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- 20mega pixel Back illumentation cooled color COLDMOS Camera
statu: beta Tesing beginning. Order start from August.

QHY183C is a one inch 20mega pixel color back illumentation COLDMOS camera. Pixel size 2.4um,  15FPS@20mega pixel. It has two stage TEC, -40 to -45C below ambient.  10/12bit ADC and 8/12bit output .USB3.0 interface. QHY183C has only color version. Exposure time from 50us to apporx 1000sec.  Retail price USD949.

- cooled usb3.0 planetary/deep sky ColdMOS camera
statu: Under Internal Beta Testing

QHYCCD Medium size ColdMOS Camera includes all the cooled camera with sensor size between 1inch to Full Size (36mm*24mm). The first product in this production line is the QHY163M/C camera.

QHY163M/C camera has 4/3inch, 16mega pixel size CMOS sensor. It has both mono version and color version. USB3.0 interface, 23FPS@16mega pixel full resolution output.

QHY163M/C has very low readout noise and 8/12bit ADC. Two stage TEC cooling and the maxium delta T is -40 to -45C below ambient. It has the full airproof CMOS Chamber and the electric heater for the optic window to prevent the dew issue.

Sony's Image Sensor Exmor R is the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with improved sensitivity and noise reduction - the key factors to enhancing image quality, while radically realigning their fundamental pixel structure from front-illumination to back-illumination. It has retained the advantages of CMOS image sensors such as low power consumption and high-speed operation
With a conventional front-illumination structure, the metal wiring and transistors on the surface of the silicon substrate that form the sensor's light-sensitive area (photo-diode) impede photon gathering carried out by the on-chip lens, and this has also been an important issue in the miniaturization of pixels and widening optical angle response.
A back-illuminated structure minimizes the degradation of sensitivity to optical angle response, while also increasing the amount of light that enters each pixel due to the lack of obstacles such as metal wiring and transistors that have been moved to the reverse of the silicon substrate.
However, compared to conventional front-illuminated structures, back-illuminated structures commonly causes problems such as noise, dark current, defective pixels and color mixture that lead to image degradation and also cause a decrease in the signal-to-noise ratio.
To overcome this Sony has newly developed a unique photo-diode structure and on-chip lens optimized for back-illuminated structures, that achieves a higher sensitivity and a lower random noise without light by reducing noise, dark current and defect pixels compared to the conventional front-illuminated structure. Additionally, Sony's advanced technologies such as high-precision alignment have addressed any color mixture problems.