Items tagged with image sensor

Sony hasn’t exactly had much luck in the red hot smartphone market (look no further than Verizon’s decision to ditch the Xperia Z4v), but the company has no trouble getting its image sensors into the smartphones of its competitors or in point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. In fact, Sony’s image sensor business has been booming for years, and as a result, Sony plans to spin it off into a new company. Sony Semiconductor Solutions will capitalize on past growth and huge that have been made in R&D investments (over $1 billion this year alone) and its long line of customers that depend on its image... Read more...
Samsung announced the S5K4EA, a new quarter-inch optical format, 5-megapixel system-on-chip (SoC) image sensor that will bring high quality digital still camera functionality to high-end mobile phones. This imager combines a CMOS image sensor with an image signal processor to give mobile handset designers a cost effective and size efficient solution. The S5K4EA SoC imager offers adaptive dynamic range expansion capabilities to help brighten shadowed areas of a picture and intensify brighter regions. The imager also has an anti-shake control feature and the ability to process 1080p resolution images... Read more...
With shrinking feature sizes, smaller and smaller form factor devices are coming to market. Imagine this little image processor coupled with bluetooth embedded in such devices as key chains, pens and other small form factor devices. James Bond would have a ball with this type of technology. I wonder what the power requirements will be? The new Micron image sensor (product number MT9M019) captures 30 frames per second (fps) at full 1.3-megapixel resolution (1,280 by 1,024 pixels) or 60 fps at VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels), allowing for high-quality, seamless video. Additionally, another critical... Read more...