May 11, 2012. Panavision Imaging LLC has announced the launch of its Dynamax 2.14-megapixel CMOS image sensor (DYN0021), a high-speed, high definition sensor with more than 130-dB on-chip dynamic range in either global-shutter or rolling-shutter mode.
“Panavision Imaging is pleased to offer yet another high performance CMOS image sensor for industrial imaging applications,” said Derrick Boston, president and CEO of Panavision Imaging. “As the needs of industrial markets are evolving, Panavision Imaging’s unique, patented designs have met or exceeded the market’s requirements, with a high performance/price ratio.”
The Dynamax 2.14Mp sensor is a 2/3” HDTV format sensor with 5.0-micron square pixel technology, offering a menu of features including the vendor's patented Active Column Sensor (ACS) technology, which achieves reduced noise levels at high gain settings; the patented Correlated Multi-Sampling (CMSTM) technology, to further reduce noise or add gain; dual rolling or global shutter integration for intra-frame, on-chip high dynamic range (HDR) imaging; dual words per pixel for dual gain per pixel; and single or dual row readout option with more than 500-fps performance and region-of-interest (ROI) support.
In related news, Jim Tan, vice president, sales and marketing, said that at The Vision Show in Boston, Panavision Imaging, Alacron, and FastVision jointly announced the launch of a new, very high speed camera built with the Panvision Imaging's Dynamax 3.2Mp sensor.
“Panavision Imaging now offers one of the quietest CMOS sensor designs in the world,” said Dr. Joseph Sgro, CEO of Alacron Inc. and FastVision LLC. “Our new FC300 camera reflects many advantages of this new sensor including low cost and high speed of 3.2 megapixels running at 180 frames per second.” Sgro explained that this technology can be made into a back-side imager (BSI) with delta doping (DD) and anti-reflective (AR) coating.
Dynamax 2.14Mp engineering grade devices are currently available in a CLCC package, in either color or monochrome versions. High volume production is planned in the fourth quarter of 2012.