PRESS RELEASE: Aptina Rolls Out New Full HD 1080p60 Digital Video Sensor with Image Stabilization Support for Consumer Digital Video Applications
New 3-Megapixel AR0330 Image Sensor with Advanced 2.2-Micron Pixel Delivers All HD Video Modes and Excellent Low-light Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aptina, a leading innovator of CMOS imaging technology, today introduced its new 1/3-inch native full high-definition (HD) 1080p60 video sensor with support for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The sensor can support all HD video modes (1080p60, 1080p30 and 720p60) without losing field of view, a tremendous benefit for consumer pocket digital video (DV), camcorder, web, sports action and video conferencing camera applications.
Leveraging a new 2.2-micron pixel design and innovative Aptina™ A-Pix™ pixel technology, the new feature-rich AR0330 solution delivers smooth full HD video capture at 60fps, excellent low-light performance, and stunning overall color and video quality. With its 3x3 on-sensor binning mode, the AR0330 also supports WVGA with high-speed capture options at 120fps and 240fps, permitting innovative slow-motion video features. In addition to high-end digital video performance, the AR0330 makes it possible to capture a 3.2MP still image due to its unique multi-aspect ratio format.
The AR0330 enables camera designs with a low-cost bill of materials and low power consumption requirements. It also supports multiple serial interface options, including four-lane HiSPi™ and four-lane MIPI®, giving camera designers more flexibility with image processing solutions.
“With our new AR0330 1080p60 sensor, we are addressing the growing demand for high-end HD-quality digital video cameras at consumer price points,” said Sandor Barna, Vice President and General Manager of Aptina’s consumer camera business unit. “We are thrilled by early responses from our customers, which we feel, confirm our belief that this is the best 2.2-micron pixel sensor they have ever seen.”
The AR0330 is offered in a ceramic LCC package (11.43mm x 11.43mm), and a new small form factor CSP package design (6.28mm x 6.65mm), allowing for the development of ultra compact digital video cameras. The AR0330 is also available in bare die for module integrators.
The Aptina AR0330 is currently sampling with mass production expected in Q2 CY2011.
About Aptina A-Pix™ Technology
Aptina A-Pix is a series of advanced pixel technologies, featuring lightguide, deep photodiode, and 65 nm pixel design rules that cost-effectively advance pixel performance. Aptina A-Pix enhances quantum efficiency and minimizes crosstalk to capture sharp images with vibrant colors even in the low-light conditions that challenge traditional sensors. The technology makes it possible for mobile phone cameras to capture quality images to compete with digital still cameras, and enables a new class of hybrid camera that combines digital still image capture with advanced high-performance HD video. For more information, visit Aptina’s website at http://www.aptina.com/products/technology/aptina_a-pix.jsp.
About Aptina HiSPi™ Interface Technology
HiSPi™ is the High Speed Serial Pixel Interface developed and owned by Aptina Imaging. The open access, scalable technology enables 1080p/60 fps performance (and beyond) and has been adopted by many of Aptina’s business partners to meet the challenges of high-speed, low-power consumption data transfer and offers the scalability to accommodate higher data rates for the future.
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications, video conferencing, barcode scanners, toys, and gaming. Aptina enables Imaging Everywhere™ and continually drives innovation in the market as seen with the introduction of the first 14MP CMOS image sensor for point-and-shoot and hybrid cameras (MT9F001), and the industry’s first 5MP SOC with 1/4-inch format (MT9P111). Privately held, Aptina’s investors include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital and Micron Technology. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com or subscribe to the latest news from Aptina by copying the Aptina RSS feed into your favorite RSS reader.
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(First posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 14:15 EST)