Introduction

CMOS sensors have been available for many years and have proven their effectiveness in many applications. The latest CMOS sensor developments have considerably improved the image quality, resolution, and performance and thus also allow them to be used in applications in which CCD sensors were previously been used. Typical advantages of CMOS sensors include high frame rates, the flexible reading out of the sensor (ROI – region of interest), and low power consumption. In addition, they feature exceptionally limited noise, excellent homogeneity, and a high dynamic range and SNR (signal-noise ratio). In addition, the sensitivity has been improved, allowing very short or longer shutter speeds. Compared to CCD sensors, CMOS sensors therefore provide a significantly better price-performance ratio and allow a wide range of applications.

With the announcement of ON Semiconductor (formerly TrueSense/Kodak) in October 2019 that they plan to discontinue their CCD sensors as of 2020, users are now faced with switching to alternative CMOS cameras. This offers them the opportunity of utilizing the many advantages of CMOS sensors in applications.

For more than 20 years we have been offering our customers around the world high-performance digital cameras. With our extensive portfolio and expertise in CMOS and CCD sensor technology, we understand your requirements and are glad to advise you in finding the optimal solution for your application.

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Overview of ON Semiconductor CCD sensors and CMOS alternatives

There will not always be an exact 1:1 alternative CMOS camera replacement for every CCD camera. In addition to the sensor characteristics, the camera characteristics and camera functions must also be considered.

The following overview provides you with possible alternative CMOS cameras.

Resolution

ON Semiconductor CCD-sensor

Characteristics

Alternative-CMOS cameras

1 MP

KAI-01050

1024 × 1024, 5.5 µm, 1/2", 120 fps

LX cameras with ams CMV2000

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX252

1.9 MP

KAI-02050

1600 × 1200, 5.5 µm, 2/3", 68 fps

                                   

LX cameras with ams CMV2000

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX252

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX250

2 MP

KAI-02150

1920 × 1080, 5.5 µm, 2/3", 64 fps

LX cameras with ams CMV2000

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX252

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX250

4 MP

KAI-04050

2336 × 1752, 5.5 µm, 1", 32 fps

                                   

LX cameras with ams CMV8000

LX and CX cameras with Sony IMX250

8.1 MP

KAI-08050

3296 × 2472, 5.5 µm, 4/3", 16 fps

LX cameras with ams CMV8000

16 MP

KAI-16050

4896 × 3264, 5.5 µm, 32 mm, 8 fps                           

LX cameras with ON Semiconductor PYTHON 25K

LX cameras with ams CMV20000

16 MP

KAI-16070

4864 × 3232, 7.4 µm, 43 mm, 8 fps   

LX cameras with ams CMV20000

LX cameras with ams CMV50000

29 MP

KAI-29050

6576 × 4384, 5.5 µm, 43 mm, 4 fps

LX cameras with ams CMV50000

47 MP

KAI-47051

8040 × 5360, 5.5 µm, 57 mm, 7 fps

LX cameras with ams CMV50000

48 MP

KAI-43140

7920 × 6004, 4.5 µm, 46 mm, 5 fps

                                   

LX cameras with ams CMV50000

50 MP

KAI-50140

10440 × 4800, 4.5 µm, 52 mm, 4 fps

                                   

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