Formerly known by its CCDs, Truesense Imaging re-enters CMOS image sensor market with the new 12MP 4/3-inch KAC-12040 based on 4.7um 5T global shutter pixel. The new sensor is delivers 60fps at full resolution of 100fps in 4K 8.3MP 16:9 mode. The fast output is delivered through 64 LVDS lanes in 260MHz DDR manner. The ADC resolution can be selected in 10b to 14b range. The power consumption is 2W in 12MP/60fps mode.
The pixel full well is 13Ke-. The read noise is 10e in rolling shutter mode and 30e with global shutter, meaning DR of 62dB with rolling shutter or 52dB with the global one. The reported QE for Bayer color version is 40%, 45%, 43% at 470, 540, 620 nm respectively. The monochrome version's QE is 50%, 18%, 11% at 500, 850, 900 nm respectively.
The KAC-12040 Image Sensor is available in monochrome and Bayer color configurations, and is sampling now with production planned for Q2, 2013. An evaluation system that allows detailed analysis of the sensor’s performance is expected to be available in Q4, 2012.
The KAC-12040 CMOS sensor is said to be the first in a planned family of CMOS devices that complement Truesense Imaging’s CCD portfolio by providing the functionality and flexibility available uniquely from CMOS technology.