Boise, Idaho Micron Technology unveiled a 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel camera system-on-chip (SoC) sensor for mobile handsets. An anti-shake feature has been incorporated into the MT9T111 sensor, which reduces image blurring often found in camera-phone pictures due to camera shake. Blurry images are especially common in low-light situations where the shutter is open for longer periods of time to collect enough light to take the picture. A camera phone designed with this sensor can reduce image blur by automatically activating the anti-shake feature when sensing camera shake.
The sensor was developed based on the 1.75-micron pixel and integrates additional camera capabilities on-chip, including JPEG compression and image processing that would typically require additional chips. For basic operation, the sensor only requires a power supply, lens and clock source.
Availability: Samples available August 2007
Data Sheet: http://download.micron.com/pdf/flyers/mt9t111_flyer.pdf
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