Fairchild Imaging Showcases Cinema Quality Image Sensors at NAB Show 2013

Tue, 04/02/2013

Large Pixel Imagers Deliver Image Quality Without Compromise

Las Vegas, NV, April 8, 2013— Fairchild Imaging by BAE Systems, the premier supplier of large format, high performance CMOS image sensors, today announced that it will be exhibiting its cinema quality scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensor products at NAB Show 2013.  The cinema quality products, including the CIS1910 1080p sensor and the CIS2521 5.5Mpix sensor, provide camera makers with state of the art image sensor image quality, particularly in the areas of low light sensitivity, high dynamic range and high frame rate.

Fairchild Imaging’s sCMOS family delivers stunning <1.5 e- RMS readout noise and greater than 86dB (14 stops) intra-scene dynamic range via a proven 5T, 6.5-micron sCMOS pixel.  The sCMOS products offer rich feature sets and operational flexibility, making them ideally suited for professional cinema camera applications.

“In addition to excellent sensitivity and dynamic range, Fairchild Imaging’s sCMOS sensors also deliver the high speed capture performance needed by professional videographers,” said Vern Klein, Director of Marketing for Fairchild Imaging.  “Our sCMOS sensors can output 1080p video at 200 frames per second, and 720p video at 300 frames per second, making them ideally suited for advanced temporal quality enhancements as well as providing great slow motion replay.” 

sCMOS sensors utilize efficient light collection, combined with low noise electronics, to achieve high sensitivity, which enables the sensors to deliver images in low light situations where other imagers cease to be useful.  High intra-scene dynamic range, without the need for multiple shots over time, is made possible by an innovative dual digitizer approach combined with deep full well capacity.   High frame rates, useful for monitoring dynamic events and performing inter-scene image processing, such as noise reduction and image stabilization, are generated by wide parallel processing and multiple, high capacity ADCs.   

To learn more about sCMOS products for cinema camera applications, please visit our booth at the NAB Show, April 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall booth C5648. sCMOS datasheets are available for download from www.fairchildimaging.com.  Contact Kevin Heher (kevin.heher@baesystems.com) for pricing and delivery information.

About Fairchild Imaging
Fairchild Imaging designs and manufactures CCD and CMOS image sensors, and cameras, for Professional VideoCams, Security/Surveillance, Industrial, Medical, Scientific Imaging and Defense.  Located in Milpitas, CA, Fairchild Imaging is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems Inc.  Please visit: www.fairchildimaging.com  and www.baesystems.com for more information.