Sony is releasing the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second, allowing capturing of fast-moving objects.
This vision sensor features a stacked configuration with a back-illuminated pixel array and signal processing circuit layer. The circuit layer is equipped with image processing circuits and a programmable column-parallel processor, delivering high-speed target detection and tracking. This configuration enables high-sensitivity imaging thanks to the back-illuminated pixel array, with target detection and tracking at 1,000 frames per second. The sensor uses information such as color and brightness obtained from pixels to detect objects, then extracts the object's centroid, moment and motion vector, and finally outputs the information from the vision sensor in each frame.
Sony says that this vision sensor has achieved imaging, target detection and tracking at 1,000 fps on a single chip. This not only expands the scope of application, but delivers new value that was difficult to obtain with conventional systems.
Timed with the sample shipping (October 2017, 100,000 JPY, $882.7), Sony will also be providing evaluation kits. The evaluation kit consists of the camera and control software, making it easy to evaluate the sensor in diverse customer environments.
|Number of effective pixels
||1304 (H) x 976 (V), 1.27 megapixels
||Diagonal 5.68 mm (type 1/3.2)
|Unit cell size
||3.5μm (H) x 3.5μm (V)
|Quad-VGA (1280x960) 12bit
|Quad-VGA (1280x960) 4bit
||2.9V / 1.8V / 3.3V / 1.1V
||Bayer RAW / Black and white
||MIPI (CSI2) D-PHY 864Mbps/lane