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Toshiba Starts Commercial Production of 13-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor Equipped with “Bright Mode”, High-Speed Video Technology


March 19, 2015
By Business Wire News

TOKYO

Toshiba Corporation‘s (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced that it has started commercial production of “T4K82”, a 13-megapixel BSI[1] CMOS image sensor that allows smartphones and tablets to record full HD video at 240 equivalent frames per second (fps), the industry’s highest[2] frame rate. Commercial shipments start today.

Toshiba:13-megapixel CMOS image sensor

Toshiba:13-megapixel CMOS image sensor “T4K82” equipped with “Bright Mode”, high-speed video technology (Photo: Business Wire)

High speed video recording generally results in underexposed images with short exposure time, making it difficult to increase the frame rate. “T4K82” incorporates the “Bright Mode” technology that boosts imaged brightness up to four times. “Bright Mode” realizes full HD video capture at 240 fps equivalent and QVGA video capture at 900 fps equivalent.

“T4K82” is capable of capturing high-quality, high-speed video even in the low-light conditions, and offers extended imaging functions on smartphones and tablets including smooth slow motion playback.

 

Main Specifications

Part Number   T4K82
Output Pixels 13 megapixels
Optical Format 1/3.07 inch
Pixel Pitch 1.12 micrometer / BSI
Recommended Module Size   8.5 mm x 8.5 mm
 

Output Frame Rate (Max.)

Sensor output mode

(Output pixels)

  Normal mode

(Progressive output)

  Bright mode

(Interlaced output)

(After progressive conversion processing)

13M (4208 x 3120) 30 fps
4K2K (3840 x 2160) 30 fps
Full-HD (1920 ×1080)

120 fps

240 fps

HD (1280 × 720)

120 fps

240 fps

WVGA (800 × 480)

240 fps

480 fps

VGA (640 × 480)

240 fps

480 fps

QVGA (320 × 240)  

480 fps

 

900 fps

 
Note:
[1]   BSI: Back Side Illumination.
[2] In the category of products for smartphones and tablets, as of March 19, 2015. Toshiba survey.
 

For further information about this product, please visit:
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/lookup.jsp?pid=T4K82&region=apc&lang=en

For further information about “Bright mode”, please visit:
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/sensor/cmos-sensor/tech-brightmode.html

Customer Inquiries:
Image Sensor Sales & Marketing Department
Tel: +81-3-3457-3370
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html

* Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Chiaki Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp