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CMOS Sensor Rivals CCDs

Introduced as the industry?s first small-scale, 5-Mpixel CMOS image sensor, the OV5610 reportedly delivers the image quality of more expensive charge coupled devices (CCDs), which promises to reduce the cost of high-resolution digital still cameras. The sensor employs 2.775-µm pixels, allowing for an optical format (footprint) measuring 1" x 1.8" in a CLCC package. It integrates a 2,592 x 1,944 image array and a 10-bit a/d converter capable of operating at up to 4 fps in full resolution (QSXGA). A unique sensor technology relies on advanced algorithms to cancel fixed pattern noise, eliminate smearing, reduce blooming, and virtually eliminate dark current. For further information, pricing, and availability, call OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES INC., Sunnyvale, CA. (408) 542-3000.


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