Boise, Idaho Micron Technology, Inc. has introduced a new automotive image sensor that the company said enables a more perceptive driving experience by providing an intuitive look at the drive ahead or the view behind. The MT9V023 sensor is a 1/3-inch, wide-VGA (752 x 480 pixels) CMOS image sensor.
As with Micron's other scene understanding class of products, the MT9V023 also features enhanced near-infrared (NIR) capability and a TrueSNAP global shutter. It captures 60 frames per second at full resolution, and is housed in one of the industry's smallest ball grid array (BGA) automotive-grade packages, measuring 9 x 9 mm.
The MT9V023 operates over the extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C to meet AEC-Q100 specifications. The image sensor adds a second register bank, which enables two applications with separate imaging needs such as intelligent headlamps and lane departure warning to operate from a single sensor on alternating frames.
The sensor also offers improved high dynamic range control and finer shutter control via sub-row integration. The improved shutter control feature provides greater exposure control across all conditions, which allows for very fast integration under bright conditions, necessary for edge detection in traffic sign recognition applications, said Micron. In traffic sign recognition, the sensor captures traffic speed limit numbers on a sign to keep drivers informed of the current speed limit and whether they are exceeding the limit.
Availability: Sampling now with mass production expected in first quarter 2008.
Product information: automotive imaging products and automotive solutions guide (includes MT9V023)
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