Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed three new image sensors
that feature a high-speed charge transfer structure in each pixel to
enable high-precision TOF (time-of-flight) distance measurements.
The S11961-01CR is believed to be the industry's first linear image
sensor for TOF distance measurement, and the S11962-01CR and S11963-01CR
are area image sensors for 3D distance-measuring cameras. In addition
to conventional detection tasks such as detecting the presence of people
or obstacles, the new image sensors provide various types of added
functionality including distance measurement and shape detection. They
have been designed for use in a wide variety of applications, such as
automotive systems for detecting people or obstacles, object detection
in semiconductor wafer transfer systems, shape detection by industrial
robots, and intruder detection by security systems.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.