MEMS and Sensors

On Semi Adds CMOS and CCD Sensors to its Portfolio

05 November 2014

ON Semiconductor has introduced a line of CMOS image sensors targeted at machine vision and motion monitoring and a line of low-light imaging CCD image sensors for the industrial market.

The two new CMOS sensors are part of ON’s Python product family featuring resolutions of 2.3 megapixel (MP) and 5.3 MP that are focused on performance, versatility and ease of use targeted at the security, surveillance, machine vision and intelligent transportation systems, ON said. The sensors – along with the previously released versions of the Python family – can be supported from a single PCB, simplifying designs on a broad range of cameras, ON said.

Chris McNiffe, VP of image sensor products at ON, said in a statement being supported by a single PCB combined with programmability and enhanced performance result in “an important addition to the market” and allow designers “of industrial image systems to meet the most stringent demands from their customers.”

The Python image sensors are sampling with production expected in the first quarter of 2015.

Meanwhile, ON’s has introduced a new line of CCD image sensors based on the company’s interline transfer (IT) pixel design featuring an electron multiplication (EM) output structure. This allows the CCD to deliver sub-electron noise performance with high quality and low-light, ON said. The first product in the CCD family, the KAE-02150, can capture 1080p video in scenes with varying light conditions that extends the imaging capability of a single camera system, ON added.

These features are particularly useful when it comes to applications such as surveillance, defense/military, scientific and medical imaging and intelligent transportation systems.

McNiffe said in another statement, the sensor is a “revolutionary solution” in the image market by giving customers access to a high level of performance “under the most challenging imaging conditions.”

The KAE-02150 is also sampling now.

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