Title

A novel ultra-low power reset/read-out technique for megapixels current-mode cmos imagers

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering and Mathematics

RAS ID

2640

Comments

Originally published as: Boussaid, F., Bermak, A., & Bouzerdoum, A. (2003, September). A novel ultra-low power reset/read-out technique for megapixels current-mode CMOS imagers. In European Solid-State Device Research, 2003. ESSDERC'03. 33rd Conference on (pp. 59-62). IEEE. Original article available here

Abstract

A novel reset/read-out technique is presented for current-mode ultra-low power megapixel CMOS imagers. In the proposed technique, the reset and readout phases occur simultaneously: as a single pixel is being read-out another pixel is being reset. Such a strategy is shown to result in a significant reduction in power consumption. Furthermore, power consumption becomes independent of both read-out speed and imager array size, while still allowing for on read-out FPN correction along with external electronic shutter control. Its potential integration into CMOS imagers, is demonstrated through the full custom design of a programmable 32×32 current-mode CMOS imager in AMIS CMOS 0.35 μm technology.

DOI

10.1109/ESSDERC.2003.1256810

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/ESSDERC.2003.1256810