1.2MP image sensor has global shutter

March 29, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
1/3-inch format device delivers the functionality and robustness for automotive, barcode scanning, and virtual reality cameras.

On Semiconductor (Phoenix, Arizona), has introduced the AR0135 global shutter CMOS image sensor. This 1/3-inch format, 1.2 MP imaging device has been designed to automotive imaging, barcode scanning, and virtual reality and 3D depth sensing. The global shutter allows the camera to avoid rolling shutter artifacts and aids synchronization with pulsed light sources.

The AR0135 sensor has 10x lower dark current and 4x higher shutter efficiency compared with the previous generation products. On Semi did not identify the products it is comparing against.

This 1280 x 960 resolution device is capable of 54 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and 720p at 60 fps. AR0135 has dedicated flash and trigger pins used to control of LED light sources, and synchronize multiple sensors for stereo camera applications. An on-chip temperature sensor and statistics engine enhance the diagnostic and control capability of the camera system. The AR0135 also provides the flexibility of both parallel and serial (via a four lane HiSPi interface) outputs.

The AR0135AT is tested and qualified to meet the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 temperature range of -40 to 105°C, while the AR0135CS supports the standard temperature range of -30 to 70°C. Both are offered in a BGA-64 package or as a bare die. Engineering samples are available now, and the devices will be in production in 3Q16.

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