This 1/3-inch format, 1.2-MP imaging device has been designed to address the challenging requirements of automotive in-cabin cameras. Distributed from global imaging expert FRAMOS, the new global shutter sensor allows the camera to ‘freeze’ fast moving scene data, and ensures effective synchronisation with pulsed light sources. The AR0135 sensor incorporates a new innovative global shutter pixel design, with 10X lower dark current and 4X higher global shutter efficiency vs. previous-generation products. These improvements allow the sensor to produce clear, low-noise images, in both low-light and bright scenes, and in high-temperature environments. This performance enables the required eye tracking and gesture detection functionality in next-generation automotive in-cabin systems.*1
The improved GSE reflects itself in the image quality at low exposure times and high illumination levels. In the table below the AR0134 and AR0135 are compared under the same operation situation. It can be easily seen that the AR0135 image does not suffer from the ghosting artefacts that prevented the AR0134 being used in applications with undefined illumination conditions.
At the same time the sensor maintains the full register, package and pinout compatibility with its predecessor. The sensor is now available as a monochrome engineering sample and will go into mass production at the beginning of Q4 2016.
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