A prototype high-speed CMOS image sensor with 10,000,000 fps burst-frame rate and 10,000 fps continuous-frame rate

Yasuhisa Tochigi, Katsuhiko Hanzawa, Yuri Kato, Nana Akahane, Rihito Kuroda, Shigetoshi Sugawa

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In this paper, a high-speed CMOS image sensor having a new architecture and a new operating principle has been developed. The image sensor achieves both the continuous capturing and the burst capturing by a single chip, and has low power consumption, low heat generation, high sensitivity and high S/N ratio. This image sensor consist of mainly four blocks, two dimensional pixel array of 4-transister CMOS active pixel, analog memory arrays connected with each pixel output line independently to the pixel array, scanning circuits and multiple number of output amplifiers. A prototype image sensor was fabricated using a 0.18μm 2-Poly 3-Metal CMOS technology with the die size of 5550 μm H × 4575 μmV, the pixel size of 48 μm H × 48 μmV, the number of pixels of 72 H × 32V, the number of analog memories of 104 memories per pixel and the 6 parallel horizontal output circuits and output amplifiers. The aperture ratio is 35% and the conversion gain is 60 μV/e-(input referred). It has been confirmed that this image sensor achieves 10,000,000 fps during burst capturing mode and 10,000 fps during the continuous capturing mode through the image capture experiments of high speed phenomena such as rotating object and discharge phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Digital Photography VII
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 28
EventDigital Photography VII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jan 242011 Jan 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherDigital Photography VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Burst capturing
  • Continuous capturing
  • High speed image sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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