M118 Series: C118 CIS Modules 200–400 DPI

The 200–dpi contact image sensors are available in a variety of designs and sizes, from 304 mm to a small 12 mm scanning length. The modules of the M218 series are based on the dual resolution C118 silicon technology with 200 / 400 dpi. The devices are available in aluminium or plastic with 1 to 4 video outputs and can be configured to meet your specific requirements.

Sample image of the C118 module


  • 150 V / Lux*Sec @ 400 dpi
  • 300 V / Lux*Sec @ 200 dpi
  • 200–400 dpi user selectable resolution
  • 62.5 µm pixel pitch from center to center
  • On-chip OP amp
  • Low fixed pattern noise
  • Power supply 5 V oder 3.3 V
  • 5 V or 3.3 V input signal interface
length [mm]
LEDTyp. clock
rate [MHz]
Readout time per
line per colour [µs]
M118-A4R1NEW!216R5.0350 / 700
M118-232C3NEW!216R, G, B5.0125 / 250
M118-A6R1108R5.0175 / 350
M118-A8R1NEW!60R5.0100 / 200
M118-24RI1NEW!60R5.040 (200 dpi)

Version: 09-09-2022


The following timing diagram indicates a device with three video outputs. The device can be fully scanned in 1,190 clock cycles (38 inactive clock cycles plus 1152 clock cycles) to clock out the video.

In the example, some amount of overscan can be seen. Since this device uses a global shutter, the overscan period will expose the sensor elements for the next readout cycle.

Timing Diagram

Datasheets of the sensors are available on request. Please contact us! In addition to the modules listed above, all possible variations (in larger quantities) can be ordered and produced. Please contact us for an individual offer!

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Last update: 2022-13-05