First publishedin ITS International
On Semiconductor has released a new 1/3.2-inch backside illuminated (BSI) 4 megapixel (MP) CMOS digital image sensor which integrates delivery of image capture and depth mapping from a single sensor solution. Called AR0430, it is said to deliver 120 frames per second (fps) performance supporting slow-motion video in 4 MP mode. The sensor can be used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications including wearable devices, AR/VR products and security cameras.
The sensor’s techniques, Colour Filter Array (CFA) and the micro-lens, create a data stream containing both image and depth data. It is then combined via an algorithm to deliver a 30fps video stream and depth map of anything within one metre, enabling capabilities such as interpretation of hand gestures to control smart IoT devices plus the creation of 3D models for AR/VR use.