8.3-MP CMOS image sensor operates in challenging lighting conditions

Onsemi has released a new 1/1.7 inch, 8.3-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor with a rolling shutter and embedded high dynamic range (eHDR) technology. Consuming very low power and operating in challenging lighting conditions, the AR0821CS can be used in a range of commercial, consumer, and industrial applications. These include scanners/readers, machine vision cameras, high-end drones, dashboard cameras, and smart building surveillance/security systems.

8.3-MP CMOS image sensor operates in challenging lighting conditions

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

The CMOS image sensor delivers detailed images in bright daylight or low light conditions, said the company, and offers multiple subsampling modes that optimize the amount of data transmitted to provide images at a faster rate.

The AR0821CS is supported by the AP1302 co-processor and image signal processor (ISP) and system-on-chip (SoC) devices from onsemi technology partners. The DevSuite software provides an integrated platform to develop AR0821CS-based camera systems and includes custom firmware. In addition, the AR0821CS is designed into Basler’s dart family of area scan camera modules that enables a range of image processing applications and machine vision technology in a small format.

The AR0821CS is available through onsemi and its authorized distributors. An evaluation board, the ARO8321CS, also is available.

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