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Teledyne e2v announces new 5Mpixel CMOS image sensor for high-speed scanning and embedded vision solutions

FRANCE – Media OutReach
1 March 2019 –
Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne
[NYSE: TDY] company and global innovator of imaging solutions, announces
the expansion of its Snappy family of image sensors with a new 5 Megapixel
. The SnappyTM 5M is designed
for barcode reading, 2D scanning and other demanding applications. Available in
both monochrome and color, the Snappy 5M has a small 1/1.8 inch optical format,
containing a 2.8μm, low-noise, global shutter pixel, and arranged in a 2,560 x
1,936 array. The device can stream video at ~50fps at 10 bits over a 4 wire,
MIPI CSI-2 interface, and is housed in a small compact fan-out organic package.

Snappy 5M is designed to enable fast, extended range
scanning and includes powerful unique patented features and region of interest

  • A Fast Self Exposure (FSE) mode
    automatically calculates the optimum integration time that is applied to the
    first image from the device. The mode is user programmable and provides continuous
    fast decoding, tolerating any kind of lighting or dynamic lighting environment.
    This is advantageous compared with conventional auto exposure methods,
    improving convergence speed and robustness.
  • A Smart ROI feature searches for barcodes
    in the image frame, and reports their locations as metadata in the image
    footer. The regions of the image containing barcodes are discerned from the
    background image to considerably reduce downstream image processing
    (FPGA/CPU/DSP) power, time and cost. Up to 16 different regions can be detected
    simultaneously. Other forms of repetitive signatures such as printed character
    strings can also be detected for document scanning and OCR applications.

The Snappy family of sensors enable a number of
applications including embedded industrial imaging systems, drones/UAVs, IoT
edge devices, intelligent surveillance cameras and augmented reality/virtual

This latest 5 Megapixel device is a member of the
expanding Snappy family of sensors. The sensors have identical software and
hardware requirements, which bring further cost savings by enabling a complete
range of scanners/cameras at different resolutions from a single system design

Samples and demo kits will be available in January
2019, please contact us
for more information or visit the team at Vision, Stuttgart (6-8 November 2018)
on booth 1F62, where the Snappy 2M sensor will be demonstrated.

Note to Editors:
Teledyne e2v’s innovations
lead developments in healthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defence
and security and industrial markets. Teledyne e2v’s unique approach involves
listening to the market and application challenges of customers and partnering
with them to provide innovative standard, semi-custom or fully-custom imaging
solutions, bringing increased value to their systems. For more

About Teledyne Imaging

Teledyne Imaging is a group of
leading-edge technology companies aligned within the Teledyne brand. With
unrivalled expertise across the electromagnetic spectrum and decades of
experience, the group offers world-leading capabilities in sensing, signal
generation and processing. The collective delivers innovative solutions to
aerospace, defense, geospatial, machine and industrial vision, medical and life
sciences, semiconductors and MEMs. For more information, visit

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