Emerald™ Gen2 is a new state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor family that is available in 8.9-Megapixels (4,096 x 2,160) or 12-Megapixels (4,096 x 3,072), in monochrome or color, and in two-speed grades, standard and high. The high-speed models provide superior performance for demanding applications that require sharp images at very high speeds, such as food sorting, inspection, and Intelligent Traffic Systems.
The sensors have a small 2.8 µm global shutter pixel, designed with Teledyne e2v’s latest generation light pipe technology, which provides up to 67 dB dynamic range in 10-bit and 12-bit ADC mode and delivers low-noise performance with < 3e- readout noise and increased sensitivity and angular response. This allows cameras to work in high-contrast scenes without any exposure issues in the images.
Compared to the original Emerald family, this new generation has several improved features. Its matrix is centered in a compact 21 x 20 mm² Ceramic Land Grid Array (CLGA) package, which fits 1-inch optical formats for easier and more cost-effective integration. It has two types of output, LVDS and MIPI CSI 2, providing camera manufacturers with the option to use either interface, depending on their customer’s requirements.