Expanding the 2.5 μm global shutter pixel GMAX range with pin-compatible 5MP and 9MP versions give camera manufacturers a choice of compact, high-resolution CMOS image sensors for industrial automation, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and 4k video broadcasting.
29th October 2018, Changchun, China — Gpixel announces the expansion of its GMAX product family with the addition of two new 2.5 μm global shutter sensors designed for c-mount camera applications. The GMAX2505 is a 5MP, 2600 x 2160 resolution 1/2” sensor while the GMAX2509 is a 9MP, 4200 x 2160 resolution 2/3” sensor. These two new devices follow on from the introduction of the 25MP, 1.1” GMAX0505 earlier this year.
Gpixel’s GMAX c-mount line up is all pin-compatible and uses the same global shutter pixel family architecture. This is based on the world’s smallest, state-of-the-art 2.5 μm charge domain global shutter technology, which delivers an ultra-low read noise of less than 1.5 e-RMS and results in a dynamic range of more than 65 dB. They also include advanced in-pixel light pipe technology for a shutter efficiency of 1/10000 and excellent angular response.
Offering full resolution frame rates of up to 292 frames per second (fps) at 10-bit output and 121 fps at 12-bit, both the GMAX2505 and GMAX2509 can support the 12-bit frame rate with half the LVDS data output pairs providing added flexibility in the choice of system FPGA. Housed in a compact 22 mm x 17.5 mm LGA package where the optical center matches the mechanical package center, makes them a perfect fit for 29 mm mini cube cameras. All together the GMAX2505 and GMAX2509 are ideal for high resolution industrial inspection, machine vision, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and professional imaging applications such as 4k video.
“We are thrilled with the significant expansion of our advanced global shutter c-mount sensor line up. It is a result of our ambitious plans to be a leading provider of high-quality industrial imaging solutions”, commented Wim Wuyts, Chief Commercial Officer of Gpixel. “Designed with leading camera manufacture’s input, the range matches our customers’ needs for flexible operational strategies that enable quick adjustments for different business and applications as well as savings on overall R&D implementation costs”.
Mono sensor samples and an evaluation board will be commercially available from March 2019, with volume production planned for October 2019.