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Automotive News from Autosens Brussels

EETimes reporter Junko Yoshida publishes “ADAS: Key Trends on ‘Perception’” from Autosens Brussels held in mid-September 2019: At this year’s AutoSens in Brussels, assisted driving (ADAS), rather than autonomous vehicles (AV), was in sharper focus. Clearly the engineering community is no longer in denial. Many acknowledge that a big gap …

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Yole on Automotive Vision Trends

Yole Developpement publishes a webinar “Automotive Imaging on its Way to Sensing” with cars cameras multiplications starting to look quite similar to the smartphone market few years ago: Image Sensors World

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ISP Optimization for Automotive Applications

MDPI publishes Valeo paper “Overview and Empirical Analysis of ISP Parameter Tuning for Visual Perception in Autonomous Driving” by Lucie Yahiaoui, Jonathan Horgan, Brian Deegan, Senthil Yogamani, Ciarán Hughes, and Patrick Denny. “Image quality is a well understood concept for human viewing applications, particularly in the multimedia space, but increasingly …

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TeachInsights Analyses iPhone 11 Cameras

TechInsights publishes a teardown report of the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphone with some info on its cameras: “We were excited during the September Apple Special Event to hear of 100% Focus Pixels for iPhone’s wide-angle camera. We expected this to coincide with full-chip dual photodiode phase detection …

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MIPI Alliance Announces CSI‑2 v3.0, C-PHY v2.0, and D-PHY v2.5

BusinessWire: MIPI Alliance announces enhancements to MIPI Camera Serial Interface-2 (MIPI CSI‑2), the most widely used camera specification in mobile and other markets. MIPI CSI‑2 v3.0 introduces three key new features: Unified Serial Link (USL), for encapsulating connections between an image sensor module and application processor—This capability is crucial for …

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Panasonic Talks about 8K Organic Sensor inside Broadcast TV Camera

DigitalCameraWorld, YMCinema: Panasonic publishes an interview on its prototype of 8K broadcast camera based on the organic film image sensor: Thanks to TG for the link! Image Sensors World

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Sony Unveils 47MP MFT Sensor for Security and Industrial Applications

Sony IMX492LLJ/LQJ 1.4-inch sensor with 1.4um pixels has quite high readout speed: Image Sensors World

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ams Launches Extended Range dToF Module

Businesswire: ams announces the world’s smallest integrated module for direct ToF distance measurement in range from 2cm up to 2.5m. The TMF8801 is said to be more than 30% smaller than competing ToF sensors yet offers good accuracy and usability in the presence of sunlight. Competing ToF sensors struggle to …

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Prophesee Introduces Event-Based Sensor in Industry-Standard, Cost-Efficient Package

PRNewswire, EETimes: Prophesee introduces what it calls the first industry-standard packaged chip with Event-Based Vision technology, a significant advancement over traditional frame-based vision approaches. Under development for five years and commercially tested, this third-generation version is a VGA sensor with 15 μm pixels in a 3/4″ optical format. It is …

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TowerJazz Announces the Availability of its Stacked BSI Hybrid Bonding Technology

GlobeNewswire: TowerJazz releases its advanced 65nm stacked BSI hybrid bonding technology manufactured in Company’s 300mm facility in Uozu, Japan. This new offering, implemented in pixel level, enables a reduced pixel size along with enhanced performance by splitting the pixel IC functionality between two wafers. With a pitch smaller than 4µm, …

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ON Semi-Rochester Stops Making CCDs

ON Semi announces that it discontinues all its CCD products (also here.) The rumor says that the last reminder about Kodak image sensor business, the Rochester, NY, CCD fab will be closed on June 20, 2020 (confirmed from 3 independent sources.) “The ongoing market conversion from CCD to CMOS image …

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SiOnyx vs Hamamatsu Patent Litigation Wrap-Up

Fish and Richardson Litigation Blog publishes a summary of SiOnyx vs Hamamatsu Photonics (HPK) patent lawsuit: “At trial, the jury found that the HPK willfully infringed SiOnyx’s U.S. Patent No. 8,080,467. The jury also found that HPK breached a non-disclosure agreement it had with SiOnyx, because “HPK took [SiOnyx’s] inventive …

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Samsung Unveils Industry’s First 0.7um Pixel

Samsung introduces the industry’s first 0.7μm pixel sensor, the 43.7MP ISOCELL Slim GH1. “Samsung has been stepping up in pixel technology innovation from the industry’s first 1.0μm-pixel image sensor, to most recently, 0.8μm ultra-high-resolution sensors at 64Mp and 108Mp,” said Yongin Park, EVP of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics. …

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GPixel Announces Cost Effective 4K Dual Line Scan Sensor

Gpixel announces the GL0402, a 4096 x 2 resolution, 7um square pixel size, global shutter line scan image sensor with 200kHz line rate offering a cost effective solution for various in line inspection and sorting applications. GL0402 offers a read noise of less than 5e- and full well charge of …