Toshiba America has expanded its Dynastron CMOS image-sensor line with the addition of a 3.2-Mpixel part. Designated the ET8E99-AS, the chip has a 2.7-micron pixel pitch with a 1/2.6-in. optical format. It also incorporates an analog-to-digital converter. The device is aimed at high-end camera-enabled mobile handsets. It also offers low-power consumption, smearless imaging and high-speed operation.
Other features include a frame rate of 15 frames/s at QXGA for a video mode. It also supports a flexible input clock and incorporates a PLL. Samples of the ET8E99-AS are currently available with mass production planned for the end of the year. Sample pricing is $45.00. For additional information, visit chips.toshiba.com.