CMOS image sensors offer industrial-level sensitivity

Available in a package that is 85 per cent smaller than the earlier image sensor, Python 500, from ON Semiconductor, the Python 480 image sensor shares the same pixel design and SVGA (800 x 600 pixel) resolution. According to the company, it preserves the imaging performance of the Python family, while supporting readout speeds of up to 120frame/s through either a single-lane low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) or parallel output.

Large 4.8micron global shutter pixels with two available micro lens offset options, enable high light sensitivity in 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 Python 480 is sampling now in monochrome and Bayer colour configurations in a RoHS-compliant CSP-67 package. Production is planned for Q1 2017.


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