ON Semiconductor has won the Innovative Product of the Year award in the sensor category of the prestigious World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA) 2019 for its ARX3A0 CMOS image sensor.
The ARX3A0 is a breakthrough CMOS image sensor that provides a cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. The miniature (1/10th inch optical format), ultra-low power device brings new design and performance opportunities for engineers developing, amongst other things, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, drones and robotics.
The product has an innovative ‘super low power’ mode where just the sensor is active and the device draws less than 2.5 milliwatts (mW). This helps increase duty cycles while active, and allows the monitoring and detection of motion or a change in lighting conditions that then prompts the rest of the system to wakeup via a ‘Smart Wake’ function.
Being capable of capturing 360 frames per second (fps) means that, in many use cases, the ARX3A0 can behave like a global shutter sensor while still offering the same power, size, and performance benefits of a 2.2 µm rolling shutter pixel format. The sensor also includes a MIPI interface as standard.