Expanded imaging options for extreme low-light imaging

05-04-2018 | ON Semiconductor | Test & Measurement

ON Semiconductor offers the latest additions to its portfolio of Interline Transfer Electron Multiplying CCD (IT-EMCCD) image sensors that target extreme low-light applications such as medical and scientific imaging, as well as commercial and military applications for high-end surveillance. The new KAE-08152 shares the same 8.8-megapixel resolution and 4/3 optical format as the existing KAE-08151 but incorporates an enhanced pixel design that doubles Quantum Efficiency for NIR wavelengths such as 850nm – an improvement which can be critical in applications such as surveillance, microscopy, and ophthalmology. The device is fully drop-in compatible with the existing device, simplifying adoption for camera manufacturers. “Interline Transfer EMCCD technology enables image capture with video frame rates even under extreme low-light conditions – down to moonless starlight,” said Herb Erhardt, vice president and general manager, Industrial Solutions Division, Image Sensor Group at ON Semiconductor. “With new options that provide enhanced NIR sensitivity and integrated cooling, this expanded portfolio allows customers to identify the best low-light imaging solution for their application.”

By Craig Dyball