MWC 2016: CMOS Image Sensor features SuperPD PDAF technology

24th February 2016
Mick Elliott

A high performance CMOS digital image sensor is the latest addition to ON Semiconductor’s portfolio of imaging solutions. The AR1337 is a 1/3.2in format device with back-side illumination targeted for consumer electronics products such as smartphones and tablet computers. It incorporates high performance SuperPD phase detect autofocus (PDAF) pixel technology, which delivers focus speeds of 300 ms or less - even  in low lighting conditions below 25 lux. 

By utilising its on-chip PDAF processing the AR1337 drastically simplifies integration into smartphone platforms and improves camera module integrators throughput from simplified calibration compared to other solutions in the market. 

This AR1337 image sensor has an active-pixel array in a 4208 x 3120 pixel arrangement. Building off the success of the company’s proprietary advanced 1.1µm pixel technology, the sensor is able to deliver vibrant and realistic image quality with best in class signal-to-noise ratio.  Its quantum efficiency reaches up to 82%, providing industry-leading sensitivity.

The sensor architecture is designed for low noise to ensure a clean, sharp image. The combination of world-class sensor architecture, advanced pixel design and SuperPD technology delivers a 1/3.2” sensor that performs incredibly well in a form factor that balances great performance, small module height and cost for mainstream and performance smartphones and consumer devices.

The AR1337 image sensor is capable of producing full resolution images at rates of up to 30 frames per second (fps) and supports many video modes including 4K video at 30 fps and 1080P-FullHD video at 60 fps. Furthermore, camera synchronization controls enable dual camera video capture.

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