Toshiba Unveils 20-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor for High-End Smartphones and Mobile Handsets
Toshiba have announced a new 20-megapixel (MP) 1.12-micron CMOS image sensor (CIS) for high-end mobile handsets and smartphones with 1080p resolution. With an optical height of 1/2.4 inch, the T4KA7 sensor enables the development of camera modules with a z-height of 6mm or less to meet consumer demand for ultrathin and ultralight mobile devices.
The new sensor joins Toshiba’s recently announced 8MP and 13MP 1.12-micron back-side illuminated CIS devices, which enable low-power, high-performance image capture and video recording. The T4KA7 employs high-speed circuit technology that delivers a frame rate of 22 frames per second (fps) at full-resolution image capture – an improvement of 83 percent compared to Toshiba’s previous 20MP sensor.
Toshiba Launches 13 Megapixel Image Sensor with ‘Bright Mode’ High-Speed Video Technology
Toshiba have announced it will offer the T4K82, a 13-megapixel BSI1 CMOS image sensor that allows smartphones and tablets to record full HD video at 240 equivalent frames per second (fps) - the industry’s highest2 frame rate. Sample shipments are scheduled to start in March.
High-speed video recording generally results in underexposed images with short exposure times, making it difficult to increase the frame rate. Toshiba's T4K82 incorporates 'Bright Mode' technology that boosts image brightness by up to four times, realizing full HD video capture at 240 fps equivalent. As a result, the sensor allows smartphones and tablets to record high-quality, high-speed video, and to offer extended imaging functions including smooth slow motion playback and high-speed continuous shooting.