ON Semiconductor extends IT-EMCCD image sensor portfolio
ON Semiconductor is expanding its portfolio of interline transfer electron multiplication CCD (ITEMCCD) image sensors, targeting not only lowlight industrial applications such as medical and scientific imaging, but also commercial and military applications for high-end surveillance. The new 4 megapixel KAE-04471 uses larger 7.4 micron pixels than those found in existing ITEMCCD devices, company sources claim, doubling the light gathering capability of the new device and improving image quality under light-starved conditions. And it is pin and package compatible with the existing 8 megapixel KAE-08151, allowing camera manufacturers to easily leverage existing camera designs to support the new device.
The new KAE-02152 shares the same 1080p resolution and two-third optical format as the existing KAE-02150, but incorporates an enhanced pixel design that increases sensitivity in near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths. This improvement can be critical in applications such as surveillance, microscopy and ophthalmology. The KAE-02152 is fully drop-in compatible with the existing KAE-02150, and both devices are available in packages that incorporate an integrated thermoelectric cooler, simplifying the work required by camera manufacturers to develop a cooled camera design.