GS CMOS cameras for advanced machine vision applications

Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division has introduced a series of GS CMOS cameras that are designed for use in factory automation and non-manufacturing markets.

Comprising four models, the XCG-CG240/C and XCG-CG510/C are IEEE1588 compliant, feature multi-pixel averaging technology for optimum performance in a range of environments and are available as black and white or colour cameras. These GigE cameras form part of Sony’s range of machine vision and security cameras which are said to benefit from Sony’s Global Shutter CMOS sensors, which include Pregius and Exmor RTM technology.

The GS CMOS cameras are targeted at the European machine vision market, and are suited to manufacturing sectors within the automotive, electronics/semiconductors and food & beverage industries. In non-manufacturing sectors, key applications include intelligent transport systems, logistics and postal sorting, high-end security and biometrics.

Sony’s Pregius is a global shutter pixel technology for active pixel-type CMOS image sensors that use Sony’s low-noise CCD structure that is claimed to give undistorted, high image quality.

Exmor R is a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor said to give improved sensitivity and noise reduction. While realigning pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination, Exmor R is said to feature all the advantages of traditional CMOS image sensors such as low power consumption and high-speed operation.