CMOSIS Launches CMV50000 Image Sensor

cmosis-logoCMOSIS, a member of the ams AG group, launched the CMV50000, a global shutter CMOS image sensor offering a resolution of 48Mpixels, more than twice the resolution of its previous generation CMOSIS global shutter CMOS image sensors.

cmv50000vorneThe CMV50000 is a medium format 48Mpixels sensor with 7920 x 6002 4.6-µm sized pixels using the patented 8-transistor pixel architecture to offer electronic shutter efficiency. Global shutter operation means that images of fast-moving objects can be captured without distortion.

Its pixel offers 64dB optical dynamic range at full resolution and up to 68dB in subsampled 4k mode, and the imagers benefits from the implementation of on-chip noise-reduction circuitry such as black level clamping to enable it to capture high quality images under low-light conditions.

Operating at a fast 30 frames/s with 12 bit pixel depth at full resolution or a binned 4k mode, and at up to 60 frames/s with pixel subsampling to 4k resolution, the sensor is suitable for use in high-speed machine-vision systems, as well as in TV broadcasting and video cameras.

The CMV50000 provides detailed views of a large surface area required in factory automation applications such as automated optical inspection (AOI) systems and systems for the inspection of displays of mobile phones, tablets, laptops and TVs. A High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode is supported by an odd/even row dual-exposure operation.

The CMV50000 is expected to replace high pixel-count charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors used in machine-vision cameras and high-end security cameras.


CMOSIS, a member of the ams group, is a player in the industrial, scientific and professional markets for CMOS image sensors, covering applications such as machine vision, high-end digital photography, digital cinema, aerospace, scientific, medical and biometry. CMOSIS offers off-the-shelf, semi- and full-custom CMOS image sensors. CMOSIS now employs over 100 people at locations in Antwerp (Belgium), Nuremberg (Germany) and Funchal (Portugal). CMOSIS’ product range includes high speed, global shutter and rolling shutter area scan CMOS image sensors with resolutions ranging from VGA to over 70 million pixels. Through the acquisition of Awaiba, the product range now also includes a wide range of CMOS line scan image sensors with up to 24K pixels and line scan rates up to 80K/s. The Naneye imagers and camera modules target endoscopic and other imaging applications with space constraints.

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ams’ high-performance analog products drive applications requiring extreme precision, dynamic range, sensitivity, and ultra-low power consumption. Products include sensors, sensor interfaces, power management and wireless ICs for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets.

With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 2,200 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS).

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