|[December 20, 2012]
Aptina Introduces High-Speed, Broadcast Quality HD Video in New 8-Megapixel Smartphone and SportsCam Sensors
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Today Aptina launched two ultra-fast 8-megapixel (MP) image sensors for
mobile devices and sports cameras. The AR0835 sensor meets the
accelerating demand within the mobile devices market, and the AR0835HS
takes on the challenging sports camera markets for very fast, high
performing cameras with still and video capabilities.
The new high-speed sensors enable the full-width 16:9 HD video window to
be readout at 60 fps without pixel binning or cropping the
field-of-view. This 6-megapixel data stream oversamples the target image
by 3x resulting in video as sharp as that of the high-end multi-sensor
video cameras used in television studios. In addition, camera designers
can take advantage of this speed to enable the capture of 6-megapixel
still images without interrupting the video stream and with zero shutter
"Aptina's advanced A-PixHS technology takes the 1.4-micron BSI pixel to
the next level with a high speed architecture that provides
uncompromised image quality and very fast frame rate video," said Roger
Panicacci, VP of Product Development at Aptina. "The AR0835 and AR0835HS
sensors incorporate sophisticated innovation for two smart imaging
The sensors' other features include high dynamic range capabilities for
capturing natural high-range still and video scenes; on-chip binning to
provide 720p120; an optional on-chip scaler to reduce data transmission
rates to enable operation with a wide rane of image coprocessors, and
slow-motion playback. Unique to the AR0835 mobile sensor is pin-to-pin
compatibility along with a shared lens and lens placement to accommodate
standard modules with Aptina's 8MP AR0833. The video camera AR0835HS
sensor uses a proprietary extremely fast (up to 32-lanes) HiSPi™ data
interface while the AR0835 uses a 4-lane MIPI® interface.
The AR0835 is in mass production now. Available in both die form as a
stand-alone sensor, and with Aptina's mobile imaging co-processor for a
fully tuned, complete camera solution.
The AR0835HS is currently sampling in a new 10mm x 10mm CLCC package and
will be available in mass production CY Q1 2013.
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions that enable
Imaging Everywhere™. Using performance enhancing technologies like Aptina
A-PixHS™ , DR-Pix™
and award winning MobileHDR™, Aptina has created a market-leading
portfolio of image sensor products found in leading consumer electronics
like smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital and video cameras, as well
as applications in surveillance, automotive, medical, video
conferencing, and gaming. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com.
©2012 Aptina Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Information is
subject to change without notice. Aptina, A-Pix, A-PixHS, HiSPi,
MobileHDR, the Aptina logo, and Imaging Everywhere are trademarks of
Aptina Imaging Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
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