SmartSens Introduces New SmartClarity CMOS Image Sensor for 4K Video Applications

Posted Jun 18, 2019 by SmartSens Technology

SmartSens Technology has introduced its latest product in the SmartClarity technology line, the SC8238 CMOS image sensor. It supports the most commonly used 1/2.7" optical size with higher sensitivity at lower power consumption, making it an excellent choice for 4K consumer video applications.

Most imaging sensors fail to live up to high-performance at low light conditions, energy consumption levels and a price that make most imaging systems widely available. As the application scenario is gaining popularity, there is an increasing demand for image sensors having 4K resolution to provide additional area coverage or imaging details. With its cost-effectiveness and superior product performance, the SC8238 enables many use cases to achieve better and sharp imaging at lower cost, lower power consumption while maintaining deployment flexibility. These segments include consumer video applications such as smart home surveillance, security devices, video - conferencing, and sports cameras.

The SC8238 is the security industry's first available 1/2.7 inch sensor for 4K consumer video applications. The 8 mega-pixel device maintains high sensitivity and a high signal-to-noise ratio with a 1.5um BSI pixel, which helps deliver dynamic performances for quality imaging. Additionally, the SC8238 maintains the lowest power consumption among products of the same type enabling today's power sensitive product segment.

The new image sensor has an effective array size of 3872Hx2180V. It can reach a sensitivity of 1160mV/Lux-s with a maximum signal-to-noise ratio of 36dB. Additionally, the sensor's dynamic range reaches up to 100dB in HDR mode and 70dB in linear mode. Moreover, it can also acclimate to temperature changes from minus 30 degrees Celsius to over 85 degrees Celsius, ensuring durability for a wide variety of use cases.

The newly launched SC8238 has already gained major traction from many of SmartSens' industry partners including Swann. Having presence in 40 countries on six continents, Swann is a global leader in security monitoring, consumer electronics, and security-centric solutions. The company is at the forefront of innovative surveillance and monitoring technology with recent new product developments. And according to the company, SmartSens' newly launched SC8238 is targeted at fulfilling the stringent requirements of performance and power consumption for 4K resolution monitoring equipment by using industry-leading BSI process to deliver outstanding imaging performance.

SmartSens will begin the mass production of SC8238 this June.