Optoelectronics

Image sensors provide 25MP for industrial imaging

16th October 2015
Nat Bowers

Expanding its PYTHON family of CMOS image sensors, ON Semiconductor has introduced four high resolution devices that provide resolutions ranging from 10 to 25MP. This high performance family addresses the needs of general purpose industrial imaging applications such as machine vision, inspection and motion monitoring, security, surveillance and intelligent transportation systems.

The PYTHON 10K, PYTHON 12K, PYTHON 16K and PYTHON 25K image sensors combine excellent imaging performance with high speed output architectures that meet and exceed the bandwidths available from popular industry computer interfaces such as USB 3.1, CameraLink, CoaXPress and 10GigE. The devices share a common high performance 4.5µm pixel that leverages ON Semiconductor’s patented in-pixel CDS (ipCDS) technology to enable global shutter imaging with Correlated Double Sampling (CDS) in a compact pixel size. Image data is accessed through 32, 16, 8 or 4 LVDS channels, each running at 720MHz, to enable readout speeds of up to 80fps for the 25K device. The devices are packaged in a µPGA-355 package and are available in monochrome, Bayer colour and extended near-infrared configurations.

They join the previously released PYTHON 300, PYTHON 500, PYTHON 1300, PYTHON 2000 and PYTHON 5000 devices to form an integrated family that allows camera manufacturers to rapidly roll out products with multiple resolutions, from VGA to over 25MP, with greatly minimised development effort.

Herb Erhardt, Vice President and GM, Industrial and Security Division, Image Sensor Group, ON Semiconductor, commented: “Extending the PYTHON family to high resolutions brings the high performance of this CMOS image sensor family to a new set of the most demanding industrial applications. With nine separate devices now available in this family, customers can work within this portfolio to match the resolution and frame rate needs of their application without sacrificing performance.”

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