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CIS modules and CMOS Sensors by CMOS Sensors Inc.

CMOS Sensor Inc. manufactures a range of CMOS linear sensors with different resolutions. These can either be used singly or assembled into a longer series. Areas of application include amongst other things the industrial quality control and the consumer market. However, the products of this manufacturer have also been used successfully in other applications, for example in the aerospace industry. Eureca is the European sales office for CMOS Sensor Inc.

CIS (Contact Image Sensor) modules
These modules consist of a linear array of CMOS detectors, a linear lens array as well as a LED lighting for illumination, all housed in a compact housing. Applications include scanners and fax machines as well as the inspection of flat products. If one of the standard types listed below is not suitable for your application, it can in many cases be modified accordingly even for relatively small quantities. Please contact us in such cases to examine together the exact possibilities.
I-CIS (Industrial Line Scan Camera)
For scanning tasks in the industrial sector, CMOS Sensor Inc. supplies a number of special CIS modules. These offer a sturdy metal housing and a very high line scan rate, so that even very fast moving materials can be tested.
CMOS Sensors for Space Applikations
Surface sensors from CMOS Sensor Inc. were already part of space missions, but are also used in other high-end applications, such as in the industrial sector.

Contact Image Sensor (CIS) Modules

CIS modules consist of a CMOS sensor array, LED lighting and a linear lens in a compact housing. CIS modules are elementary components of many fax machines and scanners. Available are modules in the standard lengths A8, A6, A4 and A3 in resolutions of 200 to 600dpi.

The CIS modules listed here are optimized for scanning documents in »contact mode«. This means that the object to be scanned is guided past the sensor on the front glass plate.

For applications where a greater working distance is required, the modules can be disassembled to separate the individual components for example in a custom housing at the appropriate new intervals. In this way, these modules can also be used for the control of continuous goods in the industry (films, fabric, paper and the like).

It should be noted, however, that the working distance to the CIS module is maintained very precisely by good guidance of the object to be tested in order to be able to use the optimum optical resolution of the module.

The CIS modules can also be supplied on request with a minimum order quantity and without a linear optic and LED board. Hereby they can be used as a long CMOS line sensor for for example the position detection of laser beams.

From a certain order quantity, customized modifications of the modules are generally possible. These include, i.a. customer-specific housings, several parallel data outputs to increase the read-out speed or the assembly with special LEDs. Likewise, the individual CMOS sensors from which the CIS modules are made internally are available for own OEM projects in wafer form. Please contact us if interested.


I-CIS (Industrial Line Scan Camera)

The i-CIS family of industrial line scan cameras has been developed for applications that require large-format optical scanning of materials and require a continuous, undistorted image. Available in 260mm increments, the i-CIS family offers unsurpassed flexibility in choosing the right camera model.

  • Resolution: 200dpi, 400dpi, 600dpi
  • 18,000 scans per second
  • Sensitivity up to 100V/Lux*sec
  • Variable length in increments of 0.26 meters
  • Working distance up to 13mm
  • Depth of focus: ± 0.6mm
  • Line rate and exposure time programmable or triggerable
  • Output: Camera Link
  • Electronic exposure control
  • Single power supply operation
  • Internal or external trigger

Lieferbar in Scanlängen von 260mm bis über 3000mm:

Scanner model Scan length [m] Pixel number
S-206-0260 0.26 6172
S-206-0520 0.52 12384
S-206-1040 1.04 24768
S-206-1560 1.56 37152
S-206-2080 2.08 49536
S-206-2600 2.60 61920
S-206-3120 3.12 74304

We will gladly send you a detailed data sheet on request!


CMOS-Sensoren for Space Applications

The following products were originally developed for use in space conditions and can be delivered as specified and tested accordingly. Of course, they are also available for other demanding applications, for example in the industry.

Type Pixel Pixel Size [µm] Output Remarks
CMOS-Sensor for Space Applications C640 C640 4000 7 x 7 12Bit digital Single Frame / Multi-Frame Pixel Capture Operating Mode for 3D Terra Mapping Camera (TMC) application
CMOS-Sensor for Space Applications C650 C650 256 x 512 50 x 50 12Bit digital Large image area, row wise gain compensation, long integration time for Hyper Spectral Imager (HySI) camera application
Both sensors offer
  • 12-Bit A/D Converter;
  • Band-Gap Regulator;
  • PGA, Exposure control;
  • I2C, SRAM (only for area sensors);
  • Dark signal correction;
  • LVDS interface.
Compared to CCD Sensors
  • very low power consumption;
  • excellent linearity and reliability;
  • very low noise;
  • small size and easy handling;
  • very good interference suppression of the supply voltage.

The information about these products is also available as PDF flyer .


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Last update: 2020-22-07