NIT Presents 7.5um Pixel InGaAs SWIR Sensor
New Imaging Technologies (NIT) is announces its first commercially available SWIR InGaAs sensor with a pitch of 7.5µm, resulting from several years of R&D development of an in-house hybridization process.
FLIR Updates its Periodic Table of Image Sensors
FLIR (former Point Grey) publishes an 2020 version of its Periodic Table of Image Sensors:"Updated for 2020 - now with over 130 machine vision sensors, incluing third generation Sony Pregius and fourth generation Sony Pregius S global shutter sensors.
SET Hybrid Bonding Machine Boasts 1um (3-sigma) Accuracy
SET NEO HB hybrid/direct bonding machine claims +/-1um 3-sigma alignment accuracy:
Samsung Surface Plasmon Enhanced Organic Image Sensor
Nature paper "Surface plasmon enhanced Organic color image sensor with Ag nanoparticles coated with silicon oxynitride" by Sung Heo, Jooho lee, Gae Hwang Lee, Chul-Joon Heo, Seong Heon Kim, Dong-Jin Yun, Jong-Bong Park, Kihong Kim, Yongsung Kim, Dongwook Lee, Gyeong-Su Park, Hoon Young Cho, Taeho Sh...
SmartSens Announces Starlight Upgrade Technology, IoT Award
The Starlight H-Series sensor announcement has been removed at SmartSens request.
SPAD ToF Imager Thesis
1University of Oulu, Finland, publishes PhD Thesis "Time-gating technique for a single-photon detection-based solid-state time-of-flight 3D range imager" by Henna Ruokamo.
TPSCo 2.5um GS Pixel
TPSCo paper "A High-Performance 2.
Ams Presents First Fruit of its Cooperation with SmartSens
BusinessWire: ams introduces the NIR CMOS Global Shutter Sensor CGSS130 aimed to 3D optical sensing applications such as face recognition, payment authentication and more to operate at much lower power than alternative implementations.
Pig Facial Recognition
CounterpointResearch: Chinese Alibaba,, and Tencent are developing AI-based Smart Agriculture platforms which they believe will lead to improved agricultural efficiency, particularly with respect to pig rearing.
Vision Processing Limitations in Stacked Image Sensors
Arizona State University, Tempe, publishes paper "Stagioni: Temperature management to enable near-sensor processing for energy-efficient high-fidelity imaging" by Venkatesh Kodukula, Saad Katrawala, Britton Jones, Carole-Jean Wu, and Robert LiKamWa.
Infineon and PMD Present 5th Generation REAL3 Sensor
Webwire: Infineon has collaborated with software and 3D ToF system company pmdtechnologies to develop the world’s smallest 3D image sensor measuring just 4.4 x 5.1 mm. It can be incorporated into even the smallest devices with just a few elements.
Omivision Unveils 48MP Smartphone Sensor with 1.2um Pixels
PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OV48C, a 48MP image sensor with a large 1.2um pixel size for flagship smartphone cameras.
Ambarella, Lumentum, and ON Semi Collaborate on 3D Sensing
BusinessWire: Ambarella, Lumentum, and ON Semiconductor announce a joint 3D sensing platform for access control systems and smart video security products such as video doorbells and door locks.
BSI Pixel Passivation Quality Tracking
MDPI paper "Electrical Characterization of the Backside Interface on BSI Global Shutter Pixels with Tungsten-Shield Test Structures on CDTI Process" by Célestin Doyen, Stéphane Ricq, Pierre Magnan, Olivier Marcelot, Marios Barlas, and Sébastien Place from ST Micro and Université de Toulouse is a...
LiDAR News: Robosense, Bosch, Velodyne, Sony
BusinessWire, Thomas-PR: RoboSense solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1Simple (Simple Sensor Version) is now ready for customer delivery, priced at $1,898. The new RS-LiDAR-M1Simple is less than half the size of the previous version, with dimensions of 4.3” x 1.9” x 4.
Koito Presents Headlights with Image Sensors
Japanese automotive lighting solutions manufacturer Koito presents its headlight products with embedded image sensors:
Over 90% QE Soft-X-ray CMOS Sensor
Japanese Applied Physics Express Journal publishes a paper "High-exposure-durability, high-quantum-efficiency (>90%) backside-illuminated soft-X-ray CMOS sensor" by Tetsuo Harada, Nobukazu Teranishi, Takeo Watanabe, Quan Zhou, Jan Bogaerts, and Xinyang Wang from University of Hyogo, Shizuoka Univ...
