The new sensors offer pipelined and triggered global shutter modes and a conventional rolling shutter mode, 10-bit ADCs, with either parallel outputs or serialized outputs up to 620 Mbps.
The VITA 2000 can provide output in two standard formats: HD (1920 x 1080), which is typically used in the security market; and 4:3 (1600 x 1200), popular in the machine vision market. The sensor array has a standard 2/3” optical format lens. It offers four LVDS channels.
The VITA 5000 has a standard 1” optical format with monochrome or color digital output and offers eight LVDS channels.
The new devices are manufactured by TowerJazz on its 0.18-micron CIS process. Cypress currently manufactures all of its image sensors with TowerJazz.
“The new VITA 2000 and VITA 5000 showcase our state of the art image sensor technology, where our process and device features such as low dark current, low noise and high dynamic range enable the high performance required by the end users of Cypress’s imaging products,” said Jonathan Gendler, director of CIS marketing at TowerJazz.