New image sensor gives fast, easy, scalable upgrade path from existing devices

09-03-2018 | ON Semiconductor | Test & Measurement

ON Semiconductor is extending capabilities for critical high-resolution industrial imaging with the introduction of a new 43MP resolution, CCD image sensor in the convenient 35mm optical format. The KAI-43140 is perfect for use in applications where both very high-resolution image capture and great image uniformity is required, such as end of line inspection of HD and UHD flat panel displays and aerial photography. The sensor uses a new 4.5µm ITCCD pixel that increases resolution by 50% compared to the previous 5.5µm design while maintaining critical imaging performance. Featuring a true electric “global” shutter, the device maintains full resolution frame rates up to 4fps through the use of flexible one, two, or four output readout architecture. The device shares the same package and pin definitions as the 29 MP KAI-29050 and KAI-29052 image sensors, enabling it to be included into existing camera designs with only small electrical changes. “Many industrial imaging applications demand the image uniformity currently only available from CCD technology while needing the resolution increases that require continued pixel development,” said Herb Erhardt, vice president and general manager, Industrial Solutions Division, Image Sensor Group at ON Semiconductor. “With the KAI-43140, camera manufacturers and end customers can continue to push the boundaries of high-resolution image capture without sacrificing the image quality their applications require.”

By Craig Dyball