According to Sony’s official news, Sony will release a large-size 56.73mm diagonal CMOS image sensor “IMX661” for industrial equipment. This sensor has a global shutter function and the number of effective pixels is the highest in the industry – 126.68 million pixels.


The product is characterized by increasing the number of pixels, making the optical size nearly 10 times larger than the ordinary 1.1-inch image sensor corresponding to the C-mount commonly used in industrial equipment. Also, it adopts Sony’s original global shutter pixel technology “PregiusTM”. So it can shoot images without motion distortion. In addition, the use of Sony’s original equipment configuration and interface technology can realize high-speed image reading data. The reading speed is nearly 4 times faster than the previous generation product.


The product has a large optical size of 3.6 inches (56.73mm diagonal) and a pixel size of 3.45μm, which achieves a large pixel count of 127.6 million pixels. It is the industry’s first CMOS image sensor coming with a global shutter. By increasing the number of pixels, it can realize wide viewing angle and high-resolution imaging. So it is ideal for industrial equipment that require motion-free imaging.

This product uses Sony’s original equipment configuration, chip-on-wafer technology, stacking chips with certain functions on top of the pixel wafer, thereby achieving the best positioning of the AD converter. This design improves the processing function of the AD converter without increasing the size. In addition, the new Sony IMX661 sensor also uses the “Scalable Low Voltage Signal with Embedded Clock (SLVS-ECTM)” high-speed interface standard developed by Sony to make the output interface faster. These two original technologies achieve a high-speed output data rate of 127.6 million effective pixels, 10 bits, and 21.8 frames. This is nearly 4 times faster than the previous generation products. The multi-pixel and readout speed are greatly improved.

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