Toshiba Targets Automotive, Security/Surveillance Markets With New CMOS Image Sensor

Toshiba Targets Automotive, Security/Surveillance Markets With New CMOS Image
                                    Sensor

Company's new VGA CMOS Image Sensor, with Industry-Leading High Dynamic Range
and Fast Frame Rates, Delivers Optimum Car Display and Security Camera Viewing

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced its first image
sensor for the automotive and security/surveillance markets, a new ¼ inch
optical format VGA CMOS image sensor with industry-leading high dynamic range
(HDR) and fast frame rates. The Toshiba TCM5114PL VGA image sensor offers
superior image quality, excellent color reproduction, and video usage for up
to ten years in 24 /7 operation mode—all ideal for optimum display viewing of
automotive telematic systems and surveillance cameras under various light and
operating conditions.

"Toshiba is leveraging its industry-leading CMOS imaging technology into new
markets with stellar results," said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog
and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "The low-power
consumption, and rich imagery enabled by this device in various light
conditions will appeal to manufacturers in the automotive industry where most
new car models feature on-board cameras and telematic systems that need to
support crisp, clear dashboard display screens, as well as rear-view and
surround-view camera systems, etc. Moreover, the high sensitivity at low light
provided by this new VGA image sensor includes excellent light stabilization
features which are crucial for surveillance cameras operating in
high-contrast, light-to-dark and day-to-night modes."

The TCM5114PL image sensor has the industry's best dynamic range of 100dB at
60 fps (frames per second) at full resolution output for VGA. With the
combination of large 5.6microamperes pixel,640 (H) x 480 (V) array,
integrated ISP and HDR functions, the TCM5114PL enables optimal images in
low-light conditions, difficult with conventional sensors. The high
sensitivity of the sensor (> 6V/lx.s) provides better quality images at very
low luminescence levels. The TCM5114PL also facilitates excellent color
reproduction through its primary Bayer color filter.

Other key features of the device include a single 3.3V source power supply,
which reduces component count and board real estate, lens shading correction,
picture flip (both horizontal and vertical), auto white balance, auto
luminance (exposure) control, auto flicker detection and correction, defect
pixel corrector, programmable gamma correction standby mode (software
standby), and power-down mode (hardware standby).

The TCM5114PL has both a digital and analog (NTSC/PAL) interface so it can
connect to currently available display panels. The device supports
YUV422/RGB565/ RGB888/ RAW10/RAW12 data formats.

Pricing and Availability
Samples of the TCM5114PL VGA image sensor are currently available. Mass
production is scheduled for March 2013. Sample pricing is set at $25 (U.S.).

*About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable
electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading
designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs,
ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A
committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures
high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs),
hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes,
custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components
that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras,
medical devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation,
Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest
semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue,
March 2012). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554
subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's
web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

Information in this press release, including product pricing and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and
believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to
change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained
here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.
In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within
specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product
specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for
Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This
information is available at www.toshiba.com/taec, or from your TAEC
representative.

AGENCY CONTACT:             COMPANY CONTACT:
Nancy Sheffield             Deborah Chalmers
Acclaim Communications      Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Tel.: (408) 410-9928        Tel.: (408) 526-2454
nsheffield@acclaimcomms.com deborah.chalmers@taec.toshiba.com

SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
 
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