Small camera module developed for cellular phones, PDAs

OCTOBER 9--Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA; San Jose, CA; www.fma.fujitsu.com) has introduced the MB86S02, a small, low-power camera module built around its CIF-compliant CMOS image sensor.

Oct 9th, 2001

OCTOBER 9--Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA; San Jose, CA; www.fma.fujitsu.com) has introduced the MB86S02, a small, low-power camera module built around its CIF-compliant CMOS image sensor. Developed for use in cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs), the MB86S02 camera module is based on Fujitsu's integrated device technology, which mounts the camera lens to an image-sensor IC and a color processor integrated into a compact single chip.

The module measures 7.80 x 6.98 x 4.98 mm, with a density of 0.27 cubic centimeters. It reportedly has the lowest power requirements of any CIF-compliant CMOS sensor, with a consumption of just 30 mW at 15 frames/s. The module also provides power-down and power-save functions, with only 25 mW drawn in power-save mode.

The module is available now at $42 each for samples.

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