TAEC Announces its Latest CMOS Imager Sensor for Automotive Cameras

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA: Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC), an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, that help companies create breakthrough designs, has come up with its latest complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS)image sensor for automotive cameras.

The CSA02M00PB features 3-micrometer BSI pixel size and an optical size of 1/2.7 inch. Image output ranges from 45 to 60 frames per second (fps), depending on the HDR exposure condition. It also features full-HD output resolution of 1928(H) x 1084(V) and dynamic range of 120dB (by Toshiba calculation) with HDR.

The new image sensor, CSA02M00PB is equipped with LED flicker (pulsed LED) mitigation circuit2 to minimize image flicker caused by LED light sources.The images of the traffic lights and signs recorded with this sensor are clear delivering faster and accurate image sensing.

In order to record high precision images, CSA02M00PB integrates Toshiba's next-generation High Dynamic Range (HDR)3 system and backside illumination (BSI) process. The HDR system gets clear images using Toshiba's single-frame method and The BSI process, first1 brought to 2MP automotive image sensors by Toshiba, makes it possible to shoot brighter pictures with higher image quality in low light conditions. The sensor is compliant with AEC-Q1004 (Grade 2) and is suited for both ADAS front-end sensing cameras and the latest viewing applications, such as e-Mirror5 applications and camera monitor systems.

"With concerns for road safety continuing to escalate, ADAS technology is growing rapidly, and will be further spurred by future advances in driverless cars," said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Image Sensor Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "Based on our internal estimates, Toshiba foresees three-fold growth in the automotive CMOS image sensor market by 2020. We look forward to collaborating with leaders in the automotive industry to continue developing CMOS image sensor business to fully meet the expanding requirements of this market."