South Koreaâ€™s Samsung has two new high-performance, high definition CMOS image sensors â€“ the S5K6A1 and the S5K5B3 – for use in notebook computers and other devices requiring video capture.
Samsung said their new 1.3Megapixel (S5K6A1) and 2.1Megapixel (S5K5B3) imagers were developed with a strong emphasis on high-performance, real-time high-definition (HD) images at up to 30 frames per second (fps) at full resolution for internet video/image sharing and high quality VGA resolution for applications requiring video conferencing.
The new S5K5B3 image sensor supports camera modules with full 1080p HD at 30fps capability in a z-height less than 4.5mm. Samsung’s new S5K6A1 image sensor has been designed for camera modules with 720p HD at 30fps capability in a z-height less than 3.5mm.
â€œHD capable imagers are fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with their computers, making webcams a â€˜must haveâ€™ feature in todayâ€™s notebooks and personal computers for high definition multimedia usage,â€ said Dojun Rhee, vice president, System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics.
Samples for both of these CMOS image sensors are currently available with mass production scheduled for the second quarter 2010.