ON semiconductors recently announced a new range of scalable CMOS image sensors that can address a wide spectrum of applications for autonomous driving and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). This new family of sensors would allow one tier suppliers and car makers to avail a unique option for strong imaging devices on the basis of a feature set and a common platform. All of these sensors comes with a resolution scaling along a range of 8.3 MP upto a decrement of 1.2 MP and up to the lowest light performance from 4.2 µm pixels. Other additional features in this set include functional safety up to ASIL-C, one of the industry’s first cybersecurity option, HDR (High Dynamic Range), as well as second-generation wafer stacking technology that brings down the packet size to quite an extent. Specifically individual entities over this platform are being evaluated by numerous technology partners for now.
This new family of sensors would play a vital role in modifying Level 2 systems that industry is preparing for. The applications would inclde lane change assistance, adaptive cruise control, as well as emergency autonomous braking systems. ON Semiconductor showcased this new family alongside a large selection of advanced semiconductor-based solutions for several sectors at the Sands Convention Center/Venetian at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
As the vice president and general manager of ON Semiconductors, Automotive Solution Division, Ross Jatou pus it, “As the number of image sensors on a vehicle increases, having a scalable platform with common core features and pixel architecture becomes even more important for automakers to deliver new safety and self-driving features to market quickly and efficiently. Our deep engagement with customers and the advanced features of our new image sensor family enable them to bridge development efforts across ADAS and autonomous driving programs.”
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