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CMOS sensor works in HD broadcasting video camera

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Aptina Imaging presents its CMOS image sensor (part number MT9E501), which was designed to accommodate super high-definition (HD) projects for NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.). The sensor has the HD resolution of 4112 (H) x 2168 (V), (8.9Mpixels)/1.25-inch optical format and delivers 60 frames per second, which meets Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) standards as defined by SMPTE standard 2036-1. The sensor is being used in NHK's prototype cameras for the 1920 x 1080 HD format and the next generation 7680 (H) x 4320 (V) Super High Vision broadcasting system.

Aptina's high performance image sensor uses a 16-channel SLVS differential output to speed captured image data for processing, and supports up to 60fps frame rate at 4K format of 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) pixels. The image sensor is available in both a monochrome sensor (multichip 7680 (H) x 4320 (V) Super High Vision format cameras), and a color sensor (single-chip with up to 4K HD class image format).

The MT9E501 sensor was developed in cooperation with NHK.

"The MT9E501 sensor leverages those key elements that are setting the path for the next generation of standards addressing high frame rate and high definition in imaging," says Curtis Stith, high performance segment director at Aptina. "NHK's prototype broadcast video camera is representative of how advances in our high performance sensors are meeting performance and image quality requirements."

The MT9E501 extends Aptina's broad portfolio of high performance CMOS image sensors for the consumer and commercial markets.

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