April 28th, 2023, Changchun, China – Gpixel announces GL3516, a cost-effective 16K resolution line scan CMOS image sensor with 3.5 um pixels, resulting in a 57.3 mm image diagonal, and a 120 kHz line rate.
GL3516 is pin and footprint compatible with Gpixel’s existing GL7008 8K line scan sensor and its features make it ideal for industrial inspection applications requiring high-speed scanning and 16K resolution, including lithium battery testing, flat panel inspection, PCB inspection, label inspection, and railway inspection.
Figure 1: GL3516 with chip on board packaging
GL3516 utilizes a 3.5 µm square pixel achieving a peak QE of 57.1%, a full well capacity of 5.6 ke– and read noise of 8.2 e–, providing a dynamic range of 56.6 dB. Optical black pixelscan be used for off-chip image correction, improving linearity, non-uniformities and temperature drift. The sensor’s 10-bit pixel data is output via 25, 13, 7 or 4 Sub-LVDS channels each running at 120 kHz in single-line mode or 60 kHz in dual-line mode.
GL3516 is offered in both color and monochrome versions and supports single and with exposure time adjustment for on-chip color balancing or other similar adjustments.
Figure 2: GL3516 pixel and CFA arrangement
The power consumption of GL3516 is less than 1.9 W at maximum frame rate. GL3516 uses a heat-dissipating chip on board (COB) package with a copper-tungsten heat sink, for optimal heat dissipation during high-speed scanning.
GL3516 engineering samples and evaluation boards can be ordered today.
About the GL sensor family
Gpixel’s line scan product family includes resolutions from 2K to 16K in both monochrome and color configurations with exceptional line rate and sensitivity.
Gpixel is an international company founded in 2012 with design centers in China, Japan, and Belgium, providing off-the-shelf and customized CMOS image sensors for industrial, medical, scientific, and professional photo & video applications. Gpixel provides a broad portfolio of standard products utilizing the latest technologies to meet the ever-growing demands of the specialty imaging market.