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Toshiba Starts Mass Production Shipment of 20-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor


March 5, 2015
By Business Wire News

TOKYO

Toshiba Corporation‘s (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has reinforced its line-up of BSI CMOS image sensors with the introduction of the “T4KA7”, a new 20-megapixel(MP) device with an optical format of 1/2.4 inch.
Mass production shipments start today.

Toshiba: 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor

Toshiba: 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor “T4KA7” for smartphones and tablets (Photo: Business Wire)

The 20MP resolution of the new sensor puts it in the highest class of CMOS sensors for smartphones and tablets, and ensures display of crisp, detailed images, even when zooming in close with digital zoom.

The sensor’s 1.12 micrometer pixel size supports an optical format of 1/2.4 inch and makes possible the realization of camera modules with a height of 6mm or less for mobile devices.

“T4KA7” employs the same high speed circuit technology used in Toshiba’s latest products[1] which pushes the frame rate to a new high of 22 fps, 1.8 times fasterthan its previous 20MP sensor[2].

With its new 20MP CMOS image sensor,Toshiba makes it possible for manufacturers to build slimmer smartphones and tablets equipped with higher resolution cameras.

 

Main Specifications

Part Number   T4KA7
Output Pixels 20 megapixels
Optical Format 1/2.4 inch
Pixel Pitch 1.12 micrometer /BSI
Reference Module Size   10.5 mm x 12.0 mm x 6.0 mm
 

Output Frame Rate (Max.)

Sensor output mode

(Output pixels)

  Aspect ratio   Frame rate

(RAW10 bit output)

20.2M (5384(H) x 3752(V)) 10:7 22 fps
18.8M (5000(H) x 3752(V)) 4:3 24 fps
16.3M (5384(H) x 3032(V))   16:9   28 fps
 

Note:
[1] “T4KA3” (8MP) and others
[2] Compared with “T4K46” (20MP)

For further information about this product, please visit:
http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/lookup.jsp?pid=T4KA7&lang=en&region=apc

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