NSI1000 – 1K CMOS Image Sensor Chip - Alrad
NSI1000 – 1K CMOS Image Sensor Chip - Alrad

NSI1000 – 1K CMOS Image Sensor Chip

NSI1000 – 1K CMOS Image Sensor Chip

The NSI1000 imager is the low-cost solution of Newsight Imaging family of machine vision sensors. Based on the NSI3100, it was designed for applications such as Robotics LiDAR and AR/VR, which do not require the full resolution of the NSI31000. The sensor is composed of 32 rows x 1024 pixels, and another 4 rows x 1024 pixels which are analog binned to form an ultra-high sensitive matrix. The NSI1000 supports programmable frame rates; Multiline Triangulation; Automatic exposure control to avoid saturation from close objects and enhance sensitivity to distant objects; Automatic peak detection for Triangulation and per-frame configuration to allow on-the-fly reactions to events.

The sensor is manufactured in CMOS technology, with extremely high sensitivity pixels. The high sensitivity allows the sensor to replace more expensive CCD sensors in many applications.

Parallel, configurable, synchronous output;
Serial, synchronous, peak value and index.
I²C and Proprietary I/F.

Data Sheet

  • Matrix of 32 x 1024 tall pixels (4μm x 8μm)
  • Matrix of 4 x 1024 with an effective resolution of 1 line x 2048 ultra-high sensitive pixel array (by analog binning)
  • Integrated configurable direct A/D converter with parallel 10 bits of digital output
  • Per-frame configuration and scenario scheduler
  • Optional automatic exposure control
  • Optional automatic Triangulation peak detection per each line
  • Solid state eTOF support (Enhanced Time of Flight)
  • Multiline Triangulation support, up to 32 concurrent vertical points (using a line laser)
  • Integrated Bandgap reference
  • Integrated CDS for fixed-pattern noise reduction
  • Output speed/ internal processing at up to 100 MHz
  • Programmable frame rate up to 50,000 fps (line) and 3,000 fps (array)
  • Optional shut down of frame clock (between frames) for less power consumption
  • Optional frame data out inversion
  • Double buffer mode for high frame rate
  • Ambient light subtraction support
  • Continuous or single frame capture modes
  • Tristate on data out pins for multiple parallel sensor connections
  • Dual Power Supply: 3.3v (analog) and 1.8v (digital)
  • Sensitivity: 60V/lux-sec
  • Power consumption: 58mW