onsemi 8.3 MP image sensor addresses challenging lighting conditions

onsemi has unveiled a 1/1.7 inch 8.3 MP CMOS digital image sensor with rolling shutter and embedded High Dynamic Range (eHDR) technology.

The AR0821CS has been developed to meet the needs of a diverse range of commercial, consumer and industrial applications by providing improved image quality in challenging lighting conditions. Applications include scanners/readers, machine vision cameras, high-end drones, dashboard cameras, and smart building surveillance/security systems.

The array comes with a number of versatile features, and delivers 4K video with 8.3 MP resolution at 60 fps while consuming very low power. The advanced sensor includes a 2.1 µm DR−Pix backside illuminated (BSI) pixel design, which is exclusive to onsemi, and enables high quantum efficiency, as well as on-chip HDR (eHDR) technology that delivers best-in-class dynamic range in excess of 140 dB. The high quality image data minimises processing needs, resulting in a faster and more cost effective camera system.

The superior pixel design of the AR0821CS is able to deliver detailed images even in bright daylight or low light conditions. With multiple subsampling modes, the AR0821CS is able to optimise the amount of data transmitted to provide images at a faster rate as needed by the intended application.

The AR0821CS is supported by the AP1302 co-processor and by image signal processor (ISP) and system-on-chip (SoC) devices from onsemi technology partners. Further, the DevSuite software provides an integrated platform to develop AR0821CS-based camera systems.

Within the DevSuite software, onsemi provides custom firmware to enable system developers to complete their camera designs with minimal effort and bring their products to market quickly.