High Definition (HD) CMOS Image Sensors for Broadcast Cameras

American NTSC analog television and various derivative systems served the globe for seventy years.  But in June of 2009, analog television broadcasting ended in the United States. After a decade of rollout and advancement, digital High-Definition television (HDTV) is nearly complete. Read more

Automotive Component Testing with High-Speed Digital Video

Over the past 50 years, the global automobile industry has dramatically improved car safety. An 80% reduction in highway deaths has been achieved, thanks to strong legislation and a highly competitive industry. Read more

Automotive Crash Test Analysis Using High-Speed Digital Video

Today’s automobiles are dramatically safer than vehicles built 50 years ago. A long list of new highway design and vehicle requirements in combination with competitive innovation and drive has created a modern fleet of vehicles with a remarkable safety trend. Read more

Automotive Backup Cameras with High Dynamic Range

One of the major challenges for camera designers is dealing with the very large dynamic range to which the camera is exposed—from bright sunshine to night darkness. The camera must give a full representation of the scene behind the vehicle to the operator regardless of lighting conditions. Read more

CMOS Image Sensors in Robotic Surgery Systems

The future of medical surgery is robotic! The “robot” in Robotic Surgery Systems is a group of remote manipulators that allow a surgeon to effectively“work inside” a human body to complete complex surgeries in a minimally invasive procedure. Read more

High-Speed Video for Automotive Seating Development

Seats were simple, bench-like affairs that offered modest support and poor positioning. As the push for greater automotive occupant safety took form in the 1960’s, the importance of seating in the overall safety equation became clearer. Read more

Automotive Airbag Testing with High-Speed Digital Video

One of the most significant advancements in automotive safety has been the development of the airbag safety restraint system. Its purpose is to cushion and protect vehicle occupants during a crash from impacting with other interior objects, such as the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, side windows and pillars. Read more

A 4-Side Tileable Back Illuminated 3D-Integrated Mpixel CMOS Image Sensor

The dominant trend with conventional image sensors is toward scaled-down pixel sizes to increase spatial resolution and decrease chip size and cost [1]. While highly capable chips, these monolithic image sensors devote substantial perimeter area to signal acquisition and control circuitry and trade off pixel complexity for fill factor. Read more

Forza Silicon Announces Continued Strategic Partnership with TowerJazz

Irvine, CA – November 13, 2013 – Forza Silicon Corporation, a fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company, and TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry, today announced at the TowerJazz 8th annual U.S. Technical Global Symposium, their continued strategic partnership to design and produce mixed-signal and image sensor chips utilizing TowerJazz’s process and design technology capabilities. Read more

Forza Silicon to Present with Berkeley Design Automation at the TSMC Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum 2013

Pasadena, CA – October 1, 2013 – Forza Silicon Corporation, provider of mixed-signal IC and advanced image sensor design services for digital camera applications, will jointly present its CMOS image sensor verification methodology and results with Berkeley Design Automation (BDA) at the TSMC Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum today in San Jose, California. Read more