Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Omnivision Applies for Pipelined Readout Patent

Omnivision's patent application US20120113306 proposes to increase the sensor's speed by pipelining the readout and ADC circuits, so that the next pixel output can be read while column ADC processes the previous sample. To me, the idea is quite obvious and was used in sensors well before the priority date of Nov. 2010:

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