Pregius Generation 4 sensors available from Q3/2020

More efficient sensors for GigE and USB3 Vision industrial cameras

Pregius Generation 4 sensors available from Q3/2020

The IMX540 (24.6 MP), IMX541 (20.4 MP) and IMX542 (16.2 MP) will be the first Gen4 representatives to be adopted into the portfolio of sensors in the Dual-GigE Vision and UBS3 Vision product ranges.

This means that, for network-based applications, the sensors are expanding what is offered by the mvBlueCOUGAR-XD and, for USB 3.0 applications, they are expanding what is offered by the mvBlueFOX3-2. Furthermore, the sensors will also expand the building blocks of our embedded vision solution mvBlueFOX3-5M.

With the Pregius Gen4 sensors, Sony is again improving the performance of the IMX CMOS global shutter sensors. These are based on the BSI pixel architecture (BSI = back side illumination), in which the electrical wiring of the pixels is positioned below the photo diode. Since the photo diode can therefore absorb more light, the sensor's pixel size can be reduced (also aided by the improved lateral light protection) while maintaining the same level of quality. In turn, this leads to smaller sensor surfaces with higher resolutions, higher image and data rates, and shorter measurement times. As a result, despite the high resolutions, a more cost-efficient C-Mount lens can be used.

The first prototypes of all camera models will be available in the third quarter of 2020. Details about additional key technical data, such as frame rates, resolutions, etc, can be found on the MATRIX VISION website.


Founded in 1986 in Oppenweiler near Backnang, Germany, MATRIX VISION is one of the leading providers of image processing components. As a pioneer in vision, the company offers a wide range of frame grabbers, industrial cameras, smart cameras, video sensors, embedded systems and software for industrial image processing. For special requirements, MATRIX VISION also develops solutions that are customer-specific and that range from the individual component to the complete functional unit. MATRIX VISION has been a subsidiary of the Balluff group since 2017.