Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Ams Announces 3.2um GS Pixel Sensor, the Fastest among 1-inch Sensors

BusinessWire: ams introduces a new global shutter sensor for machine vision and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment which offers better image quality and higher throughput than any previous device that supports the 1” optical format.

The new CSG14k image sensor features 14MP resolution at a "frame rate considerably higher than any comparable device on the market offers today." The CSG14k’s 12-bit output provides sufficient dynamic range to handle wide variations in lighting conditions and subjects. The sensor’s global shutter with true CDS (Correlated Double Sampling) produces high-quality images of fast-moving objects free of motion artefacts.

The high performance and resolution of the CSG14k are the result of innovations in the design of the sensor’s 3.2µm x 3.2µm pixels. The new pixel design is 66% smaller than the pixel in the previous generation of 10-bit ams image sensors, while offering a 12-bit output and markedly lower noise.

Future advances in factory automation technology are going to push today’s machine vision equipment beyond the limits of its capabilities. The breakthrough in image quality and performance offered by the CSG14k gives manufacturers of machine vision systems headroom to support new, higher throughput rates while delivering valuable improvements in image quality and resolution,” said Tom Walschap, Marketing Director in the CMOS Image Sensors business line at ams.

The CSG14k will be available for sampling in the first half of 2019.


  1. I am wondering they are using ST or TPSCo technology ?

  2. Pipelined GS = charge domain GS? or a modified 8T pixel (shared readout)?

  3. One of the key feature of this new imager is said to be speed... but there are not any single specification on frame-rate of this said « fastest sensor » on the market... this is funny press release...


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