Newsight Imaging launches the NSI1000, a full system area sensor for automotive and machine vision applications

[Smart Mobility Summit, Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov 28th, 2019] - Leading 3D depth sensor chip maker Newsight Imaging, today announced the launch of its first area sensor chip, the NSI1000, a game changing solution for machine vision, automotive, and industrial machine vision applications.

The new chip, with samples available by the end of 2019, was specifically designed to support highvolume and high-performance applications. Newsight Imaging has already started collaborating with selected customers specializing in automotive applications (multichannel Lidars for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS), Smart Mirrors), and other high volume applications requiring accurate 3D face recognition but that does not violate user privacy. Parental controls for internet and television content is one example.

The NSI1000 chip, featuring up to 50,000 frames per second (on the line resolution) , fully supports Newsight Imaging’s enhanced Time Of Flight (eTOF™) technology that enables the customer to employ a low-power eye-safe laser, with a resolution of 1024X32 pixels, a multi-triangulation option and also supports line triangulation with a resolution of up to 2048 pixels. The chip is a full system, including 10 bit A2D, and Newsight's hardware implemented features, such as auto-exposure and integrated peak detection hardware circuit. The chip can work in different modes, frame by frame, and change mode from range detector to a regular camera or to illumination sensor on-the-fly, simply by software programming. The NSI1000 product brief is available here .