MLX75411 Avocet HDR image sensor
Melexis, an automotive electronics systems manufacturer with headquarters in Belgium, has launched the MLX75411 Avocet high dynamic range image sensor. Originally designed for automotive driver assistance and night vision applications, this camera sensor chip will also be beneficial for security/surveillance cameras, fleet safety cameras, truck blind spot cameras, transportation/heavy vehicle cameras, and other outdoor and all weather cameras.
The Avocet image sensor is a wide-VGA sensor with a 1,024 x 512 pixel resolution. It features an extended high dynamic range of up to 154dB in every frame at a full frame speed of 60fps. This offers excellent picture quality benefits during day time and night time and thus enhances safety offered by driver assistance systems.
Although the Avocet image sensor was originally designed for automotive front-view applications, the current demand for higher quality rear-view and surround view systems will also benefit from this high dynamic range.
Avocet image sensors offer a high quality imager at a competitive price. The Avocet's glass-BGA package features an optical area fully shielded against contamination, moisture and potentially lowers active lens focus costs by providing very high x,y,z and rotation accuracies.