National Semiconductor introduces single-chip monochrome and color CMOS image sensors

MAY 24--National Semiconductor Corp. (www.national.com) has expanded its CMOS imaging portfolio with the introduction of seven new CMOS sensors for the rapidly growing digital imaging market.

May 24th, 2002

MAY 24--National Semiconductor Corporation (www.national.com) has expanded its CMOS imaging portfolio with the introduction of seven new CMOS sensors for the rapidly growing digital imaging market. The new image sensors provide a diverse choice of features, offering low power dissipation and the best dynamic range and light sensitivity available in the market today. The monochrome and color sensors in the LM96XX family are optimized for a variety of imaging applications in wireless-access devices, entry-level digital cameras, and industrial products, including security cameras and scanners.

The monochrome LM9618 and color LM9628 VGA CMOS image sensors feature wide linear and nonlinear dynamic ranges and deliver crisp images in challenging light conditions such as uneven light distribution. They operate over industrial temperature ranges and are ideal for outdoor applications, including lane tracking, collision avoidance, automobile rear-view mirrors, and security cameras.

The 1.3-Mpixel monochrome LM9638 and color LM9648 sensors offer very-low-power consumption and provide the best low light operation of any CMOS sensor available today. Their high performance analog front end makes them ideal for use in applications where high quality image capture is paramount. Other applications include dual mode and security cameras, clip-on and embedded cameras for PDAs and cell phones, and biometrics.


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