Canon chooses Critical Link for evaluation kits

Canon USA., Inc., a provider of digital imaging solutions, has announced the company has selected Critical Link, LLC, a provider of embedded solutions, to develop new Evaluation Kits for three of Canon´s CMOS image sensors: the 120MXS, a high resolution 120MP sensor; the 35MMFHDXS_A, a high sensitivity 19μm pixel size, 2.76MP sensor; and the 3U5MGXSBA, a 5MP global shutter sensor, the company said.

Currently in development by the engineering team at Critical Link, the kits will allow developers to test the features and performance of each of the Canon CMOS sensors to ensure a fit with their application. In addition to early assessment of sensor performance, image system designers will gain access to assets that accelerate development time including complete sensor board design files.

For applications that require on-board image processing, the evaluation kits feature an open architecture design, with the option to embed processing and software with the on-board CPU and FPGA fabric.

Canon USA., Inc., is a provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately USD 36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in US patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine´s World´s Most Admired companies in 2019. Canon USA. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Critical Link ( is an embedded systems engineering firm offering customizable system-on-modules (SOMs) and imaging platforms for industrial, medical, scientific, and defense applications.