CMOS Line-Scan Image Sensor suits machine vision applications.
July 7, 2010 -
Model LS4k is SoC sensor that combines reconfigurable 4k pixel line with high-responsivity, low-noise photodiodes; high-accuracy, high-speed A/D conversion; and image-processor for real-time optical correction. Flexible control allows reconfiguration of line size via sub-sampling, windowing, and binning reaching up to 70,000 lines/sec for 0.5k-pixel resolution. Unit also has combined ultra-low noise pixel and readout channel that results in maximum-quality images with dynamic range of 65 dB.
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ANAFOCUS Launches Off-the-Shelf CMOS SoC Line-Scan Image Sensor for Machine Vision
SEVILLE, SPAIN - AnaFocus a Spanish company specialized in the design and production of smart image sensors for industrial and scientific applications announces the commercialization of CMOS SoC line-scan image sensor. The device was first presented at the Imaging Sensing Show (ISS) 2010 trade-show in Yokohama.
The new LS4k announced today consists of a SoC line-scan image sensor combining re-configurable 4k pixel line with high-responsivity low-noise advanced photodiodes, high-accuracy and high-speed analog-to-digital conversion, and sophisticated image-processor for real-time optical correction. The LS4k includes flexible control allowing easy re-configuration of line size via sub-sampling, windowing, and binning reaching up to 70,000 lines-per-second for 0.5k-pixel resolution. Exposure time, gain, offset, and several other image-processing features are controllable via serial port.
A unique feature of the LS4k is the combination ultra-low noise pixel and readout channel resulting in maximum-quality images with dynamic range of 65dB and advanced on-chip optical correction (DSNU, PRNU, and lens-shading) simplifying the development of line-scan camera to LS4k users.
The company JAI Ltd, a leading provider of high-performance camera systems, recently announced their choice of AnaFocus' LS4K device for new generation line scan camera based on 3CMOS technology, used worldwide in machine vision applications.
AnaFocus is a Spanish corporation specialized in the design and production of CMOS system-on-chip solutions combining state-of-the-art image sensor technology with sophisticated optical calibration, image-processing, and high-speed data interfacing. Standard solutions for industrial and scientific applications as well as customization services are available at anafocus.com. AnaFocus currently employs 45 people, is headquartered in Seville (Spain) and has branch office in Tokyo (Japan).