AltaSens Rolls Out 1080p CMOS Sensor

Westlake Village-based AltaSens, a developer of HD CMOS image sensors, announced Tuesday that the firm has rolled out a new, 1/3-inch, 1080p60 HD sensor. AltaSens said the sensor provides very wide dynamic range, 100db, to support very low-light sensing at up to 60 frames per second. The firm's sensors are used in broadcast/professional video equipment, camcorders, videoconferencing, telepresence, medical, and other markets. The company said it tapped hardware IP cores from Apical Limited for its wide dynamic range support. AltaSens is backed by ITX Corporation, Rockwell Automation, and Rockwell Collins, and was a spinout of Rockwell.