M168 Series: C168 CIS Modules 100–200 DPI

The 100/200 dpi contact image sensors are available in sizes from 216 mm to 36 mm. The M168 series modules are based on the C168 silicon with twice the resolution and 100/200 dpi. The standard modules are available in aluminum or plastic, with 1 or 3 video outputs, the devices can be configured according to your specific requirements.


  • High Speed: Up to 20 MHz pixel rate
  • Sensitivity selectable:
    • 600, 1200, 2400 V / Lux*Sec for 200 dpi
    • 1200, 2400, 4800 V / Lux*Sec for 100 dpi
  • 144 × 1 image sensing elements
  • 100 dpi / 200 dpi selectable
  • 127 µm pixel center-to-center spacing
  • On chip OP amplifier
  • Very low fixed pattern noise
  • Single 3.3 V power supply
  • 3.3 V input signal interface
length [mm]
LEDTyp. clock
rate [MHz]
Readout time per
line per colour [µs]
M168-184CI3NEW!184R, G, B, IR8.042 / 68
M168-90CINEW!91.6R, G, B, IR8.0500

Version: 09-09-2022


The timing diagram shows a device with a single video output. In the example below, the device can be fully scanned in 790 clock cycles (70 inactive clock cycles plus 720 clock cycles) with a single video output.

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