E2v has added the 2 Megapixel EV76C570 1,600 x 1,200 pixel device to its Sapphire family of high-sensitivity, global shutter CMOS imaging sensors.
The higher resolution EV76C570 is the latest addition to e2v’s industrial CMOS imaging sensor range. The device features an identical CLCC48 package with only a minor change in hardware, and retains optical compatibility with the 1.3 Megapixel Sapphire sensor which is already in full production. A 1/1.8-inch optical format is retained thanks to the reduced pixel size of 4.5 x 4.5µm.
The SPI register banks are also virtually identical, therefore customers who have developed vision systems around the Sapphire (EV76560) and/or Ruby (EV76C660 and EV76C661) 1.3 Megapixel sensors are able to implement the new EV76C570 to extend their product portfolio with minimal extra development efforts.
The sensor features both rolling and global shutter configuration with 3000:1 global shutter efficiency; 60fps at full resolution with 120MHz clock; 4x separately configurable regions of interest; a histogram embedded in the footer of the image data field for image statistics; a lin/log pixel response mode for high dynamic range image capture; and a 10-bit parallel output which can be compressed to 8 bits using a multi-slope commanding technique.
Applications for the EV76C570 range from machine vision and smart cameras, to print or barcode scanning, and also outdoor cameras for traffic and surveillance applications. It also has some new and unique modes of operation for 3D imaging applications that e2v will be announcing separately.