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Image sensor combines ultra-low light, near-infrared technologies

Stephen Law   

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OMNIVISION OS02C10 2.9-micron, 2-megapixel image sensor with ultra-low-light (ULL) technology combines with firm’s Nyxel near-infrared (NIR) technology. Device works equally well in all lighting conditions, as it can detect incident light in both visible and NIR wavelengths and produce precise color and monochrome images for security applications. Nxyel NIR technology infuses device with improved quantum efficiency (QE) of 60% at 850nm and 40% at 940nm, which is 2x to 4x better than competing devices. This enables the use of lower-power IR illumination in total darkness, resulting in an estimated 3x reduction in system-level power consumption.

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