|The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.|
PRESS RELEASE: Cypress to Demonstrate Industry-Leading Custom CMOS Image Sensor Portfolio at 2007 China International Machine Vision Exhibition in Shanghai
Cypress Engineer Kevin Lo to Present Paper On Trends in High-Speed CMOS Image Sensors on March 23
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Mar. 15, 2007 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) announced today that it will host booth demonstrations highlighting its industry-leading custom CMOS image sensor solutions at the 2007 China International Machine Vision Exhibition in the Shanghai Exhibition Center from March 22-24, 2007. Cypress will show a wide array of sensors in booth #273, including:
-- Numerous custom designed sensors, ranging from very small (1 x 1 mm) to very large (1 sensor on an 8-inch wafer) sensors
-- Line and matrix sensors
-- The award-winning LUPA-300 high-speed video graphics array (VGA) sensor
-- The IBIS5 CMOS image sensor with improved analog-to-digital converter (ADC) performance and a low-cost chip scale packaging option.
On Friday, March 23rd, at 11:00 a.m., Kevin Lo, field applications engineer at Cypress, will present a paper on high-speed CMOS image sensors. The presentation will look at custom image sensor market trends and technologies to achieve the required speeds and sensitivity for both line sensors and matrix sensors.
Cypress's customer specific CMOS image sensor designs address applications such as industrial and medical x-ray imaging, endoscopy, star tracking and remote sensing for space, barcode readers, high-speed line sensors and high-speed motion analysis sensors. Cypress has also addressed the trend to have digital LVDS outputs for high-speed sensors with proven custom designs for holographic data storage readers.
About the LUPA-300
Developed for machine vision and motion analysis applications, the LUPA-300 VGA image sensor features a frame rate of 250 FPS and a fully synchronous snapshot shutter, making it possible to read one image while the next is being acquired and to capture moving objects without distortion. The windowing feature enables the user to read out only regions of interest in the image, increasing the effective frame rate. The imager also features a multiple slope capability to capture scenes with a high contrast ratio without saturating bright areas while maintaining good contrast in shadowed regions. The low-power LUPA-300's pixels have been designed for high sensitivity and low parasitic light sensitivity and feature an active pixel array format of 640 x 480 pixels with 9.9 um2 pixel size.
About the IBIS5
The IBIS5 is a CMOS image sensor that integrates the functionality of complete analog image acquisition, digitizer and digital signal processing system on a single chip. This 1.3-megapixel (1280 x 1024) CMOS active pixel sensor is dedicated to industrial vision and features both rolling and snapshot shutter. The IBIS5 has a full frame readout time of 36 ms (max. 27.5 fps), and its readout speed can be boosted with a windowed region of interest (ROI) readout. It can capture high dynamic-range scenes using double and multiple slope functionality.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC(R) Programmable System-on-Chip(TM), USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB(TM) radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge(TM) and EZ-USB(R)FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at http://www.cypress.com.
Cypress, the Cypress logo and PSoC and EZ-USB are registered trademarks, and Programmable System-on-Chip, WirelessUSB and West Bridge are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
(First posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 09:22 EDT)