Himax

About Himax

Himax Imaging is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and sells CMOS Image Sensors (CIS), System-on-Chip (SOC) and wafer level camera solutions for next generation camera system, video communication, and sensing applications. Our broad design capabilities and close relationships with leading CIS foundries enable us to develop state of the art image sensors that are tailored to meet specific market and application requirements. As an imaging solutions provider, we work with camera component suppliers, processor companies, and system integrators from the start of the sensor design phase, through the development cycles, and into production. Through this service model, our sensors and wafer modules have been adopted by leading device manufacturers. Look for Himax Imaging to continue bringing new and exciting products to market.

CMOS Image Sensor

Himax Imaging offers a broad array of small pixel image sensors for different camera applications and has been integrated by some of the world’s leading device manufacturers. Please contact our Sales team or fill out our online Contact Form to request for additional information.

Image Sensor SOC

SOC offers the highest level of system integration by combining the sensor core with a tunable image signal processor and control loops to simplify the overall camera development effort.
Image Sensor SOC Lineup
Embedded Image Processing Pipeline Simplifies Camera Integration And Tuning
2 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM2056 1600 x 1200 1/5″ 1.75µ 15FPS 1100mV / Lux-sec CSP, RW MIPI CSI2
1 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM1055 1280 x 720 1/6″ 1.9µ 30FPS 1.5V / Lux-sec CSP, RW MIPI CSI2, Parallel
HM1375 1280 x 960 1/4″ 2.8µ 30FPS 2.8V / Lux-sec NeoPAC, RW Parallel
NTSC/PAL, Digital Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM0435 720 x 540 1/3″ 5.6µ 60FPS 15V / Lux-sec CSP, RW Composite, Parallel

Image Sensors

High performance, low power RAW image sensors with programmable readout modes, integration time, gain, and black level with 10 bit data output over MIPI serial link interface.
Image Sensor Products
Highly Compact, Low Noise Sensor, Supported By Popular Processor Platforms
Ultra Low Power Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM01B0 320 x 320 1/11″ 3.6µ 60FPS 5.5V / Lux-sec CSP MIPI
8 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM8131 3264 x 2448 1/3.2″ 1.4µ 30FPS 700mV / Lux-sec RW MIPI
5 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM5040 2592 x 1944 1/4″ 1.4µ 30FPS 520mV / Lux-sec RW, PLCC MIPI
HM5532 2688 x 2048 1/4″ 2µm x 2µm

5.5Mp@30FPS

4Mp@60FPS
932mV / Lux–sec PLCC MIPI
HM5533 2688 x 2048 1/4″ 2µm x 2µm

5.5Mp@30FPS

4Mp@60FPS
935mV / Lux–sec PLCC MIPI
2 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM2130

1928 x 1088

1920 x 1080
1/2.7″ 3µm x 3µm

60FPS @1080P MIPI RAW10

30FPS @1080P MIPI RAW12
4600 mV / Lux-sec CSP, LCC MIPI, Parallel
HM2131 1920 x 1080 1/2.7″ 3µm x 3µm 60FPS 4600mV / Lux–sec CSP MIPI, Parallel
HM2140 1920 x 1080 1/4″ 2µm x 2µm 30FPS 1650mV / Lux–sec CSP MIPI, Parallel
HM2142 1920 x 1080 1/4″ 2µm x 2µm 30FPS 1754mV / Lux–sec CSP MIPI, Parallel
HM2143 1920 x 1080 1/4″ 2µm x 2µm 30FPS TBD mV / Lux–sec CSP MIPI, Parallel
HM2160 1920 x 1080 1/5.8″ 1.4µ 60FPS 700mV / Lux-sec CSP, RW MIPI
HM2051 1600 x 1200 1/5″ 1.75µ 30FPS 1050mV / Lux-sec CSP, RW MIPI
1 Megapixel Resolution Optical Format Pixel Size Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Interface
HM1061 1280 x 720 1/6.5″ 1.75µ 60FPS 1000mV / Lux-sec CSP MIPI

Automotive Sensors

Reliable, high-performance image sensors designed to excel in demanding operating and storage conditions for automotive viewing and sensing applications.
Automotive Sensor Products
Compact, High-Performance Sensors For Vision And Vision-Assisted Application
XGA Resolution Optical Format Temperature Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Color
HM1245 1280 x 960 1/3.7″ -40C to 105C 60FPS / 30FPS (YUV) 4.6V / Lux -sec RW, CSP RGGB / BW
VGA Resolution Optical Format Temperature Frame Rate Sensitivity Package Color
HM0445 640 x 480 (±40H and ±30V) 1/4″ -40C to 105C 60FPS 15.3V / Lux-sec RW, CSP RGGB / BW

Emza Visual Sense

Emza Visual Sense pioneers the development of autonomous, miniature machine-vision devices for interpreting the visual world around us. Emza’s technology explores the limits of what can be achieved with minimal resolution, frame rate, processing power, power consumption – and cost. To realize this vision, emza develops extremely efficient machine vision architectures and algorithms. Emza’s unique ultra-lean architectural and algorithmic approaches run on extremely thin micropro-cessors, typically consume under 1mW, and operate for years on a small battery. The sensors are capable of detecting, tracking, classifying and understanding the context of its environment. Among other abilities these sensors can detect, track and identify objects, people and animals. This intelli-gence is applied locally on the device, passing only relevant information up to the network. This ap-proach is fundamental to reducing the communication needs and significantly reducing power as well as false positive detection rate.

