NanEyeM is a miniature sized image sensor for vision applications where size is a critical factor. The ability of the camera head to drive a signal through long cables makes this the ideal component for minimal diameter endoscopes.
With a footprint of a just 1 mm2, it features a 320x320 resolution with a high sensitive 2.4-micron rolling shutter pixel, with large full well capacitance. The sensor has been specially designed for medical endoscopic applications where high SNR is mandatory. The sensor has a high frame rate of about 49 fps to permit SNR enhancement and a smooth, low delay display over a wide range of standard interfaces. Additionally, the frame rate can be set as low as 9 fps for use of extended exposure time and lower power consumption.
The sensor includes a 10-bit ADC and a bit serial LVDS data interface. The sensor is able to drive the signal through a cable length of up to 3 m.
NanEye Fiber Optic Box Demo Kit 2.0 is a fully embedded all in one image processing unit that interfaces the NanEye® micro camera head signals and provides an output of 1080p/60 format HDMI video signal, which can be directly plugged to a HDMI compatible monitor. No additional PC or image processing is required. The Demo Kit embeds advanced image processing algorithms to automatic control exposure and gain settings, construct the color data from the raw binary stream and displays an output image of 750 x 750 pixels over an HDMI interface. The USB3 interface allows the connection to the NanEye viewer software, running on a PC to get access to the sensor’s raw images and control settings, as well as apply image processing algorithms integrated in the NanEye viewer.
The unit is supplied by a 12V wall charger and provides galvanic isolation to the camera head. It can interface to any standard monitor with HDMI input. The main body of the Demo Kit measures only 17cm x 17cm x 5.6cm and provides all necessary video processing.