Hamamatsu announces new image sensors for high-precision, realtime distance measurement systems

2013/01/22

Hamamatsu, Japan – January 22, 2013 – Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed three new image sensors that feature a high-speed charge transfer structure in each pixel to enable high-precision TOF (time-of-flight) distance measurements. The S11961-01CR is the industry’s first linear image sensor for TOF distance measurement, and the S11962-01CR and S11963-01CR are area image sensors for 3D distance-measuring cameras.

In addition to conventional detection tasks such as detecting the presence of people or obstacles, the new image sensors provide various types of added functionality including distance measurement and shape detection. They have been designed for use in a wide variety of applications, such as automotive systems for detecting people or obstacles, object detection in semiconductor wafer transfer systems, shape detection by industrial robots, and intruder detection by security systems.

Samples of the new distance linear/area image sensors will be available from February 1, 2013. From February 5 to 7, 2013, the new image sensors will be exhibited at Photonics West 2013 (San Francisco, California), one of the world’s largest trade shows for optical components and instruments.

 

Image sensors for distance measurement
Image sensors for distance measurement
Distance area image sensors (top): S11962-01CR, S11963-01CR
Distance linearimage sensor (bottom): S11961-01CR

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