The Future of Image Sensors is Chip Stacking

September 15, 2014 – CMOS image sensors (CIS) have often been heralded as the first 3D devices in volume manufacturing. However this is not really the case. Shellcase MVP, the first generation of CIS that used through silicon vias (TSVs) to form interconnects was still a 2D device. Read more

Forza Silicon to Present 4K Sensors & Beyond at Image Sensors Americas 2014

September 3, 2014 – Pasadena, CA – Forza Silicon (www.forzasilicon.com), a leader of advanced image sensor ­­and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, today announced that its chief technology officer, Daniel Van Blerkom, will present at Image Sensors (IS) Americas 2014 in San Francisco, California on September 10, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. Read more

High Dynamic Range (HDR) CMOS Image Sensor

  • 10.8 µm square pixels
  • 100 dB dynamic range
  • 30 to 60 frames per second
  • On-chip, column parallel 12-bit ADCs
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1280 x 1024 CTIA ROIC

  • 15 µm CTIA pixel pitch
  • 60 fps with external CDS timing support
  • 8-channel, 12-bit, 21 MSPS pipeline ADCs
  • 16:1, 336 Mbit/sec serializer with LVDS outputs 
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12-Bit, 75 MSPS ADC IP Block

 
  • Fully differential pipeline architecture
  • 85 mW @ 1.5 V
  • > 68 dB SNR
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Dual Channel 100 MSPS ADC

  • Dual-ADC 12 bit 100 MSPS
  • 1.6 mm x 0.6 mm w/o pads
  • 2 V full-scale input
  • 70 dB SNR
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Custom High-Speed I/O IP Library

  • Full complement of padframe I/O for custom high-speed data transport circuitry
  • 10 Gbit/sec I/O
  • Digital I/O
  • Power, ground, analog
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X-Band Oscillator/VCPS

  • 10.2-GHz center frequency
  • 500-MHz bandwidth
  • Low-noise amplifier
  • Bandpass filter
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Custom Receiver IP for Image Sensor Output Data

  • 8 channel with line valid detection circuitry
  • Custom DLL design for 1.2 Gbit/sec to 600 MBit/sec input data format support
  • Integrated digital block for output data formatting to image data compression IP block
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SiGe TIA-LA

  • 12 channel
  • 3.6 Gbit/sec/channel
  • Programmable output swing, bandwidth via serial interface
  • CML outputs
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