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Micron Technology Unveils New 5-Mp And 3.1-Mp CMOS Sensors

Micron Technology today unveiled new 5-megapixel and 3.1-megapixel CMOS image sensors equipped with Micron’s proprietary low-noise, high-sensitivity DigitalClarity technology. The 5-megapixel sensor (Micron part number MT9P001) is designed for use in either digital still cameras or camera phones, while the 3.1-megapixel (Micron part number MT9T012) sensor is specifically developed for camera phones.

The 5-megapixel and 3.1-megapixel sensors were developed using a pixel size of 2.2 microns square. Additionally, both sensors feature pixel binning for an enhanced viewing experience, simplified mechanical shutter support and support for multiple interface standards including parallel and serial interfaces.


  • DigitalClarity CMOS imaging technology
  • Low-power, progressive scan CMOS image sensor
  • 5-megapixel resolution (2,592H x 1,944V)
  • 1/2.5-inch optical format
  • On-chip, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
  • 12 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
  • Viewfinder and snapshot modes
  • Programmable gain and exposure control
  • Two-wire serial interface
  • Global reset
  • Binning for enhanced viewing experience
  • Phase lock loop (PLL) for versatile clock in scheme


  • DigitalClarity technology
  • Low-power CMOS image sensor
  • Low-light performance
  • 3.1-megapixel image resolution (2,056H x 1,544V)
  • 1/3.2-inch optical format
  • Maximum data rate of 64 megapixels per second at 64 MHz PIXCLK
  • On-chip, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
  • Programmable snapshot and ?ash controls
  • 2-wire serial interface
  • Parallel and sub-low-voltage differential signaling (sub-LVDS) data interfaces
  • Global reset
  • Bayer-pattern down-size scaler

General customer sampling is now available for the 3.1-megapixel image sensor, with mass production expected in the fourth quarter of 2005. Samples for the 5-megapixel image sensor are expected to be available in November and production is planned in the first quarter of 2006.

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