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Optoelectronics
26th July 2018
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.

Optoelectronics
17th 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.

IoT
14th May 2018
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.

Optoelectronics
28th March 2018
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.

Sensors
24th October 2017
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...

Optoelectronics
20th October 2017
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.

Analysis
5th May 2017
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...

Optoelectronics
15th November 2016
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.

VR/AR
6th October 2016
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.

Analysis
17th March 2016
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.

Analysis
29th January 2016
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.

Optoelectronics
14th January 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.

Wearables
12th January 2016
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.

Optoelectronics
13th November 2015
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.

Events News
16th June 2015
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.

Optoelectronics
14th May 2015
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.

Analysis
20th March 2015
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.

Sensors
23rd January 2012
Sony Develops New RGBW Coding and HDR Movie Functions

Sony Corp. today announced the development of two CMOS image sensor models designed for use in smartphones and other devices. They are equipped with Sony's unique RGBW Coding function which allows images to be captured with low noise and high picture quality even in low-light conditions. They also contain Sony's HDR (High Dynamic Range) Movie function which allows brilliant color to be captured even in bright settings. Sony has also developed a m...

Sensors
23rd January 2012
Sony Develops Next-generation Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor which Embodies the Continuous Evolution of the Camera

Sony Corp. today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera. This image sensor layers the pixel section containing formations of back-illuminated structure pixels onto chips containing the circuit section for signal processing, which is in place of supporting substrates for conventional back-illuminated CMOS image sensors.

Displays
11th January 2012
Sony Develops Next-generation Display, Crystal LED Display, Ideal for High Picture Quality on Large Screens

Sony Corp. today announced that it has developed the next-generation self-emitting display, Crystal LED Display, and presents a Full HD, 55-inch prototype model at the '2012 International CES' (International Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 10 - 13, 2012). It is the industry's first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source.

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