Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced that it has developed the IMX418 CMOS image sensor for sensing applications. The new sensor is equipped with a global shutter function and comes with an interface capable of multiple sensor connection on a single Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) input port,*2 a world-first*1 made possible by Sony’s original data transmission technology. Because this interface enables data transmission that supports the MIPI standard, data can be received by existing application processors (AP). Sony expects this product to find application in a variety of products that use multiple image sensors. These include head mounted displays (HMD), drones, autonomous robots and other products that perform simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and obstacle detection based on information obtained with image sensors.
Sony just announced that they have made something of a breakthrough in sensor development, announcing a new backside-illuminated stacked sensor that can read out every pixel simultaneously to enable global shutter. While the company has only made it work with a 1.46-million-pixel sensor so far, the nascent technology has significant potential.
In a recently interview with Sony Japan by dpreview, dpreview said that the recently released Nikon D850 (Amazon/B&H/Adorama) 45.7MP full frame DSLR camera’s image sensor is made by Sony, because any manufacturer can approach Sony Semiconductor and ask for their own design requirements, the Nikon D850‘s sensor has BSI-CMOS or dual-gain technologies that Sony cameras’ sensor has.
Yesterday, Sony just announced the release of the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second. Above is the video sample shows how this high-speed vision sensor works, it is really amazing.