Sony will ship from October the industry's smallest class CMOS image sensor "smmh RS", which makes smartphones and tablet cameras smaller, higher image quality and higher functionality
Sony announced that it will commercialize the newly developed CMOS image sensor "Exmor RS (Exmore RS)" and will ship it in order from October. This will make smartphones and tablet cameras smaller, higher image quality and more functional.
Sony Japan | Commercializing the world's first stacked CMOS image sensor "Exmor RS" and imaging module
Exmor RS is a newly developed CMOS image sensor that adopts its own stacked structure. It is 1 / 3.06 type equipped with HDR movie function, and "IMX 135", 1/4 type and effective number of pixels of 8.08 million"IMX 134"1/4 type equipped with camera signal processing function and" effective pixel number of 8.08 million "ISX014Three models of the lineup will be done.
The left is a conventional back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. In the stacked type structure, a chip on which a signal processing circuit is formed is used in place of the supporting substrate, and the pixel part on which the back illuminated type pixel is formed is superimposed on it.
By adopting a laminated structure, we are compatible with miniaturization in addition to high image quality and high functionality. Three models of small size autofocus / imaging modules "IU135F3-Z" "IU134F9-Z" "IUS014F-Z" equipped with a lens unit with auto focus mechanism mounted on these image sensors will be commercialized, In the case of IU134F9-Z adopting the 2.2 high-resolution lens, the size is 8.5 mm × 8.5 mm × 4.2 mm. These imaging modules realize high resolution by adopting a newly designed lens optimized for the smallest 1.12 μm unit pixel in the industry.
Sample picture of low illuminance shooting, this is a conventional RGB (red, green and blue) type, the number of pixels is 1,313,000.
This is using IU135F3-Z (effective 13.13 million pixels). By adding unique W (white) pixels to RGB and improving sensitivity without impairing image quality by original device technology and signal processing, we achieved beautiful shooting even at night by the "RGBW coding" method.
The 1 / 3.06 type effective 13.13 megapixel model stacked CMOS image sensor "IMX 135" is scheduled for shipment in January 2013, sample price is 1500 yen including tax. The shipping time of the imaging module "IU135F3-Z" is scheduled for March 2013, and the sample price is 8000 yen including tax.
1/4 type effective The stacked CMOS image sensor "IMX134" of the 8.08 megapixel model is scheduled for shipment in March, 2013, sample price is 1000 yen including tax. The shipping time of the imaging module "IU134F 9-Z" is scheduled for May 2013, sample price is 5000 yen including tax.
The 1/4 type effective stacked CMOS image sensor "ISX014" of the 8.08 million pixel model is scheduled to be shipped in October 2012, sample price is 1200 yen including tax. The imaging module "IUS014F - Z" is scheduled for shipment in November 2012, sample price is 6000 yen including tax.