Camera and machine-vision system provider Cognex (Natick, MA, USA) has selected the EV76C560 image sensor from e2v (Chelmsford, UK), a provider of imaging solutions, for Cognex's image-based reading products.
e2v will supply the 1.3-Mpixel CMOS sensors to meet the performance requirements of the DataMan industrial scanning and identification products from Cognex. The sensor has multiple shutter modes and features that support industrial imaging applications.
e2v has further developed its CMOS image sensor portfolio for industrial machine vision, barcode scanning, surveillance, and intelligent traffic cameras, with prototype samples of the EV76C570 1600 x 1200-pixel sensor rolling out in the first quarter of 2012. Also sampling is the Ruby family of sensors (EV76C660 and EV76C661), which achieve sensitivity beyond that considered possible on conventional frontside-illuminated sensors, with pixel size of 5.3 µm. With quantum efficiency (QE) greater than 80% and sensitivity in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum (>50% at 850 nm), the devices can reduce system illumination costs or enable low-light imaging in outdoor camera applications.
“We are very excited to become a valued key component supplier to Cognex, being formidable leaders in the industrial ID and machine vision segments. Our product roadmaps will continue to evolve and serve Cognex into the future,” says Gareth Powell marketing manager for e2v's industrial image sensors.
See a live e2v demo at VISION Stuttgart 2011, Nov. 8-10, 2011, in Hall 4 at booth C16.
-- Posted by Vision Systems Design