Cypress Expands Sensors With Security, Traffic Applications

Product line now includes 2.3- and 5.3-megapixel versions.
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has increased Cypress' VITA family of image sensors to include the 2.3-megapixel VITA 2000 and the 5.3-megapixel VITA 5000 that provides applications for high-end security, 2D barcode and intelligent traffic systems.

The new sensors offer an array of sophisticated features, including pipelined and triggered global shutter modes and a conventional rolling shutter mode, speeds of up to 92 “frames per second” (FPS) for the VITA 2000 and 75 FPS for the VITA 5000, and 10-bit “analog-to-digital converters”, with either parallel outputs or serialized outputs up to 620 Mbps. The sensors feature programmable registers to control different operating modes, configurable over a standard “serial peripheral interface” (SPI).

The VITA 2000 can provide output in two standard formats: “high definition” HD (1920x 1080), which is typically used in the security market; and 4:3 (1600 x 1200), popular in the machine vision market. The sensor array has a standard 2/3" optical format lens. It offers four parallel “low-voltage differential signaling” (LVDS) channels.

The VITA 5000 has a standard 1" optical format with monochrome or color digital output. The pipelined global shutter capability enables exposure during read-out to reduce motion blur. The sensor also works in a rolling shutter mode with “correlated double sampling” (CDS) to reduce noise and increase dynamic range. It offers eight parallel LVDS channels. The new sensors expand on the capabilities of the 1.3-megapixel VITA 1300 family, and the 25-megapixel VITA 25K.

"We are excited to add to our portfolio and expand our served markets to include high-end security and other applications," said Georges Hiltrop, general manager of Cypress's image sensor business unit.