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KAC-12040 image sensor

Truesense Imaging, a leading provider of high-performance CCD image sensors, has released its first CMOS image sensor specifically targeting applied imaging markets such as machine vision, intelligent transportation systems, and surveillance.

The 12 million pixel KAC-12040 image sensor combines high resolution with very high frame rate, flexible readout, and excellent near-IR sensitivity, features that address the critical requirements of many current and emerging imaging applications.

The sensor is the first in a planned family of CMOS devices that complement Truesense Imaging’s CCD portfolio by providing the functionality and flexibility available from CMOS technology. Based on an advanced 4.7µm pixel, the new CMOS platform provides both global and rolling shutter for versatile image capture. The platform also includes a flexible read-out architecture that supports programmable, multiple regions of interest, enabling full speed, interspersed video streams for simultaneous monitoring of both full field of view and multiple localised zones.

With 12 million pixels (4,000 x 3,000) in a 4/3 optical format, the KAC-12040 supports 8, 10, 12, and14-bit output, providing 10-bit full resolution readout at up to 60fps. Higher frame rates are possible through image cropping, including a pre-programmed Quad Full HD (3,840 x 2,160, 8.3 Megapixel) mode that supports 10-bit readout at 100fps. The architecture of the device enables two, four, or the full set of eight output banks to be selected during readout, allowing power to be conserved when very fast throughput is not required.

The KAC-12040 image sensor is available in monochrome and Bayer colour configurations, and is sampling today with production planned for Q2, 2013. An evaluation system that allows detailed analysis of the sensor’s performance is also available for purchase, with availability expected in Q4, 2012.


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