BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 28, 2011 — The S11108 CMOS linear image sensor from Hamamatsu Corp. offers enhanced sensitivity. This is made possible by active pixel sensor technology, in which an amplifier is embedded in every pixel. With high sensitivity and a wide spectral response range of 400 to 1000 nm, it is suitable for industrial applications such as bar-code scanners, encoders, displacement sensing, image reading and position detection. Its long active area of 28.672 mm comprises 2048 pixels, each measuring 14 × 14 µm. Simultaneous charge integration for all pixels is possible. The sensor operates on a single 5-V power supply, and its built-in timing generator simplifies operation by requiring only start and clock pulse inputs. Other features include a 10-MHz maximum high-speed video data rate and an electronic shutter function.