12 million pixel CMOS sensor targets high performance industrial applications

November 05, 2012 // By Julien Happich
The 12 million pixel KAC-12040 CMOS image sensor from Truesense Imaging combines high resolution with very high frame rate, flexible readout, and excellent near-IR sensitivity.

Aimed at applied imaging markets such as machine vision, intelligent transportation systems and surveillance, the sensor is based on advanced 4.7-micron pixel CMOS platform that provides both global and rolling shutter for versatile image capture. The platform also includes a flexible read-out architecture that supports programmable, multiple regions of interest, enabling full speed, interspersed video streams for simultaneous monitoring of both full field of view and multiple localized zones. With 12 million pixels (4000 x 3000) in a 4/3 optical format, the KAC-12040 supports 8, 10, 12, and14-bit output, providing 10-bit full resolution readout at up to 60 frames per second.

Higher frame rates are possible through image cropping, including a pre-programmed Quad Full HD (3840 x 2160, 8.3 MPix) mode that supports 10-bit readout at 100 fps. The architecture of the device enables 2, 4, or the full set of 8 output banks to be selected during readout, allowing power to be conserved when very fast throughput is not required. The KAC-12040 Image Sensor is available in monochrome and Bayer color configurations, and is sampling today with production planned for Q2, 2013. An evaluation system that allows detailed analysis of the sensor's performance is also available for purchase, with availability expected in Q4, 2012.

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