Thursday, May 04, 2006

More Details about 2.2um Avago Sensor

As published by and EETAsia, Avago uses an unusual 4 or 3 pixel sharing:

"To compensate for the smaller pixel, which impacts light capture, Avago developed some patent-pending changes, namely the multiplexed EP pixel architecture to ensure higher sensitivity. While the multiplexed EP pixels still use four transistors as in the earlier non-multiplexed version it allows the fourth transistor to be shared across three to four pixels. This design change translates into smaller die, increased fill factor, lower power consumption, less heat generation, and ultimately, improved sensitivity and imaging."

Also, low-profile module statement is not presented as mdule size numbers:

"The ADCC-4050 is one of the few 2-megapixel sensors with 2.2 x 2.2 micron pixels that fits into the industry's smallest 8 x 8 x 5-mm low-profile camera modules."

About pricing and schedule:

"The ADCC-4050 CMOS camera-on-a-chip is priced at less than $5.00 in quantities of 1 million. Samples are available now with volume production planned for third quarter 2006."

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