Seoul, South KoreaMagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd. has launched an HD-ready 1.3 megapixel raw Bayer output CMOS image sensor dubbed the MC515ER.
The MC515ER delivers SXGA (1280x1024) resolution and leverages an advanced low-noise pixel process implemented in MagnaChip's 0.13um CIS process technology. According to MagnaChip, the high-quantum efficiency and low-read noise enable a Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) that is over 15 dB better than the performance available for typical sensors in the market today.
The MC515ER supports an ITU-R BT.656 parallel video interface with MagnaChip's specialized low-EMI technology. The device also supports a SMIA-compatible CCP2 video interface.
The device is programmable through a two-wire camera control interface (CCI) and supports on-chip frequency synthesizer, on-chip horizontal and vertical digital binning and automatic black level calibration. The MC515ER goes beyond standard Bayer RGB devices by offering on chip pixel correction and advanced de-noising. These signal processing blocks are intended to enhance image sensor performance and ease system integration.
The MC515ER requires minimal external components and is optimized for low power consumption. The device can operate from a single 2.8V power supply or a dual 2.8 and 1.8V.
The MC515ER delivers 30 frames per second (fps) operation combined with high SNR performance, making it well-suited for PC cameras, HD video capture devices, and performance-oriented surveillance applications.
Availability: Packaged samples are available. The MC515ER will be in mass production in the first half of 2008.
MagnaChip Semiconductor, www.magnachip.com