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e2v technologies
  • Offer Profile
  • With 30 years experience in the professional imaging business, e2v is a key supplier to the machine-vision market, suppling a range of CCD and CMOS cameras and sensors.
    We offer Hi-rel semiconductor solutions for aerospace & defence programmes requiring: lifecycle management, hi-rel microprocessors, high speed data converters, high reliability ICs with lifetime continuity of supply, assembly & test services and MRAMs.
Product Portfolio
  • Industrial Line Scan Cameras

  • With 30 years experience in the professional imaging field, e2v is a key supplier to the machine-vision market.
    Recognised for the quality of our CCD and CMOS sensors and cameras e2v designs and manufactures the class leading line scan AViiVA®, Diviina® and ELiiXA® camera ranges.

    Our products are designed from close working relationships with our customers. We also contribute to the development of industry standards, including Camera Link, Gigabit Ethernet, and the new GenIcam standard for software access. Global sales and support coverage provides our customers with local services and solutions that meet time to market requirements.
  • ELiiXA+® series

    • ELiiXA+ 8k/4k Colour

    • e2v’s next generation of line scan cameras are setting new, high standards for line rate and image quality. Thanks to e2v’s recently developed multi-line CMOS technology, the camera provides high line rates and combines high response with an extremely low noise level; this delivers high signal to noise ratio even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5μm pixel size is arranged in four active lines and dual line filter configuration allowing the camera to be operated in several modes: True colour mode with 10µm R,G,B pixels to provide equivalent colour fidelity to 10µm pixel tri-linear solutions with advanced immunity to web variation or Full definition mode with 8,192 R,G,B pixel resolution.
    • ELiiXA+ 16k/8k Colour

    • e2v’s next generation of line scan cameras are setting new, high standards for line rate and image quality. Thanks to e2v’s recently developed multi-line CMOS technology, the camera provides an unmatched 100,000 lines/s and combines high response with an extremely low noise level; this delivers high signal to noise ratio even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5μm pixel size is arranged in four active lines and dual line filter configuration allowing the camera to be operated in several modes: True colour mode with 10µm R,G,B pixels to provide equivalent colour fidelity to 10µm pixel tri-linear solutions with advanced immunity to web variation or Full definition mode with a unique 16,384 R,G,B pixel resolution.
    • ELiiXA+ 8k/4k Monochrome

    • e2v’s next generation of line scan cameras are setting new, high standards for line rate and image quality. Thanks to e2v’s recently developed multi-line CMOS technology, the camera provides an unmatched 100,000 lines/s and combines high response with an extremely low noise level; this delivers high signal to noise ratio even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5μm pixel size is arranged in four active lines, ensuring optimal spatial resolution in both scanning and sensor directions with standard F-mount lenses. Vertical and horizontal binning functions allow the camera to be operated in a 8,192 pixels, 5µm x 5µm pixel pitch, 4 active CMOS lines mode or 4,096 pixels, 10µm x 10 µm pixel pitch, 2 active CMOS lines mode depending on the user settings. This versatile feature sets new standard for next generation machine vision systems.
    • ELiiXA+ 16k

    • e2v’s next generation of line scan cameras are setting new, high standards for line rate and image quality. Thanks to e2v’s recently developed multi line CMOS technology, the camera provides an unmatched 100,000 lines/s in a 16k pixel format and combines high response with an extremely low noise level; this delivers high signal to noise ratio even when short integration times are required or when illumination is limited. The 5µm pixel size is arranged in four active lines, ensuring optimal spatial resolution in both scanning and sensor directions with off-the-shelf lenses. An outstanding data rate in excess of 1.6 Gpixels per second, delivered via a new CoaXPress interface, allows for extremely high throughput and opens up an array of new possibilities for the next generation of inspection systems for demanding applications such as flat panel display, PCB and solar cell inspection.
  • AViiVA® 2 series

    • AViiVA EM1

    • The fastest GigE Vision Line Scan Camera
      EM1 is the perfect candidate for applications requiring both the ease of use, the multi cast capabilities, the overall system cost perspectives of the Gigabit Ethernet interface and the highest electro optical and line rate performances. Based on the latest generation of e2v sensors, EM1 features unmatched electro optical performances. The camera embeds an advanced GPIO that meets with the latest Genicam standard and SNFC v1.2.1 in order to bring to the user the most versatile solution and the needed interoperability to deal with peripheral components such as trigger signal generators. A user friendly software package is also released with the camera and includes iPORT PureGEV suite from Pleora as well as standard/high performance drivers.
    • AViiVA EM2

