Business Wire: Samsung announced two new 1.4um CMOS imagers, the 1/4-inch 5MP S5K4E5 and 1/2.33-inch 14.6MP S5K2N1, adopting BSI pixel technology. S5K4E5 is optimized for smartphone applications, while S5K2N1 is targeted to DSCs and digital video cameras (DVC). The imagers have been demonstrated at the seventh annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held in Taiwan om Sept. 7th.
Samsung’s new BSI imagers are said to show 30% enhancement in low light sensitivity over conventional front side illumination imagers of the same pixel size.
The imagers are designed to support full resolution 30fps and 1080/60fps video modes. The S5K4E5 has a wider CRA that reduces the height of the imager package making it attractive for slim, small form factor smartphones with demanding z-height requirements.
The S5K2N1 is said to leverage Samsung’s low-power 90nm logic process technology. Samsung is able to offer a dedicated thermal enhanced plastic lead ceramic carrier (TePLCC) package to more effectively dissipate the heat generated by the high performance device.
Samples of the 5Mp S5K4E5 are available now with mass production starting in the fourth quarter of this year. The 14.6Mp S5K2N1 is expected to start sampling in the Q4 2010 with production scheduled in Q1 2011.