ON Semi expands low-light imaging sensor options

ON Semi expands low-light imaging sensor options

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By Rich Pell

Suited for medical and scientific imaging, and commercial and military applications for high-end surveillance, the new KAE-08152 features an 8.8 megapixel resolution and 4/3 optical format, as well as an enhanced pixel design. The new enhancement, says the company, doubles quantum efficiency for near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths such as 850 nm, which can be critical in applications such as surveillance, microscopy, and ophthalmology.

The KAE-08152 is fully drop-in compatible with the company’s existing KAE-08151 image sensor. In addition, all devices in the company’s IT-EMCCD portfolio are now available with packages that incorporate an integrated thermoelectric cooler – an option that addresses the increased effort and potentially higher costs that camera manufacturers can incur when developing a cooled camera design in order to fully maximize the performance of these devices.

“Interline Transfer EMCCD technology enables image capture with video frame rates even under extreme low-light conditions – down to moonless starlight,” says Herb Erhardt, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Solutions Division, Image Sensor Group at ON Semiconductor. “With new options that provide enhanced NIR sensitivity and integrated cooling, this expanded portfolio allows customers to identify the best low-light imaging solution for their application.”

Engineering-grade versions of the KAE-08152 are now available, with production planned for 2Q18. KAE-04471 and KAE-08151 devices with integrated TEC coolers will be in production in 2Q18, while cooled versions of the KAE-02150 and KAE-02152 are available today.

All IT-EMCCD devices ship in ceramic micro-PGA packages, and are available in both monochrome and Bayer color configurations. The KAE-02152 is also available with the Sparse CFA color pattern. Evaluation kits are available.

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