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1/3in image sensor solution provides night vision capability

16 Apr 2012

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Aptina has launched the AR0130CS image sensor. The 1/3in optical format HD (720p/60fps) sensor provides mainstream surveillance cameras excellent low light (0lux) performance with its 3.75-micron near infrared (NIR) detecting pixel. For day/night NIR applications, the sensors' increased sensitivity reduces LED illumination requirements.

"The AR0130CS provides the surveillance market with a path to upgrade legacy CCTV cameras to high resolution 600TVL to 1,000TVL CCTV or move directly to an HD IP camera solution," says David Zimpfer, general manager of Automotive Industrial Business Unit at Aptina.

The AR0130CS image sensor's low-light performance provides video centric applications with exemplary image capture using Aptina DR-Pix technology. The sensor includes sophisticated camera functions such as auto exposure control, windowing, and both video and single frame capture. Additionally, the sensor is programmable via serial interface and offers a parallel interface for compatibility with a variety of image processors.

Applications requiring day/night image capture will benefit from the AR0130CS's near infrared performance which is enhanced in the 850nm to 900nm wavelength range. The sensor's 1/3-inch optical format is an industry standard, making it easier to pair with cost-effective megapixel lenses.

Aptina's AR0130CS is in mass production now, and is available in a 10x10mm, 48-pin, iLCC package.

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