Himax launches ‘always on’ image sensor
The sensor has lower power modes that go down to 700-microwatt when operating at QQVGA.
The unit is intended for ‘always on’ contextually aware computer vision capabilities such as feature extraction, proximity sensing, gesture recognition, object tracking and pattern identification.
The HM01B0 has a motion detection circuit, an interrupt output pin, and an automatic exposure and gain control loop. The sensor utilizes 3.6μm pixel technology that offers sensitivity of below 1 lux. The sensor’s reflowable chip scale package measures less than 5 square millimeters of board area and only three passive components externally.
Himax believes its HM01B0 is suitable for mobile devices, augmented and virtual reality applications, IoT and artificial intelligence applications.
The HM01B0 will be available in both monochrome and color options. Himax is planning to deliver samples to selected customers in 1Q16.
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