Lumenera's engineers are always hard at work in the lab developing innovative imaging solutions. As a go-to company for unique and challenging imaging applications, Lumenera’s engineering team draws from its strong digital interface and sensor expertise, industry-leading camera architecture, as well as its advanced algorithms to build new and upcoming USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, GigE and Ethernet products. Always up for a challenge, our skilled team continuously solves market and customer challenges and are dedicated to success. Products listed below are under development. For further information please contact Lumenera.
Coming in 2016: High-Speed CMOS Sensor-Based USB 3.0 Cameras with Sony’s low-noise Global Shutter Technology
SONY PREGIUS® GLOBAL SHUTTER CMOS: The best of both Worlds
Sony’s latest Pregius global shutter CMOS sensors combine beneficial aspects of both CCD and CMOS in a pixel design resulting in impressive performance. The Pregius sensors have an analog pixel design similar to a CCD, but with the back end resembling a CMOS sensor. This architecture takes the advantages of a CCD sensor (excellent imaging performance – including good color reproduction, low noise, and high dynamic range) along with all the digital advantages of a CMOS sensor (built-in analog-to-digital conversion, image correction, digital output and high speed) to produce a low-power, low-cost alternative to traditional CCD sensors.
More About the Sensor Technology: With conventional CMOS sensors, analog signals are gathered column by column and subsequently transmitted for analog-to-digital conversion. Sony’s Exmor technology used in the Pregius CMOS sensors employs a single analog-to-digital converter for every single column allowing the sensor to trigger globally. Conversion takes place right away on the chip, thus reducing the time during the integration process where noise can build up. The result is an image with far less noise when compared to conventional CMOS sensors.
The image here shows the smear-free still images you can except to see from these new CMOS sensors even when strong light sources are present in a frame. Photo credit: Sony
Lumenera's CMOS-Based USB 3.0 Cameras: Lumenera will be expanding their USB 3.0 Lt Camera Family in 2016. A series of new cameras based on Sony's latest Pregius™ global shutter CMOS technology will boast CCD-like performance from a CMOS sensor with increased frame rates and crisp, clear distortion-free images. Building on this new line of technology, Lumenera will also be releasing several additional camera models based on Sony’s 2nd generation IMX sensors such as the 5MP IMX250 and IMX264 sensors and other sensors to produce a line of GS CMOS cameras ranging in resolution from 3MP to 12MP.
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