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Sony unveils a new Walkman with enhanced sound quality and longer battery life
Sony has introduced a new music player, the NW-A306 to the Walkman series family. The player is designed for listeners to hear music the way the artist intended with high-quality sound and a sleek design.
Two new mid-range 3LCD laser models
Sony Professional Displays and Solutions’ two newest WUXGA 3LCD laser projectors, the VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80, combine brightness with efficiency, installation flexibility and advanced operational capabilities. The VPL-FHZ85’s size and weight make it the smallest and lightest in the mid-range projector class 1. The capable new models are a r...
Smart city trial project in Rome using intelligent vision
Sony Europe has announced its IMX500 image sensors with AI processing functionality are at the core of three smart city trials being run by Envision in the municipality of Rome. These are intended to cut the city’s transport-related pollution and accidents at pedestrian crossings.
Camera modules delivering 12MP images at 20fps
It has been announced by Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions that its XCL-SG1240 series of Camera Link V2.0 modules, which utilise a 1.1-type global shutter CMOS sensor to deliver 12MP images at 20fps, will be available in mass production quantities from July 2018.
Sony to preview category of machine vision module at Vision 2018
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division has set to demonstrate the first in a new category of machine vision cameras at Vision 2018. At the Stuttgart-based trade fair, held in November, it will unveil a new polarised-light module based on its 5MP GS CMOS device. Details of the camera will be made available to journalists and select customers at the show, with a public announcement made in Q4.
Otii: the energy optimisation solution for IoT
Qoitech AB has announced the release of version 2.0.0 of the Otii multi-platform desktop software environment that supports the Otii Arc, the innovative energy consumption analysis hardware for developers. Together, Otii's hardware and software helps engineers maximise battery life and minimise power consumption in fixed, portable and connected devices targeting the IoT.
CMOS sensor features on-pixel polariser for object detection
Sony Semiconductor has released its new Preguis IMX250 sensor with a four-directional polarisation square pixel array, providing higher contrast for more detailed pictures in less time. The 5.07MP sensor, with a 2/3" optical format, has a 2448x2048 pixel array utilising a 3.45µm pixel size. The IMX250 reaches a frame rate of 144fps at 10 bits.
Stacked CMOS sensor suitable for automotive cameras
Sony has announced the release of the IMX324, a new 1/1.7-type stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with what it claims to be the industry's highest resolution 7.42 effective megapixel RCCC filter for forward-sensing cameras in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Sony will begin shipping samples in November 2017. This image sensor is capable of approximately three times the horizontal resolution of conventional products, which enables h...
New sony sensor creates industry standard SXGA module
The first of a new series of SXGA modules - the Sony XCG-CG160, has been introduced by Sony Europe’s Imaging Sensing Solutions. The camera, which features a 1/3-type IMX273 sensor, is a low-disruption way to move from CCD to GSCMOS, proves a suitable replacement for cameras using the highly-regarded Sony ICX445 CCD sensor.
Sensors provide distortion-free images, on-the-go
Sony launches two powerful 1/3” sensors in the second generation of its CMOS Global Shutter image sensors - the IMX273 and the IMX287. With a resolution of 1.6 megapixels (IMX273) and high sensitivity in VGA quality (IMX287), they provide excellent distortion-free image quality in moving vision systems. Notably, with image rates of up to 437fps, they support fast applications in Machine Vision and diagnostics as well as traffic and mon...
Sony launches CMOS modules at Vision 2016
At Vision 2016, Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions will unveil its latest series of GS CMOS cameras offering clear benefits to designers and end users in factory automation and non-manufacturing markets. The XCL-SG510 is a high-frame-rate Camera Link V2.0 module with global shutter that allows high-speed moving objects to be captured accurately, giving images of 5.1 megapixels at 154 frames per second.
Mass-market appeal created by Sony PlayStation VR
Sony’s PlayStation VR has set a new bar for mass-market appeal of virtual reality, and is lighter and more attractive than competitors such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. At $400, the PlayStation VR is not cheap. But it’s still less expensive than its competitors and doesn’t require a high-end computer to work if you already have a PlayStation 4.
A vision for the future of communications
Sony Mobile Communications unveiled the new-look XperiaTM brand with the first “X” series smartphones and a vision for the future of communications, with ambient connected devices capable of changing the way you interact with the world.
Sony acquires Altair Semiconductor
Sony has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Altair Semiconductor for $212m. The acquisition is expected to be completed in early February, 2016.
CMOS cameras target machine vision applications
Sony Europe has announced that it is now shipping its Image Sensing Solutions’ latest GS CMOS camera range, offering advanced features and reliability for machine vision. Comprising four models (the XCG-CG240/C and XCG-CG510/C, available in either black and white or colour), the series utilises Sony’s Pregius global shutter pixel technology to ensure undistorted, high picture quality - even at very high speeds.
VR enhances PlayStation gaming experience
With virtual reality becoming bigger and bigger every week and having a bigger demand now days, PlayStation have announced its own VR. Meet PlayStation VR, the upcoming virtual reality platform designed to deliver exciting and innovative gaming experiences to PlayStation.
GS CMOS cameras target advanced machine vision applications
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division has introduced a series of GS CMOS cameras that offer clear benefits to designers and end users in factory automation and non-manufacturing markets. Comprising four models, the XCG-CG240/C and XCG-CG510/C are IEEE1588 compliant, feature multi-pixel averaging technology for optimum performance in a range of environments and are available as black and white or colour cameras.
4K autofocus camera is capable of 20 times zoom
At this year’s IFSEC show, Sony’s Image Sensing Solutions division will be demonstrating their latest 4K autofocus camera block, the FCB-ER8300. Powered by Exmor R CMOS sensor technology and capable of 20 times zoom with true 4K resolution, the FCB-ER8300, features the market leading quality and features of previous FCB generations.
Industrial camera includes PoE capability
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division is now shipping models from the latest XCG GigE industrial camera line-up to the vision market. The latest XCG Cubic GigE series includes PoE capability to provide users with the convenience of single-cable operation for power and control. The range contains a number of advanced features including enhanced frame rate performance and low trigger latency capabilities.
Ziptronix agreement with Sony for advanced image sensors
Ziptronix have announced a patent licensing agreement with Sony for application in advanced image sensors. The agreement marks the continued adoption of Ziptronix's hybrid bonding patents for high volume applications.