SmartSens CMOS Image Sensor

SmartSens CMOS Image Sensor SC2035 SC1035

According to the news from Unifore R&D department, the new Full HD 1080p Smart WiFi cameras will utilize Grain Media GM8136S + SmartSens SC2035 CMOS image sensor solution. We used to introduce the diversity CMOS image sensors from manufacturers like Sony, OmniVision, ON Semiconductor (formerly Aptina), SOI etc. Be honest, I 've never heard about SmartSens. In this article, we intend to introduce you the SmartSens SC2035 and SC1035 CMOS image sensors.

SmartSens is the brand name of Jiangsu SmartSens Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd. According to its company about webpage, the company is founded in Jiangsu, China, in 2011. Today, the company provides 2 megapixel (SC2035), 1.3 megapixel (SC1035), 1.0 megapixel (SC1045/SC1020) CMOS image sensors that target to drones, security cameras, vehicle cameras.  Apparently, we can't find the product description for SC2035 on SmartSens website (

SC2035 CMOS Image Sensor
SC2035 CMOS Image Sensor

No English webpage, no datasheet, the below information is what we've found on the SmartSens website.

Our advanced image signal processing technology and industry-leading low-light sensitivity of the image sensor can provide vivid image capturing, and can even handle the most challenging lighting conditions, they are very suitable for indoor and outdoor video security surveillance applications. Owning unique patented technology - low noise parallel readout circuits architecture deliver high sped, low power, low-noise performance, greatly improved image quality under low light; replying on double conversion rate sensitivity pixel technology, double conversion pixel technology can optimize the pixel illumination for low-light and high dynamic range performance, also can achieve automatic algorithm conversion, greatly increasing the application scope of the sensor.

SmartSens CMOS Image Sensors

High low-light and Infrared light sensitivity

In the video surveillance field, users typically require the security cameras can capture clear image no matter the environmental lighting conditions. This requires the camera to use high low-light and infrared light sensitivity image sensor. SmartSens intends to provide industry-leading low light CMOS image sensors.

High S/N ratio

S/N or SNR, Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. By employing low noise parallel readout circuits architecture, the SmartSens CMOS image sensor can offer 70dB SNR.

High dynamic range (HDR)

High dynamic range is similar to wide dynamic range technology, the HDR technology enables camera to capture clear images in high-contrast scenes. The high-contrast scenes are usually generated by strong or reflect lighting, will make the image have dark and too bright areas can't see the objects clearly, that severely affects the video surveillance quality.

High frame rate

Higher frame rate can effectively solve the motion blur when cameras designed to capture fast-speed running objects. High frame rate security cameras are widely used in road traffic monitoring application.

CS1035 CMOS Image Sensor Specification:

  • Resolution:  1280Hx960V
  • Application: HD security cameras and vehicle cameras
  • Pixel architecture: 4.0umx4.0um 4T FSI
  • Pixel dimension: 5120umx3840um
  • Dynamic range: 70dB
  • Sensor size: 1/3
  • Output: 1280x720@60fps / 1200x900@50fps / 1280x960@45fps
  • Pacakge type: PLCC-48
  • Package dimension: 11.43mmx11.43mm
  • Output interface: 12-bit DVP
  • Output format: 12-bit RAW RGB
  • Working temperature: -20°C to 70°C

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