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Jun 19th, 2013
Imec presents 4K2K CMOS image sensor together with Panasonic
The co-developed imager sensor chip targets high speed, high resolution imaging applications such as next generation HDTV.
Imec presents a CMOS image sensor capable of capturing 12-bit 4,000x2,000pixel progressive images at 60 frames per second (fps). Based on a stagger-laced dual exposure, the image sensor developed with Panasonic, was processed using imec’s 130nm CMOS process on 200mm silicon wafers to deliver high-speed and high-quality imaging, at reduced output bit rate.
Fig 1: 4K2K CMOS image sensor chip that targets high speed, high resolution imaging applications such as next generation HDTV.
The number of pixels on image sensors in video and still cameras keeps increasing, along with the frame rate and bit resolution requirements of the images. 4K2K will be the next-generation broadcasting format, offering an increase by a factor of two in both horizontal and vertical resolution compared to current state-of-the-art High Definition TV.
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