, says it is the first device in the world to equip an image sensor with AI image analysis and processing on the logic chip – the sensor is supplied with a stacked pixel chip and a logic chip. “The signal captured by the pixel chip is processed via AI on the sensor, so no high-performance processors or external memory are required,” said Sony.
This could enable real-time object tracking, Sony added.
The IMX501 will be delivered as a sample package in June 2020 and has an intelligent 12.3 megapixel vision sensor and 4K video. It costs 20,000 yen (about $ 186).