Factory Automation

ams CMOS area and line scan sensors feature high frame rates, global shutter capabilities, and a family approach that covers multiple environments. The family is optimally suited to a wide range of state-of-the-art machine vision applications.

CMOS sensors from ams produce high-quality images that focus on low noise and high dynamic range. All our sensors offer low power, on-chip ADC, high data I/Os, digital interfaces, and on-chip control of the sensors's operation.

The ams image sensors' 8T global shutter pixel has an extremely high shutter efficiency (for low sensitivity to parasitic light) and offers operating modes optimized for high dynamic range. This means that the sensors are highly suited to even the most demanding lighting conditions and sensor configurations. The sensors can capture the required images in both low-light and excess-light conditions independent of the integration and readout configurations.

Factory Automation

ITS (Intelligent Transportation System)

The specifications of ITS equipment typically call for global shutter pixels, high shutter efficiency, and high dynamic range (HDR). The required resolution per lane of traffic typically ranges between 600 and 1200 pixels.


CMOS image sensors from ams, including the CMV2000, CMV4000 and CMV12000, satisfy all these requirements and are widely used in ITS applications such as traffic law enforcement, tolling and traffic management.

ITS (Intelligent Transportation System)

Document Scanner

High resolution is a crucial attribute of the image sensor in a document scanner. The function of the scanner is to capture detailed images over a very wide field of view. 


Standard products in both the ams CHR and CMV series offer high resolution up to 70Mpixels, and are ideal for use in: 

  • Flatbed scanner
  • ID card control
  • Book digitization
  • Microfilm digitization
  • Film scanner
Document Scanner


Equipment for 1D or 2D barcode readers normally supports one of the following applications: automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) or automated inspection (AI).

Handheld AIDC scanners used in retail, point-of-sale terminals, courier pick-up and warehousing are based on linear image sensors or 2D array imagers. AI scanners are predominantly fixed barcode readers used in industrial settings and in package sorting applications, typically in a production flow.

Today there is a growing trend to replace linear array imagers with 2D arrays of image sensors, which offer superior performance and reliability. CMOS image sensors from ams - which feature global shutter capability -  can be easily integrated into scanners for either AIDC or AI applications.