Iron 2020BSI

Small Form Factor CoaXPress 12G ruggedized camera


Innovative ApproachIron2020BSI CoaXPress is an ultra-thin high speed, low-cost, low-power Rolling shutter CMOS camera with a Micro-BNC interface which supports 4.2 Megapixel high quality video at rates up to 74.0 fps.

Intelligent Design – With an extremely compact form factor, the Iron2020BSI CoaXPress fits into small spaces. The superior sensor performance provides high quality images with great dynamic range, low noise and excellent low-light vision capabilities.


  • 4 Megapixel up to 74 fps
  • Up to 4W power at full rate
  • Full image processing feature set
  • Up to 12.5 Gbps CoaXPress interface
  • C / CS / EF or DC Auto Iris mounts
  • Full EMVA1288 report
  • Full built-in self-test (BIT)
  • Full built-in voltage testing
  • Customization as per user requirements
  • Wide temperature range
  • Vibration resistant


  • Perimeter vision
  • Low light surveillance
  • Special Effects
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D


Pixel Size 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm
Resolution 2048 (H) x 2048 (V)
Sensor Size 13.3 mm x 13.3 mm | 1.2”
Sensor Gpixel GSENSE2020BSI
Video output CoaXPress v2.0 up to 12.5 Gbps (CXP3, CXP6, CXP12)
Interface Connector Micro-BNC
Digitization Dual 11 bit, Dual 12 bit
Electronic shutter Rolling shutter with global reset
Shutter speed 4.62 µs @11-bit resolution in 6.6 µs steps (up to 16 sec)
8.04 µs @12-bit resolution in 11.2 µs steps (up to 16 sec)
Exposure control Off / Internal / Auto
Image acquisition Continuous / Triggered
Trigger input Pulse generator / Software (12 µs latency, 8 ns jitter)
Trigger mode Free run / Internal
Trigger options Edge
Output resolution 16bits HDR in API or 24bit RAW (2x 11 or 12 bit ADC)
Frame rate 74 fps @ 11 bit
43 fps @ 12 bit
Subsampling 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 (user configurable)
Monochrome/color Monochrome
Full well charge 54 ke-
Dynamic range 88dB
Dark current 42 e- pxl/sec @ 21 °C
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR max) 46 dB
Quantum efficiency (QE) X FF <95% @550 nm
Temporal noise 1.9 e- or 1.4 e- with reduced dynamic range
Latency < 100 µs (on top of exposure time)
Communication latency Gen<i>Cam – ~5 ms
Direct camera access – ~0.5 ms
Regulation FCC Part 15 Class A, CE, RoHs2 (official certification optional)
On camera processing Defect pixel correction
Auto/Manual White balance
Image flip
Frame counter
Flat field / Fixed patter noise correction
Gain (Analog / Digital) – manual / auto
Auto/Manual black level
Digital binning (2 x 2)
Auto Exposure/Gain
Operational Time Counter
Pulse generator Yes, Programmable at 8 ns increments
Additional features Over/under voltage protection
Correlated double sampling support
Per frame ROI change
Global reset
Multi ROI Support (vertical only. Horizontal at full resolution)
Reverse voltage polarity protection
Frame-by-frame shutter speed change
Three points of temperature sensing
Per-pixel FPN (optional)
GPIO connection Two inputs, two outputs, external trigger & strobe controller

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions (including lens mount) 44 mm x 44 mm x 51.8 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Lens Mount C-mount, CS-mount, EF-mount or DC Auto Iris lenses
Weight (without lens) <100g
Typical current 170mA @ 24V
Power Consumption <4W @ 24V DC
Mount Front mount
Heat dissipation Front heat dissipation
Sensor Mechanical Positioning ≤ 0.15°
Operating temperature -40°C to 85°C, 10-90% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage temperature -40°C to 90°C, 10-90% humidity (non-condensing)
Shock/Vibration MIL 810F

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Camera Workflow

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QE Tables

Gsense2020bsi camera spectral response

Gsense2020bsi camera spectral response