OmniVision Technologies have expanded their Nyxel NIR technology into the automotive market with their new 2.5 megapixel OX03A2S image sensor designed for exterior imaging applications that operate in low- to no-ambient-light conditions within 2 metres of the vehicle.
Automotive cameras using the OX03A2S will require less illumination, thus reducing materials cost and overall power consumption. Additionally, this sensor has a 1/2.44″ optical format and comes in an unusually small a-CSP package to keep cameras out of sight and improve styling.
While this RGB-IR sensor is primarily intended for day and night machine vision applications, it can also provide viewable IR-enhanced RGB images during daytime conditions. Nyxel technology also enhances RGB image captures in bright conditions by improving sensitivity. This provides automotive designers with the flexibility to display a high quality, NIR-enhanced, viewable RGB image during the day, and a high quality machine-vision image in both day and night environments. This new OX03A2S image sensor is available now, and is AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certified.