- March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020 – STMicroelectronics announced image sensors that use “global shutter” – a mode for capturing distortion-free images when the scene is moving or when near-infrared illumination is needed.
The sensors are the VD55G0 with 640 x 600 pixels and the VD56G3 with 1.5 Mpixels (1124 x 1364). Measuring 2.6mm x 2.5mm and 3.6mm x 4.3mm, respectively, VD55G0 and VD56G3 are designed to be small. Low pixel-to-pixel crosstalk at all wavelengths, specifically near-infrared, ensures contrast for image clarity. Embedded optical-flow processing in the VD56G3 calculates movement vectors, without the need for host computer processing. These sensors are suited to a range of applications including Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), and 3D scanning.