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Launched by Sony – first USB3 industrial vision module

XCU-CG160 outputs 1456×1088 images at over 100 fps, combines with advanced image processing features in compact cubic package

Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions has announced its first industrial vision module to use the USB3.0 transmission standard.

The GS CMOS module, which is available in both colour and black and white variants, has a 1.6 MP resolution (1456 x 1088 pixels) and transmits data at over 100 frames per second.

The XCU-CG160 has been designed to give a simple migration path from CCD to GS CMOS, allowing the switch without system upgrades or a changed architecture.

At its heart is the 1/3-type Sony Pregius IMX273 sensor, which is an ideal replacement for the highly-renowned ICX445 CCD sensor and gives huge technological improvements in sensitivity, dynamic range, noise reduction and frame rate capability.

The modules have been designed to lead the market in terms of image quality, and are targeted at a wide array of industrial vision and non-manufacturing markets – from print, robotics and inspection to medical, logistics and general imaging.

Sony’s Matt Swinney commented: “For those who have overall responsibility for machine vision systems, the migration path from analogue to digital is front of mind. The XCU-CG160 makes this an easy process with the added advantage of superb performance. We believe this will be very favourably received by the market.”

Key image-processing features included on the device include area gain and defect pixel correction. Shading correction has also been implemented.


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, interactive 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 $76 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

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