Wednesday, June 12, 2019

e2v and TowerJazz Start Production of 67MP APS-C Sensor with Global Shutter Pixels

GlobeNewswire: A year after the first announcement, Teledyne e2v and TowerJazz say that Teledyne e2v’s Emerald 67M image sensor is now available.

The sensor is a member of Teledyne e2v’s Emerald family and features TowerJazz’s smallest 2.5µm low-noise global shutter pixel, on TowerJazz’s 65nm platform, in its Uozu, 300mm Japanese manufacturing facility. The pixel is integrated with a unique light pipe technology, offering wide angular response, more than 80dB shutter efficiency, in a small size, and extremely low noise of 1e-.

Special features include HDR modes with up to 120dB DR and also a ROI mode which allows multiple ROI to be captured under different exposure conditions, further improving the DR of an image.

Emerald 67M has a square shape with 8k resolution per side, enabling 95% utilization of the image area for the next generation of display manufacturing, gen 10.5. The high resolution optimizes vision system movements in large product inspection, reducing system complexity and removing instabilities. It is available in two different speed grades (ultra-high speed, 60fps and high speed, 30fps).

Rafael Romay, VP of Professional Imaging at Teledyne e2v, said “The Emerald 67M is the first sensor of its kind and is enjoying strong interest in inspection applications due to its ultra-high resolution and fast speed. It also shares many of the smart features within other Emerald sensors making it easier to deploy within vision systems. The great technology innovation and support from TowerJazz allowed us to bring to market this best-in-class solution, customized to product and application needs.

Avi Strum, TowerJazz SVP and GM of the Sensor BU said, “Teledyne e2v’s design and supply chain along with TowerJazz’s state of the art 65nm process have again brought a game changing sensor to machine vision applications. We are proud to have developed this together and look forward to further collaboration with Teledyne e2v to serve the machine vision market.

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