Iron SDI 2020BSI

Small Form Factor Ruggedized Camera

Key Features:

  • Maximal frame rate of up to 60 fps
  • Monochrome
  • Up to 3.2W power at full rate
  • Full image processing feature set
  • Up to 3G-SDI interface
  • C mount / CS mount / EF or DC Auto Iris mount
  • Full EMVA1288 report
  • Full built-in self-test (BIT)
  • Full built-in voltage testing
  • Customization as per user requirements
  • Wide temperature range
  • Vibration resistant
  • Optional: Bluetooth Controller


  • Perimeter vision
  • Low light surveillance
  • Special Effects
  • Virtual Reality

Innovative Approach – The Iron 2020BSI SDI is an ultra-thin, low-cost, low-power rolling shutter CMOS camera with an SDI interface which supports high quality video at rates up to 60 fps.

Intelligent Design – Our camera incorporates Gpixel’s GSENSE2020BSI sensor – manufactured in Israel by the company’s Belgian branch. The GSENSE2020BSI is a rolling shutter sensor with a 6.5µm pixel size. With a compact outline the Iron camera can be fitted into tight spaces. Superior sensor performance allows very low light vision capabilities.

The KAYA SDI cameras are an excellent choice for a lower-cost, high-quality camera. Our SDI Iron robust cameras are ideally suited for industrial, defense, and aerospace machine vision systems. With dimensions of 44 x 44 x 51 mm and super low power consumption, The Iron SDI 2020BSI ruggedized camera is designed to fit very small places. The wide range of operating temperatures, spanning from -40°C to 80°C, enables it to function under severe environmental conditions. The high resolution of up to 2K provides a sensitive, high-quality video output at a high speed that would meet almost any need. Our SDI robust cameras are in use by big industries and manufacturers in virtually any country in the world, as they are suited for an extensive range of purposes.


Pixel Size 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm
Sensor Gpixel GSENSE2020BSI
Video Output 2k, 1080p, 1080i up to 60 fps
Output Interface Single-Link HD-SDI or 3G-SDI
Output Format 10-bit Mono
Interface Connector Micro-BNC
Electronic Shutter Rolling shutter with global reset
Monochrome / Color Monochrome
Temporal Noise 1.9 e- or 1.4 e- @25°C with reduced dynamic range
Full Well Charge 54 ke-
Dynamic Range 88dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR max) 46 dB
Quantum Efficiency (QE) X FF < 95% @550 nm
Exposure Control Automatic Exposure/Gain, manual Exposure/Gain
Image Enhancement Auto/Manual White balance
Defect pixel correction
Operational Time Counter
Auto/Manual black level
Flat field / Fixed patter noise correction
Image flip
Camera Configuration RS232 direct ASCII protocol
Synchronization Tri-level sync input

Mechanical & Electrical

Dimensions (including lens mount) 44 mm x 44 mm x 51.8 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
Lens Mount C-mount, CS-mount, Active EF-mount or DC Auto Iris lenses
Weight (without lens) ~100g
Power Input 11-28V with external power option)
Power Consumption <3.2W @ 12V DC
Operating Temperature -40°C to 80°C, 20-85% humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C, 10-90% humidity (non-condensing)
Ingress Protection Optional IP67 (with protective lens tube)
Operational Shock Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, 3-axis Shock 75G
Operational Vibration Tested per MIL-STD-810G Method 514.6, 3-axis Vibration Category 20

* KAYA Instruments reserves the right to update the data sheet from time to time without prior notice.


ST 292 (ST 274):

Supported Resolution Supported FPS
1080i 10-bit Mono 50, 59.94, 60
1080p 10-bit Mono 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

ST 292 (ST 2048-2):

Supported Resolution Supported FPS
2K 10-bit Mono 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30


ST 425-1 (ST 274):

Supported Resolution Supported FPS
1080p 10-bit Mono 50, 59.94, 60

ST 425-1 (ST 2048-2):

Supported Resolution Supported FPS
2K 10-bit Mono 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60

GSENSE2020BSI Spectral response

GSENSE2020BSI Spectral response

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