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kyrollosyanny

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Using a sony sensor with the miniscope DAQ?
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:48:32 AM »
Hi all,
Does anyone know how hard it is to replace the miniscope sensor with one of sony's larger sensors with smaller pixel size (IMX178 or IMX 174)? I know I will have to design the sensor board but does anyone have any info on how possible that is and the limitations?

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Daniel Aharoni

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Re: Using a sony sensor with the miniscope DAQ?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 07:09:39 AM »
Hi,
I haven't had the chance to look over those sensors' data sheets but you will want to find imaging sensors that output an 8 to 12bit parallel bus with clock, line valid, and frame valid control signals all running at under 100MHz. Many large format sensors output over multiple LVDS lines which the rest of the Miniscope electronics cannot handle currently.