"Today’s compact mainstream sensors are only able to capture a fraction of what the human eye can see," said Dr. Martin Scott, CTO at Rambus. "Our breakthrough binary pixel technology enables a tremendous performance improvement for compact imagers capable of ultra high-quality photos and videos from mobile devices."
This binary pixel technology is optimized at the pixel level to sense light similar to the human eye while maintaining comparable form factor, cost and power of today’s mobile and consumer imagers. The sensor is said to be optimized at the pixel level to deliver DSLR-level dynamic range from mobile and consumer cameras. The Rambus binary pixel has been demonstrated in a proof-of-concept test-chip and the technology is currently available for integration into future mobile and consumer image sensors.
Benefits of binary pixel technology:
- Improved image quality optimized at the pixel level
- Single-shot HDR photo and video capture operates at high-speed frame-rates
- Improved signal-to-noise performance in low-light conditions
- Extended dynamic range through variable temporal and spatial oversampling
- Silicon-proven technology for mobile form factors
- Easily integratable into existing SoC architectures
- Compatible with current CMOS image sensor process technology
Rambus published a demo video showing its Digital Pixel capabilities.