The IMX324 is a 1/1.7-type stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with 7.42 effective megapixel RCCC filter for forward-sensing cameras in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). It is capable of approximately three times the horizontal resolution of conventional products, which enables high-definition image capture of distant road signs approximately 160 meters ahead of the camera. The sensor is equipped with a pixel binning mode for raising the sensitivity in low-light environments. The pixel binning mode and RCCC filter together achieve the high sensitivity of 2666 mV, making it possible to capture images of distant obstacles and people even in low-light environments as low as 0.1 lux, equivalent to the brightness of moonlight.
This sensor is planned to meet the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 reliability testing standards for automotive electronic components by June 2018. It is equipped with an industry-first security feature that protects the output image from being altered. This image sensor is expected to be compatible with the "EyeQ4" and "EyeQ5" image processors currently being developed by Mobileye, an Intel Company headquartered in Israel, for use in ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology.