TowerJazz and Newsight Imaging announce chips for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
TowerJazz and Newsight Imaging announced production of Newsight’s CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips and camera modules, customized for high-volume LiDAR and machine vision markets, combining sensors, digital algorithms, and pixel array on the same chip.
Newsight says its image sensor chips are ideal for high-volume competitive applications requiring cost effectiveness, low power consumption, high performance, and analog and digital integration. The NSI3000 sensor family, currently in mass production at TowerJazz’s Migdal Haemek, Israel facility, offers high sensitivity pixels, enabling the replacement of expensive charge-coupled device (CCD) sensors in many applications and is designed for programmable high frame rate speeds, allowing better analysis and reaction to events.
In addition, Newsight’s NSI5000 is an integrated LiDAR solution for long-range applications and includes a digital signal processor (DSP) controller that enables complex calculations for depth and machine vision.
NSI5000 is used in 3D pulsed LiDARs for automotive applications and is based on Newsight’s enhanced time-of-flight (eTOF), which bridges the gap between short-distance indirect time-of-flight (iTOF) and the long distance automotive requirement by extending the dynamic range while retaining high accuracy.