8-megapixel CMOS Imaging Sensor
Aptina, a leading supplier of CMOS imaging solutions, announced the expansion of its extensive product portfolio with the production ready AR0832E backside illuminated (BSI) sensor. The AR0832E is a 1/3.2” optical format, 8-megapixel sensor with a 1.4-micron BSI pixel that produces stunning images to enable a class of Smartphone cameras capable of delivering the performance of digital still cameras.
“Aptina’s portfolio of BSI sensors is the culmination of several years of research and development refining and improving our BSI technology, which is enabling us to go-to-market with leading performance, manufacturing capacity, and competitive yields,” said Aptina CEO Dave Orton. “Early feedback on the AR0832E BSI is that the performance is compelling, confirming the strength of our BSI technology and validating its readiness to address the needs of our customers today.”
The AR0832E captures sharp video and crisp snapshots in a wide range of lighting environments — superior low light performance and uncompromised bright light operation provide the consumer with the ability to capture those important moments no matter where they happen. Aptina built upon its vast experience and successful track record of developing advanced frontside illuminated (FSI) pixels with Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology to develop a BSI pixel with industry leading low light performance. The BSI advances include incorporation of deep photo diodes to increase full well capacity and extend dynamic range, precisely engineered pixel architectures to achieve enhanced light sensitivity, and advanced CFA alignment techniques to lower cross-talk and achieve higher QE and color accuracy.