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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Avago Technologies' One-Quarter Inch Format, 2-Megapixel Image Sensor Enables Thin Mobile Phone Designs

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In addition to enabling small form factor camera module designs with impressive image processing functions, Avago Technologies provides excellent support in enabling rapid evaluation and prototyping that are crucial to mobile phone providers.

"This is the 2-megapixel sensor to beat," said Feisal Mosleh, director of worldwide marketing for the Mobile Imaging Business at Avago Technologies. "Our CMOS sensor allows camera modules of just 8mm by 8mm size, thereby enabling ultra-low profile phones. Plus the 4050 matches the standard for top-quality digital camera images and the camcorder-like video quality that consumers expect in the very best camera phones. With its EP architecture and image pipe, the ADCC-4050 is poised to outperform in the 2-megapixel image sensor product category."

The ADCC-4050 sensor is capable of 15 frames per second at full 1600 x 1200 pixel UXGA (ultra extended graphics array) resolution, and 30 frames per second in 800 x 600 pixel SVGA mode. The image sensor contains several digital still-camera- and camcorder-like image-processing features, including eighth-generation JPEG with adaptive compression, which delivers better quality images, auto thumbnails and fast reload to avoid missing shots. It also features fast auto focus, dual flash support, shutter lag amelioration, and an advanced auto illuminant detector using second-generation plausible illuminant. The sensor's dynamic range expander enables outstanding contrast, and a new proprietary exposure control adjusts picture brightness without increasing noise linearly or washing out colors, as commonly occurs with existing cameras.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The ADCC-4050 CMOS camera-on-a-chip is sampling now through Avago Technologies' direct sales channel. Contact Avago for pricing and availability in production quantities. Further information about Avago's CMOS image sensors is available at www.avagotech.com/imaging.

Avago's Mobile Appliance Solutions

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets. In addition to CMOS image sensors that enable camera phones and notebook/mobile cams, Avago provides FBAR filters and E-pHEMT and CoolPAM power amplifiers that save battery life and help shrink handset size, infrared transceivers for transmitting data, surface-mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options, proximity sensors that automate the speakerphone, and ambient-light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances. More information about Avago's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at www.avagotech.com/mobile.


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