47 Mpixel imager for industrial inspection, aerial survey

January 13, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
ON Semiconductor’s highest resolution Interline Transfer CCD image sensor is aimed at demanding industrial imaging applications, inspection and aerial surveillance.

The 47 megapixel (MP) KAI-47051 image sensor increases the resolution available for applications such as end-of-line flat panel inspection and aerial mapping by more than 50% compared to the KAI-29050 image sensor widely used in these applications today. This is achieved while retaining the CCD-level image uniformity and global shutter architecture those applications require. The new device was designed specifically to align with the growing inspection demand for higher resolution smartphones, tablets, computer monitors, and televisions; and to improve image quality and overall efficiency in surveillance applications such as aerial mapping.

The KAI-47051 builds on the existing 29 MP KAI-29050 image sensor, which is used today in these same applications. In addition to providing higher resolution through a larger optical format, the KAI-47051 incorporates a reduced-noise amplifier that lowers read noise by 15% compared to the existing device, increasing dynamic range to 66 dB. A 16-output architecture enables a maximum frame rate of seven frames per second; almost double that of the existing, lower resolution device.

The KAI-47051 is available in a RoHS-compliant PGA-201 package in Monochrome, Bayer Color, and Sparse Color configurations.

ON Semiconductor; www.onsemi.com