CMOS Cameras White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Technology Advances Lead To CMOS Sensor With Record Resolution

    In the past decade, CMOS sensors have emerged as the imaging technology of choice for many applications. Today, they are not only used in almost all cell phones and mobile devices, but are also commonly found in industrial and medical cameras.

  2. High Speed Cameras Aid In Spacecraft And Astronaut Safety For NASA

    At a lab in New Mexico, A team is assessing this dangerous “space trash” with the use of ultra-high-speed imaging cameras. They fire fake “space trash” no bigger than a pea at things like oxygen tanks and steel cables. Let’s just say it never ends well (everything gets ripped in half), and the scientists can’t even see the projectiles to track them. That’s where Vision Research Phantom cameras, such as the Phantom v711 and Phantom v2512, come in. With the ability to record this astronomical data, these imaging cameras reveal a new level of understanding of the destruction that something like “trash” can cause to a spacecraft or astronaut.

  3. Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 2

    Part 2 of the series describing advancements in CMOS sensors and processing focuses on a new Super 35 mm CMOS image sensor that is specifically developed to support origination of High Dynamic Range (HDR) motion imagery. Another development is two separate photodiodes within each photosite that is essential for achieving the 15-stop dynamic range, and supports a unique in-sensor phase detection strategy that closes a focus control loop around the cine lens.

  4. Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1

    New Canon technology has exploited a large 35 mm Full Frame CMOS image sensor with spatial sampling of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) to acquire a distinctively large photosite of 19 um x 19 um, which enabled development of an HD camera with unprecedented sensitivity. 

  5. Stellarator Monitored By Cygnets

    The IPP requires specific cameras to monitor plasma that can be found within the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. These cameras need to be able to fit into the tight spaces around the device as well as operate reliably when close to the large magnetic field in the necessary confinement. This application note introduces the Raptor Photonics Cygnet cameras that were able to meet these requirements with full testing up to 1.8 Tesla.

  6. Boosting Sensitivity

    When purchasing a camera, especially for “light starved” applications, the correct light sensitivity is an important specification to consider. Light sensitivity is more open to user or vendor manipulation, unlike more unambiguous specifications such as the maximum resolution or frame rates at key resolutions.

  7. An Introduction To Digital Microscopy Imaging

    As fun as taking pictures may be, it is the professional analysis of samples that really counts. This article discusses key concepts of digital microscopy imaging systems and how these concepts contribute to a professional presentation of your work. By SPOT Imaging Solutions, a division of Diagnostic Instruments, Inc.

  8. sCMOS On The Rise

    When scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensors debuted in 2009 at the Laser World of Photonics meeting, the imaging world knew the technology could be big. Three years later, sCMOS image sensors and their uses continue to grow.  By Gerhard Holst, Head of the Science & Research Department, PCO AG

  9. Orca-Flash 4.0 Scientific CMOS Camera — Changing the Game White Paper
    In early 2001, the scientific imaging community turned to electron multiplying CCDs — the new superstars of detector technology — to realize breakthroughs in low light imaging. This method worked brilliantly...until now.
  10. The Evolution of CMOS Imaging Technology
    Innovations and improvements in CMOS imaging technology design and fabrication have allowed designers to overcome many traditional practical implementation issues. Although integrated circuit design is always a process of optimizing tradeoffs between limiters, CMOS imaging technology designers can now deliver products with performance that is truly compelling for machine vision applications.