Omron Demos its People Recognition Sensor
Inavate: Omron is to demo its second-generation digital signage body and face detection/face recognition system.
Optics Express paper "3D LIDAR imaging using Ge-on-Si single–photon avalanche diode detectors" by Kateryna Kuzmenko, Peter Vines, Abderrahim Halimi, Robert J. Collins, Aurora Maccarone, Aongus McCarthy, Zoë M. Greener, Jarosław Kirdoda, Derek C. S. Dumas, Lourdes Ferre Llin, Muhammad M.
Brillnics 4um Voltage Domain GS Pixel
MDPI paper "A Stacked Back Side-Illuminated Voltage Domain Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor with a 4.
LIGO Interferometer Reduces Quantum Fluctuations of Light
LIGO interferometer for gravitational waves observations announces that it uses squeezed light to improve the measurement accuracy:"The Heisenberg uncertainty principle states that we can't know both the position and the velocity of a quantum particle perfectly--the better we know the position, the ...
4th International Workshop on Image Sensor and Systems (IWISS2018)
A full collection of papers from 4th International Workshop on Image Sensor and Systems (IWISS2018) held in November 2018 at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, is published on-line at International Image Sensor Society site.
Opnous ToF Presentation
China-based startup Opnous publishes a presentation on its ToF products, reportedly licensed from Brookman and Shizuoka University.
ISSCC Forum 'Sensors for Health'
ISSCC 2020 Forum "Sensors for Health" organized by Matteo Perenzoni, FBK, Italy, has a number of image sensing presentations:Flexible Electronics for Medical Imaging: from Patches to Large-Area X-Ray ImagingKris Myny, IMEC, Leuven, BelgiumSPADs, ISFETs and Photodiodes: Mixed-Mode Sensing for Healthc...
Are There Too Many LiDAR Companies?
Wired article "There Are Too Many Lidar Companies.
Low Cost SWIR Options
IMVE publishes an article "Saving on SWIR" talks about cheaper than InGaAs option for SWIR imaging. One of them is Imec quantum dots:"Quantum dots are nanocrystals that, depending on their size, offer different light absorption properties.
LiDAR News: Velodyne, Luminar, Innovusion, Insight, Outsight, Baraja, Ouster, Sony, Mobileye
BusinessWire: Velodyne announces Anand Gopalan as its new CEO. Gopalan, who previously was Velodyne’s CTO, assumes the position from Velodyne’s legendary founder David Hall.
Nikon D780 review – preview
The Nikon D780 is a DSLR with a 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor, uncropped 4k video with autofocus, 7fps bursts and a tilting touchscreen.
Isorg Optical Fingerprint Promo Video
Isorg publishes a video promoting its optical fingerprint sensor for smartphones:Some more info from the company's page:
Panasonic Presents Smart Fridge with Image Sensor
Panasonic publishes an arxiv.
Omnivision Announces 11.3MP HDR Security Sensor, VGA Sensors with 2.2um GS Nyxel Pixels
PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OS12D40, a 1.4um pixel, 11.3MP image sensor with on-chip remosaic (4-cell to Bayer) color converter and on-chip HDR processing.
Omnivision Announces Low Power ISP for Security Cameras
PRNewswire: OmniVision announces the OA805, a video processor that supports HEVC compression with the lowest power consumption in the industry.The OA805 has a boot-up time that is significantly faster than its nearest competitor.
Multispectral Cameras in 3D Imaging
Fraunhofer and University Ilmenau SPIE paper "Single-frame three-dimensional imaging using spectral-coded patterns and multispectral snapshot cameras" by Chen Zhang, Anika Brahm, Andreas Breitbarth, Maik Rosenberger, and Gunther Notni extends structured light 3D concept to multispectral imaging:"We ...
IEDM 2019: Sony 3-Layer Organic+Si Sensor
Sony IEDM 2019 paper "Three-layer Stacked Color Image Sensor With 2.0-μm Pixel Size Using Organic Photoconductive Film" by H. Togashi, T. Watanabe, M. Joei, T. Hayashi, S. Hirata, S. Fukuoka, Y. Ando, Y. Sato, J. Yamamoto, I. Yagi, M. Murata, M. Kuribayashi, F. Koga, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Oike, T.
