STMicroelectronics Unveils Industry’s richest Mobile-Phone 5-megapixel CMOS image-sensor roadmap

STMicroelectronics today unveiled details of its roadmap for new 5M-pixel CMOS image sensors in the standard quarter-inch optical format commonly used in camera-phone handsets. ST’s new sensors will increase flexibility for designers, with options including raw Bayer or System-on-Chip (SoC) sensors, support for Extended Depth of Field (EDoF) or cameras with an on-chip autofocus driver, high-speed industry-standard data interfaces, and package technologies supporting conventional camera assemblies, as well as the latest ultra-small wafer-level cameras.

ST’s new sensors will feature industry-standard parallel interfaces, enabling direct connection to the majority of processors for cellphone applications. ST’s latest leading-edge sensors offer a choice of features creating the richest choice of sensors at the 5-megapixel resolution.