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

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of 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