One of the world’s smallest chips, realizing low power consumption
TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 23, 2015 — Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the launch of “T4KB3”, a 13-megapixel (MP) BSI CMOS image sensor with the optical format of 1/3.07 inch that offers makers of smartphones and tablets lower power consumption and a smaller chip size. Mass production shipments start today.
Toshiba: 13-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor "T4KB3" for smartphones and tablets (Photo: Business Wire)
A new design methodology helps to reduce the power consumption of the new sensor to 200mW, or less at 30fps, 53% that of Toshiba’s sensor now in mass production. The chip is also in the world’s smallest class of 13MP sensors, about 24% smaller than Toshiba’s current 13MP sensor, and “T4KB3” is world’s smallest class 13MP sensor .
The new sensor also deploys “Bright Mode” technology that captures bright video images at high frame rates, realizing Full-HD video capture at 120fps equivalent.
The new CMOS sensor positions Toshiba to contribute to the realization of smaller form-factor camera modules and thinner mobile devices.
- Smartphones and tablets
- Low power circuit design reduces power consumption to 53% of Toshiba’s current product
- In the world’s smallest class of chip size for 13MP CMOS image sensors
- Full-HD video capture at 120fps equivalent
- “Bright Mode” technology that captures bright video images at high frame rates
|Output Pixels||13 megapixels|
|Optical Format||1/3.07 inch|
|Pixel Pitch||1.12 micrometer BSI|
|Reference Module Size||
8.5 mm x 8.5 mm (Auto focus type)
6.7 mm x 6.7 mm (Fixed focus type)
Output Frame Rate (Max.)
Sensor output mode
(Interlace output )*
|13M (4208 x 3120)||30 fps||－|
|4K2K (4000 x 2160)||30 fps||－|
|Full-HD (Crop: 1920 x1080)||60 fps||120 fps|
|HD (Crop & binning: 1280 x 720)||120 fps||－|
* or after progressive conversion processing by external IC