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BSI sensor enables to produce stunning images

Posted: 01 Dec 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:BSI  sensor  camera 

Aptina unleashes AR0832E backside illuminated (BSI) sensor, a 1/3.2in optical format, 8megapixel sensor with a 1.4micron BSI pixel that produces stunning images to enable a class of smartphone cameras capable of delivering the performance of digital still cameras.

"Aptina's portfolio of BSI sensors is the culmination of several years of research and development in which we have refined and improved our BSI technology, enabling us to go to market with leading performance, manufacturing capacity, and competitive yields," said Aptina CEO Dave Orton. "Early feedback on the AR0832E BSI is that the performance is compelling, confirming the strength of our BSI technology and validating its readiness to address the needs of our customers today."

The AR0832E claims to capture sharp video and crisp snapshots in a wide range of lighting environments—superior low light performance and uncompromised bright light operation offer the consumer with the ability to capture those important moments no matter where they happen. Aptina built upon its vast experience and successful track record of developing advanced frontside illuminated (FSI) pixels with Aptina A-Pix technology to develop a BSI pixel with industry leading low light performance.

The BSI advances include incorporation of deep photo diodes to increase full well capacity and extend dynamic range, precisely engineered pixel architectures to achieve enhanced light sensitivity, and advanced CFA alignment techniques to lower cross-talk and achieve higher QE and colour accuracy.

Aptina's AR0832E is sampling now, with high volume customer shipments expected in Q2 12. It is available in die form.

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