LI8020 evaluation kit

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250 MP CMOS Sensor Evaluation Kit

The LI8020 Evaluation Kit Features:

  • Equipped with APS-H 250M pix CMOS sensor
  • Ultra-high resolution imaging with 250 million pixels (Frame rate up to 5.0 fps)
  • CoaXPressReady
  • High-speed data transfer (4 x 6.25 Gbps); 3.0 m maximum cable length (operation result) * It depends on the material of the cable.
  • Shooting size changing function
  • Vertical decimation function for decimating and outputting vertical pixels
  • Improved shooting frame rate
  • Partial extraction function for extracting and outputting one subject area from all pixel areas
  • Reduces image data that is not subject to image capture and improves frame rate (* Vertical only)

NOTE: A Lens is not included in this kit.

As the lens plays a critical role in any imaging system, it is imperative that a suitable lens is selected to properly evaluate sensor performance for your end application.

When selecting an appropriate lens, there are several key factors which must be considered: Lens Type, Lens Mount, Focal Length, Sensor Size, Resolving Power, and Aperture to name a few of the more important ones. Some of these factors are associated with your application, and some are directly tied to how the CMOS sensor will perform. Please read below to learn more.

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Technical Specifications

Compliance Standard CoaXPressVer1.1
GenICamSNFC2.4
Physical I/F DIN1.0/2.3Connectorsx4 (9.0 mm pitch between DIN, according to IEC 61169 -29)
Logic I/F CXP-6 4Channel
pixel bit 10bit/12bit (Sensor image is stored in msb.)
CXP LED None
PoCXPsupport None
lens mount M 48 Screw Mount
electronic control No Aperture or Focus
horizontal total 19680
horizontal OB pixels 96
effective horizontal pixel 19568
vertical aggregate 12720
vertical PED pixels 64
vertical OB pixels 48
effective vertical pixels 12588
color filter Mono/ RGB(IR cut filter is not supported)
Output bit precision 10bit/12bit
frame rate 10bit output: 5.0fps, 12bit output: 3.1fps
scanning system rolling shutter

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Physical Dimensions

LI8020 Eval Diagram

Lens Selection

The Canon 120MXSM, 120MXSC and 120MXSI 120 MP Evaluation kits are provided without a lens in the box.  As the lens plays a critical role in any imaging system, it is imperative that a suitable lens is selected to properly evaluate the sensor performance for your end application.

The Canon 120MXS 120 MP evaluation kits contains an F-Mount allowing a wide range of options for optics.  When selecting an appropriate lens, there are several factors which must be considered:  Lens Type, Lens Mount, Focal Length, Sensor Size, Resolving Power, and Aperture to name a few of the more important ones.  Some of these factors are associated with your application, and some are directly tied to how the Canon sensor will perform.

Based on your application and imaging environment, you will need to consider the following factors:

  • The lens type (telecentric, entocentric, macro, fisheye, etc) will determine how you see the subject and what special features might be required in order to perform your analysis, testing, or meet your general imaging needs.
  • Given the lighting conditions in your imaging environment, you will need to select a lens with an adequate Aperture or F-Stop.  There are both positive and negative aspects to having either a very high or very low aperture.  Care should be taken to select a lens with an optimal F number for your specific application.
  • Depending on the distance from the subject to the lens, you will need to select a lens with the proper focal length to allow sharp clean images.

In order to get the best performance from the Canon sensor, you will need to select a lens with the following minimum specifications:

  • Since the evaluation kit camera is equipped with an F-Mount, you will need to look at available F-Mount lensing options.
  • The lens must be rated for at least an APS-H sensor size.  Larger lenses will also work, however lenses rated for smaller sensor sizes will result in image projections which don’t cover the entire sensor surface.
  • The resolving power of a lens directly correlates to how well the lens can transfer detail to each pixel of the image sensor.  MTF curves can give an indication of how well a lens will perform at different resolutions.  Final image quality will suffer if a lens with insufficient resolving power is used on a high resolution sensor.
  • If you have purchased the Evaluation Kits with a 120MXSI RGB-NIR sensor, or even the monochrome 120MXSM, and you need to detect in the NIR wavelengths (typically 650nm – 1000nm), you will need to select a lens which allows adequate transmission of the NIR spectrum.  In typical commercial photography and many industrial lenses, these wavelengths are filtered out through coatings on the lenses to produce more true-to-life color images.

We hope this brief explanation helps you in selecting the appropriate lens to get the best results from your Canon evaluation kit.  If you still have questions, please complete and submit the form here and a Canon Sensor specialist will be able to assist you further.