Thursday, September 18, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T Launches High-speed U-verse Service for Businesses
AMD Moves Closer To The Introduction Of Project FreeSync Monitors
Ericsson to Shut Modem Business
VIA Launches ARTiGO A900 Android System For IoT and M2M Deployments
Amazon Purchases .buy Domain for 4.6 Million Dollars
Toshiba to Develop New Transistor Series Using Latest Process Technology
Samsung Now Mass Producing 20-Nanometer 6Gb LPDDR3 Mobile DRAM
Samsung Introduces 27-inch S27D590C Curved Monitor
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Mobiles > Panason...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 09, 2004
Panasonic Develops a 2.2-Micron Pixel Image Sensor for Mobile Handsets


The diagonal 5.6 mm (Type 1/3.2) sensor achieves 3-megapixel resolution to improve quality of camera phone pictures.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand products, today announced a new member of the v Maicovicon, Panasonic's next-generation image sensor family for mobile devices. By successfully reducing the individual pixel size to 2.2-micron square, the smallest in the industry to date, the new sensor is capable of arranging 3 megapixels on a single chip with a 1/3.2-inch optical format (image diagonal of 5.6 mm). With this new addition, the v Maicovicon family now offers three types of image sensors including a diagonal 5.6 mm (Type 1/3.2) 2-megapixel and diagonal 4.5 mm (Type 1/4) 1.3-megapixel image sensors.

The latest sensor enables to make mobile phones smaller and thinner with improved picture quality and less power consumption. Stores now offer printout services for camera-phone pictures and there is real demand for better picture quality. Achieving a greater pixel count means the new 3-megapixel sensor reproduces clearer images that can be enlarged without compromising picture quality.

The v Maicovicon is a product of Panasonic's expertise and experience in state-of-the-art semiconductors for digital devices. Earlier this year, the company achieved a 2.8-micron square pixel, the smallest at that time, based on a new pixel array technology it developed for increased photosensitivity. By adopting a 2.2-micron pixel, the new image sensor can technically array 2 megapixels in a 1/4-inch format.

Low-noise wafer process technology enables the image sensors to take clear and crisp pictures in low light environments. Extended battery life is achieved using efficient signal read-out technology that permits the v Maicovicon sensor to use less wattage, about one fifth of the power required by Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensors when taking a picture of equivalent resolution.

Volume production will start in March 2005.

Including current applications, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. owns 196 Japanese and 50 overseas patents on the new image sensor.


Previous
Next
New Philips 19-inch LCD monitor with super-fast 8 ms response time        All News        Panasonic Introduces 3-Megapixel Camera Module for the Mobile Terminal Market
Samsung Electronics Develops Removable, Thumbnail-Sized Memory Card for Mobile Phones     Mobiles News      Panasonic Introduces 3-Megapixel Camera Module for the Mobile Terminal Market

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Panasonic Reveals The Lumix DMC-LX100, Lumix DMC-GM5 Cameras And the DMC-CM1 Smartphone
Panasonic Showcases Optimized Workflow at IBC 2014
Panasonic Announces Rugged Toughpad FZ-E1 Tablet at IFA 2014
Panasonic Legendary Audio Brand Technics Returns
Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory
Panasonic Seeks To Sell Its Mobile Base Station Business to Nokia
Panasonic Updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch Tablet
Intel To Manufacture Future Panasonic SoCs Using Intel's 14nm Low-Power Process
Panasonic Releases Its 2014 Life+Screen AX800 Series 4K Ultra HDTVs
Fujitsu Buys Shares of Panasonic Information Technology Solutions
Panasonic, Samsung Debut Devices For Connected Classrooms
Panasonic Toughpad Line Gets Smaller And Tougher with Rugged Handheld Tablets

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .