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|Cypress Enters Camera Phone Market With 3-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Cypress Semiconductor Corp today entered the camera phone market with a
high-quality, low-cost 3.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor designed to bring digital still camera quality to
camera-enabled mobile devices. The new sensor delivers high-resolution images using the 1/3-inch optical format
popular for lower resolution devices, allowing manufacturers to upgrade their offerings without the cost of
incorporating new optical lenses.
The new device takes advantage of Cypress's three-transistor (3T) pixel
technology to dramatically improve low light sensitivity without increasing pixel transistor count or sacrificing
image quality. In addition, it incorporates patented Autobrite(TM) technology, which provides superior dynamic range
so both bright and dark areas within the same image appear clearly.
"Consumers are now demanding
camera phones that deliver high resolution and image quality equal to that of digital still cameras," said Luc De
Mey, vice president of Cypress's image sensor business unit. "Our 3.0-megapixel sensor will deliver that quality -
all on a 2.0-megapixel optical format - making the device extremely attractive to designers."
new device is Cypress's first image sensor targeted at mobile devices. It complements a stable of Cypress products
for that market, including pseudo-SRAM and dual-port memories, timing chips, USB controllers for hard-drive enabled
phones and PSoC(TM) mixed-signal arrays with CapSense(TM) technology for capacitive-touch sensing applications such
as volume and backlighting control.
"We have strong relationships with leading mobile phone
companies worldwide, due in part to offering multiple solutions as manufacturers look to streamline supply chains,"
said Chris Seams, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Cypress. "By delivering one of the first
3-Megapixel mobile sensors and offering a technically differentiated product, our goal is to expand these
relationships and bolster our position as a critical supplier to this market."
CYIWOSC3000A camera phone imager is a 1/3-inch optical format sensor with an active pixel array format of 2048 x
1536 pixels. Autobrite adaptive wide dynamic range allows the sensor to operate up to 72dB, enabling it to capture
all of the detail within a scene. The device is capable of 30 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution and 83 fps
at 640 x 480. It also offers an electronic rolling shutter and onboard, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
The sensor also offers programmable controls including frame size, frame rate, gain, exposure,
electronic panning, binning of rows and columns, linear and non-linear image, black offset correction, flip and
mirroring - all on-chip.
Cypress expects to sample the CYIWOSC3000A
in the fourth quarter of 2005 with full production quantities available in the first quarter of 2006. A
high-resolution image and product data sheet are available at https://www.cypress.com/3Mimager.
Cypress Image Sensors
Cypress's broad CMOS image sensor portfolio spans both the high-end and
consumer mass markets. Cypress delivers high-performance sensors for custom and high-end digital photography; ultra
high-speed imaging solutions for automotive safety, machine vision and motion analysis; and consumer-oriented
solutions for ultra-slim digital still cameras, single-use cameras and camera-enabled mobile devices." CMOS image
sensors complement Cypress's technology and market strengths. The sensors expand Cypress's existing presence in
digital still cameras, where it sells a broad array of timing solutions; in the automotive sector, where it sells
configurable microcontrollers and memories; and in mobile phones where it is a leader in low-power memories.
Miércoles, 06 Julio, 2005 - 06:09