- Stacked CMOS Image Sensor that Combines High-Frame-Rate Imaging and High-Speed Sensing
High-speed vision sensor IMX382
|Model name||Sample shipment date||Sample price (excluding tax)|
|High-speed vision sensor IMX382||October 2017||100,000 JPY|
Conventional industrial robots are normally operated by specifying motion coordinates using a program. Utilizing the high-speed tracking functionality of this vision sensor, however, enables real-time feedback to robots, enabling autonomous robot operation that is responsive to the movement and status of objects. This helps make robot teaching more efficient, contributing to improved productivity.
On conventional systems, the image processing required for detecting and tracking of objects has to be carried out at a later stage (on a computer, or other computing device). This vision sensor changes all that by delivering imaging, target detection and tracking image processing on a single chip. Not only does this make the later stage devices more compact and help to save overall system power; it also expands the new system development potential by eliminating certain physical limitations.
Timed with the sample shipping, Sony will also be providing evaluation kits. The evaluation kit consists of the camera and control software, making it easy to evaluate the sensor in diverse customer environments.
Sony is focusing intently on the sensing field and seeking to leverage its potential in the image sensor market. By integrating the imaging technology that it has developed over the years with sensing technologies that enable information acquisition and utilization, Sony strives to pioneer new applications and new markets for image sensors.
- 1. Enables detection and tracking of targets at 1,000 frame per second
- The signal processing circuit layer on the bottom of the stacked configuration is equipped with image processing circuits and a programmable column-parallel processor, delivering high-speed target detection and tracking. This construction enables high-sensitivity imaging with back-illuminated pixel array and achieves target detection and tracking at 1,000 frames per second.
- The new sensor uses information such as color and brightness obtained from pixels to detect objects, then extracts the object’s centroid, moment and motion vector, and finally outputs the information from the vision sensor as a signal in each frame.
- 2. Built-in sensing function for a compact system and power savings
- The product achieves imaging and image processing on a single chip. Not only does this make for a more compact overall system and power savings; it also expands the new system development potential by eliminating certain physical limitations.
- For system output, in addition to the image data output pathway the chip is also equipped with an output pathway solely for sensing information, so users can select between them for their particular application.
- 3. Evaluation kit allows the sensor to be evaluated in diverse usage environments
- The evaluation kit consists of a camera and software and is designed makes it easy to evaluate the sensor in a variety of customer usage environments.
IMX382 high-speed vision sensor configuration
|Number of effective pixels||1304 (H) ×976 (V), 1.27 megapixels|
|Image size||Diagonal 5.68 mm (type 1/3.2)|
|Unit cell size||3.5μm (H) × 3.5μm (V)|
|Quad-VGA (1280×960) 12bit
|Quad-VGA (1280×960) 4bit
|Power supply||2.9V / 1.8V / 3.3V / 1.1V|
|Image format||Bayer RAW / Black and white|
|Output||MIPI (CSI2) D-PHY 864Mbps/lane|