Wednesday, October 14, 2020

GPixel APS-C Global Shutter Sensor Combines 21MP Resolution with 1,000 fps Speed

Gpixel announces a high-speed global shutter image sensor, GSPRINT4521, the first in a new family of products targeting high speed applications.

GSPRINT4521 is a 21MP (5120 x 4096) APS-C sized (29.5mm) sensor with 4.5μm charge domain global shutter pixel. It achieves more than 35ke– FWC and less than 3e– rms read noise, resulting in an intra-scene DR of up to 69 dB in single gain operation and up to 81 dB in dual gain HDR mode.

GSPRINT4521 will be offered in different speed variants. The full speed version of the sensor consists of 160 pairs of sub-LVDS channels running at 1.2Gbps each, which delivers a 1000 fps at full resolution in 8-bit mode, 500 fps in 10-bit mode, and 250 fps in 12-bit mode in single gain operation. ROI and on-chip binning modes can be used to further increase the frame rates. Lower frame rates are enabled by multiplexing to a reduced number of output channels (down to 4 channels). A reduced speed version of the sensor, optimized for 50 Gbps camera interfaces, will also be available. GSPRINT4521 is packaged in a 454-pin uPGA ceramic package and will be available in both monochrome and color.

With the launch of the first sensor in the GSPRINT family, Gpixel is able to address a new segment of applications requiring higher frame rates and/or high dynamic range, low noise global shutter operation. We are excited to offer our technology to support these demanding applications and are very much looking forward to the further expansion of this new series,” says Wim Wuyts, CCO of Gpixel.

High frame rate, generous pixel size and low read noise make GSPRINT4521 an ideal solution for applications such as high-speed 4K video, industrial inspection, motion analysis and life science imaging.

GSPRINT4521 monochrome engineering samples can be ordered today for delivery in November 2020.


  1. Will the fullwell capacity of 35ke be available with on-chip binning?
    Also, does the frame rate increase linearly with binning or is there an overhead?

    1. 35ke are available without binning.
      With binning, GSPRINT reaches up to 140ke.
      For more detailed information on this and your other question, it may be more efficient to contact us by email.


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