Digital image sensor captures sharp images with low light sensitivity

Believed to be the industry’s first 1/1.7-inch 2.1Mpixel CMOS image sensor featuring ON Semiconductor’s 4.2-micron Back Side Illuminated (BSI) pixels, the AR0221 has low light sensitivity for industrial applications.

The AR0221 offers three-exposure line-interleaved high dynamic range (HDR) with a sensor resolution of 1936H x 1096V, supporting frame rates of 1080p at 30 frames per second and a signal to noise (SNR) ratio across visible and near-infra red wavelengths, says ON Semiconductor. The company adds that the 16:9 ratio with vivid colours and high contrast make it ideal for demanding industrial applications.

It includes features such as windowing, auto black level correction and an on-board temperature sensor, making the image sensor suitable for use in a new generation of security and surveillance cameras.

The sensor offers dual data interfaces in the form of four-lane MIPI CSI-2 and HiSPi SLVS. Designed to meet industrial-grade specifications, the AR0221 can operate in harsh outdoor environments where operating temperatures can range between -30 and +85 degree C.

Packaged in a durable, reliable and robust iBGA package with anti-reflection coating on its cover glass, the AR0221 is programmable through a simple two-wire serial interface.

The AR0221 is in production and available now from ON Semiconductor in 12 x 9mm iBGA package in RGB Bayer colour.

ON Semiconductor supplies semiconductor-based solutions, offering a portfolio of energy efficient, power management, analogue, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products are used by engineers in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defence applications.

ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centres in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.

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