CMOS image sensors address higher resolution demand

5th November 2014
Posted By : Nat Bowers
CMOS image sensors address higher resolution demand

Expanding the company's PYTHON product family, ON Semiconductor has announced the 2.3MP PYTHON 2000 and 5.3MP PYTHON 5000 CMOS image sensors. The devices are suited for general purpose industrial image sensing applications such as machine vision, inspection, motion monitoring, security, surveillance and intelligent transportation systems.

Designed with a focus on performance, versatility and ease of use, the PYTHON 2000 and 5000 can be supported from a single PCB, along with the rest of the PYTHON family. This simplifies the design of a broad range of cameras offerings, enabling camera manufacturers to rapidly roll-out products with multiple resolutions, from VGA to 5MP, with greatly minimised development effort.

ON Semiconductor has utilised its patented in-pixel CDS technology to enable global shutter imaging with correlated double sampling in a compact pixel size. This results in CCD-like optical performance in an attractive combination of optical formats and resolutions. Therefore, the image sensors can capture fast moving scenes without distortion by combining a read noise of 9e- with 7.7V/lux sensitivity and frame rates as high as 850FPS (VGA).

Operating over an industrial temperature range from -40 to +85°C, the PYTHON 2000 and 5000 feature highly attractive speed and optical performance, high configuration flexibility including fast on the fly updates to sensor settings and various trigger and control options.

Sampling today, with full production expected in Q1 2015, the PYTHON 2000 and PYTHON 5000 image sensors are available in mono, colour and extended near-infrared variants.

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