Sony imagae sensor IMX222LQJ

CMOS Image Sensors for Industrial Applications Improves Near Infrared Sensitivity

IMX222LQJ, IMX236LQJ, IMX238LQJ

IMX222LQJ/IMX236LQJ/IMX238LQJHD/Full HD CMOS High Sensitivity Image Sensors for Industrial Applications

To improve sensitivity in the near infrared light region for industrial applications, Sony developed CMOS image sensors "IMX222LQJ", "IMX236LQJ", and "IMX238LQJ" for high picture quality at the low illumination, greatly exceeding the existing products. Newly developed process and pixel technologies pushed up the sensitivity in the near infrared light region, up to 2 times compared with the existing products "IMX122LQJ"*1, "IMX136LQJ"*2, and "IMX138LQJ".
For Day/Night cameras, which are also strongly demanded in recent years, better visibility improves surveillance performance, and fewer number of LED parts reduce the power consumption and cost.

*1 See the New Products section in CX-NEWS, Volume 65.
*2 See the New Products section in CX-NEWS, Volume 68.

IMX222LQJ

•Diagonal (Type 1/2.8) Approx. 2.43M effective pixels

•Frame rate: 40 frame/s

•Pixel size: 2.8 µm unit pixel

IMX236LQJ

•Diagonal (Type 1/2.8) Approx. 2.38M effective pixels

•Frame rate: 120 frame/s

•Pixel size: 2.8 µm unit pixel

IMX238LQJ

•Diagonal (Type 1/3) Approx. 1.37M effective pixels

•Frame rate: 120 frame/s

•Pixel size: 3.75 µm unit pixel

Exmor

* "Exmor" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. The "Exmor" is a version of Sony's high performance CMOS image sensor with high-speed processing, low noise and low power dissipation by using column-parallel A/D conversion.

Higher Sensitivity in the Near Infrared Light Region

High picture quality at the low illumination is strongly requested for industrial application cameras. Responding to this demand, Sony developed CMOS image sensors and improved sensitivity in the near infrared light region, not only in the visible light range. The CMOS image sensors used the technology from the EXview HAD CCDTM, and the sensitivity in the near infrared light region improved up to 2 times compared to the current products. This enables to identify objects clearly enough even in the night-time shooting. (Photograph 1)

*"EXview HAD CCD" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Achieves Both High Sensitivity and High Resolution

Utilizing the Sony's original technology, the IMX222LQJ, IMX236LQJ, and IMX238LQJ were developed and achieved significant improvements in the sensitivity characteristics in the near infrared light region, as well as the high resolution and low crosstalk of the existing products.

Compatibility with Existing Sony Products

The IMX222LQJ, IMX236LQJ, and IMX238LQJ have the same image size, number of pixels, package, and pin configuration of the current Sony products: the IMX122LQJ, IMX136LQJ, and IMX138LQJ. Customers using the current products are easily able to replace with the new products. Please do not miss the chance to try the performance of the IMX222LQJ, IMX236LQJ, and IMX238LQJ.

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Photograph 1 Sample Images (No IRCF with Wavelength 850 nm LED Illumination)
IMX138LQJ
IMX138LQJ (Existing Sony product)
IMX238LQJ
IMX238LQJ
IMX138LQJ
IMX122LQJ (Existing Sony product)
IMX238LQJ
IMX222LQJ
Table 1 Device Structure
ItemIMX222LQJIMX236LQJIMX238LQJ
Image sizeDiagonal 6.4 mm
(Type 1/2.8)
Diagonal 6.4 mm
(Type 1/2.8)
Diagonal 6.28 mm
(Type 1/3)
Number of effective pixels1984(H) × 1225(V)
Approx. 2.43M pixels
1944(H) × 1224(V)
Approx. 2.38M pixels
1305(H) × 1049(V)
Approx. 1.37M pixels
Unit cell size2.8 µm (H) × 2.8 µm (V)2.8 µm (H) × 2.8 µm (V)3.75 µm (H) × 3.75 µm (V)
Input drive frequency54 MHz / 37.125 MHz54 MHz/27 MHz/
37.125 MHz/74.25 MHz
54 MHz/27 MHz/
37.125 MHz/74.25 MHz
Package94-pin LGA94-pin LGA94-pin LGA
Supply voltage VDD (Typ.)2.7 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V2.7 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V3.3 V / 1.8 V / 1.2 V
Sensitivity (F5.6) (Typ.)510 mV510 mV1344 mV
Saturation signal (Min.)812 mV812 mV1440 mV
Output methodCMOS parallel,
low voltage LVDS serial
CMOS parallel,
low voltage LVDS parallel/serial
CMOS parallel,
low voltage LVDS parallel/serial
Communication InterfaceI2C, 4-wire serialI2C, 4-wire serialI2C, 4-wire serial
Drive mode
(All-pixel scan)
1984(H) × 1225(V)
Approx. 2.43M pixels
10 bit 40 frame/s,
12 bit 20 frame/s
1944(H) × 1224(V)
Approx. 2.38M pixels
10 bit 108 frame/s,
12 bit 54 frame/s
1305(H) × 1069(V)
Approx. 1.37M pixels
10 bit 120 frame/s,
12 bit 60 frame/s
Drive mode (HD)1984(H) × 1105(V)
Approx. 2.19M pixels
10 bit/12 bit 30 frame/s
1944(H) × 1104(V)
Approx. 2.14M pixels
10 bit 120 frame/s,
12 bit 60 frame/s
1305(H) × 733(V)
Approx. 0.96M pixels
10 bit 120 frame/s,
12 bit 60 frame/s

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