Thursday, October 08, 2020

ON Semi Unveils 2.3MP GS Sensor

BusinessWire: ON Semiconductor introduced the AR0234CS 2.3MP CMOS sensor with global shutter. The new sensor is designed for a variety of applications including machine vision cameras, AR/VR/MR headsets, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and barcode readers.

The AR0234CS captures 1080p video and single frames operating up to 120fps with industry-leading shutter efficiency.

The need for quality image sensing is increasing, as more manufacturers are automating with vision-based expert systems,” said Gianluca Colli, VP and GM, Industrial and Consumer Sensor Division (ICSD) Group at ON Semiconductor. “That demand requires optimizing size, performance and power of the image sensor. ON Semiconductor is one of the first manufacturers to recognize and respond to this need with the AR0234CS.

Other advanced features of the AR0234CS include: programmable regions of interest with on-chip histogram, auto exposure control and 5 x 5 statistics engine, fully integrated strobe illumination control, a flexible row and column skip mode, along with horizontal and vertical mirroring, windowing and pixel binning.


  1. Does this use the same pixel as AR0233?

  2. The AR0233AT has a rolling shutter pixel, no storage node in each pixel. The AR0234CS is a global shutter sensor. So, an additional transistor and a capacitor may added into the 3┬Ám pixel design. You can expect slightly different behavior. Like angle response, QExFF, FW, DR, DSNU and PRNU.
    BTW, interesting arrangement of the ADC and ISP blocks.


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