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16-MP MT9H004 Image Sensor
Sep 2010
Aptina Imaging Corp. (acquired by ON Semiconductor)Request Info
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2010 — Aptina Imaging Corp. has introduced its APS-C (advanced photo system type-C)-format MT9H004 image sensor. Engineered to enable the high image quality required by professional photographers, the sensor offers high sensitivity, low dark current and low readout noise in addition to 16-megapixel still image capture at 10 fps.

Leveraging proprietary Aptina DR (dynamic response)-Pix technology, the new imaging solution delivers a 5-dB increase in signal-to-noise ratio under low-light conditions, without sacrificing the performance in high-light environments, where it can achieve a maximum signal-to-noise ratio of 47 dB across scene lighting and ISO speed conditions.

Features include live view video support and 1080-pixel/30-fps high-definition video recording.

Until recently, the performance and image quality requirements for digital single-lens reflex camera applications have been a barrier to entry for most standard CMOS image sensors. With its pixel technology innovations, the new sensor is suitable for applications in this marketplace.

DR-Pix technology combines two modes of operation in one pixel design – low conversion gain mode for large charge handling capacity in bright scenes and a high conversion gain mode with increased sensitivity and low read noise for low-light scenes.


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