One step ahead in industrial imaging with SMARTEK Vision and Sony’s CMOS Global Shutter Sensor
The Giganetix Plus series as one of the first in the world offers the Sony IMX174 image sensor with unprecedented levels of high sensitivity, dynamic range, low noise, and absolutely crisp images of moving objects at attractive costs.
With 2.3MP resolution at a high frame rate of 50fps, high sensitivity due to the Sony Exmor™ technology and large pixels of 5.86µm SMARTEK Vision utilizes the full bandwidth of Gigabit Ethernet based on the GigE Vision standard as proven data interface. The sensor and the camera design allows for a significantly more economic approach compared to the CCD sensor technology at the same or even better image characteristics.
Base for this machine vision revolution is Sony’s newly developed analog memory that allows for the unification of the best of the CCD and the CMOS technology. A clean conversion of stored light collected at the photodiode and shielded from noise sources results in a very high sensitivity. No fixed pattern noise and an extremely low read noise of 7e- in combination with a high dynamic range from 70db and a peak quantum efficiency over 75% enable distortion free images without any smearing or rolling shutter artefacts. All sensitivity factors leads to a lower power consumption due to the better lightening conditions.
Dr. Ronald Müller from SMARTEK Vision’s exclusive distributor FRAMOS: “The GCP1931 camera is the most economical way to obtain unprecedented value for money in industrial applications like medical diagnostics, moving object inspection, or low light and outdoor environments. The customer benefits from the latest sensor technology from Sony’s IMX 174, SMARTEK’s long lasting development experience, and the full compatibility with industry standards.”
SMARTEK Vision’s GCP1931 is available from May as monochrome and color version and is thus one of the very first cameras which offers the IMX174 sensor to the imaging market. It provides a rich features set comprising Power over Ethernet, robust and compact housing, a fully Gen<i>cam and GigE Vision compliant hardware and driver interface as well as a comprehensive SDK. All this ensures the seamless integration into existing as well as very new and highly innovative systems with unbeaten value for money.
Founded in 1981, FRAMOS is a leading technology provider in the industrial, scientific and medical imaging sector. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, and with 5 subsidiaries worldwide we enable manufacturers, system integrators and researchers to benefit from imaging technologies. Our team of 60 employees provides a fully comprehensive portfolio of imaging components (image sensors, cameras, optics, illuminators, frame grabbers, etc.) with individual logistic services, technical consulting and after-sales support. Based on our deep industry knowledge we offer engineering services for tailored camera development as well as complete turn-key-solutions.