New CMOS image sensors enhance high-resolution industrial imaging

23-10-2020 | ON Semiconductor | Test & Measurement

ON Semiconductor has expanded its XGS family of image sensors with high performance, low noise products that provide 12-bit image quality at a high frame rate. The new products include the XGS 45000, the XGS 30000 and the XGS 20000, which offer detailed imaging with up to 45Mp for resolution critical applications and up to 60fps in 8K video mode. Also offered is the new XGS 5000, developed with low power performance and state-of-the-art image quality for compact 29mm x 29mm2 camera designs. Alongside the XGS 5000, 3Mp and 2Mp variants have been produced.


All of the devices feature a 3.2m pixel size enabling high resolution while the advanced pixel design provides low noise performance and image quality that is critical in challenging IoT applications such as machine vision and ITS. A global shutter guarantees that moving objects can be captured with no motion artefacts. To simplify and speed time-to-market, the devices deliver a common architecture which enables one camera design to be created easily with multiple resolutions.


Confirming the ease-of-use and image quality of the product family, several manufacturers have successfully integrated the technology into their designs.


The company provides a broad range of development tools to support the design process. A demo kit incorporates a hardware platform with DevSuite software. This enables full sensor evaluation with access to all register settings. The X-Celerator platform comprises public FPGA code and offers a direct interface to standard FPGA development environments including Xilinx and Altera. Supporting XGS devices up to 16Mp, the X-Cube platform is a full 29mm x 29mm2 reference design that provides HiSPi-to-MIPI conversion via a Lattice FPGA as well as image capture, processing and analysis using the DevSuite software.

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