Sensor with high dynamic range (HDR) function and VCM driver enables smaller, thinner camera modules for mobile devices
TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 2013 — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has launched a 1.12μm, 8 Megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor with a high dynamic range (HDR) function and a voice coil motor (VCM) driver.
Toshiba: 8 Megapixel 1.12 micrometer CMOS Image Sensor for Mobile Devices (Photo: Business Wire)
The new back-illuminated "T4K05" features one of the industry's smallest(Note 1) pixel sizes with 1.12μm and a HDR function enhances image quality, even under conditions with high levels of light and dark contrast.
The new CMOS image sensor is equipped with a VCM driver, which provides automatic focus control. This minimizes the need for external lens control, supporting smaller and thinner camera modules.
The T4K05 is supplied in a ¼-inch optical format and offers a 4:3 aspect ratio. Pixel count is 3,280 (V) x 2,464 (H) and frame rate for full-size images is 30fps.
(Note 1) As of the announcement date. Toshiba data
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