New full HD CMOS image sensor delivers high-resolution imagery to surveillance and automotive markets

Mar 18, 2013

Toshiba America Electronic Components, today announces its newest device for the security/surveillance and automotive markets, a full HD (1080p) CMOS image sensor with industry-leading 100dB high dynamic range (HDR) , fast frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) and also featuring better color reproduction in low-light conditions with color noise reduction (CNR) technology. The TCM5117PL is a CIS-type 1/3 inch optical format image sensor providing high-resolution picture quality in low-to-bright light conditions making it ideal for implementation in security/surveillance cameras and automotive systems.

"In the security/surveillance markets conventional CCD-based analog systems are rapidly being switched over to CMOS-based systems which better support security and the development of the ," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, Group at TAEC. "As such, we expect demand for these types of high-resolution CMOS image sensors to double in the next couple of years for both security/surveillance and automotive applications."

Toshiba's single-frame, alternate-row, dual-exposure HDR implementation in the TCM5117PL is well suited for capturing fast-moving objects compared to conventional multi-frame systems. With frame rates at 30 fps for conventional multi-frame systems, the single-frame approach, at 60 fps, promotes faster, less blurry and higher-quality images especially in high-contrast light conditions. The 2.7 um pixel size of the TCM5117PL , combined with the CNR technology, is highly sensitive, and therefore offers better visibility and color-rich images in low-luminescent environments. In addition, the TCM5117PL is designed for long-term use, operating 24 hours a day.

The TCM5117PL has a 3.3±0.3V single-power supply and comes in a 10.5 x10.0 mm P-FLGA80 package. The device supports RAW10/RAW12 data formats.

Samples of the TCM5117PL full HD are available Q2/2013. Mass production is scheduled for Q3/2013. Sample pricing is set at $ 35 (U.S.).

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