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Micron introduces automotive image sensor

Micron Technology Inc. has introduced the MT9V125, an AEC Q100-qualified CMOS image sensor for rear vision assist cameras and emerging applications such as accident avoidance, airbag passenger occupancy detection, lane departure warnings, and adaptive cruise control. The part is scheduled for volume production in the first quarter of 2006.

Designed to fit a one-quarter-inch lens aperture, the MT9V125 incorporates proprietary low-noise, high-sensitivity DigitalClarity technology. Dual electronic rolling shutters capture 30 frames/ second at 27 MHz, 60 Hz field rate for NTSC video systems, or 25 frame/second at 27 MHz, 50 Hz field rate for PAL. Maximum integration times are 33 milliseconds for NTSC and 40 milliseconds for PAL. Its operating temperature range is –40 °C to +105 °C.

Bob Gove, vice president of Micron’s imaging group, said the image sensor can work across a range of vehicle models, in a basic reversing camera for a low-end model, or in a high-end system where content is statically or dynamically overlaid onto a car’s video signal display.

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