New Digital Image Sensor for Extreme Low Light and High Contrast Image Capture

Posted Apr 11, 2018 by ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor has introduced the first 1/1.7-inch 2.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor featuring its newly developed 4.2 µm Back Side Illuminated (BSI) pixels - the AR0221 delivers class-leading low light sensitivity for industrial applications.

The AR0221 offers exceptional 3-exposure line-interleaved High Dynamic Range (HDR) with a sensor resolution of 1936H x 1096V, supporting frame rates of 1080p at 30 fps and an outstanding Signal-Noise Ratio (SNR) across visible and near-infrared wavelengths. Its 16:9 ratio with vivid colors and high contrast make it ideal for demanding industrial applications.

The sensor offers dual data interfaces in the form of 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 and HiSPi SLVS. Designed to meet industrial-grade specifications, the AR0221 can operate in harsh outdoor environments where operating temperatures can range between -30°C and +85°C. Packaged in a durable, reliable and robust iBGA package with anti-reflection coating on its cover glass, the AR0221 is programmable through a simple two-wire serial interface.

The AR0221 is in production and available now in 12 mm x 9 mm iBGA package in RGB Bayer color. For more information, click here.