SONY latest image sensors within its third generation Pregius line feature the SLVS-EC high-speed interface. Both the CMOS Global Shutter IMX425 and the IMX432, with a 1.1-in. optical format, provide 1.78 Megapixel resolution, and a pixel pitch of 9 µm.
The IMX425 is said to be a perfect fit for high-speed factory automation with an 8 / 10 / 12-bit A/D converter and a throughput of up to 565 frames per second (fps) at a 10-bit pixel depth. The IMX432 is a reduced-lanes version providing up to 98fps with a pixel depth of 12-bits, and covers ITS and traffic solutions, in addition to life sciences applications, including microscopy.
The IMX425 imager, like third generation Pregius devices with the eight-lane high-speed SLVS-EC interface standard, provides a maximum output of 18.4 Gbps. It provides high/low conversation gain modes, dual triggering, dual ADCs, and self-triggering. These features reportedly achieve high sensitivity, low dark current, and, low PLS characteristics.
The devices are available from FRAMOS. Additionally, FRAMOS has developed an SLVS-EC Rx IP Core and Evaluation board for easy sensor interfacing with FPGAs from Xilinx that reduces development times. For more details, pay a visit to FRAMOS SONY.