ON Semiconductor has launched the KAI-29052, a 29-megapixel image sensor for industrial imaging applications that require high resolution and maximum image uniformity.

The KAI-29052 provides up to twice the imaging sensitivity of the existing KAI-29050 in the wavelength range of 500nm to 1,050nm, the company noted. This can be used in applications operating in near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths, such as 850nm. This pixel design retains isolation of charge from one photodiode to another, enabling an increase in sensitivity without any reduction to image sharpness (modulation transfer function or MTF), ON Semiconductor said. The device also has an updated amplifier design and claims to reduce read noise by 15%, increasing the linear dynamic range available from the device to 66dB.

The KAI-29052 is now available in a RoHS-compliant CPGA-72 package in Monochrome, Bayer Color, and Sparse Color configurations, and is fully pin compatible with the existing KAI-29050 image sensor as well as the full family of 5.5 micron and 7.4 micron CCD image sensors.

Evaluation kits for ON Semiconductor’s full family of Interline Transfer CCD image sensors are now available.