San Jose, Calif. Aptina Imaging, a division of Micron Technology, Inc. has introduced its latest high-performance wide-VGA image sensor for surveillance camera applications. The MT9V033 sensor, available in color and monochrome versions, is said to deliver extremely high dynamic range (HDR), which is important for capturing clear images and video in high-contrast lighting conditions.
The MT9V033 sensor allows a camera to capture crisp images and video by separating the bright background from the darker foreground through a controlled exposure method, Aptina said. Because the sensor is a wide-VGA (720 by 480 pixels), it allows more details of a scene to be monitored and with its high-speed capabilities up to 60 frames per second at full resolution the video delivers crisp details. In addition, the sensor's state-of-the-art shutter control, leveraging Aptina's proprietary TrueSNAP (Shutter Node Active Pixel) technology, reduces image smearing or tearing when capturing fast-moving objects.
The sensor has a 1/3-inch form factor that easily fits into the popular optical format for video surveillance applications. The sensor also incorporates a context switching feature, allowing two applications with separate imaging needs to run from a single source, and an enhanced near-infra-red (NIR) capability, especially important when there is insufficient light to see.
Pricing: Less than $10 per piece in volume.
Product information: image sensors
Aptina Imaging, www.aptina.com