    • The highest performances using 80MHz data rate standard
      The EM2 is the newest member of the AViiVA family of linescan cameras. It is designed to be
      the best choice for mid-range applications,
      with resolution from 0.5k to 4k pixels. The brand new electronics and CCD design give excellent results in term of image quality and signal to noise ratio. Coupled to a rich feature set, such as automatic FFC, LUT, or automatic tap balance,
      it is an ideal choice for demanding inspection applications.
      The EM2 benefits from e2v’s long experience in imaging, and the proven qualities of the AViiVA family : Ease-of-use, reliability, and high precision mechanical design.
    • AViiVA EM4

    • The highest performances using 160MHz data rate standard
      The AViiVA EM4 sets new standards for line scan cameras in term of speed and image quality. With resolutions of up to 4096 pixels, and the design of new CCD image sensors, it delivers state of the art performance, without compromise. Its comprehensive built-in feature, including automatic FCC, LUT or automatic tap balance, are positioning it as the perfect choice for high demanding machine vision applications. The EM4 benefits from e2v’s long experience in imaging, and the proven qualities of the AViiVA family : performance, reliability and high precision mechanical design.
  • DiViiNA® series

    • DiViiNA LM1

    • DiViiNA has been specifically designed to provide the best answer to machine vision system integrators that are under cost reduction pressure and at the same time are eager to maintain high liner CCD performance in a 1k, 2k and 4k pixel format. Offering a Gigabit Ethernet interface gives further cost reduction perspectives at the machine vision system level and therefore makes DiViiNA LM1 an outstanding choice for mid-range machine vision applications. The simple functionalities of DiViiNA LM1 coupled with a user friendly software package including complete SDK, software tools, sample applications and documentation make the integration in any system very easy.
    • DiViiNA LM2

    • The DiViiNA camera is an easy-to-use and robust solution with very simple functionalities that provides the perfect image quality for mid-range applications. It has been specifically designed to provide the best answer to machine vision system integrators that are under cost reduction pressure but are eager to maintain high CCD performance. The DiViiNA cameras embed the proven quality 1024, 2048 and 4096 pixel sensors from e2v, running at 40MHz and outputting 8 bits on Camera Link. They can be set through a flexible and easy serial control and triggered on free run and external trigger modes.
  • ELiiXA® series

    • ELiiXA 3V

    • The ELiiXA 4096 pixel camera is the ideal candidate
      for the most demanding of applications requiring high acquisition. Using e2v's unique technology,
      the CCD sensor features unmatched performance:
      line rate up to 54 KHz, row spacing of two pixels center between the three lines and enhanced response with the back side illumination technology.
    • ELiiXA 4S

    • The ELiiXA 4096 pixel camera is the ideal candidate
      for the most demanding of applications requiring high responsivity detection. Using e2v's unique technology, the CCD sensor features unmatched performance: line rate up to 18 KHz, row spacing of two pixels center between the four lines and enhanced response with the back side illumination technology.
    • ELiiXA UC4/UC8

    • The ELiiXA 4096 pixel camera is the ideal candidate for the most demanding applications requiring multi wavelength detection (including NIR).
      Using e2v's unique technology, the CCD sensor features unmatched performance: line rate of 18KHz, row spacing of two pixels center to center, enhanced blue response and three lines (RGB) or four lines (RGB plus a fourth line either monochrome or NIR).
  • AViiVA® series

    • AVIIVA UM2

    • The new AViiVA Gigabit Ethernet UM2 camera has been designed with three concepts: accuracy, versatility and easy implementation while it features a compact housing design (56x60x40.6mm). High-data rate, standard interface hardware, throughputs of 125MB/s with cable length up to 100 meters, camera control, are additional criteria for this new attractive interface option.
    • AViiVA SM2

