LG G6 review Samsung Galaxy S8 Apple iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8 HTC U 11 Sony Xperia L1
LG G6 review Samsung Galaxy S8 Apple iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8 HTC U 11 Sony Xperia L1
  2017 NEWS APPLE CANON FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MOTOROLA NIKON NINTENDO NOKIA OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX SAMSUNG SONY  
Apple iPhone
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Dennis Hissink : February 9th 2005 - 10:09 CET

Panasonic 2.0 mju MOS image sensor


Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
PanasonicPanasonic 2.0 mju MOS image sensor : Panasonic and the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial CO, the Ltd. is known, announced the development of the world's smallest image sensor. The revolutionary MOS image sensor has only 2.0x2.0 ? M pixels which is now officially the world's smallest sensor, where the previous standard was 3.1 ? M. Matsushita's technological breakthrough allows two million pixels on a 1/4-inch MOS sensor instead of one million. This size reduction was also achieved without sacrificing sensitivity by minimizing the number of transistors required for each pixel. Details of the sensor will be presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference held in San Francisco during February 6 - 10.
Panasonic 2.0 mju MOS image sensorOne problem industry has experienced with reducing pixel size in the past has been a corresponding reduction in sensitivity. Panasonic has solved the problem by developing three new technologies: The 0.15? M design rule, sharing the detection amplifier circuit, and pulse driving the electric source line.

In conventional CMOS sensors, the wiring on a chip is usually 0.25? the m wide. This limits the possible miniaturization of the photodiode area. In the new sensor, the 0.15? M design rule cuts 40 per cent from the amount of space taken up by wiring, allowing more space for photodiodes.

Conventional CMOS image sensors require four transistors for each pixel: a detection amplifier circuit with three transistors, and a charge read-out transistor. In the new sensor, a detection amplifier is shared by four pixels, one each from two rows and two columns. This means that four pixels now require only one detection amplifier circuit and four charge read-out transistors (one for each pixel).

Furthermore, each detection amplifier circuit has been redesigned to need only two transistors instead of three. The detection amplifier circuit in conventional CMOS image sensors usually requires an output transistor and a resetting transistor, and a row-selecting transistor. But in the new sensor, by replacing the conventional direct electric source for pulsing, the column-selecting transistor can be eliminated. Thus the 16 transistors required by four pixels in a conventional design are reduced to just six in the new chip.




   PMA 2005 report
   Panasonic digital camera assortment
   Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ5 introduction
   Next  Epson Stylus Photo R1800 introduction
   Previous  Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ5 introduction
   News by brand:Panasonic
   News by category:Image sensor & Processor
   News by brand and category:Panasonic Image sensor & Processor


Android smartphone
Latest Panasonic announcements
Panasonic opens automotive battery plant in China
Panasonic 4K HDR video recording and 6K Photo
Panasonic premium consumer products 2017
Panasonic Lumix FZ80 review
New smartphone user interface unveiled by Panasonic
Panasonic Lumix GX850 review
Winners of 2017 Panasonic video competition
Panasonic Lumix DC GX800 review
Panasonic Lumix TZ90 sample pictures
Panasonic Lumix TZ90 megazoom camera
Panasonic Leica premium optics
Panasonic Lumix ZS70 zoom camera
Panasonic Lumix TZ90 zoom camera
Panasonic connected technology at Mobile World 2017
Panasonic Organic CMOS Image Sensor
 
Latest news headlines
Full-grain leather iPhone X cases from Dutch vendor
Huawei Pay mobile payment service for United States
GoPro Fusion 360 degree camera to launch at CES 2018
Apple iPhone X retail box surfaces
Google Pixel 2 certification unveils new details
Samsung refrigerator test results
Huawei trademark confirms Selfie flash for Mate 10
Receive in stock alerts on Twitter
Apple Pay Cash trademark for Asia-Pacific
QuickDrive washing machine test by Samsung
SanDisk memory cards for Nintendo Switch game system
Samsung QuickDrive laundry technology
History of the IFA consumer electronics trade show
Wearable Device Trends by Tractica
New BlackBerry smartphone will be named DTEK70
   
  5G Accessories Android Galaxy iPhone Rumors Premium smartphones Camera Camera test Nikon SLR Underwater photography   CES CeBIT IFA Photokina PMA