Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ON Semi Announces 8.6MP APS-H CCD

Business Wire: ON Semiconductor announces 8.6MP APS-H format CCD aimed to industrial imaging applications. The KAI-08670 TRUESENSE CCD has 7.4um pixel size and is available in monochrome, Bayer Color and TRUESENSE Sparse Color Filter Pattern configurations.

"Many applications, such as those found in industrial inspection, intelligent traffic and surveillance markets, can’t compromise on imaging quality," said Chris McNiffe, VP, Image Sensor Business unit at ON Semiconductor. "The KAI-08670 Image Sensor extends the superior performance of our 7.4 micron CCD family to a new resolution node, expanding options for customers who require this advanced level of imaging performance."

As always, Truesense releases all significant performance parameters with no NDAs:

Engineering Grade devices are available today, with full production planned by the end of the year.


  1. Hi, can anybody please explain me what is the advantage of using ccd over a cmos sensor in the applications reported in the flyer? Thanks

  2. CCD is usually better than CMOS for high speed global shutter applications. While CMOS offers the advantage of consume only a fraction than CCD and this allows also to work at higher speed.
    In addition CMOS sensors have the potential of integrate in the same chip the sensor and the readout circuitry. Even a complete camera with high level processing and control can be integrated in CMOS while this isn't possible with CCD.
    This normally reduce the cost of the final system and allows to work in devices powered by batteries.
    In addition, the most modern CMOS sensors obtain optical performances even better that CCD. This is the reason because the CCD sensor increases more and more compared to CCD.
    Only in some very special cases CCD may offer better performances that the last cmos generations.


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