onsemi CMOS digital image sensor features eHDR technology

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onsemi's AR0821CS CMOS digital image sensor has been integrated into the Basler dart area scan camera module family.

onsemi has launched a new 1/1.7 inch 8.3 MP CMOS digital image sensor with rolling shutter and embedded High Dynamic Range (eHDR) technology. The AR0821CS meets the diverse needs of commercial, consumer and industrial applications by providing superior image quality in challenging lighting conditions. These applications include scanners/readers, machine vision cameras, high-end drones, dashboard cameras, and smart building surveillance/security systems.

With an array of versatile features, the AR0821CS delivers 4K video with 8.3 MP resolution at 60fps while consuming very low power. The advanced sensor includes a 2.1µm DR−Pix backside illuminated (BSI) pixel design exclusive to onsemi, which enables high quantum efficiency, as well as on-chip HDR (eHDR) technology that delivers best-in-class dynamic range in excess of 140dB. The high quality image data minimizes processing needs, resulting in a faster and more cost effective camera system.

More applications now rely on image data to make informed decisions. The superior pixel design of the AR0821CS addresses these demands by delivering detailed images even in bright daylight or low light conditions. With multiple subsampling modes, the AR0821CS optimizes the amount of data transmitted to provide images at a faster rate as needed by the intended application.

The AR0821CS is supported by the AP1302 co-processor and by image signal processor (ISP) and system-on-chip (SoC) devices from onsemi technology partners. Further, the industry-renowned DevSuite software provides an integrated platform to develop AR0821CS-based camera systems. Within the DevSuite software, onsemi provides custom firmware to enable system developers to complete their camera designs with minimal effort and bring their products to market quickly.

Alongside onsemi development resources, the AR0821CS has been designed into Basler’s dart family of area scan camera modules. The dart camera series enables a wide range of image processing applications and offers the latest machine vision technology in a small format.

“The integration of the new AR0821CS sensor from onsemi into our dart camera family is a significant step towards having a superior solution component for customer projects with HDR requirements. We have already noticed that the high-performance sensor is important for the successful implementation of new applications in light-sensitive conditions,” said Malene Fricke, Head of Module Business at Basler.

 

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