NEWSIGHT IMAGING INTRODUCES THE NSI3000EVBX, A REFERENCE DESIGN BOARD THAT DEMONSTRATES NEWSIGHT IMAGING’S eTOF™ (enhanced Time Of Flight) PATENTED TECHNOLOGY FOR ADVANCED 3D IMAGING
A full eTOF™ reference design kit is now available for select customers
Ness Ziona, Israel – January 9, 2019 – Newsight Imaging, an Israeli startup that develops CMOS Image Sensor chips for machine vision geared to the robotics, automotive, Smart City, Industry 4.0 and mobile devices markets introduces the NSI3000EVBX, a full reference design kit for advanced 3D depth imaging. The kit is designed for use with Newsight Imaging’s NSI3XXX line sensor family, which supports its patented eTOF™ technology.
The field-proven patented eTOF™ technology delivers accurate, long distance and high frame-rate acquisition of depth points, in addition to unique solutions such as reflection filtering. Unlike other technologies, calculation of each depth distance point with eTOF™ technology requires minimal clock cycles and a small number of frames; this makes it well-suited to low power consumption devices, such as mobile devices, including smartphones, while significantly reducing overall costs. According to Yole Développement, the depth sensing consumer market is expected to reach $6B in 2022, driven by Mobile phone applications.
The eTOF™ technology is based on seven U.S. patents, two already issued:
The kit includes:
- A carrying PCB with the NSI3XXX chip, an eTOF™ friendly laser driver, and a socket for a laser light source (or VCSEL)
- A Xilinx-based controller board attached to the carrying board
- A set of software drivers to operate the board
- An application running on a PC to display the depth point distance
- A full step-by-step guide for a customer prototype build.
To obtain a kit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Figure 1: Real Time lab results (no SW processing)
Figure 2: NSI3000EVBX PCB
About Newsight Imaging
Newsight Imaging Ltd. (www.nstimg.com) develops advanced CMOS image sensor chips, providing 3D solutions for high volume markets. The chip’s sensor is manufactured using CMOS technology with ultra-high sensitivity pixels, replacing more expensive CCD sensors and other camera modules in LiDAR applications for robotics, automotive (ADAS and Car safety) and drones as well as in other markets, such as mobile depth cameras, AR/VR, Industry 4.0 and barcode scanners.
Newsight’s NSI3000 family is already in the market with high-volume customers and a big pipeline of evaluations. Newsight’s patent-pending eTOF (Enhanced Time-of-Flight) Technology bridges the gap between short-distance iTOF and the long-distance requirement of the automotive industry by extending the dynamic range while retaining high accuracy.