Ultra-High Resolution and Speed

By incorporating close to the same number of pixels as photoreceptors in the human eye, the Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor delivers ultra-high 120 MP resolution in a compact design. At the same time, pixel-level innovations allow for faster readout speeds with lower noise ratios at 9.4fps – or higher when reducing the amount of readout lines. Uncover the finest details and find new clarity in industrial vision with the 120MXS CMOS Sensor from Canon. This CMOS sensor is available in monochrome (120MXSM), color (120MXSC), and with a specialized RGB-NIR color filter array (120MXSI).

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Specialized RGB-NIR Pixel Filter Array

By replacing one of the green filters on a standard color CMOS sensor with a Near Infra-Red (NIR) filter, image processing from this sensor allows for the separation of visible and NIR spectrums. Discrete analysis of these bands from a single image simplifies dual sensor systems by reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements, provides added capabilities to systems that can benefit from the additional band, and enhances current solutions already detecting in both the NIR and visible wavelengths such as precision agriculture with the benefit of 120MP resolution.

Innovative Pixel Designs Enable Simultaneous Visible and NIR Detection
New Pixel Structure Advances High-Resolution Imaging

New Pixel Structure Advances
High-Resolution Imaging

The Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor shares a Floating Diffusion Node between four pixels instead of one, allowing for smaller readout circuitry and larger photodiodes which allows for increased sensitivity. Small 2.2µm pixels leverage a wire layer to prevent crosstalk, contributing to superior image quality, while progressive pixel reading of 28 digital output channels deftly handles the enormous amount of data from 122 million effective pixels.

Canon 120MXS CMOS Sensor Creates New Possibilities in a Number of Industries

For inspection, aeronautics, general manufacturing, documentation, life sciences and transportation, the Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor is ideal for:

  • 3D metrology
  • Aeronautic imaging
  • Digital archives
  • Document scanning
  • Flat panel display inspection
  • Intelligent traffic systems
  • Large area surveillance
  • Machine vision
  • Mapping
  • Medical imaging
  • Packaging and inspection
  • Reconnaissance
  • Scientific research
  • Security

Technical Specifications

  120MXSC 120MXSI 120MXSM
Filter Type RGB RGB-NIR Monochrome
Sensitivity (e/lx/sec) 10,000 10,000 20,000
Resolution 122 megapixels
Effective Pixels 13272h x 9176v
Sensor Size APS-H (29.22mm x 20.20mm)
Pixel Size 2.2µm x 2.2µm
Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) 9.4 fps
Shutter Type Rolling
Dark Random Noise 2.3e rms @ gain x8, Room Temperature

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120MXS Evaluation Kit

The Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor will be available in an Evaluation Kit, where the sensor would be pre-installed and functioning with raw data output and a USB 3.1 (Gen 1) interface.

The evaluation kit will also include:

  • Sensor board design files
  • FPGA code (in source form, VHDL)
  • Embedded software (in source form) to setup the sensor, acquire image data and communicate over USB 3.1 interface with a USB 3 compliant UI
  • UI application (PC based) to communicate with the eval kit.

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