Micron Sampling New 1/5-inch, 1.3-Megapixel Image Sensor

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 design factor is its small 1/5-inch form factor, allowing it to fit into applications requiring the smallest footprint and camera height. Finally, a key feature of the new sensor is its compatibility with the Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture (SMIA), making it easier to integrate the MT9M019 into camera modules for mobile phones.