Compact CMOS image sensors with SVGA resolution

November 03, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
This 1/3.6-inch device is aimed at providing industrial-level sensitivity and performance to cost-effective, small-footprint applications

ON Semiconductor offers advanced global shutter imaging from the PYTHON CMOS image sensor family in a cost-effective, small-footprint design. The PYTHON 480 image sensor shares the same pixel design and SVGA (800 x 600 pixel) resolution as the existing PYTHON 500, but is optimised for both size (with a package 85% smaller than the existing device) and power. Large 4.8 µm global shutter pixels with two available microlens offset options enable high light sensitivity in end-use cases ranging from inspection systems (where short exposure times enable the capture of moving objects without motion blur) to barcode scanning (where large depth of field and small scanning engines are needed). The device preserves the imaging performance of the PYTHON family of CMOS image sensors while supporting readout speeds of up to 120 frames per second (fps) through either a single-lane LVDS or parallel output.


The PYTHON 480 is sampling in Monochrome and Bayer Colour configurations in a CSP-67 package. A demonstration of the PYTHON 480 as well as information on the full portfolio of PYTHON image sensors, including low-power, cost-effective configurations of the PYTHON 1300 and PYTHON 5000, will be available at ON Semiconductor’s booth (1C32) at the 2016 VISION trade fair, November 8 - 10 in Stuttgart, Germany.


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