Sony today officially announced the launch of a 2/3-inch CMOS image sensor that supports ultraviolet wavelengths and is equipped with Pregius S global shutter function: IMX487. This sensor can be used for industrial purposes, achieving the industry’s highest effective pixels of approximately 8.13 million.
The IMX487 sensor is designed for UV (ultraviolet light) wavelengths and has a unique light-receiving unit structure, which can ensure high sensitivity to UV wavelengths while greatly reducing noise. This sensor has the industry’s smallest 2.74 µm pixel size, achieving product miniaturization and high resolution.
IMX487 uses Sony’s Pregius S global shutter technology. In addition, the sensor is back-illuminated and stacked design, which can achieve high-speed imaging without distortion and jelly effect, reaching 193 frames per second.
In terms of application, this Sony sensor can be used to manufacture UV cameras to detect fine scratches and defects on the surface of objects on the factory production line, and can also be used for conventional semiconductor defect detection.
IMX487 can also be used to solve various industrial problems, including using UV light to sort plastics and other materials in recycling plants, inspecting the use of transparent resins, inspecting small scratches on the surface of components, and detecting UV light emitted by aging and discharge of overhead lines Wait.