    • This smarter camera offers the best in linescan cameras with an increasingly improved accuracy, versatility and easy implementation and can be interfaced with all major Camera Link and LVDS frame grabbers. The same compact mechanical design incorporates all sensors from 512 to 4096 pixels (10 or 14 micron pixel size) and can operate in up to 12 bits with flat-field correction and contrast expansion functions. All features combined, the AVIIVA SM2 is ideal for demanding industrial applications such as food sorting, wood or currency inspection, CD or DVD quality control or flat panel displays
    • AViiVA UM4

    • This new Ultimate Monochrome (UM) AViiVA camera is RoHS compliant. It provides detailed inspection capability in a multi-camera
      system, with 8192 pixels of resolution and four outputs up to 40 MHz, the camera offers improved sensitivity leading to a dynamic range of 62 dB. The AViiVA UM4 includes flat field correction and automated tap balancing, which ultimately meets OEMs’ exacting demands with an ease of use of the camera. The compact housing (76 x 76 x 56 mm) and the Camera Link® interface allow for better integration into existing systems. The AViiVA UM4 is ideal particularly for surface inspection (flat panel display, PCB…), web inspection or document scanning.
    • AViiVA UM8

    • The most advanced member of the AViiVA line scan family combines the best of our technology associating higher performance and easy use. The AViiVA UM8 is dedicated to industrial machine vision application. This camera provides more detailed inspection in a multi-camera system, with 12k pixels resolution, eight taps working at 40MHz, line rates reaching 25K lines per second and dynamic range of 64 dB. This line scan camera will significantly reduce the overall multi-camera system cost for customers in flat panel display inspection, PCB inspection and high performance Web inspection applications.
    • AViiVA SC2

    • This new member of the AVIIVA™ range of cameras features a 4K pixel color sensor with a 10 micron pixel size and an RGB colour pattern (1365 x RGB pattern). This smarter camera supports both Camera Link, LVDS interface and is operable within a dynamic range of 8, 10 or 12 bits with dedicated electronics.
    • AViiVA UC2

    • The new AViiVA Gigabit Ethernet UC2 camera has been designed with three concepts: accuracy, versatility and easy implementation while it features a compact housing design (56x60x40.6mm). High-data rate, standard interface hardware, throughputs of 125MB/s with cable length up to 100 meters, camera control, are additional criteria for this new attractive interface option.
  • Industrial Imaging Sensors

  • e2v is one of the leading companies in the field of high-end CCD and CMOS image sensors dedicated to aerospace, medical, biometry, graphic art, surveillance, machine vision and other industrial applications.
    In addition to an extended product offering, featuring devices that cover the full spectrum range from X-ray imaging to the complete visible spectrum. e2v has also developed a tremendous expertise in custom design capabilities. This allows the company to deliver high performance image sensors dedicated to the most demanding applications in terms of sensitivity, resolution, dynamic range, speed and colour filter performance. Our CMOS products feature state-of-the-art global shuttering, with novel embedded processing, targetting high performance commercial professional and industrial applications.

    Applications
    e2v high performance industrial imaging sensors are ideally suited for vision applications in the most demanding of industrial environments.
    With wafer and assembly processes space qualified we are able to offer the industrial market a first class service into a range of applications, including:
    - Web Inspection
    - Guidance
    - Surface inspection
    - Bar code reading
    - OCR
    - Sorting
    - Biometry
    - Surveillance/Security
    - Medical
  • Product Overview

  • e2v's CMOS and CCD image sensors are designed to operate across the visible and x-ray spectrum for aerospace, medical, biometry, graphic art, surveillance, machine vision, barcode scanning and other industrial applications.
    • CMOS image sensors

    • Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors (CMOS) image sensors will play a growing role in scientific, space & defence applications over the coming years. Some advantages include:
      • Greater radiation tolerance (particularly for proton radiation)
      • No frame shift smear (useful for applications such as hyperspectral imaging)
      • Low power consumption
      e2v has a long established capability in CMOS image sensor design including both in house designers and partnerships with European design houses. This expertise, along with our expertise in packaging and testing image sensors have enabled the successful completion of our first CMOS image sensor space programme.

      e2v is now in the process of producing a number of semi-standard CMOS image sensors for a range of applications. Included are low noise devices for science applications and a hyper-spectral imager for space.
    • CCD image sensors

    • e2v is the leading supplier of Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs) to scientific, space, astronomy and defence applications with an impressive record of successful deliveries to a wide range of customers over the decades.

