The Imaging Source expands its embedded camera portfolio with the AR0234 2MP CMOS image sensor from ON Semi. The monochrome and color sensors are available in MIPI CSI-2 sensor modules, MIPI CSI-2 and FPD-Link III board cameras, and IP67-certified FPD-Link III cameras. Based on a new global shutter pixel design, the AR0234 provides the high dynamic range required to capture accurate images in fluctuating lighting conditions. Up to 60fps at full resolution (1920×1200 pixels) is possible. No additional cable is required thanks to the trigger function via the FPD-Link III.
The 2020 Mars Rover mission will have 23 cameras on board. Descent cameras will help pilot the rover’s descent to the Martian surface. Engineering cameras will allow the rover to navigate the rocks and dust that cover the planet. And finally, scientific cameras will make observations and help collect samples.