NSI1000 – 1K CMOS Image Sensor Chip

The NSI1000 imager is the low-cost solution
of Newsight Imaging family of machine vision sensors.

Supported by enhanced Time-of-Flight (eTOF™️), the sensor is a perfect fit for applications such as Automotive safety, Robotics, LiDAR and more.

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The sensor is composed of 32 rows x 1024 pixels, and another 4 rows x 1024 pixels which are analog binned to form an ultra-high sensitive matrix.


The NSI1000 supports programmable frame rates; Multiline Triangulation; Automatic exposure control to avoid saturation from close objects and enhance sensitivity to distant objects; Automatic peak detection for Triangulation and per-frame configuration to allow on-the-fly reactions to events.

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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 INTERFACES: Parallel, configurable, synchronous output; Serial, synchronous, peak value and index.



NSI1000M measurement results

Data Sheet
- Matrix of 32 x 1024 tall pixels (4μm x 8μm) - Matrix of 4 x 1024 with an effective resolution of 1 line x 2048 ultra-high sensitive pixel array (by analog binning) - Integrated configurable direct A/D converter with parallel 10 bits of digital output - Per-frame configuration and scenario scheduler - Optional automatic exposure control - Optional automatic Triangulation peak detection per each line - Solid state eTOF support (Enhanced Time of Flight) - Multiline Triangulation support, up to 32 concurrent vertical points (using a line laser) - Integrated Bandgap reference - Integrated CDS for fixed-pattern noise reduction
- Output speed/ internal processing at up to 100 MHz - Programmable frame rate up to 50,000 fps (line) and 3,000 fps (array) - Optional shut down of frame clock (between frames) for less power consumption - Optional frame data out inversion - Double buffer mode for high frame rate - Ambient light subtraction support - Continuous or single frame capture modes - Tristate on data out pins for multiple parallel sensor connections - Dual Power Supply: 3.3v (analog) and 1.8v (digital) - Power consumption: 58mW