The IMX178 is a STARVIS back-illuminated CMOS image sensors. The Starvis technology features a high sensitivity and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions. The sensor is also equipped with Sony’s Exmor R technology which provides an enhanced imaging performance especially a higher sensitivity and low noise. The IMX178LQJ is a color CMOS sensor with a diagonal of 8.92mm (type 1/1.8) with a pixel size of 2.4μm square and 6.38MP effective resolution. The IMX178 has an serial LVDS output and achieves high-speed imaging with a maximum frame rate of 29.97fps at full resolution.