ICMOS Digital

The Photonis’ ICMOS is a low light intensified camera module that features high-definition resolution, high sensitivity and extended dynamic range with low power consumption.

Fully automatic analog Night vision camera core
Compliant with all Photonis I² tube
Compact and lightweight for better integration

Technical information

Camera Specification
Sensor technology High Dynamic 140 dB
Sensor resolution 1280 x 1024
Frame rate 25 or 50 fps full resolution, user selectable
Shutter mode Rolling Shutter
Pixel size 10.6 µm
Gain control Automatic Gain Control
Video output Cameralink compatible or Digital 14 bits, over FFC/FPC connector
Input Voltage  +5V 


Powered by Photonis’ Image Intensifier coupled to a wide dynamic range CMOS sensor, the ICMOS provides real-time imaging capabilities in overcast starlight to low light. Its small size, weight and power (SWaP) make this camera module ideal for integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held surveillance systems.

The ICMOS digital camera core is a Low Light Level video unit based on Photonis’ Image intensifier tube coupled to a Wide Dynamic range CMOS sensor. The unit integrates the high voltage power supply for the intensifier tube and the readout electronics for the CMOS sensor. Video data is provided through a FFC / FPC connector and power is applied separately for the CMOS and the Image Intensifier. Please review applicable instructions to power up safely the device.

ICMOS stands for Intensified CMOS and is a coupling of an image intensifier tube with a CMOS sensor. The advantage is that the direct view image intensifier tube becomes a digital solution. The coupling provide the benefits of a high performance image quality, gained by the image intensifier tube and all the benefits of a digital low light camera such as recording, saving and sharing videos. 
Even better performances will be obtained with large pixels and a high dynamic sensor. The image intensifier tube and the CMOS-sensor will directly be coupled on to each other, so there is no taper needed. The ICMOS is a night vision device that cannot be used during the day. All Photonis image intensifier tubes and any kind of sensor can be coupled under the ICMOS technology.

low light intensified camera module ICMOS Analog


Please contact your Photonis' point of contact to learn more about our ICMOS solution

Related Applications

Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
Long Range Surveillance
Night Vision Applications
Day to Night Digital Sights
Drones (UAV/UGV)
Driver's Vision Enhancement
Helmet Mounted Digital Vision
Homeland Security
Law Enforcement
Long Range Surveillance
Low Light Level Imaging [IND]
Vehicle (Land/Sea/Air)
Transportation Systems / Automotive

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