ON Semiconductor, a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, is aiming to enhance patient safety in digital radiography by releasing a new CCD (Charge-Couple Device) Sensor. The new high sensitivity device offers video imaging under reduced x-ray dosage conditions. The critical image performance of the new KAF-09001 is similar to that of the existing KAF-09000, which is currently used for digital radiography image capture. However, the former features an improved output architecture that supports a high sensitivity video mode, thereby facilitating patient positioning while minimizing overall x-ray exposure.
Discussing the specifications of the new device, it carries a resolution of 9 megapixels and shares the same high sensitivity, low-noise 12 micron (µm) pixels with its predecessor. Moving on, its quad-output design supports readout speeds up to 20 MHz, offering a 10x increase in full resolution frame rate and up to 10 frames per second (fps) video preview while the device is being operated with 3×3 binning.
New CCD image sensor KAF-09001 offers video preview with low-dosage imaging
“The KAF-09001 allows digital radiography systems to provide increased functionality without sacrificing sensitivity or cost,” said Herb Erhardt, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Solutions Division, Image Sensor Group at ON Semiconductor. “The improvements available in this new device demonstrate our capabilities and commitment to developing and supplying the most advanced image sensors for industrial markets, including specialized applications such as medical.”
The new KAF-09001 can be availed in both standard and engineering grades in a RoHS-compliant CERDIP-60 package with an integrated CuW cooling plate. It’s also available with monochrome spectral sensitivity in both sealed and taped glass configurations.
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