Seen on Phys.Org:An ultra-high-speed CMOS image sensor that offers 10 million frames per second with ISO 16,000 photosensitivity has been developed at Tohoku University by a research group led by Prof. Shigetoshi Sugawa at the Graduate School of Engineering's Department of Management Science and Technology.
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Researchers from Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Engineering's Department of Management Science and Technology developed aCMOS image sensor that is able to achieve frame rates up to 10 million fps. The sensor, according to Professor Shigetoshi Sugawa, was developed by reinvestigating the performance bottleneck and revising the pixel structure and circuit designs of previous models.
Shimadzu Corporation, a company that developshigh-speed cameras, among other things, had been working closely with the university, culminating in the release of the Hyper Vision HPV-X2 high-speed video camera, the first which incorporates the new CMOS image sensor, called the FTCMOS2.
In full pixel mode, the camera reportedly captures 100,000 pixel (400 x 250) images at speeds up to 5 million fps. In half-pixel mode, the camera reaches speeds of up to 10 million fps.
In addition to the high speed sensor, the camera has an ISO 16,000 photosensitivity, allowing it to capture more vivid images, even inlow light applications. These cameras were designed for such applications as life sciences (particularly medical imaging), as well as semiconductors and electronics, aerospace, automotive, and machine vision. Where else could you see this camera being used?
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