Micron's 3-MP Camera System-on-Chip with Anti-Shake for Mobiles
Micron Technology has unveiled a 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel complete camera system-on-chip sensor for mobile handsets. Unique to the market, Micron has designed an anti-shake feature into the sensor, which greatly reduces image blurring often found in camera phone pictures due to camera shake.
Blurry images are especially common in low-light situations where the shutter is open for longer periods of time to collect enough light to take the picture. A camera phone designed with Micron's new sensor (product number MT9T111) can dramatically reduce image blur by automatically activating the anti-shake feature when sensing camera shake.
Micron offers several 3-megapixel image sensors in differing optical formats, but this new sensor is the first in its class with the anti-shake feature. The new 3-megapixel sensor was developed on Micron's industry-leading 1.75-micron pixel and integrates additional camera capabilities on chip including JPEG compression and image processing that would typically require additional chips. For basic operation, the sensor only requires a power supply, lens and clock source.
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