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Mar 22nd, 2013
New Toshiba full HD CMOS image sensor delivers high-resolution imagery to security/surveillance and automotive markets
Full HD (1080p) CMOS image sensor offers industry-leading dynamic range and fast frame rates for optimum viewing in high-contrast light conditions.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, announces its newest device for the security/surveillance and automotive markets, a full HD (1080p) CMOS image sensor with industry-leading 100dB high dynamic range (HDR), fast frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) and better color reproduction in low-light conditions. The TCM5117PL is a CIS-type 1/3 inch optical format image sensor providing high-resolution picture quality in low-to-bright light conditionsmaking it ideal for implementation in security/surveillance cameras and automotive systems."In the security/surveillance markets conventional CCD-based analog systems are rapidly being switched over to CMOS-based systems which better support security and the development of the network infrastructure," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "As such, we expect demand for these types of high-resolution CMOS image sensors to double in the next couple of years for both security/surveillance and automotive applications."Toshiba's single-frame, alternate-row, dual-exposure HDR implementation in the TCM5117PL is well suited for capturing fast-moving objects compared to conventional multi-frame systems. With frame rates at 30 fps for conventional multi-frame systems, the single-frame approach, at 60 fps, promotes faster, less blurry and higher-quality images especially in high-contrast light conditions.
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