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What is an image sensor?
Used mostly in digital cameras and image devices, an image sensor converts visual images to electric signals. Two common types of image sensors are charged couple devices (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS).
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2003-07-22 TransChip rolls out a single-chip CMOS imager
TransChip is targeting mobile handset vendors seeking to upgrade cellphones to popular camera phones with a single-chip CMOS image sensor that integrates image processing and compression along with LCD controller functions.
2009-02-10 Smart sensor integrates DSP with imager
A smart sensor that aims to lower the cost of automotive, industrial and consumer electronics machine vision systems integrates a DSP chip with a CMOS imager, according to the Swiss Center for Electronics (CSEM), which showcased its SoC at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
2008-05-29 OmniVision tips backside illumination for CMOS imager
OmniVision touts it has found the answer to shrinking pixel size in CMOS image sensors without degrading performance and image quality through adopting backside illumination (BSI) technology.
2013-02-05 Hyperspectral imager ready for industrial vision apps
imec's latest product monolithically integrates hyperspectral filters on a CMOSIS CMV4000 imager and scans 100 spectral bands in the 600-1000nm wavelength range.
2013-06-14 Holst Centre, Imec develop fully-organic imager
The imager is sensitive in the wavelength range between 500 and 600nm, making it compatible with typical scintillators and therefore suitable for x-ray imaging applications.
2014-06-11 CMOSIS upgrades imager with NIR enhancement
The near infra-red upgrade enables its 12Mpx/300fps global shutter CMOS image sensor to acquire images outside the visual wavelengths for machine vision and traffic applications/
2007-02-21 CMOS imager features digital auto-focus engine
MagnaChip is sampling an imaging SoC that incorporates image sensor and pixel technology, image processing and a digital auto-focus engine.
2006-12-19 CMOS imager chips enable true machine vision
New CMOS imager chips are emerging that directly sense depth3D pixel-by-pixelenabling machine vision to realize its goal of perceiving objects, and reacting appropriately.
2005-08-09 Cascade Microtech' digital imager zooms in for precise wafer test
Cascade Microtech is debuting a new system combining microscopy, digital imaging and prober control software that promises to save hours each day.
1999-04-08 Why CMOS image sensors are poised to surpass CCDs
This paper discusses the advantages of CMOS image sensors over that of CCDs and how likely it will replace the latter in the next generation imaging systems.
2010-09-24 Tanner EDA says 2010 revenue up 17%
Tanner EDA credits North America, Central and South America, and Middle East markets for revenue growth
2003-09-23 SpatiaLight obtains volume order from China manufacturer
China Electronics Corp. (CEC), an electronics manufacturer in China, has purchased 2,000 display units from SpatiaLight Inc.
2011-03-14 Foundry vendors announce partnerships
Dongbu HiTek, TowerJazz, UMC forge partnerships to strengthen capabilities and boost product portfolios.
2007-01-12 Fingerprint sensors shrink swipe area
The VFS200 swipe sensors from Validity Sensors feature an exposed swipe area of 12-by-3mm.
2008-09-26 DC/DC converter tipped for CCD, LCD
Linear introduces the LT3587, a triple-channel, 32V, 1MHz DC/DC converter with output disconnect.
2014-11-06 Backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor optimised for UV light
Imec developed an innovative anti-reflective coating (ARC) for BSI CMOS image sensors to target new markets such as life sciences and industrial inspection.
2016-04-25 AI joins thermal imaging for drones, autonomous cars
Once a thermal imaging core is combined with a visual intelligence processor core like that of Movidius' Myriad 2, thermal imaging cameras can not only get smarter. They can also double as embedded cameras that capture images using visible light.
2003-08-11 TransChip adopts Nassda simulator
TransChip has selected Nassda's HSIM hierarchical circuit simulator and analysis tool for verification of its CMOS imager-based camera-on-a-chip design.
2007-04-16 Sneak peek at the future of CMOS imaging
This fourth-generation CMOS imager concept is already being applied to many markets. This article discusses HMI and MEI applications with CMOS imagers.
2006-05-25 Micron plans to double CMOS sensors production
Micron Technology intends to double its CMOS sensor manufacturing capacity by converting two memory fabs to imager chip production.
2012-02-24 ISSCC witnesses first terahertz CMOS
Researchers from the University of Texas have integrated a terahertz imager on-a-chip by fabricating high-speed Schottky diodes in CMOS.
2013-06-20 Imec, Panasonic roll out 4K2K CMOS image sensor
Imager sensor chip co-developed by Imec and Panasonic targets high speed, high resolution imaging applications such as next generation HDTV.
2002-02-20 Imaging 2D protein gels stained with SYPRO Ruby
This application note describes how the Typhoon variable mode imager are good choices for imaging protein gels stains.
2002-02-20 Fluorescent multiplex PCR and inlane fragment analysis
This application note discusses how the Typhoon variable mode imager is suited for CyDye fluorescence imaging.
2010-01-04 What's the next big application?
Here's a list of the 10 technology applications to watch for in 2010, examining examine the features that make them so compelling as well unresolved issues that might keep them from breaking out.
2007-10-31 Video content analysis is essential in security and surveillance applications
Video content analysis, also known as video analytics, electronically recognizes the significant features within a series of frames and allows systems to issue alerts when specific types of events occur, speeding real-time security response.
2012-08-21 Utilize wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps
This imaging technology can bring key advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
2007-04-04 TI brings D-SLR-like performance to $99 digicams
TI's DaVinci-based DSC reference design brings the type of burst capture performance found only in D-SLR cameras to low-cost, point-and-shoot digital cameras.
2002-02-01 Three-Five, China Display sign microdisplay agreement
Three-Five Systems Inc. has signed an agreement with China Display Digital Image Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd to develop high-performance light engines using Three-Five's Brillian microdisplays.
2008-07-04 Tessera licenses image-enhancement tech to Samsung
Tessera Technologies Inc. has licensed its OptiML Focus image-enhancement solution to Samsung Electronics.
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