CMOS camera

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CMOS camera

A digital still or video camera that uses a CMOS-based image sensor chip rather than a CCD to record the picture. The CMOS image sensors enable the integration of all required camera circuits onto the same chip, making them well suited for cameras in smartphones and tablets. Initially used in less expensive devices, the quality of CMOS sensors has improved steadily, and they have been incorporated into professional cameras. See CMOS sensor, CCD sensor, digital camera and X3.
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The electronic image intensification camera will be based on the company's patented electron bombarded active pixel sensor (EBAPS) digital imaging sensor for extreme low-light level detection.
In addition, the 130 nm Cu process allows the use of MIM capacitors and a reduced overall thickness of the active pixel sensor (APS) structure, thus improving optical performance in a reduced pixel area.
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For this contract, Intevac will develop a GaAs Electron Bombarded Active Pixel Sensor (GaAs EBAPS) low light level prototype camera.
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