IMX250 is the ideal replacement of its CCD-predecessor ICX625, which provided just 15 fps.

ONSemi also released its new Python 5000 (5.3 MP, 100 fps) and Python 2000 (2.3 MP, 230 fps) image sensors. These sensors deliver a video stream of up to 6.3 Gbps at 12 bit pixel depth.

None of the IT/consumer based camera interfaces such as GigE or USB3.0 can cope with this amount of data. System engineers need to use interfaces such as CoaXPress (CXP) or CameraLink (CL), which have been specifically developed for Machine Vision. With scalable speeds from 600 MBytes/sec per link, CoaXPress offers plenty of bandwidth to support the resolution and frame rates of these latest sensors and future generations.

Active Silicon, a pioneer in Machine Vision since 1988 and one of the founding members of the CoaXPress Consortium (which resulted in the CoaXPress standard), offer a wide range of frame grabbers for Camera Link and CoaXPress. Please contact our technical team to find out what we can do for you…