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Hamamatsu Photonics launches new CMOS area image sensor

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a new S16101 CMOS area image sensor.

Designed with a back-illuminated structure and a 1,280 x 1,024 Active Pixel Sensor (APS) matrix, the new sensor is ideal for applications not only in the visible spectrum, but also with spectral components in the ultra violet (UV) and near-infrared (NIR). Boasting high-UV sensitivity from 200nm, this non-cooled CMOS area image sensor delivers a spectral response to 1,100nm and is stable in UV light irradiation. Its sensitivity makes it ideal for industrial applications such as the detection of glues or resins in quality control.

Due to the electronics integrated within the sensor, including the built-in timing and bias generators, amplifiers and A/D converters, the output signal is digital (LVDS). Additionally, the S16101 can reach a high-reading speed of 146 frames per second due to a reduction in the number of pixels along the vertical axis. It is also possible to reduce the number of vertical pixels to further increase the readout speed.

Finally, on top of offering the choice of rolling or global shutter readout, the new sensor utilises industry-standard SPI communication consisting of partial readout, gain switching, frame start mode selection functions, and more.


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