Gpixel Adds New 2.4 Megapixel Global Shutter Image Sensor to Its GMAX Sensor Family

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Gpixel has announced the further expansion of the popular C-Mount GMAX sensor family with the GMAX4002, a 1/1.7” format Global Shutter CMOS image sensor for industrial applications. The sensor is designed around a 4 µm charge domain global shutter pixel, provides 2048(H) x 1200(V) resolution (2.4 MP), and supports up to 229 fps over 8 lanes sub-LVDS and 166 fps over 4 lanes MIPI with 10-bit output, suitable for USB3 and 5-GigE camera interfaces. The sensor is ideal for a variety of machine vision tasks including industrial bar code scanning, positioning, identification, inspection, and ANPR.

The 4 µm pixel achieves a full well capacity of 12k e-, read noise less than 3 e-, and a maximum dynamic range of 68.5 dB in 12-bit mode. Advanced pixel design and manufacturing technology provide a peak QE of 72% at 550 nm and over 37% at 850 nm using Gpixel Red Fox NIR enhancement technology, as well as a PLS of -92 dB and excellent angular response. Sensitivity can be increased, and frame rate increased utilizing the sensor’s on-chip, charge-domain 2×2 binning mode.  

“With the launch of the GMAX4002, we bring the popular GMAX product line performance to our customer’s cost-sensitive and high-volume applications. The sensor’s small footprint and incorporation of MIPI as an output option make the GMAX4002 the most accessible GMAX sensor to date,” says Wim Wuyts, CCO of Gpixel.

The imager is packaged in a 74-pin CLCC package with outer dimensions of 16.6 mm x 12.9 mm and will be available in both Bayer color and monochrome versions.  

The GMAX sensor family

GMAX is Gpixel’s global shutter sensor family, designed to take full advantage of high-speed industrial camera interfaces while providing the performance and features required for imaging-as-measurement applications like factory inspection, automation, traffic monitoring, and aerial mapping. In the GMAX portfolio, Gpixel offers global shutter pixel sizes ranging from 2.5 µm to 4.6 µm and resolutions from 2.4 MP to 152 MP. Four C-Mount compatible sensors utilizing a 2.5 µm pixel are pin and footprint compatible for easy integration.   

Click here to learn more about Gpixel's GMAX4002.