On Semi improves TrueSense 8.1MP CCD

July 15, 2014 // By Peter Clarke
Mixed-signal chip company On Semiconductor Corp. (Phoenix, Arizona) has announced the first CCD image sensor since its acquisition of Truesense Imaging Inc. (Rochester, New York) formerly the image sensing business of Kodak.

The KAI-08051 8.1 megapixel image sensor is based on a 5.5-micron interline transfer charge coupled device technology and is intended for applications in traffic monitoring, surveillance, medical imaging and industrial inspection


The new KAI-08051 provides improved light sensitivity, reduced read noise, and improved colour accuracy compared to the previous generation device, On Semi said in a statement.


It has the same 15 frame per second readout rate, and 4/3 optical format as the existing KAI-08050 image sensor, but improves key performance parameters through the use of an improved amplifier design, newly optimized microlens structure, and new colour filter pigments in both Bayer and Sparse colour configurations. The KAI-08051 is backward compatible with the KAI-08050, requiring at most minor modifications to the firmware used in existing camera designs.


An evaluation kit is available.


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