IMX273LLR/LQR
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9) Approx. 1.58M-Effective Pixel Monochrome/Color CMOS Image Sensor (Sub LVDS I/F)

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IMX287LLR/LQR
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9) Approx. 0.4 M-Effective Pixel Monochrome/Color CMOS Image Sensor (Sub LVDS I/F)

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IMX296LLR
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9) Approx. 1.58M-Effective Pixel Monochrome CMOS Image Sensor (MIPI I/F)

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IMX297LLR
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9) Approx. 0.4 M-Effective Pixel Monochrome CMOS Image Sensor (MIPI I/F)

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CMOS Image Sensors with 3.45 µm and 6.9 µm Pixels and Global Shutter Function for Industrial and Sensing Applications

We have developed a new lineup of CMOS image sensors for industrial applications. This lineup includes optical size-type 1/2.9 CMOS image sensors with approximately 1.58M effective pixels that enable high resolution and high-speed imaging without distortion, and CMOS image sensors with approximately 0.4M effective pixels that achieve even higher resolution and higher-speed imaging by increasing the pixel size.
The lineup includes monochrome products that use a MIPI interface (CSI-2-compliant) for sensing applications.
All of the products in this lineup use the same package to ensure pin compatibility, enabling camera design using the same footprint pattern for the drive board.

  • Global shutter function
  • High frame rate
  • A variety of functions (external trigger mode, multiple exposure function, ROI mode, multiple image sensor synchronization function, etc.)
  • Compact device size (14 mm × 14 mm)
  • Expanded lineup (3.45 µm pixel and 6.9 µm pixel, Sub LVDS, MIPI interface (CSI-2-compliant), etc.)

Exmor
* Exmor is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The Exmor is a version of Sony's high performance CMOS image sensor with high-speed processing, low noise and low power dissipation by using column-parallel A/D conversion.

Pregius
* Pregius is a trademark of Sony Corporation. 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.

Global shutter function (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX287LLR/LQR, IMX296LLR, IMX297LLR)

Industrial applications require accurate imaging of fast-moving subjects, however conventional rolling shutter-type image sensors have problems properly capturing fast-moving subjects due to issues such as flash bands and distortion of the subject due to focal plane phenomena. Equipped with a global shutter function, enables high-quality image capture that is not affected by focal plane distortion or flash bands (Movie-1).

High frame rate (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX287LLR/LQR)

In response to the growing demand for higher frame rates for industrial applications, the column-parallel A/D conversion technology of Sony's CMOS image sensors was used to realize a frame rate of up to 226.5 frame/s (ADC 10-bit) for the IMX273LLR/LQR, and up to 436.9 frame/s (ADC 10-bit) for the IMX287LLR/LQR.
This made it possible to further increase the processing speed for industrial applications.

High resolution (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX296LLR)

These type 1/2.9 optical size CMOS image sensors equipped with a global shutter function have approximately 1.58M effective pixels. This results in a smaller pixel size compared to competing products, but these products also realize high picture quality (Photo-1). This enables use for defect and scratch inspection processes that require higher resolution in addition to typical machine vision camera applications such as scanning barcodes and checking specific shapes.

High sensitivity (IMX287LLR/LQR, IMX297LLR)

Use of a 6.9 µm pixel size achieves sensitivity four times that of the IMX273LLR/LQR and IMX296LLR. This means that the same sensor output can be obtained even with a shorter shutter time, making it possible to increase inspection speeds in factories. In addition, high sensitivity is achieved even in the near-infrared wavelength band that generally has low quantum efficiency, thereby realizing superior performance.

MIPI interface (CSI-2-compliant) (IMX296LLR, IMX297LLR)

Due to increasing sensing application demand, these products use a MIPI interface (CSI-2-compliant) as the output interface. This facilitates diversion as a design platform for cellular device cameras and surveillance cameras, and helps to reduce product introduction cost.

A variety of functions (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX287LLR/LQR, IMX296LLR, IMX297LLR)

These products are equipped with a variety of functions, such as trigger mode, that are needed for industrial application cameras. Various exposure methods are provided for Trigger mode, which controls the exposure time using an external pulse, such as Fast Trigger mode, which reduces the delay from trigger input until the start of exposure, Multi Exposure mode, and other modes. Regarding functions that simultaneously control multiple cameras, in addition to conventional functions that use trigger input, an image sensor synchronization function has been newly introduced that uses sync signals output by the image sensor set as the master to control sensors set as slaves. Furthermore, the IMX273LLR/LQR supports ROI mode, which crops and outputs arbitrary areas in 4 (2×2) locations.

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Photograph 1 Image sample

Condition: 20 lx  F 4.0 (ADC 10-bit mode, 30 frame/s, internal gain 18 dB)

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IMX273
(3.75 µm pixels approx. 1.55M effective pixels)

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Competing product A
(4.8 µm pixels approx. 1.31M effective pixels)

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Competing product B
(4.5 µm pixels approx. 1.92M effective pixels)

Moving Image 1 Global Shutter vs. Rolling Shutter

The movie on this page shows an image of "Checking the two-dimensional barcode and shape/dirtiness inspection of the lid of instant noodles in a production line."

