February 14, 2008 -- Micron Technology, Inc. has introduced a 0.2-inch 2-mpixel imaging system-on-chip (SOC) for thin mobile phones, PC cameras and personal digital assistants. The new MT9D113 imaging SOC complements Micron’s portfolio of image sensor products based on its high-performance 1.75-micron pixel. The SOC offers ease of design for mobile device manufacturers in a cost-effective package, enabling incorporation of highly-featured 2-Mpixel cameras in phones targeted at the rapidly growing emerging markets.
By leveraging Micron’s advanced 1.75-micron pixel design that is popular in products ranging from 1.3Mpixels to 8Mpixels, and powered by its DigitalClarity technology, the new imaging SOC offers excellent low-light sensitivity and high-speed image capture, with video modes of 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and 30fps in viewfinder mode. With its 0.2-inch optical format, the new imaging SOC enables a 6.5x6.5-mm camera module size. The solution provides an easy upgrade for small format VGA and 1.3-Mpixel parts and is also a compelling cost-down solution for larger format, 0.25-inch, 2-Mpixel parts.
Additional key features designed into Micron’s MT9D113 include a one-time-programmable (OTP) memory and both serial mobile industry processor interface (MIPI) and traditional parallel outputs. OTP allows greater programmability and manufacturing flexibility (by allowing designers to program the camera to use multiple lenses and enabling production calibration of lens parameters). The serial output requires fewer pins, reducing design time and cost.
The new imaging SOC is sampling now with mass production expected in March 2008.