The technology is based on patented breakthroughs. Emza delivers turn-key solutions performing real-time contextual awareness such as face detection and human presence detection and activity profiles. Such ‘information analytics sensors’ offer significant value to the exciting new ‘always on’ computer vision market, which demands visual sensors that can be easily integrated into TVs and smartphones, as well as AR/VR, IoT, outdoor and indoor security, occupancy detection, people counting and AI devices.

Products

WiseEye IoT : Ultra-Low Power Always-On Visual Sensor with Advanced Scene Interpretation Detection Analytics

Brief description : The WiseEye IoT is an innovative ultra-low power sensor, applying machine vision at the edge to provide dynamic scene interpretation for in-doors and out-doors environment, consuming typically under one milliwatt. The WiseEye IoT solution includes a specially designed CMOS sensor and processor, tightly coupled through proprietary machine vision algorithms. This disruptive sensor allows low-cost IoT systems to employ advanced always-on visual intelligence which can, among other things, detect, track and identify objects, people and animals.

WiseEye IoT solution targets OEMs in several vertical markets including :

  • Residential Security – smart intruder detection, alerting and verification in- and outdoors
  • Connected home – bringing visual intelligence to home automation
  • Mobile phone applications
  • Smart buildings / occupancy sensors & people counting
  • Visual sensors for home appliances
  • Virtual assistants
  • Smart city infrastructure sensors
  • Wearable devices
  • Protection of elderly
  • Automotive safety and security

Specifications

Ambient light 1-20000 Lux
Power consumption 100-2000 µA
Viewing angle 51°-87°
Human detection < 20m
Head detection < 5m
Face detection < 4m

WLO (Wafer Level Optics)

Himax is a professional WLO, optical element and micro-mechanism structure supplier, providing customized solutions to our customers. Wafer level optics are optical products manufactured using semiconductor process on wafers. Presently, Himax wafer level optics products contain camera lenses for camera module used in portable electronic device.

Specific Feature

  • High temperature availability – SMT process
  • Standard parts – smaller size in x,y and z axis, multi options for assembling with PCB
  • Standard spec, dimension fix and easy assembly
  • Regarding logistics, condensed developing and production cycle time and less inventory because components are shared on the platform

Advance Lithography and Imprinting Technology

  • A break-through technology by utilizing semiconductor techniques and proprietary WLO material to manufacture lens
  • Small form factor and easy integration into end products
  • Enables camera and LED flash modules to process under SMT lines
  • In-house fab to design or customize special products

Product Application

  • Precise structure like prism or non-continuous surfaces could be made by pressing the polymer
  • Further trend for frontend camera modules and LED flash module
  • Perfect fit to various innovative applications like sensor array and light-field camera
  • Smallest camera module for medical application, like endoscope

Product

Wafer Level Module Resolution Optical Format Dimension (x,y,z)w/o ball height Lens Element F # TV Distortion FOV
HM0357 (HW8201) 648 x 488 1/11” 3.7 x 2.9 x 2.9 mm3 1 3 <1% 56.7°
HM0357 (HW8201) 648 x 488 1/11” 2.9 x 3.3 x 2.6 mm3 1 3 <1% 63°
HM03D5 (HW8205) 648 x 488 1/13” 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.2 mm3 1 3 <1% 58°
HM03D5 (HW8207) 648 x 488 1/13” 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.6 mm3 1 3 <1% 62°
HM1090 (HW8407) 1280 x 720 1/9” 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.5 mm3 2 2.8 <1% 63.5°

Customized Optical Solution – Eye tracking, Gesture control, and Motion sensing

 
Wafer Level Optics Sensor information Optical Format Lens Dimension (x,y,z) Lens Element F # TV Distortion FOV
HW8201 VGA pixel 2.2um 1/10” 2.9 X 3.3 mm3 1 3 <1% 61.4°
HW8203 VGA pixel 2.0um 1/11” 2.9 X 3.3 mm3 1 3 <1% 63°
HW8205 VGA pixel 1.75um 1/13” 3.4 X 3.4 mm3 1 3 <1% 58°
HW8207 VGA pixel 1.75um 1/11” 3.4 X 3.4 mm3 1 3 <1% 62°
HW8406 1.2M pixel 1.4um 1/8.2” 4.5 X 4.5 mm3 2 2.8 <1% 62.5°
HW8407 720P pixel 1.4um 1/9” 4.0 X 4.0 mm3 2 2.8 <1.5% 63.5°