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Python CMOS image sensors

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On Semiconductor has added four new high resolution devices to its Python family of CMOS image sensors. Now totalling nine separate devices that provide resolutions ranging from VGA to more than 25 megapixels, this high performance line addresses the needs of general purpose industrial imaging applications such as machine vision, inspection and motion monitoring, security, surveillance, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).

The new Python 10K,  Python 12K,  Python 16K, and  Python 25K image sensors combine imaging performance with high-speed output architectures that meet and exceed the bandwidths available from popular industry computer interfaces such as USB 3.1, Camera Link, CoaXPress, and 10GigE. The new devices share a common high-performance 4.5µm pixel that uses On Semiconductor’s in-pixel CDS (ipCDS) technology to enable global shutter imaging with correlated double sampling (CDS) in a compact pixel size.

Image data is accessed through 32, 16, 8, or 4 LVDS channels, each running at 720MHz, to enable readout speeds of up to 80fps for the 25K device. The devices are packaged in a µPGA-355 package and are available in monochrome, Bayer colour, and extended near-infrared (NIR) configurations.

They join the previously released Python 300, Python 500, Python 1300, Python 2000, and Python 5000 devices to form an integrated family that allows camera manufacturers to rapidly roll out products with multiple resolutions.

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