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What is MIS?

MIS stands for magnetic image sensor.

This magnetic sensor is equipped with magnetic elements
(Tunnel Magneto Resistance) that change in resistance value
in response to the strength of magnetism.

Our newly developed IC has allowed us to achieve miniaturization (W16mm, T7mm), and it outputs an analog signal according to the amount of magnetism using an interface similar to CIS. Each element is arranged in a line in high density (100 DPI) with the scanning width of A4 size, so it can scan letters printed in magnetic ink on bills, and checks, or security thread as an image of magnetism at high speed and in high resolution.

Features of MIS

Image of detecting magnetic strip embedded in bill

MIS:Detecting magnetic strip embedded in bill

By measuring various magnetic field strengths, it is possible to discern magnetic patterns that have been applied to objects.

What can be detected

MIS:What can be detected

Application Examples of MIS

  • Thin material coated with magnetic ink, such as paper, cards and tickets.

MIS Specification

Specification table

Item Specification
Scanning width 201 mm
Sensor element density 100DPI
Clock speed 2.5MHz
Effective pixel number 792
Data output 1 analog output
Scanning speed 346usec/line
Power supply +3.3V ×52mA(Max 78mA)TBD