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Smart, Capable Sensor

Those suppliers who are working on lane-departure warning systems, lane-keeping assistance systems, adaptive cruise control, forward crash mitigation, and/or adaptive headlights (and nowadays, it is difficult to find a systems supplier that isn’t involved in at least one of these) should take note of a CMOS image sensor from Micron Technology (www.micron.com). Designated the MT9V023, it is a 1/3-in, wide VGA (i.e., 752 x 480 pixels) sensor.

Those suppliers who are working on lane-departure warning systems, lane-keeping assistance systems, adaptive cruise control, forward crash mitigation, and/or adaptive headlights (and nowadays, it is difficult to find a systems supplier that isn’t involved in at least one of these) should take note of a CMOS image sensor from Micron Technology (www.micron.com). Designated the MT9V023, it is a 1/3-in, wide VGA (i.e., 752 x 480 pixels) sensor. It offers an operating range from –40° to +105° C; context switching (e.g., it can enable two applications with two separate imaging needs, as is lane departure warning and intelligent headlamps, thanks to the use of a second register bank), and other functionality. It features enhanced near-infra-red (NIR) capability, 60 frames per second at full resolution, TrueSNAP global shutter, and a 9 x 9-mm ball grid array.