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Image Sensor Lab ISL-1600 (V. 2)
Oct 2006
Jova Solutions Inc.Request Info
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2006 -- Version 2 of Image Sensor Lab ISL-1600, an expanded version of Jova Solutions' CMOS image sensor and camera module test system, provides CMOS image-sensor interface, control, test, evaluation and comparison capabilities in one small-footprint test product for less than $5000. The fully integrated hardware/software solution supports testing on a wide variety of CMOS image sensors, with full evaluation and test functionality, for uses including end-product development and manufacturing line functional testing.

JOva said the ISL-1600 2.0 is a generic engineering solution for the full evaluation of CMOS image sensors that can test most image sensor designs, regardless of the die or module manufacturer. Its integrated interface, control and test electronics and advanced analysis and characterization software enables users to interface to, control and test CMOS image sensors/modules.

jovalab.jpgISL-1600 2.0 provides a low-cost replacement to “dinosaur” test equipment solutions, which initially cost many thousands of dollars and are quickly becoming obsolete, the company said. "It also replaces n-house systems that combine sensors, power supplies and cables with homegrown software to create an ad-hoc test system, and it performs better than dedicated-chip demo boards provided by die manufacturers or unreliable manual inspection," it said.

Aurora Optical, Biomorphic, Epos, Exbiblio, Flextronics, Imaging Works, Multi-Fineline Electronix and Samsung are using the ISL-1600 for sensor testing and evaluation.

"The ISL-1600 provided us with a turnkey solution for our CMOS image-sensor-based camera module testing requirements," said George Kelly, advanced development manager at Aurora Optical. "Instead of spending valuable engineering hours developing a custom hardware interface for our camera modules, we could focus on developing our products."

Martin Vasey, CEO of Jova Solutions (formerly Wireworks West), said, “We built the ISL 1600 to respond to a growing need by CMOS Image Sensor users to compare and evaluate dies and modules both for product development and test. ISL 1600 Version 1 had an excellent reception in the field. Version 2 adds bidirectional voltage level buffers, improved master clock options, SPI and I2C sensor communication, and double buffered and consecutive image sequence capture.”

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