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Sony announces availability of 5.1 MP 154 fps GS CMOS Camera Link modules, XCL-SG510

On-camera WDR / area gain enables greater accuracy and speed in ITS, factory automation, food / drink inspection and pharmaceutical applications

Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions has announced it has begun shipping its range of 5.1 MP, 154fps Camera Link V2.0 modules based on its global-shutter CMOS technology - XCL-SG510.

The camera series, which has been shortlisted for Elektronik’s Product of the Year Awards is suited to a wide range of sectors to capture high-speed moving objects in low (0.5 lx), imperfect or changing lighting conditions including intelligent transport (ITS), factory automation, food / drink inspection and pharmaceutical applications.

The black/white and colour modules make use of the large bandwidth available through Camera Link to provide both high frame rates and on-camera functions including wide dynamic range, frame accumulation, shading and error correction, single and multi ROI (region of interest) imaging and area gain / exposure.

These functions can be hardware and software triggered, using edge detection, pulse width detection, bulk trigger and sequential trigger modes.

The XCL-SG510 module uses the Sony 2/3-type Exmor CMOS sensor with Pregius technology. The module been created by Sony’s engineering team to extract the industry’s best image from this market leading sensor.

The XCL-SG510 was previewed at Vision 2016 and joins the XCL-CG510 5.1 MP GigE camera in its growing range of GS CMOS technologies.

“This is one of our most advanced modules and delivers unrivalled image quality from the sensor,” said Arnaud Destruels, European Marketing Manager, Sony Image Sensing Solutions. “The camera has been developed with the sole intention of extracting the full capabilities of this Sony sensor and we’re delighted with the results.”


Technical specifications

The series’ b/w module has a minimum illumination of just 0.5 lx, the colour module requires just 12 lx and comes with a one-push white balance. Both have a sensitivity of F5.6, a gain of 0 to +18 dB, a shutter speed of 60 s to 1/100,000 s.

The C-mount modules measure 44 x 44 x 30 mm[i], weight 96g, have an operating temperature and humidity range of -5oC to +45oC and 20% to 80%, and have high shock / vibration resistance - to 70G.


Meeting UL60950-1, FCC Class A, CSA C22.2-No.60950-1, IC Class A Digital Device, CE : EN61326 (Class A), AS EMC: EN61326-1, VCCI Class A, KCC.




Dropbox download link: bit.ly/sonysg510

For more information, or to arrange a press meeting, please contact:

Rob Ashwell, Publitek

+44 (0)1225 470000 / rob.ashwell@publitek.com

For further product or sales information, please contact:

Matthew Swinney, Senior Marketing Manager, Sony Image Sensing Solutions.

+44 (0) 1932 817406 / matthew.swinney@eu.sony.com

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/


[i] Width, height, depth