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XGS 9400 and the XGS 8000 sensors

ON Semiconductor has expanded its high-performance XGS family of Global Shutter CMOS image sensors with two new models; the XGS 9400 and the XGS 8000. These devices provide resolutions of 9.4 and 8.8 Megapixels respectively in a compact package, achieving high-speed performance in a single form factor. Both models contain a rich feature set and are particularly suited for integration into 29 x 29 mm2-cameras for Machine Vision, ITS, Security, Medical and Scientific applications.

The XGS family is available with different resolutions in a single package, all image sensors are pin-compatible. The XGS 9400 is a 1/1.2"-type square format imager with a 13.9 diagonal and 3.072 x 3.072 active pixels. The XGS 8000 has an optical format of 1/1.1" and reaches 4K UHDR resolution with a 14.8 diagonal and 4.096 x 2.160 pixels. Both XGS models have a pixel size of 3.2µm and are available in monochrome and Bayer color formats from ON Semiconductor’s long-term value-added distributor FRAMOS®.

Sibel Yorulmaz-Cokugur, Sensor Expert at FRAMOS, says: "Power consumption and heat generation are important considerations for embedding vision into industrial vision systems. Both new XGS imagers only require < 1 W at full speed and full resolution. Also, they provide stable performance over wide range of operating temperatures from -40°C to +85°C, which makes them great candidates for environments exposed to weather and sunlight."

The imager’s frame rate in high-speed mode achieves a maximum of 128 frames per second (fps) at 12bits over 24 lanes in the 8MP version, and 90 fps in the 9.4MP version. The frame rates of both models can be reduced to 80 fps or 56 fps in low-speed mode by companding the bandwidth and implementing only 12 lanes version. The high speed, 12−bit output can maximally leverage interfaces like USB 3.2, Thunderbolt 2, and 10 GigE for industrial environments.

Image data is output through a column ADC architecture and is transferred over a HiSPi interface. The on−chip logic, which is programmable through the serial interface, generates internal timing for both integration and readout control. Up to 8 regions of interest (ROI) can be defined to reduce the data load and conserve lane capacity. Up to three register configurations can be programmed and sequentially enabled (frame-by-frame) with a single command over the control interface.

The industry and product experts at FRAMOS are available to support customers with the integration of these new sensors into their applications and projects. Evaluation Kits contain the sensor, a headboard, frame buffer and base board. In addition, FRAMOS provides other services like development support, customization and logistics. Currently, the sensor is in production mass release.


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