The CMV4000 is a high sensitivity, pipelined global shutter CMOS image sensor with 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution capable of HD format. Pipelining allows exposure during read out. The state-of-the-art pixel architecture offers true correlated double sampling (CDS) reducing the fixed pattern noise and dark noise significantly. The imager features 16 LVDS channels each running at 480 Mbps resulting in a 180 fps frame rate at full resolution at 10-bit per pixel. A 12-bit mode is available at reduced frame rate. Driving and read-out are programmed over a serial peripheral interface. An internal timing generator produces the signals needed for read-out and exposure control of the image sensor. External exposure triggering remains possible.