- November 07, 2018
November 7, 2018 – ams, a supplier of sensor solutions, announced the pre-release of the NanEyeM, a miniature integrated Micro Camera Module (MCM) assembly with a footprint at the image sensor end of 1mm2. With its design and interface, the NanEyeM can integrate into space-constrained industrial and consumer designs, providing embedded vision capabilities in products such as smart toys and home appliances.
The NanEyeM offers a 100kpixel, 10-bit digital readout, and features a Single-Ended Interface Mode (SEIM). Like a standard Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), the SEIM channel can implement in any host processor and provides a solution without the need for LVDS deserialization. The maximum frame rate over the SEIM interface is 58 frames/s at a clock rate of 75MHz.
The NanEyeM features a custom multi-element lens which improves the effective resolution of the sensor. The MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) is >50% in the corners, distortion is <15% and color aberration is <1Px.
The slave configuration in SEIM enables control of the frame rate via the host application processor, down to rates of a single frame per second or even slower. Synchronization of two or more cameras can be performed by providing a centralized clock from the application processor.
The NanEyeM also offers an Idle mode which reduces power consumption in applications, such as presence detection, that require only a small number of frames per minute.
ams will offer a reference implementation of image acquisition and processing functions on a standard Arm core-based processor.
The NanEyeM image sensor will be available for sampling in Q2 2019.