AnaFocus is a supplier of standard off-the-shelf and customised high-performance, high-quality CMOS image-sensors and vision-sensors for the industrial, professional, scientific, medical and high-end surveillance markets.
Established in 2004, AnaFocus was acquired by e2v in September 2014, becoming a key part of its High Performance Imaging division under the professional imaging group. Based in the Scientific and Technological Park CARTUJA in Seville (SPAIN), AnaFocus employs 50 engineers and technicians with facilities including optical test labs, qualification labs and clean-room facilities for image-sensor wafer-sort and packaged-sample test. It also has access to the e2v group expertise in high performance imaging solutions.
AnaFocus provides commercial and technical support by own employees in Tokyo (JAPAN) since 2006. AnaFocus works for top-tier camera makers worldwide developing innovative image and vision-sensor solutions for various application sectors.
Carefully understanding customer needs and providing timely and fully satisfactory solutions is AnaFocus top priority and a great success thus far; all customers for custom image-sensor solutions have repeated business with AnaFocus in two or more occasions.
AnaFocus key competence is the ability to develop one-chip-solutions combining:
- High-sensitivity, low-noise pixels based on pinned photodiode technology; global and rolling shutter with linear and HDR sensing
- Advanced analog front-end circuits for reading & digitizing the pixels at high-speed and with very low noise
- Area and power efficient digital processors performing optical corrections (FPN correction, shading correction, defective-pixel correction, colour-processing…) on the images, in real-time, before being outputted through high-speed LVDS ports or conventional CMOS ports
- Sophisticated control logic, such as on-chip microcontrollers that simplify the communication with the sensor and provide great flexibility
Besides its CMOS image sensor design and production capabilities, AnaFocus employs an experienced engineering team with over 15 members expert in the development of camera complex hardware, FPGA firmware and software and real-time image processing algorithms. This team, together with a dedicated project management and specialized product engineering team, closely work with customers engineering team in the whole camera development cycle: from concept to commercialization.