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CMOSIS Enters Mass Production of the CMV12000; Its 150 fps 12-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

CMOSIS Enters Mass Production of the CMV12000; Its 150 fps 12-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

02 Jul 2012

CMOSIS Enters Mass Production of the CMV12000; Its 150 fps 12-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

CMOSIS one of the leading suppliers of CMOS image sensors for industrial applications, today announced the production of its 12-Megapixel CMV12000 with 150 FPS frame rate in both monochrome and colour. With the availability of the CMV12000, CMOSIS broadens its current CMV portfolio of high-performing global shutters CMOS image sensors with a device addressing the high-resolution segment of the industrial and broadcasting vision applications. The unique properties and features such as high resolution in 4K HD format, high dynamic range and global shutter, are a perfect fit for broadcasting, traffic monitoring, high-end industrial imaging and automation systems.

The CMV12000 image sensor features a 12 Megapixel (4,096 x 3,072) resolution with 5.5 um sized square, which is the pixel size and thus electro-optical performance as the CMV2000 and CMV4000 image sensors. Peak quantum efficiency reaches up to more than 60% resulting in a responsivity of 4.64 V/lux.s in combination with a dynamic range of 60 dB. By means of correlated double sampling in global shutter mode, the patented 8-transistor pixel cell architecture reduces any dark noise and FPN non-uniformity of the sensor matrix. The sensor also offers an excellent shutter efficiency, a common feature of the CMV image sensor family.

At full 12 Megapixel resolution and with a 10-bit ADC resolution the CMV12000 delivers a stunning 150 full frames per second. This is achieved by using 64 LVDS outputs running at 300 Mbit/s each. Lower frame rates can be supported by multiplexing to fewer output channels. Partial read out, windowing and subsamples modes, can be programmed to support higher frame rates.  At full resolution and frame rate, the power dissipation is 3W. This power consumption can be dynamically controlled when lower frame rates are used.

Driving and programming the on-chip features such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) modes, offset and gain programming and power dissipation control is done over a 3-wire read-write SPI control.

Both monochrome and RGB colored variants of the CMV12000 image sensor are in production today. It is housed in a ceramic 247-pins uPGA package and can be operated in the -30 to +70 ºC temperature range. This extended temperature range makes the CMV12000 perfectly suited for most demanding and robust industrial applications.


CMOSIS is a pure-play supplier of standard off-the-shelf and application-specific CMOS image sensors for the industrial and professional market covering applications such as machine vision, high-end DSC markets, scientific, medical, automatic data capture and space. CMOSIS was founded in November 2007 as a fabless CMOS image sensor vendor providing in-house design, characterization and qualification facilities for research, development and volume production has grown continuously and consistently, currently employing about more than 40 people at it’s headquarter in Antwerp, Belgium.

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