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Toshiba Announces Sample Availability of 8-Megapixel, 1.12 Micrometer, CMOS Image Sensor with Color Noise Reduction



  Toshiba Announces Sample Availability of 8-Megapixel, 1.12 Micrometer, CMOS
  Image Sensor with Color Noise Reduction

Small size and high-image quality product developed for use in smartphone and
tablet cameras

Business Wire

TOKYO -- January 31, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has announced sample availability of an
8-megapixel, 1.12 micrometer, back side illumination (BSI) CMOS image sensor
integrating a color noise reduction (CNR) circuit.

Toshiba 8-Megapixel, 1.12 Micrometer, CMOS Image Sensor with Color Noise
Reduction (Photo: Business ...

Toshiba 8-Megapixel, 1.12 Micrometer, CMOS Image Sensor with Color Noise
Reduction (Photo: Business Wire)

The new 1.12 micrometer image sensor, "T4K35", integrates both BSI and CNR to
achieve a signal to noise ratio (SNR) equal to Toshiba's existing 1.4
micrometer product. It supports chip and camera module miniaturization and
will contribute to the achievement of slimmer smartphones and tablets.

Pixel miniaturization in today's 1.12 micrometer pixel image sensors has cut
light sensitivity and SNR, resulting in poorer image quality. BSI technology
alone improves sensitivity but still falls short of the required image
quality. Leveraging its powers of innovation and technology expertise, Toshiba
has developed a CMOS image sensor that integrates both BSI and CNR, directly
addressing the key issues of low light sensitivity and SNR. The new CMOS image
sensor provides an approximately 1.5 times higher SNR value^[1] than a 1.12
micrometer pixel image sensor without CNR, allowing manufacturers to develop
products that deliver high quality imagery, even in low light conditions.

^[1] Based upon Toshiba measurements.

Key Features
1. Integrated CNR circuit
2. Frame rate of 30fps

Applications
Cameras for smartphones and tablets

 
Main specifications
Part number                T4K35
Resolution                 8-megapixels
Optical size               1/4 inch
Aspect size                4:3
Pixel size                 1.12 micrometers
Frame rate (full)          30fps
Mass production schedule   July 2013
                            

Follow this link for more on this product.
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/sensor/selection/topic/1267832_2460.html

 
Information in this document, including product prices and specifications,
content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the
announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.
 

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Contact:

Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Koji Takahata, +81-3-3457-3405
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp
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