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Advanced Sensor Technology (AST)


The heart of a high-speed camera is the sensor. The i-SPEED 7 Series is no different. Employing our newest Advanced Sensor Technology (AST) technology, the sensor in our newest i-SPEED 717, 721, and 727 cameras is the most advanced, highest performing sensor in the iX Cameras line of products.

IX Cameras designs and develops its’ own state-of-the-art proprietary sensors. This commitment to excellence and quality control keeps us ahead of the commercial sensors found in most high-speed cameras. In 2018, we launched our AST initiative. The first sensor of this endeavor was the 1920x1080 HD sensor utilized in the i-SPEED 5 Series. The new 2072x1536 3.2 MPixel AST sensor builds upon that success.

These newest AST CMOS sensor boasts increased light sensitivity, enhanced image clarity, ultra- high-resolution at high speeds that reach 2.45 million frames/second, 12-bit dynamic range with 65dB dynamic pixel control and proprietary black level control for deeper blacks and low noise.

The iX Cameras AST program is expanding our work with our partners, look for high-speed imaging advancement in the i-SPEED line. The i-SPEED 5 and i-SPEED 7 Series of high-speed cameras are being used in a variety of applications such as Schlieren, Fragmentation, Nano bubbles, Fluid Dynamics, PIV, and DIC.

The 27.1 GPixels/s raw throughput rate is the fastest in the industry. No spatial or temporal interpolation. Raw speed, the 169ns shutter time is also among the fastest. We even optimized the 13.5 μ pixel size for the proper balance between high-resolution (for image clarity) and exceptional light sensitivity normally found only with larger pixels.


Sensor Highlights
  • 3.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Optimized full well capacity
  • Full 12 bit dynamic range
  • Dynamic pixel control
  • New sensor drive engine
  • 65dB dynamic range
  • 27.1 GPixels/s throughput
  • Exceptional light sensitivity
  • 13.5 μ pixel size

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Spectral Response Curves
Our latest custom designed CMOS sensor with class leading light sensitivity provides high quality images for accurate analysis.
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