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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.


200 DPI

The 200dpi sensors are available in a variety of designs and sizes from 304mm to 12mm scan length. The M106 module series is based on the C106 silicon with 8 points per millimeter. The modules have 1 to 3 video outputs and can be configured to meet your specific design requirements.

C106 Specifications

  • 200dpi
  • 125µm pixel pitch from center to center
  • High sensitivity
  • Internal gain
  • 5V power supply
  • Low power consumption
Module Sensor length [mm] LED Typ. clock rate [MHz] Readout time per line per colour [µs]
M106-A4R1 216 Red 4.0 500
M106-A4G1 216 Yellow, Green 4.0 500
M106-A4IR 216 IR 4.0 500
M106-A6R1 104 Red 3.0 350
M106-A8R1 56 Red 1.0 1000
M106-A8B1 56 Blue 1.0 500
M106-32R1 32 Red 2.0 250
M106-32G1 32 Green 2.0 250
M106-32IR 32 IR 2.0 250
M106-24RI1 24 Red, IR 3.0 64

Datasheets of the sensors are available on request. Please contact us!


200–400 DPI

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

C118 Silicon Overview

  • 150V/Lux*Sec @ 400dpi
  • 300V/Lux*Sec @ 200dpi
  • 200–400dpi user selectable resolution
  • 62.5μm pixel pitch from center to center
  • On-chip OP amp
  • Low fixed pattern noise
  • Power supply 5V oder 3,3V
  • 5V or 3.3V input signal interface
Module Sensor length [mm] LED Typ. clock rate [MHz] Readout time per line per colour [µs]
M118-A3M1 305 UV, White 6.0 na / 1000
M118-A3M2 305 UV, Red 6.0 na / 500
M118-A4C1 216 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 na / 700
M118-A4C3 216 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 125 / 250
M118-A4W2 216 White 5.0 200 / 400
M118-A6R1 108 Red 5.0 200 / 400

Datasheets of the sensors are available on request. Please contact us!


300–600 DPI

The 300–600dpi modules are available in sizes from 216mm to 24mm. The M116 module series is based on the dual-resolution C116 silicon with a resolution of 300/600dpi. Available in aluminium or plastic with 1 to 3 video outputs, the devices can be configured to meet your specific needs.

C116 Silicon Overview

  • High speed up to 8MHz pixel rate
  • Sensitivity 50–400V/Lux*sek
  • 600dpi resolution
  • 300dpi / 600dpi selectable
  • 41.65mm pixel pitch from center to center
  • On-chip OP amp
  • Very low fixed pattern noise
  • Single 5V or 3.3V power supply
  • 5V or 3.3V input signal interface
Module Sensor length [mm] LED Typ. clock rate [MHz] Readout time per line per colour [µs]
M116-A4C3 216 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 300 / 600
M116-A6C1 108 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 300 / 600
M116-A6C3 108 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 200 / 400
M116-24B1 24 Blue 5.0 50 / 100

Datasheets of the sensors are available on request. Please contact us!


600 DPI

The M206-600dpi sensors are based on high-speed C206 double-rate silicon. These aluminium-only devices are designed to meet demanding commercial requirements. The dual LED lighting provides excellent signal requirements for high-speed applications.

C206 Silicon Overview

  • High speed with up to 10MHz pixel rate
  • Sensitivity up to 100V/Lux*Sec for 600dpi
  • 344x1 image sensing elements
  • 600dpi resolution
  • 42.3mm pixel pitch from center to center
  • On-Chip OP amp
  • On-chip timing and clock drive
  • Single 5V or 3.3V power supply
  • 3.3V input signal interface
Module Sensor length [mm] LED Typ. clock rate [MHz] Readout time per line per colour [µs]
M206-A3C 305 Red, Green, Blue 4.1 300
M206-A4C 218 Red, Green, Blue 1.0 3000
M206-A4C4 218 Red, Green, Blue 5.0 200
M206-A6C2 102 Red, Green, Blue 4.0 200
M206-A6M 102 UV, Red, IR 4.0 200

Datasheets of the sensors are available on request. Please contact us!


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 256 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: 2019-07-03