High Sensitivity in Low Light

The Canon 35MMFHDXS_A CMOS sensors use new pixel and readout circuitry technologies delivering ultra-high sensitivity with a 2.76 megapixel resolution. The enormous 19µm pixels, which minimize noise and dark current and allow control over readout position and frame rate, make the 35MMFHDXS_A sensors unique in capabilities among all other CMOS sensors for low light imaging. These CMOS sensors are available in monochrome (35MMFHDXSMA) and color (35MMFHDXSCA).

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Large Pixel Sizes With Minimal Noise

By using a progressively increasing electric field profile to efficiently transfer electrons off the large photodiode, Canon’s 35MMFHDXS_A CMOS sensors can effectively leverage 19µm pixels while minimizing noise. Further, proprietary designs are leveraged to minimize dark current over long exposure times. These features, combined with a full area scan frame rate of 98fps at a resolution of 2160 x 1280, enable excellent imaging in applications requiring highly sensitive capture in low light.

Canon 19µm CMOS Sensor Creates New Possibilities in a Number of Industries

For defense, astronomy, scientific, life sciences, medical, industrial R & D, and high-end security and surveillance, the 35MMFHDSXS_A sensors are ideal for:

  • Night Vision
  • Surveillance
  • “Big Science” telescopy
  • Neuroscience
  • Fluorescence imaging/microscopy
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Microscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Surveillance and security
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Technical Specifications

  35MMFHDXSCA 35MMFHDXSMA
Filter Type RGB Monochrome
Sensitivity (e/lx/sec @gain x1) 1,100,000 (green) 2,100,000
Resolution 2.76 megapixels
Effective Pixels 2160 x 1280 (Horizontal x Vertical)
Sensor Size 41.04mm x 24.32mm (Full Frame)
Pixel Size 19µm x 19µm
Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) 98 fps
Shutter Type Rolling
Dark Random Noise 2.2e rms @ gain x16

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35MMFHDXS_A Evaluation Kit

The Canon 35MMFHDXS_A 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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