||■ Diagonal 6.49 mm (Type 1/2.8)
3.27M effective pixels
■ High picture quality sensor for
■ Provides a 1080p HD output mode
■ Switchable I/O interface
■ Built-in 10- and 12-bit A/D converters
* “Exmor” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
“Exmor” is a version of Sony’s high performance
CMOS sensor with high-speed processing,
low noise and low power dissipation by using
column-parallel A/D conversion.
| Achieves both a Higher Pixel Count
and Superb Picture Quality
||As is the case with consumer cameras, higher
speeds, higher pixel counts, and especially
the ability to provide HDTV output are now
strongly desired in cameras for industrial
applications. While the pixel size must be
reduced to increase the sensor pixel count,
simply making the pixels smaller will degrade
the basic characteristics of the pixels.
Sony has now developed the IMX036LQR/LLR image sensors, which achieve higher
picture quality despite the 2.5 Ám diagonal
unit pixel. Compared to the existing IMX035LQR, while the area per pixel has
been reduced by 47%, Sony has succeeded in
acquiring the same basic pixel characteristics,
such as the sensitivity and saturation signal
level, by improving the pixel layout and
increasing the sensor aperture area.
Sony has also reduced the random noise and
the fixed pattern noise by improving the
pixel process technology and improving the
peripheral circuit characteristics. Due to the
improvements achieved in the overall signal-to-noise characteristics, these new sensors
achieve improved picture quality in low-light
| Full HD Support
||In addition to a 3.2M-pixel all-pixel scan
mode, the IMX036LQR also provides both
a horizontal and vertical 2/2-line addition
mode and a horizontal and vertical 3/3-line
addition mode. (See table 3.) It also achieves
full HD output at 60 frame/s with 10-bit
A/D conversion when a 37.125 MHz clock is
provided in 1080p HD mode and can provide
a full high definition output without using a
frame buffer or any other timing adjustment.
In this mode, the optical size is equivalent to
the Type 1/3 size.
These devices also include a 12-bit mode
in which the A/D converter resolution
is increased, and achieve full HD high-speed
drive at a maximum of 30 frame/s.
In addition, these devices include both
a CMOS output system and a low-voltage LVDS output system that supports high-speed
readout as readout interfaces. Users
can select the readout interface appropriate
for the application.
||Sony provides both a primary color filter
version, the IMX036LQR, and a black-and-
white version, the IMX036LLR. The
IMX036LLR achieves a peak sensitivity value
about twice that of the IMX036LQR.
Both are provided in packages that can
withstand high-temperature reflow soldering
(peak temperature: 240°C).
Furthermore, these devices are pin compatible
with the IMX035LQR/LLR for easy end
product lineup deployment in existing
Mr. Yoshioka and Mr.Takamoto
||The IMX036LQR/LLR sensors take
advantage of the high-speed performance,
which is a feature of Sony CMOS sensors,
to achieve full HD support as industrial
application sensors. With the cooperation
of the related divisions, we increased the
pixel sensitivity and reduced the peripheral
circuit noise to create sensors that we are
confident will be more than satisfactory.
We strongly recommend that you take
a close look at the images produced by
these sensors to appreciate the high
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