1/4-inch 1.0Mpixel CMOS global shutter image sensor for all light conditions

November 08, 2017 //By Julien Happich
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new 1/4-inch, 1.0 Megapixel (1280Hx800V) CMOS image sensor able to capture clean, accurate images with no artefacts in both bright and low light conditions.

Its high shutter efficiency and signal-to-noise ratio minimise ghosting and noise effects improving overall image quality. The 3.0 μm pixel AR0144 incorporates an innovative global shutter design that is optimised to address the increasingly stringent demands for accurate and fast capture in static and moving scene applications. Available in monochrome and colour, the sensor is ultra-compact with a choice of either 5.6x5.6mm 69-ball CSP packaging or bare die formats significantly easing integration into space constrained designs. 

The AR0144 has a high degree of flexibility with a choice of master/video, trigger/single frame and auto trigger operating modes. Exposure time is controlled via a two-wire serial interface and configuration of both the window size and blanking times allows the resolution and frame rate (up to 60 fps at full resolution) to be adjusted to cover a particular Region of Interest (ROI). Versatility to accurately match the specific needs of applications can be achieved by a range of customisation possibilities; these include tuning, windowing, adjustable auto-exposure control, auto black level correction and more.

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