Onsemi 8.3MP image sensor delivers best-in-class dynamic range in challenging lighting conditions

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in smart power and sensing technologies, announced the availability of a new 1/1.7-inch 8.3 megapixel CMOS digital image sensor with rolling shutter and integrated High Dynamic Range (eHDR) technology.

the AR0821CS meets the diverse needs of commercial, consumer and industrial applications by delivering superior image quality in difficult lighting conditions. These applications include scanners/readers, machine vision cameras, high-end drones, dash cams, and intelligent building surveillance/security systems.

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

More and more applications now rely on image data to make informed decisions. The superior pixel design of the AR0821CS meets these requirements by providing detailed images even in daylight or low light conditions. With multiple downsampling modes, the AR0821CS optimizes the amount of data transmitted to deliver images at a faster rate as needed by the intended application.

The AR0821CS is supported by the AP1302 co-processor and by image signal processors (ISPs) and system-on-chip (SoC) devices from onsemi technology partners. Additionally, the industry-leading DevSuite software provides an integrated platform for developing AR0821CS-based camera systems. In the DevSuite software, onsemi provides custom firmware to enable system developers to complete their camera designs with minimal effort and get their products to market quickly.

Besides onsemi development resources, the AR0821CS was designed to Basler’s Dart range 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 form factor.

“The integration of onsemi’s new AR0821CS sensor into our family of dartboard cameras is an important step towards 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 under light-sensitive conditions,” said Malene Fricke, Head of Module Business at Basler.

onsemi introduces the AR0821CS and other intelligent image sensing solutions at VISION, the world’s leading trade show for machine vision. From October 5-7 at Messe Stuttgart in Germany, visitors to the onsemi stand (Hall 10, Stand G30) will learn about the latest advances in imaging technology and have the opportunity to discuss applications with technical staff.

the AR0821CS is currently in production and is available via local onsemi sales support and authorized distributors.

Additional Resources and Materials:

onsemi showcases advanced machine vision solutions at VISION

Smart Image Sensing Solutions

AR0821CS Evaluation Board

AR0821CS eHDR Demo (Video)

About Onsemi

onsemi (Nasdaq: ON) is driving disruptive innovation to help build a better tomorrow. With a focus on automotive and industrial end markets, the company is accelerating the evolution of megatrends such as vehicle electrification and safety, sustainable energy networks, industrial automation and 5G infrastructure and cloud. With a highly differentiated and innovative product portfolio, onsemi creates intelligent power and sensing technologies that solve the world’s most complex challenges and pave the way to creating a safer, cleaner and smarter world.

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Michael C. Garrison