      Partial or full design customisation is available alongside standard parts, to produce the device characteristics required for the best possible system performance.

      CCD imaging sensor design, manufacture, test and characterisation are in-house with multi-polysilicon, multi-metal and back-illumination fabrication available for high speed, resolution, sensitivity and low noise.
    • EMCCD imaging sensors - L3Vision™

    • L3Vision™ (also known as electron multiplication CCD or EMCCD) is an advanced CCD technology that offers performance in excess of the best intensified CCDs. L3Vision™ finds its main areas of application in photon-starved situations such as night-time surveillance, astronomy or the detection of fluorescent and luminescent markers in life sciences. Its ability to operate across the full range of light levels brings a huge increase in system flexibility. In life sciences, fast, high sensitivity operation can be combined with quantitative, slow-scan and time integrated imaging measurements. For surveillance, true 24-hour capability is now possible in one sensor.

      L3Vision™ cameras provide optimised solutions for the most demanding imaging applications. e2v has designed and supplied to complex requirements for a variety of space, military and industrial applications across the globe.

      In 2006, e2v won a Queen''s Award for Enterprise, Innovation category, for its L3Vision™ sensors and cameras.
  • Hi-rel semiconductor solutions

  • e2v designs, develops and manufactures hi-rel semiconductor solutions for aerospace & defence and hi-rel industrial programmes requiring:
    • Semiconductor Lifecycle Management (SLiM)

    • Complex aerospace & defence equipment is at risk from the effects of unmanaged semiconductor obsolescence before and after entering service.

      Specifically, the accelerating pace of semiconductor product change and development requires new approaches to the design, manufacture and through life support of aerospace & defence, and long life cycle commercial systems, to prepare for and establish effective semiconductor obsolescence management and mitigation processes.

      e2v delivers security of through-life supply with our semiconductor lifecycle management programme (SLiM™), a new standard in semiconductor obsolescence management.
    • High reliability ICs with lifetime continuity of supply

    • e2v aerospace and defense inc. (incorporating QP Semiconductor), is based in Milpitas, California. The company was founded in 1985 and today is the largest fabless semiconductor firm serving the military, aerospace and high reliability industries. During the past decade, the facility has evolved into the leading semiconductor company that designs, re-engineers and provides a full range of manufacturing capabilities to extend the life of classic ICs for a host of mission-critical programmes, focusing on the provision of replacement hermetic parts for DMS (Diminished Manufacturing Sources) and EOL (End of Life) products.
    • High speed broadband data converter products and evaluation boards

    • e2v's family of 8, 10 and 12-bit A/D data converters has grown to include sampling rates from 500 Msps to 5 Gsps; all without the need for added off-chip external interleaving techniques. An e2v data converter provides reveiver designers with market leading high linearity, ENOB and dynamic range coupled with analog bandwidths from 1 GHz to over 3 GHz for true high IF sampling.
      The 12-500 Msps ADC is the latest in e2v's quest for both high linearity and high dynamic range. Featuring 72 dB SFDR in second Nyquist, digital control and low 2.3W power consumption, the AT84AS001TP offers designers peace of mind when confronted with receiver system speed limits.
      You receive all the benefits of these proven solution thanks to the precise packaging that ensures a perfect fit with your applications.
    • Hi-rel microprocessors

    • With over 25 years of experience in the microprocessor market and in close partnership with Freescale Semiconductor, e2v offers a wide range of high reliability microprocessor products dedicated to serve Hi Rel applications such as avionics, defence, space, industrial and field telecommunications. The hi-rel microprocessors are based on PowerPC and 68k architecture and are supported by a range of key peripherals in partnership with Tundra Semiconductor.
    • MRAMs

    • e2v's MRAM type EV2A16A is an extended-reliability version of the MR2A16A from Everspin. It is the ideal memory solution for applications that must permanently store and retrieve critical data quickly. It perfectly suits the requirements of critical embedded applications such as avionic, aerospace and defence environments.
    • Assembly & test services

    • In addition to, and complementing, our range of hi-rel semiconductor products, e2v also offers hi-rel assembly, test and packaging services in both Milpitas and Grenoble.