IMX226 and IMX273 sensors in uEye cameras
IDS has integrated the high-resolution 12 MP IMX226 rolling shutter sensor into the uEye CP camera family, giving increased resolution, speed and sensitivity. The new models are available with the established GigE or USB3 interfaces and will be available from May 2019.
Thanks to the BSI ("back-side-illumination") technology of the SONY STARVIS series of sensors, the IMX226 is perfect for tasks that require optimal results even in low light conditions. It delivers extremely low-noise images and is therefore ideally suited for applications in areas such as microscopy, medicine, logistics and traffic monitoring.
With a sensor size of 1/1.7", the uEye CP cameras, which are only 29 x 29 x 29 mm in size, also allow for a very large selection of cost-effective lenses. The sensor will be available in either colour or monochrome. Thanks to the unique IDS software suite, users can also experience practical "plug & play" with these cameras: the models are automatically recognised in the system and are immediately ready for use.
The uEye CP cameras at a glance:
• USB 3.0 and GigE interface
• 12 MP CMOS sensor from the Sony STARVIS series
• 4000 x 3000 px, pixel size 1.85 μm
• Particularly light-sensitive and low-noise
• Available from May 2019
The IMX273 1.6 MP global shutter CMOS sensor from Sony provides enormous sensitivity, low noise levels and a high dynamic range. With the integration of this sensor into the uEye LE camera family, IDS now has even more USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras available that deliver up to 247 fps. With a wide choice of configurations, the uEye LE models are particularly well suited for equipment manufacturing and space-critical applications.
From April 2019, uEye LE models will complement the uEye CP, uEye FA and uEye SE variants that are already available with IMX273 sensors from the Sony Pregius series. Depending on the application, customers can choose from models with colour or monochrome sensors as well as from various housed and board-level variants – the latter with CS-/C-Mount or S-Mount options or without mount. In addition, the low-cost uEye LE single-board cameras feature a twist-proof USB Type-C connection and USB Power Delivery. The USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras can be quickly and easily put into operation thanks to the IDS-typical "Plug and Play" principle and simple handling via the IDS Software Suite.
This global shutter sensor provides users with excellent image quality. This becomes particularly apparent when used in poor lighting conditions or while taking images of fast-moving objects. Thanks to its outstanding features, this powerful 1/3" sensor is a sensible alternative to the discontinued ICX445 CCD sensor. It can be used in an extraordinarily wide range of applications from microscopy to classic machine vision tasks in industrial production or to traffic monitoring.