Expand Visibility into RGB and NIR Spectrums with a Single Full HD CMOS Sensor From Canon
By designing a pixel with a deeper well, photons with longer wavelengths can be more efficiently converted into electrons, providing a substantial increase in quantum efficiency (QE) in the Near Infra-Red region. This deeper well resulted in an almost 45% increase in QE at 800nm versus the standard monochrome 19µm pixel size sensor (Canon 35MMFHDXSMA CMOS sensor). Featuring 19µm pixel sizes available in monochrome (LI3030SAM) or with a specialized RGB-NIR color filter array (LI3030SAI), this new family of Canon CMOS sensors allows for expanded possibilities in a wide range of applications.
Innovative Pixel Designs Enable Simutaneous Visible and NIR Detection
The LI3030SA Canon CMOS sensor features enormous 19µm pixels, each with an expanded well depth for greatly enhanced quantum efficiency (QE) for increased NIR detection. New technologies in pixel readout reduce the noise associated with larger pixel sizes, allowing for high quality images, even in low-light environments. By replacing one of the green filters with an NIR filter, this CMOS sensor also allows for the separation of visible and NIR wavelengths for discrete analysis and simultaneous detection in each spectrum.
With full resolution of 2160 x 1280, the LI3030SA CMOS sensor from Canon offers a wide image capture area.
Canon LI3030SA CMOS Sensor Expands Possibilities in a Wide Range of Applications
Simultaneous detection of visible and NIR wavelengths enhances many applications, including:
- Aeronautic imaging
- Intelligent traffic systems (ITS)
- Machine vision
- Medical imaging
- X-Ray detection
- Underwater imaging
|Sensitivity (e/lx/sec)||2,900,000||1,100,000 (Green)|
|Sensor Size||41.04mm x 24.32mm|
|Number of Effective Pixels||2160h x 1280v|
|Pixel Size||19µm x 19µm|
|Scan Type||Progressive Scan|
|Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels)||98 fps|
|Dark random noise||3.4 e rms|
|Chip Interface||16 ch analog outputs|