TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 27, 2014 — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of “T4KA7”, a 1/2.4 inch, 20-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, which enables 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. Sample shipments start today.
Toshiba: 20 megapixel CMOS image sensor "T4KA7" for smartphones and tablets (Photo: Business Wire)
The markets for smartphones and tablets increasingly require smaller cameras but with much higher resolution. With a 1.12 micrometer pixel size contributing to a smaller chip size, Toshiba’s new sensor achieves 20 megapixel images at its highest level and realizes 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets.
The new sensor also offers a much improved frame rate of 22fps, 1.8 times faster than that of Toshiba’s previous 20-megapixel sensor.
A reference module incorporating the new product is currently under preparation and will be available from September 1.
With the launch of the new 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Toshiba commits to meeting demands for higher resolution images for smartphones and tablets.
Output Size and Frame Rate (Max.)
Sensor output mode
(RAW 10-bit output）
|20.2M (5384(H) × 3752(V))||10:7||22 fps|
|18.8M (5000(H) × 3752(V))||4:3||24 fps|
|16.3M (5384(H) × 3032(V))||16:9||28 fps|
|Output Pixels||20 megapixels|
|Optical Size||1/2.4 inch|
|Pixel Pitch||1.12 micrometer BSI|
|Recommended Module Size||10.5 mm x 12 mm|
|Sample Price||2,000 Yen|
|Mass Production Schedule||February, 2015|
|Mass Production Volume||500,000 pieces per month|