Vision Components’ new high-end sensor with MIPI interface

Vision components showcased a variety of new camera modules that combine high image quality and high frame rates with the benefits of the MIPI CSI-2 interface. The modules consist of a sensor board and a fully integrated MIPI adapter board.

Image: Vision Components additionally integrates Sony Pregius and Starvis sensors in the VC MIPI camera module, enabling it to have high image quality, high sensitivity and high frame rates

With this product, users can perform flexible embedded vision designs based on popular processor boards using high-end image sensors from the Sony Pregius and Starvis series that do not have a native MIPI interface. The low-cost and easy-to-integrate VC MIPI camera modules with monochrome or color sensors are suitable for commercial solutions and, like all VC cameras, are available for a long time.

With 20MP resolution, 4K video and a global reset shutter, the VC MIPI IMX183 is ideal for applications where image quality and speed are critical, including medical and laboratory technology, smart farming, and drones. The Backside Illumination (BSI) technology of the Sony Starvis sensor ensures high light sensitivity and a wide contrast range. The same technology is also available in the VC MIPI IMX226 and VC MIPI IMX178 with resolutions of 12 and 6.4 million pixels respectively. Vision Components integrates multiple Sony Pregius sensors for applications such as intelligent traffic monitoring, presence detection and access control, covering different needs and price ranges. These sensors have a resolution of 5 megapixels (IMX250, IMX264) and 3.2 megapixels (IMX252, IMX265). The 25x series offers fast frame rates, such as the IMX252 at full resolution up to 151.4 fps. In addition, the 26x series targets price-sensitive applications with lower speed requirements. Upon customer request, the sensor is also available in IMX250mZR and IMX264mZR versions with on-chip polarizers. Two new global shutter camera modules are aimed at industrial applications, models VC MIPI IMX273 (1.58 megapixels) and VC MIPI IMX392 (2.3 megapixels) with a frame rate of 8 bits 201 fps. More VC MIPI camera modules are coming soon. In addition, manufacturers can support customers with special development requests.
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About Vision Components

Vision Components is a leading international manufacturer of embedded vision systems. The company produces freely programmable cameras with powerful onboard CPUs that can perform image processing tasks independently without the need for an additional computer. Vision Components provides OEMs with versatile Linux-based embedded systems for 2D and 3D image processing in the form of onboard cameras and protective cases. At the same time, the company has added more and more ultra-compact MIPI camera boards that connect to a variety of different CPU boards. In addition, Vision Components provides software libraries and develops customized solutions according to customer requirements. The company’s team of experts has extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience in imaging applications. Headquartered in Ettlingen, southwestern Germany, the company was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first industrial-grade smart camera. Several world firsts were subsequently created, including the world’s first smart vision sensor and the first embedded 3D laser profiler. Today, VisionComponents has sales offices in the United States and Japan, and works with local partners in more than 25 countries, caring for customers around the world and supporting customers with expertise.

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