Iron 2020E

Small Form Factor CoaXPress 12G ruggedized camera


Innovative Approach – The Iron 2020E is a high speed, low-cost, low-power global shutter CMOS camera with Fiber interface which supports 4 MP high quality video at rates up to 290fps.

Intelligent Design – Our camera incorporates GPIXEL’s GSENSE2020e global shutter sensor with a 6.5µm pixel size. With a compact outline and low-key design, the camera can be fitted into tight spaces. Superior sensor performance allows very low light vision capabilities

The CoaXPress interface allows high-speed data transmission for digital imaging in machine vision applications, faster than other standards, such as Camera Link or GigE Vision. Our CoaXPress Iron robust cameras are ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems. With dimensions of 44 x 44 x 53 mm, The Iron CoaXPress 2020E ruggedized camera is designed to fit very small places. The wide range of operating temperatures, spanning from -40°C to 80°C, enables it to function under severe environmental conditions. The high resolution of 2048 x 2048 provides a sensitive high-quality video output at a high speed that would meet almost any need.

  • 4 Megapixel up to 290 fps
  • Up to 4W power at full rate
  • Full image processing feature set
  • Up to 12.5 Gbps CoaXPress interface
  • C / CS / EF lens mounts available
  • 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
  • 3D
  • Low light surveillance
  • Special Effects
  • VR



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 GSENSE2020e
Output Interface CoaXPress v2.0 up to 12.5 Gbps (CXP3, CXP6, CXP12)
Interface connector Micro-BNC
Output Resolution 10 bit, 8 bit
Max Frame Rate 290 fps @ 8 bit
230 fps @ 10 bit
Image acquisition Continuous / Triggered
Camera Control Gen<i>Cam
Electronic shutter Global shutter
Monochrome/ color Monochrome
Temporal noise <6.2 e-
Full well charge 19 ke-
Dynamic range > 70dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR max) 41.5dB
Quantum efficiency (QE) X FF <72% @595nm
Shortest Exposure 2.6 µs
On camera processing Defect pixel correction
Frame counter
Flat field / Fixed patter noise correction
Auto/Manual black level
Auto Exposure/Gain
Auto/Manual White balance
Image flip
Gain (Analog / Digital)
Operational Time Counter
GPIO connection Two inputs, two outputs, external trigger & strobe controller

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions 44 mm x 44 mm x 53 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Weight (without lens) <100g
Typical current <170mA @ 24V
Operating Temperature -40°C to 80°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Operational Shock Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, 3-axis Shock 75G
Operational Vibration Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6, 3-axis Vibration Category 20
Ingress Protection Optional IP67 (with protective lens tube)
Lens Mount C-mount, CS-mount, EF-mount
Power Input PoCXP full support (11-28V with external power option)
Power Consumption <4W @ 24V DC

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Camera Workflow

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QE Tables

Gsense2020e spectral response

Gsense2020e camera spectral response