Thursday, October 08, 2015

Toshiba Presents Image Sensor for Iris Recognition

BusinessWire: Toshiba launches T4KE1, a near-infrared 2.1MP BSI sensor that supports iris recognition on mobile devices. Sample shipments start today.

T4KE1 is a 2.1 MP 1.12um BSI CMOS image sensor with a 1/7.3 inch optical format and 60fps at 1080p image output. The new sensor captures images for recognition with higher sensitivity than conventional CMOS image sensors, as it discards the usual color filter in the pixel structure, increasing sensitivity in the near infrared spectrum.

PRNewswire: "This is an exciting time for the image sensor business, as new applications and technologies are affording electronics manufacturers wider opportunities for improving their devices' capabilities," said Andrew Burt, VP of the Image Sensor Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "Toshiba is helping device makers meet these growing requirements by continually introducing innovative technology into our CMOS image sensor family, such as the NIR iris recognition in our new T4KE1."

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