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New CMOS camera module for low lighting conditions

Posted: 18 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CMOS camera? TC7040? TransChip? AlgoCam?

TransChip announced the release of its second generation fully programmable, CMOS camera module, the TC7040. Part of the company's AlgoCam product family of fully programmable imagers, this new imager promises exceptional color sensitivity in low lighting conditions.

According to the press release, the AlgoCam TC7040 offers a number of enhancements in lighting sensitivity, including lower dark current noise and lower cross talk. This device also has increased sensitivity to blue hues, as well as new radial anti-shading. Its embedded, fully programmable image signal processor performs automatic adjustments based on external lighting conditions and delivers necessary image enhancements.

In addition, AlgoCam TC7040 provides built-in support for the latest auto-focus and zoom lenses, enabling the highest level of photographic quality and the sharpest images for both close-up and panoramic images, the company said. The imager controls the auto-focus and zoom drivers directly, providing a close-loop solution.

"Even in the dark, AlgoCam TC7040 captures rich, vibrant colors, due to a new pixel design with enhanced image processing algorithms," added Viktor Ariel, TransChip CEO.

Samples of the AlgoCam TC7040 imager are already available, with mass production scheduled to begin this quarter.

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