Pregius

The Pregius is global shutter pixel technology for active pixel-type
CMOS image sensors that use Sony's low-noise CCD structure,
and realizes high picture quality.

Technology Direction

* Preliminary Information
Pixel Size 3.45 µm / 6.9 µm 4.5 µm / 9 µm
Main Feature
  • Enrich products line-up
  • NIR Sensitivity
  • High Sensitivity
  • High Saturation Level
  • High speed
Number of Pixels VGA - 12M pixels VGA - 7.1M pixels
Dynamic Range 73.6dB/76.5dB 80dB/86dB

Pregius Gallery

Intelligent Transport Systems

Machine Vision

Global Shutter

In industrial applications there is often a demand to recognize the accurate form of fast-moving objects.
Until now, a rolling shutter has been used as the electronic shutter mechanism in CMOS image sensors;
therefore, unavoidable intrinsic distortion of the focal plane occurs.
Sony has incorporated Pregius, a global shutter function, into the CMOS image sensor to meet customer needs.

Global Shutter Sample Moving Images

*Pregius is a trademark of Sony Corporation.