Table 1-1 Device Structure (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX287LLR/LQR)
Item IMX273LLR/LQR IMX287LLR/LQR
Image size Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9)
progressive scan mode
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type 1/2.9)
progressive scan mode
Number of effective pixels 1456 (H) × 1088 (V)
approx. 1.58M pixels
728 (H) × 544 (V)
approx. 0.4M pixels
Unit cell size 3.45 µm (H) × 3.45 µm (V) 6.9 µm (H) × 6.9 µm (V)
Optical blacks Horizontal Front: 0 pixels, rear: 0 pixels Front: 0 pixels, rear: 0 pixels
Vertical Front: 10 pixels, rear: 0 pixels Front: 10 pixels, rear: 0 pixels
Input drive frequency 37.125 MHz / 54.0 MHz / 74.25 MHz 37.125 MHz / 54.0 MHz / 74.25 MHz
Output interface Sub LVDS 8 ch Sub LVDS 4 ch
Package 138-pin LGA 138-pin LGA
Supply voltage VDD (Typ.) 3.3 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V 3.3 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V
Table-1-2 Device Structure (IMX296LLR, IMX297LLR)
Item IMX296LLR IMX297LLR
Image size Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type1/2.9)
progressive scan mode
Diagonal 6.3 mm (Type1/2.9)
progressive scan mode
Number of effective pixels 1456 (H) × 1088 (V)
approx. 1.58M pixels
728 (H) × 544 (V)
approx. 0.4M pixels
Unit cell size 3.45 µm (H) × 3.45 µm (V) 6.9 µm (H) × 6.9 µm (V)
Optical blacks Horizontal Front: 0 pixels, rear: 0 pixels Front: 0 pixels, rear: 0 pixels
Vertical Front: 10 pixels, rear: 0 pixels Front: 10 pixels, rear: 0 pixels
Input drive frequency 37.125 MHz / 54.0 MHz / 74.25 MHz 37.125 MHz / 54.0 MHz / 74.25 MHz
Output interface MIPI CSI-2 1lane MIPI CSI-2 1lane
Package 138-pin LGA 138-pin LGA
Supply voltage VDD (Typ.) 3.3 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V 3.3 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V
Table-2-1 Image Sensor Characteristics (IMX273LLR/LQR, IMX287LLR/LQR)
Item IMX273 IMX287 Remarks
Sensitivity
(monochrome)
Typ.
[F8]
915 mV 3660 mV 3200 K, 706 cd/m2,
1/30s accumulation
Sensitivity
(color)
Typ.
[F5.6]
1146 mV 4584 mV
Saturation signal Min. 1001 mV 2002 mV Tj = 60 °C
Table-2-2 Image Sensor Characteristics (IMX296LLR, IMX297LLR)
Item IMX296LLR IMX297LLR Remarks
Sensitivity
(monochrome)
Typ.
[F8]
915 mV 3660 mV 3200 K, 706 cd/m2,
1/30s accumulation
Saturation signal Min. 1001 mV 2002 mV Tj = 60 °C
Table-3-1 Basic Drive Mode (IMX273, IMX287)
Product name Drive Mode Recommended number of recording pixels ADC [bit] Frame rate (Max.) [frame/s]
IMX273LLR/LQR Progressive scan 1456 (H) × 1088 (V)
approx. 1.58M pixels
12 165.9
10 226.5
8 276.0
IMX287LLR/LQR Progressive scan 728 (H) × 544 (V)
approx. 0.4M pixels
12 319.9
10 436.9
8 523.5
Table-3-2 Basic Drive Mode (IMX296, IMX297)
Product name Drive Mode Recommended number of recording pixels ADC [bit] Frame rate (Max.) [frame/s]
IMX296LLR Progressive scan 1456 (H) × 1088 (V)
approx. 1.58M pixels
10 60.3
MX297LLR Progressive scan 728 (H) × 544 (V)
approx. 0.4M pixels
10 120.8

*Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation reserves the right to change products and specifications without prior notice.

VOICE

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The IMX273LLR/LQR CMOS image sensor was developed as a pixel-reduced version of our existing IMX250LLR/LQR*1, which gained popularity due to its global shutter function. This product packs such high-sensitivity pixel technology of our existing products and functions as high frame rate and triggered exposure into a compact size.
The IMX287LLR/LQR, IMX296LLR and IMX297LLR were added to our product lineup to meet even more diverse needs and allow even more customers to experience Sony's global shutter function.

*1: See the New Product Information released in May 2015.

Designers
Mr. Kichimi  Mr. Yamagishi
Mr. Shimura  Mr. Suzuki
Mr. Noami  Mr. Nomiyama