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Jason Dunn
12-20-2003, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,113951,tk,dn121903X,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,113951,tk,dn121903X,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"Toshiba has also been making ground in development of more advanced sensors although these are based on CMOS technology. Such sensors are generally considered to be inferior to CCD sensors, but Toshiba said its latest sensor matches or betters CCDs in several areas. The company made changes to two parts of the sensor to combat current leaking from defects and the surface layer, and in doing so produced a higher-quality sensor, said Fumio Izawa, chief specialist at Toshiba's image sensor marketing and engineering group, in an interview.<br /><br />A prototype of the new sensor demonstrated by Izawa had 1.3 million pixels to produce an SXGA resolution (1,280 pixels by 1,024 pixels) image, according to the company. The sensor has a light sensitivity of 2 lux at five frames per second, which is equivalent to CCD, said Izawa. It also draws less power, consuming 150 milliwatts at 15 frames per second or roughly one-quarter that of a CCD sensor, according to Toshiba."<br /><br />Further CMOS development will mean better quality cameras in mobile phones, including Smartphones. Go Toshiba!