Automotive-grade image sensor increases road safety and empowers the future of full vehicle autonomy
PHOENIX – Nov. 11, 2021 – onsemi (Nasdaq: ON), a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for its AR0820AT 8.3 megapixel (MP) CMOS digital image sensor. The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. The onsemi digital image sensor developed for automotive applications was honored in the vehicle intelligence and transportation category.
Specifically designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the AR0820AT forms a fundamental part of the vision system that will detect objects in the vehicle’s path, including pedestrians and other vehicles, increasing road safety. With features such as higher dynamic range, enhanced low light performance, real-time functional safety mechanisms and fault detection, this sensor is aimed at assisting drivers and ultimately enables a new generation of fully autonomous vehicles with essential 360-degree vision.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by the CTA and our customers for driving valuable innovations in intelligent sensing technologies,” said Ross Jatou, senior vice president, Intelligent Sensing Group at onsemi. “Our ongoing mission is to enhance the automotive mobility experience and advance active safety to enable fully autonomous driving.”
The AR0820AT image sensor is optimized for both low light and challenging high dynamic range (HDR) scenes, with a 2.1 μm DR-Pix BSI pixel and on-chip 140 dB HDR capture capability. The sensor includes advanced functions such as in-pixel binning, windowing, and both video and single frame modes to provide flexible Region of Interest (ROI). The high resolution of this sensor, coupled with the ability to operate effectively in poor lighting conditions, enhances the capabilities of ADAS systems. Higher resolution allows smaller objects and other hazards to be detected and identified by the system at a greater distance, allowing the vehicle to alert the driver or take avoiding action earlier, thereby enhancing road safety. The advanced fault detection features and embedded data on the AR0820AT are key to enable ASIL B compliant cameras that are critical for higher levels of autonomy.
This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of more than 1800 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of CES 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, happening digitally and in-person in Las Vegas, NV January 5-8, giving global audiences access to major brands and startups, as well as the world’s most-influential leaders and industry advocates.