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Teledyne updates Onyx low light CMOS image sensor


Teledyne e2v has introduced OnyxMax, the next generation of its Onyx 1.3M low light CMOS image sensor. The new version has been designed for extremely low light conditions down to 1mLux. 

The combination of sensitivity and image resolution increases its range, allowing small objects to be detected in harsh conditions. This makes OnyxMax ideal for a wide range of applications including science, defence, traffic cameras, broadcast, surveillance, border control and astronomy.

OnyxMax features 1.3 Megapixels (1,280 x 1,024) and is available in monochrome, as standard, and with CFA arrangements available on request. It has a 10 x 10µm pixel, designed with Teledyne’s new HiRho technology, which enables NIR sensitivity and spatial resolution with quantum efficiency of 58% and a modulation transfer function of 63% at 850nm.

OnyxMax also provides an SNR of 10dB at less than 2mLux and at 60 frames per second and operates in rolling and global shutter modes, providing 75dB of linear dynamic range. It also has a patented on-chip HDR mode which is capable of handling scene dynamics up to 100dB.

A live demo of OnyxMax will be shown at SPIE Photonics West at booth 327.


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