HD CMOS image sensor delivers high-resolution images to automotive and security/surveillance applications

March 22, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has expanded its range of CMOS image sensors with a full HD device for the automotive and security/surveillance markets. The TCM5117PL 1080p device offers industry-leading >100dB high dynamic range (HDR), a fast frame rate of 60fps (at 1080p), and colour noise reduction (CNR) technology for better colour reproduction in low-light conditions.

The sensor is provided in a 1/3-inch optical format and provides high-resolution picture quality when moving from low-to-bright light conditions and vice versa. A single-frame, HDR implementation improves the capture of fast-moving objects when compared to multiframe systems. With frame rates at 30fps for conventional multi-frame systems, the single-frame approach at 60fps promotes faster, less blurry and higher quality images, especially in high-contrast light conditions.

Combining a 2.7µm pixel size with CNR technology ensures high sensitivity and allows the sensor to offer better visibility and colour-rich images in low-luminescent environments. Additional functions include Bad Pixel Correction (BPC), Lens Shading Correction (LSC), picture flip, cropping and scaling.

The TCM5117PL is designed to deliver long-term, 24 hours-per-day use at up to 105°C and operates with a single 3.3 ±0.3V power supply. RAW10 and RAW12 data formats are supported and several output formats including CSI-2, S-LVDS and parallel are provided.

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