Sony Automotive Sensors, LiDAR, ToF
Sony publishes a video presenting its safety cocoon devices:
Omnivision and Artilux to Collaborate on Ge-on-Si Sensors for Smartphones
PRNewswire: OmniVision and Artilux announce their execution of a formal letter of intent to collaborate on GeSi-based 3D sensors, after a series of evaluation and analysis.
e2v Announces 37.7MP 86fps GS Sensor in 4/3-inch Format
Teledyne e2v announces its new Emerald 36M, a 37.7MP sensor for industrial and outdoor applications requiring both high resolution and high speed.Emerald 36M combines 6k square resolution, high frame rate, low noise, high QE, and wide angular response.
SPAD PDP Simulation
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan paper "Photon-Detection-Probability Simulation Method for CMOS Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes" by Chin-An Hsieh, Chia-Ming Tsai, Bing-Yue Tsui, Bo-Jen Hsiao, and Sheng-Di Lin is a part of MPDI Special issue on the 2019 International Image Sensor Workshop (IISW2...
Espros ToF Performance in Sunlight
Espros publishes a demo video of its ToF camera performance with sunlight in the frame:
LiDAR News: SK Telecom, Pioneer, Canon, Outsight, SOS Lab, ON Semi, Valeo, Kyocera, Livox
SK Telecom announces ‘Next-Generation Single Photon LiDAR’ developed with Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations Corporation (PSSI).
Sony Announces 2.74um GS Products, 5.8um Quad-Bayer Sensor
Sony adds 2.74um GS pixel products to its lineup - shown in pink color below:For security and surveillance applications, Sony introduces 5.
More LiDAR News: Velodyne $100 LiDAR, XenomatiX Partners with Marelli
BusinessWire: Velodyne introduces $199 Velabit, Velodyne’s smallest LiDAR which "delivers the same technology and performance found on Velodyne’s full suite of state-of-the-art sensors and will be the catalyst for creating endless possibilities for new applications in a variety of industries.
Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S review – preview
The Nikon Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S is a professional telephoto zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras. The ninth Z-mount lens becomes only the second zoom in the series with a fast f2.8 focal ratio and complements the Z 24-70mm f2.
PoLight Announces First Design Win
poLight announces that its AF TLens is being used in a smartwatch for children launched to market on 7th January 2020. The OEM is undisclosed.
Automotive News: Bosch, Sense Photonics, Trieye
Bosch presents camera-based Virtual Visor:"Bosch is offering a solution with the revolutionary Virtual Visor, a transparent LCD and intuitive camera, which replaces the traditional vehicle sun visor completely.
SmartSens Releases "Full HD Pro" Sensors
PRNewswire: SmartSens releases two 3MP CMOS sensors SC3235 and SC3320 for webcams and security cameras. With the new SmartPixel-2 DSI technology, The SC3320 comes equipped with larger optical format at 1/2.5" and Full HD Pro pixel count.
IEDM 2019: Sony SWIR Imager
Sony IEDM paper "High-definition Visible-SWIR InGaAs Image Sensor using Cu-Cu Bonding of III-V to Silicon Wafer" by S. Manda, R. Matsumoto, S. Saito, S. Maruyama, H. Minari, T. Hirano, T. Takachi, N. Fujii, Y. Yamamoto, Y. Zaizen, T. Hirano, and H.
Porsche to Adopt Trieye SWIR Sensor
VentureBeat, EETimes, JerusalemPost: TriEye is partnering with Porsche to us SWIR sensing technology, with the hopes of advancing the performance of ADAS and autonomous vehicles.
EPFL & Canon Create 1MP SPAD Sensor
EPFL and Canon publish paper "A megapixel time-gated SPAD image sensor for 2D and 3D imaging applications" by Kazuhiro Morimoto, Andrei Ardelean, Ming-Lo Wu, Arin Can Ulku, Ivan Michel Antolovic, Claudio Bruschini, and Edoardo Charbon.
Multispectral Cameras in 3D Imaging
Fraunhofer and University Ilmenau SPIE paper "Single-frame three-dimensional imaging using spectral-coded patterns and multispectral snapshot cameras" by Chen Zhang, Anika Brahm, Andreas Breitbarth, Maik Rosenberger, and Gunther Notni extends structured light 3D concept to multispectral imaging:"We ...