Rochester, N.Y. The automotive-grade Kodak KAC-00400 1/3-inch optical format CMOS image sensor touts a wide-VGA format (768 x 488 pixels) that offers 20 percent more pixels than a standard VGA sensor and more than double the frame rate from 30 to 60 frames per second (fps).
Aimed at intelligent traffic systems, security and surveillance, and automotive imaging systems, the KAC-00400 image sensor is capable of capturing still and motion images. The expanded field of view of the KAC-00400 is said to provide additional data for pattern recognition and object detection algorithms, and the combination of a more light sensitive pixel and lower noise improves performance under low-light conditions.
The KAC-00400 sensor features an on-chip 12-bit A/D converter, fixed pattern noise elimination circuits and a video gain amplifier. It also includes integrated programmable smart timing and control circuits for adjusting integration time, active window size, gain and frame rate. Dark current is rated at 0.9 nA/cm2. Power dissipation is 180 mW. The operating temperature range is -40°C to 85deg;C.
Other key features include partial line integration for enhanced exposure control under bright light conditions, and on-board bad-pixel correction for enhanced operation at high temperatures. Dynamic range of the sensor is 60 dB, however, it can be extended above 100 dB through a high dynamic range response curve that matches the characteristics of the human eye, said the company.
The KAC-00400 packaged device is priced around $15 in quantities of 10,000. Pricing is also dependant on quantity and specific product configurations.
Eastman Kodak Company, 1-585-477-1470, www.kodak.com/go/imagers