e2v extends its Sapphire family with a high performance, global, rolling shutter 1600 x 1200 pixel CMOS sensor

31st October 2012

e2v, a leading global provider of high performance imaging solutions, has added the 2MP EV76C570 device to its Sapphire family of optimised industrial imaging CMOS sensors.

Ideal for machine vision applications; the EV76C570 is the latest addition to e2v’s renowned industrial CMOS image sensor range. The device uses the same CLCC48 package and retains compatibility with the 1.3MP Sapphire sensor that is in full production.  A 1/1.8 inch optical format is retained thanks to the reduced pixel size of 4.5µm x 4.5µm.  The SPI register banks are also virtually identical, therefore customers who have developed vision systems around the Sapphire (EV76560) and/or Ruby (EV76C660 & EV76C661) 1.3MP sensors, are able to implement the new EV76C570 to extend their product portfolio, with minimal extra development efforts and cost.

The compatibility of the family also extends to the following embedded application features:

  • Both rolling and global shutter configuration with high global shutter efficiency
  • Up to 60fps frame rate
  • 4 x separately configurable regions of interest including the possibility to programme each window with separate exposure and gain settings
  • A histogram embedded in the footer of the image data field for image statistics to reduce the processing overhead for auto exposure/gain algorithms
  • A lin/log pixel response mode for high dynamic range image capture
  • A 10 Bit parallel output which can be compressed to 8 bits using a multi-slope companding technique.

Applications for the EV76C570 range from machine vision and smart cameras, to print or barcode scanning. It is available in both black and white and colour versions with microlens and is ideal for use in outdoor cameras for traffic or surveillance applications.  It also has some new and unique gated multi-integration modes of operation to offer many new possibilities when synchronised with pulsed illumination.

Gareth Powell, marketing manager of industrial imaging sensors at e2v said “The market success and growing cost/performance reputation of our Sapphire and Ruby devices have paved the way for this new addition to the family. The increased resolution is well timed with advances in processing speeds and also with the emergence of new higher speed interfaces like USB3.0.”

e2v will be demonstrating this image sensor plus others from the range at Vision, Stuttgart 6th-8th November 2012. For more information on sample availability and pricing contact us online at


Jessica Broom, Marketing Communication Manager           Tel: + 44 (0) 1 245 453 607


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e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.
e2v employs approximately 1650 people, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2012, e2v reported sales of GBP235m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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