Toshiba have just unveiled their newly developed CMOS specifically designed for smartphones which currently has the smallest pixel size in the industry of just 1.12 micrometers.
As well as having the smallest pixel size Toshiba’s new CMOS image sensor is also equipped with back-side illumination (BSI) technology, together with improved image sensitivity and performance. As smartphones continue to pack more technology in to their ever decreasing case sizes the new CMOS will help with the miniaturisation yet retain image quality and performance.
The back-side illumination technology used by the new CMOS lenses on the rear of the sensor – on the silicon substrate – rather than the front, where wiring limits light absorption. Helping to retain the quality/performance ratio within a smaller CMOS and providing : 30 frame per sec. (8M pixel), 60 frames per sec. (Supports 1080p, 720p).