The NSI3000 is specifically designed for Lidar applications, using 8 rows of 2048 pixels made of 4 rows of 4µm x 8µm pixels and 4 rows of 4µm x 4µm pixels. Binning of the large pixels provides high sensitivity while the small pixels can provide a fine signal with effective resolution of 8192 with low power dissipation and compact size.
The NSI3000 is designed for programmable high frame rate speeds, allowing better analysis and reaction 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.

  • Pixel output interface
    Parallel Synchronous output, configurable. ­­­­

  • serial interface
    I2c + proprietary

  • Operating modes
    Normal CDS mode
    Ambient light subtraction
    Pixel column compatibility
    Power Down, Sleep and Test modes

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  • Eight Rows: 4 rows of tall pixels (4×8 micron) and 4 rows of square pixels (4×4 micron)

  • Virtual 1×8192 resolution, high sensitivity (effective 16×8 size pixels by analog binning)

  • Integrated configurable 8-12 bit direct A/D with parallel 10-12 bit digital output

  • Integrated Bandgap Reference

  • Output speeds to 80 MHz

  • Integrated CDS for fixed pattern noise reduction

  • Ambient Light Subtraction

  • Multiple Readout modes

  • Independent row readout

  • Binning of different rows

  • Double buffer mode for high frame rate

  • Programmable frame rate up to 40,000 fps

  • Onboard Test Mode capabilities, including External Input to A/D

  • Single Power Supply 3.3 Volts

  • Sensitivity: 75V/lux-sec

  • Power consumption: 40mW @ 7.5MHz

  • Package: 40pin LCC