Cypress Semiconductor introduces a 3.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor designed to bring digital still camera quality to camera-enabled mobile devices. The sensor delivers high resolution images using the inches optical format allowing manufacturers to upgrade their offerings without the cost of incorporating new optical lenses. The device incorporates the company’s three-transistor (3T) pixel technology to improve low light sensitivity without increasing pixel transistor count or sacrificing image quality. In addition, it features patented Autobrite technology, which provides good dynamic range so both bright and dark areas within the same image appear clearly. The CYIWOSC3000A camera phone imager features an active pixel array format of 2048 × 1536 pixels. Autobrite adaptive wide dynamic range allows the sensor to operate up to 72 dB, 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 × 480.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.