ICMOS Digital Intensified Camera by Photonis

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Photonis Defense
1000 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17601

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.




Fully automatic analog Night vision camera core

Compliant with all Photonis I² tube

Compact and lightweight for better integration



Technical specifications




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 


Defense Products & Services: ICMOS Digital Intensified Camera by Photonis
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Image intensifier night vision systems, ground-based
Description: ICMOS Digital Intensified Camera
Source of Information: Photonis Defense