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Teledyne's new CMOS series ideal for machine vision applications

Teledyne Emerald

Teledyne e2v has released the Emerald Gen2, its new CMOS image sensor family ideal for a wide range of machine vision uses, outdoor surveillance, and traffic detection and monitoring cameras.

Emerald Gen2 is available in 8.9-Megapixels (4,096 x 2,160) or 12-Megapixels (4,096 x 3,072), in monochrome or colour, and in two-speed grades, standard and high. The high-speed models provide high performance for demanding applications that require sharp images at very high speeds, such as food sorting, inspection, and intelligent traffic systems.

The sensor has a small 2.8 µm global shutter pixel, designed with Teledyne e2v’s latest generation light pipe technology, which provides up to 67 dB dynamic range in 10-bit and 12-bit ADC mode. This allows cameras to work in high-contrast scenes without any exposure issues in the images.

This new generation has several improved features compared to the original Emerald family. Its matrix is centred in a compact 21 x 20 mm² ceramic land grid array (CLGA) package, which fits one-inch optical formats for easier and more cost-effective integration. It has two types of output, LVDS and MIPI CSI 2, providing camera manufacturers with the option to use either interface, depending on their customer's requirements. It also offers excellent low-noise performance with < 3e- readout noise and increased sensitivity and angular response with dual-light pipe technology.



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