Monday, November 23, 2015

Image Sensors at ISSCC 2016

ISSCC 2016 Advance program has many innovative image sensor related papers, with Panasonic leading the way with its organic imagers:

6.1 An Over 120dB Simultaneous-Capture Wide-Dynamic-Range 1.6e- Ultra-Low-Reset-Noise Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor
K. Nishimura, Y. Sato, J. Hirase, R. Sakaida, M. Yanagida, T. Tamaki, M. Takase, H. Kanehara, M. Murakami, Y. Inoue,
Panasonic, Moriguchi, Japan

6.2 210ke- Saturation Signal 3µm-Pixel Variable-Sensitivity Global-Shutter Organic Photoconductive Image Sensor for Motion Capture
S. Shishido, Y. Miyake, Y. Sato, T. Tamaki, N. Shimasaki, Y. Sato, M. Murakami, Y. Inoue,
Panasonic, Moriguchi, Japan

6.3 105×65mm2 391Mpixel CMOS Image Sensor with >78dB Dynamic Range for Airborne Mapping Applications
J. Bogaerts, R. Lafaille, M. Borremans, J. Guo, B. Ceulemans, G. Meynants, N. Sarhangnejad, G. Arsinte, V. Statescu, S. van der Groen
CMOSIS NV, Antwerp, Belgium

6.4 An APS-H-Size 250Mpixel CMOS Image Sensor Using Column Single-Slope ADCs with Dual-Gain Amplifiers
H. Totsuka, T. Tsuboi, T. Muto, D. Yoshida, Y. Matsuno, M. Ohmura, H. Takahashi, K. Sakurai, T. Ichikawa, H. Yuzurihara, S. Inoue
Canon, Kawasaki, Japan

6.5 A 64×64-Pixel Digital Silicon Photomultiplier Direct ToF Sensor with 100MPhotons/s/pixel Background Rejection and Imaging/Altimeter Mode with 0.14% Precision up to 6km for Spacecraft Navigation and Landing
M. Perenzoni, D. Perenzoni, D. Stoppa
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

6.6 A 1280×720 Single-Photon-Detecting Image Sensor with 100dB Dynamic Range Using a Sensitivity-Boosting Technique
M. Mori, Y. Sakata, M. Usuda, S. Yamahira, S. Kasuga, Y. Hirose, Y. Kato, T. Tanaka
Panasonic, Nagaokakyo, Japan

6.7 A 1.2e- Temporal Noise 3D-Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Comparator-Based Multiple-Sampling PGA
K. Shiraishi, Y. Shinozuka, T. Yamashita, K. Sugiura, N. Watanabe, R. Okamoto, T. Ashitani, M. Furuta, T. Itakura,
Toshiba, Kawasaki, Japan

6.8 A 1.5V 33Mpixel 3D-Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Negative Substrate Bias
C. C-M. Liu, M. M. Mhala, C-H. Chang, H. Tu, P-S. Chou, C. Chao, F-L. Hsueh
TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan

6.9 A 1.1µm 33Mpixel 240fps 3D-Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with 3-Stage Cyclic-Based Analog-to-Digital Converters
T. Arai, T. Yasue, K. Kitamura, H. Shimamoto, T. Kosugi, S. Jun, S. Aoyama, M-C. Hsu, Y. Yamashita, H. Sumi, S. Kawahito
NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan
Brookman Technology, Hamamatsu, Japan
TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan

F5 forum on Advanced IC Design for Ultra-Low-Noise Sensing has a couple of image sensor presentations:

NOISE: You Love It or You Hate It
Albert Theuwissen
Harvest Imaging, Belgium & Delft University of Technology, Delft,The Netherlands

Low-Noise Image Sensors
Shoji Kawahito
Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan

Noise in Single-Photon-Counting Image Sensors
Neale A.W. Dutton
STMicroelectronics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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