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47MP image sensor ups efficiency in industrial mapping apps

Posted: 14 Jan 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ON Semiconductor? image sensor? aerial mapping? smartphone? tablet?

New 47 megapixel device targets applications such as industrial inspection and aerial surveillance

ON Semiconductor has introduced the 47MP KAI-47051 image sensor to boost the performance and efficiency in critical industrial inspection and mapping applications. Touted by the company as the world's first highest resolution Interline Transfer CCD device, the image sensor increases the resolution available for applications such as end-of-line flat panel inspection and aerial mapping by more than 50 per cent compared to the KAI-29050 image sensor that is presently widely used in these applications.

This is achieved while retaining the CCD-level image uniformity and global shutter architecture those applications require. The device was designed specifically to align with the growing inspection demand for higher resolution smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and TVs; and to improve image quality and overall efficiency in surveillance applications such as aerial mapping.


The KAI-47051 builds on the success of the existing 29MP KAI-29050 image sensor. In addition to providing higher resolution through a larger optical format, the KAI-47051 incorporates a reduced-noise amplifier that lowers read noise by 15 per cent compared to the existing device, increasing dynamic range to 66dB. A 16-output architecture enables a maximum frame rate of 7fps; almost double that of the existing, lower resolution device. Customers moving to the KAI-47051 can enjoy these performance improvements without sacrificing the image quality or electronic shutter performance inherent in the CCD design, stated ON Semi.

The KAI-47051 is available in a RoHS-compliant PGA-201 package in Monochrome, Bayer Colour and Sparse Colour configurations.

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