Sensors & Vision
Framos offers SONY IMX273, IMX287 sensors for machine vision
June 13, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 13, 2017 – Sony has launched two 1/3-in. sensors in the second generation of its CMOS Global Shutter image sensors: the IMX273 and the IMX287.
With a resolution of 1.6 megapixels (IMX273) and high sensitivity in VGA quality (IMX287), the sensors promise to provide excellent distortion-free image quality in moving vision systems. With image rates of up to 437 fps, they can support fast applications in machine vision and diagnostics as well as traffic and monitoring, says the company. Now available from Framos, the Sony image sensors have been specifically developed for industrial applications. The IMX287 achieves maximum speed with a resolution of 0.4 megapixels and up to 437 fps at 10 bit. Global Shutter, together with a pixel size of 6.9 µm, boast high sensor performance at a faster shutter speed, boosting inspection speed and enabling a high degree of sensitivity in the near-infrared range with high quantum efficiency, notes the company. Meanwhile, the IMX273 can achieve 226 fps with a resolution of 1.6 megapixels and a pixel size of 3.45 µm, making the sensor suitable for inspecting surfaces for defects or scratches.